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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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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.
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.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eye opening experience

It was easy to find the tour guide out the front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel. It took about 20 minutes to drive to Rocinha where we disembarked and walked up a steep hill to a vantage point above a house overlooking the favela. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FaithL089
Reviewed 28 September 2018
Brilliant

This was the best thing that we did in Rio by far. Excellent, knowledgeable tour guide(sorry I can’t remember his name) who took us round the twists and turns of the favela. Did not feel threatened once in the three hours that we spent there....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane H
Educruxen, Owner at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Diane It's great that you liked it! And thanks for the feedback. It's a great idea to help the community and we are glad you think that way. Thank you!

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Best experience in Rio!

My girlfriend and I went for this Favela Tour with Brazil Expeditions. We have been on many tours in the past but this is absolutely the best one we have ever been at! The guide was fantastic. He has lived in the Favela his entire...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Amazing, knowledgable and Authentic

My wife and I would strongly recommend the walking tour of the Rocinha Favela. First of all don't be put off by the stories you hear. When you hear Favela you think it will not be safe. This company will only take you to a...More

Thank Declan S
Educruxen, Manager at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hey Declan! Wow, so glad you liked it that much! It gets us really happy to see people learning more about the city and the people on our tours Thank you very much for the review

Reviewed 5 April 2018
A Must Do!

Forget the rumors Do this tour to be informed and separate the myths from the facts! The tour started out with our guide, Carlos who is obviously very passionate and even more informative about life in the Favela. He is a resident of a Favela...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cheryl b
Educruxen, Manager at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hello Cherryl! We are happy to know you had a good time doing our tour! :)

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