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Mar 15, 2016
“An insightful experience of Rocinha and a piece of Brazil”
Oct 31, 2015
“Must do in Rio!”
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Meeting in front of Hotel Marina Palace in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

My wife and I did a tour of Rosinha favela in Feb 2016. It was just the two of us, and our guide was Obi. It was definitively a unique experience, that we were glad to do. In order to get to Rocinha, we rode...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed October 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I did a tour of Rocinha with Obi, and it was amazing! It was the most memorable experience of our entire trip to Rio. I highly recommend doing the tour with Obi. Obi is from the favela; he's very knowledgeable and really...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank 233melissaw
Reviewed July 7, 2014

+Extensive tour of the favelas +The bike ride is a totally awesome experience +Assistant guide Obe was excellent +Both Obe and Ricardo spoke excellent english. -Our guide Ricardo was redundant in his explanations, contradicted himself, spoke more about his family which was irrelevant to the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank ComeFlyWithMe007
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Rodrigo is an awesome tour guide. Very personal met his mother and friend, and even got to see inside their homes. Rodrigo makes you feel at ease and answers all of the questions you have honestly. Rodrigo is passionate about his home, and that comes...More

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went on a cold and rainy day on this favela tour through Rocinha, and despite the weather and lack of views still had a fantastic time. Rodrigo was a lovely guide and managed to include everyone in a larger than usual group (about 20)....More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Amrita V
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

My bf and I went to Rio for Carnival 2014 where we met a German guy who recommended this tour. It's super affordable in comparison to the other tours and worth every penny! The money goes towards the Favela and stays in the Favela which...More

1  Thank 712vann
Reviewed May 16, 2014

My title says it all - this is the real deal. Rodrigo is from the flavela and he shows you a very intimate view into life here. The most amazing part of the tour is that Rodrigo never treats his guests like tourists. He really...More

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank RomanAround17
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Rodrigo, our guide, has been brought up in the Rosinha favela, so our experience felt genuine . We met many of the locals and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lunch was good too! We would recommend Rodrigo to anyone who would like to see a close...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank MarySydneyAustralia
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

This was definitely the highlight of our Rio experience - which says a lot. Very rich insight into the complex dynamics of favela occupation. Got to interact with Rocinha locals and really get deep inside the nooks and crannies of the favela. Rodrigo is a...More

Thank Wawajawn
Reviewed May 7, 2014

An excellent tour, full of interesting information and local insights. Rodrigo is both knowledgeable and eloquent so you won't be lost for conversation on your tour. You meet at a hotel and then take a local bus to the favela where you are taken to...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank AsgataTim
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