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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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Customer Reviews

JonDoh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was the perfect length of time. Just a few hours and there's so much to see around every corner. You really get a wonderful feeling for what it's like to live there. Raphael and Junior were exceptional tour guides. They answered everyone's questions, spoke several languages, took pictures of us, and were simply the perfect hosts. Well worth your time!

Amardeep S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

First hand look at how the common man lives in Latin America. Very very friendly guide and people!!

jflinen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the best trips ever. Carlos our guide was brilliant

Trudy USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Pedro has to be the best tour guide in Rio. We had a very interactive, informative and overall fun tour. Pedro who grew up and still lives in the Rocinha Favela took us everywhere in the Favela which included having lunch at a local stand. You can not visit Rio and not give yourself the opportunity to learn the truth about life in the Favela....the most beautiful, self sustained and extremely united community that I have ever seen

Shari Greene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

vERY INFORMATIVE. vERY KNOWLEGDABLE GUIDE.MISSED OUT ON THE CAPERIAQ SHOW .. THE PERFORMERS WERE A NO SHOW.TOO BAD WAS HOPING TO SEE IT.. THE TOUR WAS GOOD EVEN WITHOUT THE SHOW

Dariya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour. Local guide was amazing and on top of that he lives in the favela himself, so he was able to give us a lot of insight.

FIONA H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very enjoyable afternoon, a bit long winded to start with as minibus had broken down and collecting people from hotels who didn't seem to be ready on time. Our guide had lived in the flavela all his life and seemed to know many people on way round. He was very informative and explained how things were run in a flavela, police leave the residents to sort out issues. The electricity wires have to be seen, a chance to see the other side of Rio, well worth a visit.

MarkKen

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2016

This tour certainly was NOT even close to being 4hrs long as advertised. It barely was over an hour long. Yes, it was the highlight of my trip learning about life in the favelas and I really wanted to learn and see more, but it was in and out. What a shame!!

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