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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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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
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Overview

Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America, during this 4-hour guided educational tour. Walk through the local community with your guide to learn about what life is like there. Interact with members of the community, learn about the history of Rocinha and gain a deeper understanding of the economic and political factors that shape Rio society.
  • Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America
  • Walk through the local community with your guide to learn about what life is like there
  • Interact with members of the community and learn about the history of Rocinha
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the economic and political factors that shape Rio society
Transport
Local guide English & Spanish Speaking
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Meeting point at Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:25
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brazil Expedition Day 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.

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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 Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro?
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 Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro?
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 Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "Experience the day to day life of the Brazilian citizen!" See review
  • "I would recommend this tour led by Carlos to anyone who is interested in understanding the holistic social makeup and life in Rio." See review

Reviews

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star-4
A great and affordable tour
Wander785375
, Jul 2019
This was an excellent tour of an area I may have otherwise avoided altogether. The tour navigated through many obscure side streets in Rocinha to give you a real glimpse of life and business in these communities. We also got to stop and sample local food which was a nice touch. Only negative thing to point out was that the organisation of the group was very messy as we ended up with double the group size, and the tour itself is only around 2 hours as the other 1 1/2 - 2 hours is spent travelling to and from with a train, not private transport. Overall, I think it was an excellent tour with only a few minor hiccups.
star-5
Excellent tour
TracyD2194
, Dec 2018
First off, we were running late to meet the guide and was able to whatsapp the tour organizer to inform them, which was great. Edmundo is the best tour guide we have ever had. His care and love for the community in the favela is evident and that's what sets this tour apart from the rest.We are no strangers to the idea of a favela since we live in South Africa and have similar informal settlements and so we found ourselves comparing ours with Brazil's. Edmundo was really informative and exposed us to the day-to-day lives of the residents of Rochina. I will highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience all aspects of Rio. Edmundo you were really the best!
star-5
Favela tour
715manleyc
, Sep 2018
A great way to see the other side of beautiful Rio!. Our guide Edmundo was a excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Experience the day to day life of the Brazilian citizen! very informative and eye opening.
star-5
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We...
Shawn T
, Jul 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We never once felt unsafe. It was great to see all aspects of Brazilian life and Brazilian society. Our tour guide - Carlos was fantastic. He is himself a resident of the Favela da Rocinha. It was like walking with an old friend in his neighborhood. I would recommend this tour led by Carlos to anyone who is interested in understanding the holistic social makeup and life in Rio. what a great experience. One for the memories!
star-5
Interesting & safe
FeliciaPL
, Jun 2018
It's a fun day out to favela with Alberto, he knows most of the people there, shared with us lots of history & story, brought us to all odds & ends, showed us where to buy the good local snack such as coxinha & açai ice-cream, best lookout & postcard shots and many more. Highly recommended tour when you are in Rio.
star-4
The tour was interesting and Carlos...
kanga_9
, Apr 2018
The tour was interesting and Carlos was definitely a character but I think you should warn people that some of the pathways are very very steep and narrow - some people found it quite hard going. Carlos was informative but needs to be a little bit aware of his language e.g. swearing.
star-5
This tour was excellent. Our guide...
Miss P
, Feb 2018
This tour was excellent. Our guide was so friendly, knowledgeable and funny. It was really interesting learning about the Favela. I highly recommend.
star-5
Great guide, who gave first hand...
jrosewarne59
, Nov 2017
Great guide, who gave first hand insight of living in favela, felt completely safe. Highlight was riding to the top of the favela on the back of a motorbike, which was suggested by the guide. Stopped for snack and caipirinha during tour. Didn't realise we would be catching public transport to get there tube but it all added to the experience.
star-5
Fantastic day! Friendly...
Theresia L
, Nov 2017
Fantastic day! Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Saw some interesting things, and saw a side to the favela I wasn't expecting. This tour group had a very professional feel to it, I felt completely safe, which is a relief as I have heard about other operators being a bit dodgy. These guys knew their stuff. Great afternoon, highly recommend it.
star-5
Excellent guide showing us how the...
travel
, May 2017
Excellent guide showing us how the other half live in Rio. Highly recommend this tour to everyone who visits this fabulous city. Definitely one of our highlights in Rio.

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