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Meet at the Copacabana Palace Hotel to begin this 4-hour walking tour of Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha. This is an educational tour organized by local guides and favela residents so that it doesn’t disturb the community.

The tour aims to educate participants and shows the daily life of its inhabitants to give the true perspective of the society, away from the media.

Walk through small streets with no more than 10 guests to meet a few locals and listen to their stories. Discover the history of the favela as well as the challenges it faces, both in the past and the present.

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Brazil Expedition - Day Tours
Head to the largest favela in South America for a 4-hour walking tour. Learn about the Rocinha community and the daily lives of its inhabitants as you interact with them. Learn the history of Rio de Janeiro and this infamous place to gain a better idea of the economic and political factors that influence it.
  • Walk through Rocinha, the largest favela in South America, on a 4-hour tour
  • Learn the history of the favela and interact with some of its residents
  • Understand the economic and political factors that shape the society
  • Enjoy personalized service with a small group of 10 or less
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Reviewed July 13, 2018
Best experience in Rio!

My girlfriend and I went for this Favela Tour with Brazil Expeditions. We have been on many tours in the past but this is absolutely the best one we have ever been at! The guide was fantastic. He has lived in the Favela his entire...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile
Amazing, knowledgable and Authentic

My wife and I would strongly recommend the walking tour of the Rocinha Favela. First of all don't be put off by the stories you hear. When you hear Favela you think it will not be safe. This company will only take you to a...More

Thank Declan S
Educruxen, Manager at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Hey Declan! Wow, so glad you liked it that much! It gets us really happy to see people learning more about the city and the people on our tours Thank you very much for the review

Reviewed April 4, 2018
A Must Do!

Forget the rumors Do this tour to be informed and separate the myths from the facts! The tour started out with our guide, Carlos who is obviously very passionate and even more informative about life in the Favela. He is a resident of a Favela...More

Thank cheryl b
Educruxen, Manager at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Hello Cherryl! We are happy to know you had a good time doing our tour! :)

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Favela tour

Awesome tour by a resident of the Favela - well done to Alex Birkutz for an exciting tour. The pride the residents have in their neighbourhood is evident with the clean streets and welcoming charm. This is a must for any visitor to Brazil as...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017
Guided tour of Rocinha

I enjoyed the tour of Rocinha favela by tour guide Edmundo. He is knowledgeable and has friends in the neighbourhood - in a way that made me feel safe walking around with him.

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