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Rocinha Favela Tour

Estrada da Gavea 250 | Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22050-011, Brazil
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A visit to understand the real Brazil

My husband and I visited Rocinha with our local guide Roberto in early Dec 17 not long after the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Joyce T.S. L
via mobile
ok, i'd skip it next tie

Because of the political and criminal unrest in rio right now, you are very limited where you can... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
TallSH
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Truckee, California
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Rocinha Favlea Tour - "Don't Just Look, Come Experience" Rio de Janeiro's Most Unique Favela Tour Owned & Operated by Young Adults from Favela Rocinha. Come See and Experience Rocinha Through the Eyes of Real Locals. Not Just a Falvela Tour, but Immersion into the Community. Not a "slumming tour" but a Personal, Sincere Experience. Real Sustainable Tourism.
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Estrada da Gavea 250 | Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22050-011, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Rocinha with our local guide Roberto in early Dec 17 not long after the gun shooting incident a few months ago. It was a small tour group with only 3 tourists as the tourism there has been impacted by tension...More

Thank Joyce T.S. L
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Because of the political and criminal unrest in rio right now, you are very limited where you can go. I did not have concern for safety, but the tour was very limited. you do get some good info from the tour guide...

Thank TallSH
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Booked this tour then cancelled on strong urging of hotel security guards, and also asking local tour guide and local police, as deemed too dangerous. Recent unrest in Rocinha has been serious and about six weeks ago tourist shot dead on guided tour. Unrest not...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour with a very well respected local guide of the community. While feeling safe with the guide we would not recommend going into the favela without a guide! The guide was very informative and gave us a real feel of what...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

There is another side to Rio away from the beaches and bars, and it's well worth a look. We headed to the Favela da Rocinha with a local guide as part of a sustainable initiative that puts money back into the local community. We had...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We took a 3-hour walking tour of the biggest slum of Rio on a steep mountainside. Our Viatour guide gave us a good insight into the history and challenges of life in a slum and how they've become a large part of the culture of...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

What makes Jeep Tour special is the fact that their tours intend to be a full sensory experience, where you can fully use your senses and feel your emotions, in tours that are not only an opportunity to explore the beautiful sights of Rio but...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went on this with my family of three to see the "other" side of Rio. Good tour, felt quite safe; friendly people.

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Hi, I personally made the FAVELA TOUR that seemed the best reputed one, so I choosed the one offered by Marcelo Armstrong. I think this was the best choice ever. I had himself as guide it it was fabulous, Marcelo speaks excellent English as well...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Absolutely do this. I don't care where in this world you live, this is amazing. This is said to be the safest Favela and we so enjoyed going through. Our guide has a family he takes his tours to and we shared some drink and...More

Thank epamer
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