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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a small distance inside the favela you can find a bar, it is new there and amazing. great cocktails and a killer view. The poeple of Rocinha were friendly . Their favela is full of color and life.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Zezinho who clearly knows the favella like the back of his hand. We wandered around seeing stuff for around 4 hours. He explained the way it all works, we went for a beer, we did some lunch on the Main Street, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank andhewittscores
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zezinho was super flexible and we booked the tour a day before. One notices that he loves his favela and is known by many people there. We loved his mission of making Rocinha more known, especially its safety. We felt real safe all the time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a trip round Rocinha with our guide Carlos. He was superb from start to finish.Cant thank him enough for such a humble experience. The other side of Brazil!! Felt so safe and there is no need to worry. Would say go to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Suzie P
Reviewed December 8, 2018

As stated have you a tour guide these places are run by the drug lords, but overall you will be safe normal citizens but this is where they can afford to live. I am interested in seeing nightlife here. Don’t judge me lol

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tony B
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This was a breathtaking tour. We went there with a local tourist guide from be a local organisation and it is very, very important to have a good guide and the guide who will make sure rocinha's citizens are not afraid of you and that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank micy2802
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Seeing Rochina (pronounced Hosina) with Zezinho is a once-in-lifetime experience. I can't recommend it enough. Having walked through several informal areas around the world, this one is the most interesting because it is nothing like the media portrays it and walking around with Zezinho will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank MissPicky99
Reviewed April 2, 2018

My visit to Rocinha was quite an eye opener. I have heard of Favelas however never knew they were basically self goverining neighborhoods (electricity, water, schools, banks, restaurants, etc..). My tour guide was very honest and asked us not to take random pictures since the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Karine9972
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Rio de Janeiro three times and this past August was my second time staying in Rocinha. I stayed at a friend’s house in a section of the favela that is high up on the mountain. I felt very safe walking around alone...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank marilyn2700
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We chose to do a day trip with Zezinho and our guide Luis because we wanted to see how a less fortunate group of people in Rio live. At first, I, as a young blonde girl was worried for safety reasons, but felt very secure...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tammy U | Reviewed this property |
I did not traveled with a guide because I am brasilian.