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Favela Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Learn about life inside Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas. You’re driven to the top of the slum community, located on a hillside that overlooks the city, before you descend on foot. Your guide offers insight on Rocinha’s socioeconomic issues and the lives of its inhabitants during your walk.
  • Guided tour of Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio
  • See tremendous views of the city from the hillside
  • Learn about local businesses, childcare, and art by its residents
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided in the central district and South Zone
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

R. Barata Ribeiro, 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Be a Local Tours

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.

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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 Favela 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Favela Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Favela Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Favela Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Favela Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Favela Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Favela 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 Favela Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Favela Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Favela Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "At times, photos were not allowed yet people took pictures which were later deleted." See review

Reviews

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Favela Rochina
Donald_P
, Feb 2020
Patrick was very knowledgeable. He knew the people within the favela and the people knew and trusted him. Those on the tour really need to understand how to follow the guide’s instructions. At times, photos were not allowed yet people took pictures which were later deleted. We had many nice stops within the community to purchase gallery art, bakery items and handmade jewelry. Highly recommend this cultural tour. You must be able to walk steep steps and narrow walkways with cobblestone.
star-5
Great tour, but perhaps not for senior citizens
Stan36
, Dec 2019
My wife and I, well into our senior years, took this fascinating tour. The only thing is that we didn't know in advance that we were in for several hours of walking over precarious, uneven surfaces and clambering around difficult terrain. Patrick, our guide, was excellent. And I think that there is nothing to criticize but I don't think that we were aware of the challenges for people our age. We were certainly introduced into a world that we did not know.
star-5
Brilliant favela tour
OllieS172
, Jul 2019
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of interesting information about its history. We also felt very safe and comfortable whilst walking through the streets. There are opportunities to buy snacks and souvenirs. Would absolutely recommend!

Product code: 10931P1

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