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Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get an in-depth, compassionate tour of the Rocinha favela (the Brazilian term for shantytown) during this excursion via Jeep. With your in-the-know guide, meet the locals and observe their daily life, including visits to the neighborhood school and a street fair. Transportation from select hotels is provided.
  • In-depth and educational Rocinha favela tour
  • See a different side of Rio de Janeiro: its most populous favela
  • Gain insight into the community from a guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by Jeep
All taxes, fees, and handling charges
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Round-trip private transfer
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (South zone and downtown). If our operation does not support your pickup location, we will redirect you to the nearest available pickup location. 

(Note: Our operation does NOT support some Hotels in Barra, Recreio, São Conrado and Santa

Tereza)

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Begin your tour with convenient pickup at select hotels, otherwise meet your guide and group at a central spot. Climb into your waiting Jeep and set off into the hills above Rio, the location of Rocinha favela. 

Once you arrive, walk through the community in the company of your guide. Learn about this neighborhood, which houses roughly 250,000 people and is home to a relatively developed infrastructure. Visit the samba school Acadêmicos da Rocinha, the neighborhood's commercial center, and check out the street fair's crafts, food, and drinks. 

Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas, and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. The purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Brazilian life inside a favela.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rocinha
Your tour starts in the morning with hotel pickup by Jeep for the drive to the Rocinha favela, the largest in Brazil, located in Rio's South Zone. Set on a steep hillside overlooking the city, Rocinha is home to about 250,000 people, and compared to simple shantytowns or slums, Rocinha has a better developed infrastructure with many businesses, giving it the classification of a favela bairro (favela neighborhood). With your guide, discover daily life in the favela as you meet its residents and visit organizations like the Samba School Acadêmicos da Rocinha. Wander along the small alleyways, and visit the favela's center of trade, Largo do Boiadeiro, where you'll find a street fair with food, drinks, and crafts from the region where most Rocinha residents are from. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off. Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas, and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Brazilian life inside a favela.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes with good grip and bring a light snack, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour.

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FAVELA JEEP TOUR
happyhopin
, Nov 2019
I was looking forward to this tour to learn more about the Favela and what is all about. Unfortunately our tour guide English was limited, and therefore could not explain to us the concept of the favela, the culture, how it is managed and a whole bunch of information which we did not get. The tour needs a bit more structure. A knowledgeable guide would make a whole lot of difference.
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Our tour guide was knowledgeable of the...
Debora C
, May 2018
Our tour guide was knowledgeable of the area. Loads of fun

Product code: 13877P23

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