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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Head to the largest hill favela in South America for a half-day walking tour. Learn about the Rocinha community and the daily lives of its inhabitants as you interact with them. Learn the history of Rio de Janeiro and this infamous place to gain a better idea of the economic and political factors that influence it.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Av. Atlântica, 1702
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    We are meeting by the statue in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel
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    Rocinha
    Stop: 3 hours
    We will walk across the Favela of Rocinha and show you how life is in there
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  • You'll end at
    Av. Atlântica, 1702
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    We are meeting by the statue in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Walk through Rocinha, the largest hill favela in South America, with a guide
  • Learn the history of the favela and interact with some of its residents
  • Get acquainted with economic and political factors that shape the society
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of 10 or fewer
What to Expect
Meet at Copacabana Palace Hotel to begin this half-day walking tour of Rio’s largest hill favela, Rocinha. This is an educational tour organized by local guides and favela residents so that it doesn’t disturb the community. The tour aims to educate participants and show the daily life of its inhabitants to give a true perspective of the society to outsiders. Walk through small streets with no more than 10 guests to meet a few locals and listen to their stories. Discover the history of the favela as well as the challenges it faces, both past and present.
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Departure Point
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Local guide English & Spanish Speaking
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Meeting point at Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:25
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vladimir S wrote a review Dec 2019
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I took this tour on December 6th and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Rio de Janeiro. Our guide Edmundo was awesome, he was very informative, polite, and professional, couldn’t ask for a better person to show us the place around. He made us feel very safe while we were
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Date of experience: December 2019
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André R wrote a review Sep 2019
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A must do tour if you are in Rio de Janeiro. You get to see the Rochina Favela and the real spirit of Rio de Janeiro!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Leo C wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I couldn't believe the way they just build homes one on top of the other, or how the supermarket can leave pallets of liquor out on the street 24/7 and nothing gets touched for fear of getting bashed, (or worse), by the favela bosses.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Mintybear wrote a review Aug 2019
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom34 contributions7 helpful votes
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As a family of six, with our youngest being 15yrs old, we wanted to experience more of Rio than just the beaches and Caipirinha bars. Martin, our excellent and informative guide, took our group on a rainy day to the Rocinha favela where we were privileged to meet the friendly,
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Date of experience: August 2019
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lbramley wrote a review Aug 2019
Bucharest, Romania89 contributions32 helpful votes
This was an insiteful tour of the favela. Enjoyed walking through the narrow streets and seeing how people lived. Learnt a great deal. Tour guide was excellent.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Compass23513802571, Manager at Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Thank you for your comment! We are all happy that we are doing a great job and also helping our new partner NGO- aceprojects.org If you have time take a look in the organization. All the best!
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