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“Favela Tour - It´s a must do!”
Review of Jungle Boy

Jungle Boy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discovering places unexplored by tourism in the city of Rio de Janeiro is a privilege that you can only get with someone like Alberto Mello, aka. Jungle Boy. The Jungle Boy Brasil is a website where you can discover and book some great activities while you are traveling throughout Rio de Janeiro. Some of the experiences we have can be the highlight of your trip. Take a look at our tours. Rio is ready to surprise you!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Favela Tour - It´s a must do!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had the privilege of joining Alberto on a Favela Tour. What an absolute treat it was! He has a fantastic understanding and in depth knowledge of Rio, it's attractions, it's history and future. I was impressed with the tour through the Favelas with the explanation of it's beginnings, current situation and future. I left this tour with a much better understanding of lives and people of the Favelas around Rio. It was an amazing experience just to be there. Can thank Alberto enough for the insight and experience this tour provided. Was well worth it.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Csilla S
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Alberto M, Proprietário at Jungle Boy, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Csilla..I'm glad your enjoyed the Favela Experience..it's definitely a new way to see the city..hope u come back for the world cup so we can go do the hiking at Dois Irmãos hill.
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“A friendly face to show you Rio's secret spots”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Alberto took my boyfriend and me on a combination of the sun rise hike and favela experience. He gave us without any doubt the best experience we had in Rio. First of all, Alberto himself is pretty awesome. He's as sweet as can be, and since he lived abroad, his English is perfect. That alone is great in a city where even hotel and restaurant staff in touristy areas don't speak much English. He makes sure you have a good time in a very relaxed and casual way - a welcome only brazilians can give you.

We hiked all the way up to that famous rock you see in every shot taken from Ipanema and Leblon beach, and there were no other tourists there. We saw Rio in a way you'd never see it on your own or through any big tour group. We got up there on the back of motorcycle taxis which is about as exciting as it gets, and explored the favela on our way down. We are street food, had beers, watched kids practice kapoeira on the street, got whistled at by girls and had a perfect day.

Alberto is the right person to show you a good time in Rio - Brazilian hospitality in a easy, safe and genuine experience. Do it.

Visited June 2013
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