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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour provided by Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from $36.61 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Get an in-depth look at Rio’s Rochina Favela with a local guide. This walking tour gives visitors a closer look at the daily life in a favela and the struggles that residents face. Learn the history of the city of Rio and its favelas with informative commentary from a local perspective.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Learn about the Rocinha Favela with a resident favela guide
Gain insight into the challenges that people face in the favelas
Price of tour includes a contribution to the community
Choice of private or group walking tour
What to expect
The tour begins with pickup from your Rio hotel with a transfer to Brazil’s largest slum, Rocinha. Once at Rocinha, a resident guide will begin the tour with informative commentary about the history of the favela. Discover how favelas, or slums, began in Brazil and learn about the culture within the community and Rio. A portion of the tour price is donated to the community. The purpose of this tour is for educational reasons and to foster a better understanding of local life.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30735P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Copacabana Beach • Entry/Admission - Ipanema Beach • Entry/Admission - Rocinha
Duration
3h
Departure details
Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
Inclusions
Local guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Copacabana Beach • Entry/Admission - Ipanema Beach • Entry/Admission - Rocinha
Departure details
Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multilingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
    See address & details
  • 1
    Copacabana Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Ipanema Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Rocinha
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
171 reviews
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Eric F
Bologna, Italy6 contributions
Worth doing!
May 2021 • Couples
Guide was very knowledgable, fun, and passionate. Knew everybody in the favela, gave interesting insights about daily life, and did it in only a couple hours. Recommend!
Written May 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your amazing review. We really appreciate your words and wish you a great day
Written May 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Monroe Seigle
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Rocinha Walking Tour
Carlos is an amazing guide and person. He tells the story of the favela from experience as he lives there. He also tells the history of how the favela was born. You can’t experience Brazil, especially Rio De Janeiro, without going to the favela. I highly recommend. Thank you Carlos!
Written February 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thank you very much for your feedback. It is really important to us all during this pandemic to keep up with a positive mindset and your review helps us keep that way! All the best
Written February 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Danny H
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
Enjoyable
Dec 2020
Very good and fun tour guide. Enjoyed it, although would have enjoyed it to be less rushed and have a drink/somee food in the favela.
Written December 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your feedback. In normal circumstances we offer a stop for a drink and food during our tour. However, your input will be taken in consideration for our future tours. Thanks
Written December 11, 2020
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Michael
Brooklyn, NY195 contributions
Absolutely safe
Oct 2020
Alberto was an excellent. He's a friendly guide, and knows just about everyone in the favela. I felt safe the entire time. I was walking around with an expensive camera, and had my phone out often. I felt more comfortable than in Copacabana. The only thing I would change, is I would have liked to stay longer
Written October 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks for your great review! If you are ever in Rio again, please let us know so we can take you on our tour again but this time, free of charge!
Written November 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dennisdudley
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Highly recommend the favela walking tour
Sep 2020
Heard this was a great tour. So so glad I booked it. Very interesting and learned so much from our guide Carlos who lives in this favela. He is very knowledgeable and has been a guide for over 20 years. Felt very safe there and would highly recommend. Don’t leave Rio until you have taken this tour.
Written October 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thank you very much for your feedback. It really helps us during this pandemic time! Moreover, Carlos is by far the best tour guide in Rio and his confidence and background has made this tour very knowledgeable and successful. Last but not least, we appreciate your words and we definitely don’t take that for granted. Thanks for your trust in our team and therefore we can only say thanks and wish you all the best.
Written October 18, 2020
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada861 contributions
Fascinating Tour
Jan 2020
We were picked up on time and after a few more stops to pick up others in the group we were off to the favela. Our skilled driver drove us to the top of the hill and dropped us off at the top where our guide Carlos gave us a general overview of life in Rocinha. Having lived there his whole life we received an interesting perspective of life in a favela as well as life in Brazil. He is passionate and a wonderful story teller. He kept our group engaged and told us the facts in an honest way.

We spent two hours on a real walking tour winding our way through the extremely narrow streets, peering into people's homes and ways of life. This is a completely different view of life in Rio and it is pretty amazing how people have created their lives in some severe adversity.

The sights, sounds and smells were all very real and we really appreciated Carlos giving us a very personal insight to his neighbourhood.
Written April 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks for your feedback. It really matters for us your opinion and it makes us improve and develop our daily work. Thanks again
Written July 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thadd H
Houston, TX6 contributions
Great tour !
Carlos was great ! Being a actual native of the Favelas , he was extremely Knowledgeable and detailed about everything , along with the history of his Community. I Highly Recommend booking this favela tour.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate your time into helping us reach out more travelers and state that our tour is led by a local tour guide! We wish you a great day
Written March 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darrow C
Newburgh, NY12 contributions
Interesting
Good tour. More than expected. Guide Carlos well informed on history. Wasted time at end of to tour.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks for your feedback. We are working hard to make sure the end of the tour is good for everyone after walking for 1.5 hours inside the Favela. We wish you a great day and thanks for your review!
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ana B
11 contributions
So interesting - everyone should take this tour
Feb 2020
This was an extremely interesting tour. Our guide was full of information about how the favela worked. It is like a city within a city. A unique experience.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bruno S
Thanks for your feedback and we really appreciate that :)
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lance A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4 contributions
Highly recommended
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a great experience!!! Thank you to Carlos - you an amazing tour guide. Thank you for the tour and showing us the true Brazil... what a great people.
Written February 23, 2020
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Bruno S
Thanks for your great review. Carlos and all of us wish you a good stay and enjoy Rio!
Written February 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amanda D
Amanda D
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Definitely an overwhelming but fascinating experience !
My family of 4 (children ages 9 and 11) took the 5-Hour Private Favela with Tijuca Rainforest. Our guide, Alberto,
Cam B
Cam B
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Perfect
We just finished this tour. Alberto and the rest of the team were amazing guides. They made us feel incredibly safe
Anna A
Anna A
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Favela experience
It was not just a tour-it was an experience. Truly amazing. Our guide Carlos was sooo passionate about his communit
mrslaurag86
mrslaurag86
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Favela walking tour
We had Carlos for this tour and he was amazing. He really engaged with the kids as well as adults and explained eve
Y9969IWdavidk
Y9969IWdavidk
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🇧🇷 Fantastic walking tour 🇧🇷 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This afternoon trip was superb. Our guide, Carlos, was highly educational and fun. Taking time to explain the his
Kookaburrabakery
Kookaburrabakery
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Big part of Rio
Our guide Carlos was absolutely amazing! We were so lucky that he was our guide. Very knowledgeable and entertainin
serena71
serena71
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Definitely recommended!
We appreciated a lot the tour. It was very interesting and the Guide was very nice, friendly and, above all, knowl
antoinev973
antoinev973
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Good tour. Good introduction to the Favela.
This tour was a very good first introduction to the Favela. Our guide was very knowledgeable of history of Brazil a
311eddiee
311eddiee
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Favela Tour of Rocinha Rio. Worth it!!!!
Just recently went on a trip to Rio and wanted to see a Favela. Booked through Favela Ealking Tours and was worth i
rachwilko
rachwilko
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Must do whilst in Rio
Carlos was our spirited and enthusiastic guide for this gritty tour. Some folks were wearing platform heels(!) I w
Amani A
Amani A
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Fantastic Experience
Rafael was our tour guide and he ensured we got to truly see the wonderful city within a city! Great tour guide mad
Fany N
Fany N
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Thank you Carlos for being so passionate
uch an amazing tour A great experience ever Carlos is an amazing guide!ever Thank you Carlos for being so passionat
José Luis P
José Luis P
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Great tour
It was a great experience and the guide, Carlos, was really knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it :)
asmullen
asmullen
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Fantastic!
A must for anyone visiting Rio de Janeiro. A great way to see the Favela’s and learn about the communities way of l
shayelkell
shayelkell
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Over hyped
It's not that the tour was bad. It just wasn't good in any way in my honest opinion. We started at the top of the f
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