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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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