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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas - Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon3 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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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Get a glimpse into local life in Rio de Janeiro during a favela tour that reveals a different side of the Marvelous City. In an intimate group limited to 12 travelers, you’ll explore two of the largest favelas in Rio, and benefit from the local insight of a guide as you learn more about living conditions in the city.
  • Gain rare insight into life in a favela during a tour of Rocinhas and Vila Canoas
  • A great choice for travelers that have already ticked off top Rio attractions
  • Delve deeper into local life in the city
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included


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Don’t miss a Favela Tour when in Rio!
, Jan 2020
This is a must do tour of Rio! See how a favela or shantytown operates. Barbara was our tour guide and she was great. She took us thru Vila Canoas first, a small favela where we walked through and within. We made a stop at the school where part of the tour fee gets donated to. Then we went to Rocinha, a large favela and walked the main shopping street and district. We stopped for a beautiful view of Rio on our way down the hill and had a chance to buy some merchandise from a few shops run by the locals. Barbara our guide answered any questions and provided lots of interesting facts. The tour is somewhat physically rigorous having to climb up and down steps and uneven pavements. We also did a mini tour of the areas as we drove through to the favelas. We were picked up and dropped back at our hotel also. If you go to Rio, this tour is one you shouldn’t miss...It’s a major contrast to the beautiful beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema too.
Great tour
, Nov 2019
Provides a very positive view of the favalas and the strong communities that’s they have. Great to meet the locals and see their positive reception to us tourists.
Great favela trip
, Aug 2019
We had a great afternoon at the favela. The tour guide was very passionate and informative and the whole experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
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Bellissima esperienza
, Apr 2019
Visitare una favela è un'esperienza molto forte e interessante ; il tour è organizzato benissimo : la guida era preparatissimo e disponibile; la consiglio vivamente!

Product code: 122228P1

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