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Pouring down a hillside in Rio’s South Zone, the one-square-mile (2.6-square-kilometer) Rocinha favela is crammed with a colorful maze of cement buildings, tin roofs, and upwards of 180,000 residents living in challenging socioeconomic conditions. The district is considered the largest favela in Brazil, complete with a culture and history of its own, and has entered a period of renaissance, with urban gardens, community art projects, and educational services revitalizing the neighborhood little by little.

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Private Tour: Understanding Life in the Favela

Private Tour: Understanding Life in the Favela

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If you've heard of it. ''Don't go to a favela'' is dangerous. however, you know that phrase is a prejudice. Would you like to get to know a real favela? Would you like to see reality, bare and raw? So come with me! I don't offer pick up. But I'll send you the address so you can come by. Uber/taxi or subway. Getting to our meeting point is simple and accessible. You will visit the neighborhood while your guide tells the story of the community and how it has developed to this day. In the "sky window" at the top, you will see incredible views and take pictures. Following the same paths that the local population travels every day, you will experience the scenes and culture of this vibrant and friendly neighborhood. You will visit a neighborhood supermarket and other local businesses and see some of the social projects that benefit the community. You will need to bring money for a donation in some places we visit, such as rooftop viewpoints, souvenirs, and Moto-taxi.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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US$60.00
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Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

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Favela Brothers is a family run tour company, operated by the brothers Maka and Obi Basilio, both born and raised in Favela da Rocinha. We decided to organize guided tours within the community in which we live to offer a unique and quality service for travellers who are in search of culture and knowledge. Our tours allow a great immersion into daily life inside the favela and it is a great cultural exchange for all. You will learn about the history from the eyes of the locals, As the whole tour is carried out on foot where you get to know the alleys, rooftops, shops, cultural projects with which we work, and delicious local restaurants if you get hungry. Let's have a genuine cultural exchange (We can learn a lot from each other). Your support is greatly appreciated! ;)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.92
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US$26.92
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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth local experience with this walking tour of one of Rio's favelas, Rocinha. Follow your resident guide to get an insider's perspective on daily life and learn about the challenges these communities face.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$34.01
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US$34.01
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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.90
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US$31.90
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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Private Tour to Favela da Rocinha

Private Tour to Favela da Rocinha

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An opportunity to be closer to the carioca people in their daily lives. You will for a moment participate in your experiences, customs and routine passing through the streets, alleys and contemplate one of the most beautiful views in Brazil.  And from there came all Brazilian culture, because but slums came Capoeira; Samba; Brazilian funk; Axé music; Typical foods; slang ... In Rocinha you can also have contact with a good northeastern cultural part, because 80% of the residents there are migrants or descendants of people from the northeast of the country. Even though it is located between two traditional neighborhoods in the south of Rio de Jaineiro, the community is part of the Tijuca forest.  Come have this unique experience with a local Guide and in the largest favela in Brazil.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.76
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US$42.76

Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour

Rio de Janeiro Favela Jeep Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.86
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US$73.86
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Favela Tour in Rocinha with Transfer

Favela Tour in Rocinha with Transfer

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Touring Tour Agency is located in Rio de Janeiro. At our agency, you will have the opportunity to visit the sights of Rio de Janeiro, help to make cultural exchanges and friendships with people from different parts of the world. Respect, kindness, and preservation of local culture and moral values ​​are the only way to grow in a fair society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$27.02
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US$27.02
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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The iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are the top picks for hiking in Rio de Janeiro, but some of the most spectacular views can be found away from the tourist crowds. This 5-hour hiking and cycling adventure includes a bike ride along Copacabana beach, a drive through the colorful Vidigal favela, and a thrilling hike to the top of the Two Brothers Hills, from where the views span Ipanema beach, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.30
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US$47.30

Big Five Rio Attractions & More Private Tour with Tickets and Lunch Included

Big Five Rio Attractions & More Private Tour with Tickets and Lunch Included

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Rio de Janeiro is home to world-famous landmarks, natural wonders, and vibrant neighborhoods. Discover it all on this private tour with an itinerary that takes in five of the city’s most memorable attractions. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill, ride the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and take in the views from Praia da Joatinga. Plus, visit Parque Lage and explore the Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to the colorful Selaron Steps. But wait, there is more. On the route, we will also stop to know some other iconic and amazing locations, such as The Tijuca Rain Forest, see hang-gliders land on São Conrado Beach, Favela Rocinha, and Carnival Sambadrome.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$210.11
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US$210.11
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Fly from Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

Fly from Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Unique experience that will be done by a professional; photos and footage included; transport until the beginning of the activity included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$131.58
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US$131.58
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Rio City Tour - Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Parque Lage, Selarón Steps + favelas

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Rio City Tour - Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Parque Lage, Selarón Steps + favelas

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See Rio's most important sights during this 8-hour tour with an experienced local guide. You will purchase tickets for Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer at the entrance. • Take the cable car from Urca to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views of Rio's landscapes. • Drive through the Tijuca Forest to the Paineiras Visitors Center, then ride to the top of Corcovado. See Christ the Redeemer and more spectacular views of the city and Guanabara Bay. • Visit the historic Parque Lage and Botanical Gardens at the foot of Corcovado Mountain. • Enjoy Brazilian cuisine for lunch. • Spend a while in the famous bohemian Lapa neighborhood where you will see the iconic Selaron Staircase and the Arches of Lapa, an 18th century aqueduct. • Walk down the Olympic Boulevard, passing the largest street art mural in the world painted by Eduardo Kobra, and visit Maua Square, which offers beautiful views of Guanabara Bay, Rio's Museum of Art, the Museum of Tomorrow, and other points of interest.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$105.00
US$150.00
US$45.00 savings
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US$105.00
US$150.00
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Tailor made tour

Tailor made tour

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This tour can cover the hidden gems of Rio , the off beaten sites. All private and with safety , the tourist can make a selection of places he or she wants to see , including the experience of living the way of life in Rio , with its food , drinks , music ,customs , and peculiarities just found here
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$111.85
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US$111.85
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Two Brothers Mountain Hiking, Bike Ride in Vidigal and Rocinha & Açaí Bowl

Two Brothers Mountain Hiking, Bike Ride in Vidigal and Rocinha & Açaí Bowl

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This experience will last about 5 hours and starts after we meet in front of Posto 12 in Leblon. From there we'll walk 5 minutes to a stop at the Mirante do Leblon for photos from there you have a spectacular view of Leblon and Ipanema beaches, from there we'll walk for 20 minutes to Favela do Vidigal, we'll go up by Mototaxi to the entrance of the Trail. It is a quiet trail that lasts from 40 to 50 minutes, along the way it is possible to see some viewpoints and wild animals. Arriving at the top of Morro Dois Irmãos (539 meters) we will have 40 minutes to 1 hour for photos from the top. We will start the walk back and at the end of the trail we will board the MotoTaxi to the top of Favela da Rocinha for a stop to taste a delicious Açaí with a wonderful view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Christ the Redeemer and part of the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro with an incredible view.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America, during this 3-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. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$34.00
Price varies by group size
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US$34.00
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Rio day Trip - daily city tour in Rio de Janeiro

Rio day Trip - daily city tour in Rio de Janeiro

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This is the best option saving time & money. I join the full city tour with the favela tour. It's a private tour done by Beni Klein , which is the owner of the company & guides professionally in Rio 17 years. Normally you will have to do the favela tour by it self which costs more time and more money... check this out! Compare the prices and time you'll save doing this tour with us ;) a day Loaded with fun experiences, incredible places & although its very calm with plenty of time for pictures & time in the sites, with excellent cars and guide!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.18
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US$97.18
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Private Guided Tour In Rocinha, Brazil's Largest Favela –Optional Airport Pickup

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Private Guided Tour In Rocinha, Brazil's Largest Favela –Optional Airport Pickup

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Get to know the authentic side of Rio on a guided tour to the Rocinha Favela. See what daily life is like for the residents getting a unique insight into its vibrant cosmos full of culture. Following pick-up at your place, the guide takes you on a private tour through Brazil’s largest slum. Get an insider perspective escorted by a resident guide through the maze-like network alleys and stairs. Stop by at businesses and chat with local residents to get a sense of the community. Get around visiting a handicraft fair, open-air markets, a resident’s house, see painted murals and get to know social works. In addition, take a moto-taxi ride up to the top of Rocinha to have breathtaking views over famous landmarks like Christ statue and beaches. After all that, visitors may want to have a superb typical Brazilian food at a local steakhouse. This is a socially-conscious tour that the majority of the payment is reverted to the resident guide that hosts the visit and gives utter support.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101.70
US$113.00
US$11.30 savings
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US$113.00
US$11.30 savings
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Private Helicopter Tour over Rio de Janeiro - 03 people - 30 min

Private Helicopter Tour over Rio de Janeiro - 03 people - 30 min

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This tour is perfect for travelers who do not have enough time to take land tours to get to know our whole city. We have the best rates on Viator and Tripadvisor. Our 30 minutes panoramic flights will take you to the most important sites and tourist attractions , such as: Barra beach, São Conrado beach, Leblon beach, Copacabana beach, Ipanema Beach, Maracanã Stadium, the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and the Tijuca Forest National Park. Our helicopters follow all the international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualification. Do not miss the chance to fly over Rio with a reliable company that offers the most competitive rates on the market. And why our rates are better? We are located about 30 minutes from Ipanema, at the Jacarepagua airport on the west area of Rio city. The heliports located at Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Lagoa have very expensive costs and taxes, and they transfer that to the customer. So let`s fly today?
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$483.45
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US$483.45
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Rio Icons Private Tour: Favela Rocinha, Parque Lage, Christ Statue, Sugarloaf

Rio Icons Private Tour: Favela Rocinha, Parque Lage, Christ Statue, Sugarloaf

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In this half-day tour we will visit 4 of Rio’s main icons: Favela Rocinha, Parque Lage, Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Sugarloaf Mountain. These icons are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos. We will pick you up at your accommodations in a private and comfortable transport, along will be a fun Rio Official Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience. We aim to have fun and leave you with great memories and photos. Our Official Guide can pass the public ticket lines at the attractions, so you have more time enjoying them and less time in lines. - 4 Top Rio Icons in one day: ideal for first-time visitors - Private tour: enjoy the undivided attention of your experienced guide - Hassle-free hotel pickup and transport by private and comfortable vehicle - Optional Brazilian BBQ can be included if requested on the tour day
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$134.00
Price varies by group size
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US$134.00
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Jeep Tour - Favela da Rocinha - Rj

Jeep Tour - Favela da Rocinha - Rj

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In a jeep without a roof, explore one of the largest slums in Latin America. Check out the social projects and watch the Brazilian swing in a capoeira presentation with children and teenagers, marvel at the views of the Community and São Conrado beach. Discover the Carlinhos slab and admire the look of Christ the Redeemer. Walk along alleys and the catwalk, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, to reach the open market with northeastern products, food, drinks. Get in touch with local artisans, who paint prints about the community and souvenir sellers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$41.98
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US$41.98
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Corcovado & Favela Tour with Transfer

Corcovado & Favela Tour with Transfer

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Come and visit the Christ, the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and combine this tour with a unique glimpse into the local life in a favela. This half-day tour offers two distinct experiences for those who want to see a traditional tourist attraction, but also wish to have a better understanding of the socioeconomic aspects of our city. By minivan, we go through the Tijuca Forest, driving to the top of the Corcovado hill to reach the Christ, the Redeemer. Then, we combine this tour with the insight into the lives of those who live in a favela. We may visit Vidigal or Rocinha, it depends on the day. Be friendly, be respectful and enjoy the tour! Tour guide, roundtrip transfer, favela tour and tickets to the Christ included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.00
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US$54.00
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High Cocktail in the Rocinha Favela

High Cocktail in the Rocinha Favela

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Unique and exclusive experience about tasting Alta Cocktail in a favela, with an incredible view of the City of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.87
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Tour 7 ( 4 hours ) : Tijuca National Park and Favela

Tour 7 ( 4 hours ) : Tijuca National Park and Favela

I am born and raised in Rio and love my city . Besides that I have lots of experience and can offer a great tour !
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$151.36
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Private Tour with Transport to Boarding Area

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Private Tour with Transport to Boarding Area

Experience Rio like never before, from an entirely new perspective up in the air on a private panoramic helicopter tour. Get picked up at your hotel and ride to the boarding area in the south of Rio, where the helicopters take off. After a safety introduction, take off, and soar over Rio as you take in aerial views of the most famous sights. Fly over several neighborhoods and a dozen of tourist attractions, such as Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema, Copacabana beaches, red beach with a view of Sugarloaf Hill, to name just a few. This tour enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring by car, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city. Our flyovers are exclusive for you and last 15, 30 or 60 minutes for 1 to 5 people. Flights are on state-of-the-art aircrafts like Bell 206 Jet Range or AS350 Esquilo according to the group size. At the end of the tour, our vehicle will be waiting for you to drive back to hotel safely
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$401.00
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Should I book Rocinha tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rocinha can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Rocinha 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rocinha costs USD 25.00. Guided Rocinha tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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