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“Rocinha tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Be a Local Tours

Be a Local Tours
Ranked #18 of 452 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We provide City Tours, Favela Tours, Football/Soccer Games, Favela Funk Parties. Since 2003 show the real Rio.
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Rocinha tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I would highly recommend this tour and experience. The tour goes from the top of Rocinha and walks you through to the bottom. It offers great views and you meet some of the locals, a much more personal tour with a great guide. Part of your money goes to helping the local community so it is well worth doing

Visited June 2014
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Thank RobJohnson1987
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BeaLocal021, Manager at Be a Local Tours, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for your comment Rob, we hope to see you soon.
Regards,
Be a Local Team
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2 reviews
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“Excellent staff, great tour, no lines!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our guide was very friendly, spoke both English and Spanish. The City Tour was great, we had to do almost no lines to buy entrances, it was well organized. Recommend it 100%.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Lace H
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BeaLocal021, Manager at Be a Local Tours, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Hi thanks for joining us and make part of our experience. Hope to see you soon.
Regards,
Be a Local Team.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“City & favela tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant tour. Jad a couple of free days during the world cup and decided on a city and favela tour.
Our guide was brilliant, informative and funny.
100% recommend!!!!

Visited June 2014
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BeaLocal021, Manager at Be a Local Tours, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Hi, it was a pleasure to have you on board and get the Be a Local experience. Hope to see you soon.
Regards,
Be a Local Team.
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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
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“Best Decision for a Favela Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

I absolutely loved the Favela Tour with Be A Local. Taking this tour was the best decision I made while in Rio, and I am thrilled that we took this tour. Thanks for a great experience!

Our guide, Fernando, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, straight-forward and honest, and it was a pleasure to have him as our guide. I was interested in taking this tour, but also worried about visiting a favela. I read the reviews here on Trip Advisor, and our local friend suggested we do this tour, so we booked it. It was a great decision. We were with a group of 10 other guests from England, and Fernando made us feel safe at all times.

The favela tour is eye-opening and life-changing. It left me with a completely different perspective of Rio, and Brazil, and I now feel that I really saw Rio full-circle. It is an overwhelming experience full of smells, sounds, people, dogs, children, trash and life. I have never experienced anything like this before, and it is an experience I will never forget.

Seeing the Brazilian children dance to samba and buying them empanadas at the bakery was one of the highlights of my trip to Rio. If you are considering taking a favela tour, do not hesitate and book this tour. I felt safe, welcome and amazed the entire time. Thanks again, Fernando for a great experience.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Melissa G
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BeaLocal021, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Hi Melissa, thanks for your words and to share with others the Be a Local experience, just the way we do. We are so happy to had you on board and would love to see you again on the next years.
Regards from all of our team.
Marcio
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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Favella Tour, Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

The favella tour was amazing! Our guide was friendly and informative. It was a chance to see how many people in rio live their lives. We boughts some beautiful art work from the very tallented artists of the favella.

Visited June 2014
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BeaLocal021, Manager at Be a Local Tours, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thanks for joining us and make part of our experience. Hope to see you soon.
Be a Local Tours Team.
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