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Rio de Janeiro

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth look at Rio’s Rochina Favela with a local guide. This walking tour gives visitors a closer look at the daily life in a favela and the struggles that residents face. Learn the history of the city of Rio and its favelas with informative commentary from a local perspective.
  • Learn about the Rocinha Favela with a resident favela guide
  • Gain insight into the challenges that people face in the favelas
  • Price of tour includes a contribution to the community
  • Choice of private or group walking tour
What to Expect
The tour begins with pickup from your Rio hotel with a transfer to Brazil’s largest slum, Rocinha. Once at Rocinha, a resident guide will begin the tour with informative commentary about the history of the favela. Discover how favelas, or slums, began in Brazil and learn about the culture within the community and Rio. A portion of the tour price is donated to the community. The purpose of this tour is for educational reasons and to foster a better understanding of local life.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil

Traveler pickup is offered
We only provide pick-up from hotels we have listed in Copacabana and Ipanema. However, you must let us know that you will be there or where you will be staying so we can provide you with the closest meeting point.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Copacabana Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Ipanema Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Leblon Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Rocinha
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a lovely experience of a part of Rio, which you would probably not normally think about visiting. Our guide, Junior" was originally from the Favela, and seemed to really enjoy sharing his experiences of living in a Favela. On a beautiful day we also got a very nice
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you very much for your review. Our team is very happy to hear that Junior has given you his best and you felt safe with us. All the best from Favela Walking Tour
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We picked that tour totally random but was the best experience ever. Our guide Carlos was one if the most passionate and unforgettable people we met in Brazil. The tour was eye opening and will make me remember tge day as o e of the best birthdays i ever had. Thanks Carlos.
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for coming and for your review beforehand. We really appreciate that you had a good time with us and that this experience is going to last in your memory :) All the best from all of us
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Amazing and humbling tour. Very interesting and educational. Carlos speaks from the heart about the favelas because he is actually from there. You can here the love he has for it in his voice as he guides you through the neighborhood. You feel safe with carlos. Amzing Tour.. a
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for your great review. Carlos and all of us are really proud of our job and we always do our best to reflect that to all of you. Thank you from our hearts :)
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This is a must if you are spending time in Rio. Carlos our guide took us in a walking tour of the Favela explaining the history and life of the community. We felt so comfortable and welcome walking through the streets - sampling the foods and taking in the atmosphere. It’s
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 6 days ago
We love to hear good stories and your feedback only proves that we are on the right way. Thanks again for being on our Favela tour experience and have a great Xmas with your family and loved ones.
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Excellent tour and tour guide Alberto! A must do excursion while in Rio. Alberto lives in the Favelas therefore, it was most personalized. This is a humbling experience; however, pleasant at the same time! The neighborhood folk were welcoming and kind providing us tourists warm
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your warming message. It is always great to hear from our "clients" who we treat and look after as if they were family and our favela is all about that. We wish you a great day and soon Xmas and Happy New Year
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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