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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at a pre-arranged meeting point, then travel to the favela via public transportation. On the way, get to know your guide, Jody King, who is a native English speaker and founder of an English school in Rocinha favela. 

    By touring with one of the favela's residents, you'll get an insider view into what life is like there. Meet neighbors and learn about various civic projects in progress that aim to better the community. Wander down the winding alleyways that give way to lookout points with sweeping views of the city below. 

    Connect with the community through visits to a local art studio. Learn about the role of graffiti in the favela's dynamic urban street art scene and get the chance to ask questions about techniques and inspirations. Stop at a local martial arts studio, where the Brazilian martial art and dance form is taught and practiced.

    End your visit with a buffet-style lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide will point you in the right direction for the trip back to your hotel via public transportation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Metrô São Conrado / Rocinha, R. Gen. Olímpio Mourão Filho, 320 - São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22610-020, Brazil
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • One-way shared transfer
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Absolutely fantastic tour from start to finish. Before booking our party of four were a little apprehensive about taking the tour. We are informed that the Flavela’s are not safe places to go and to stay away, this could have not been further from the truth. Our guide Carlos
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    An absolute highlight of my visit to Rio this tour is unmissable for anyone who wants to learn about day to day life in the favelas. My guide Carlos (who grew up in Rocinha) was everything you could ask for - knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, funny with excellent English.
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    We chose this favela tour as we wanted a tour led by a local resident and that’s exactly what we got. Our guide Carlos was born, raised and still lives in Rocinha. He speaks excellent English and was very helpful, informative and interesting. He met us at our hotel in
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    I booked this tour as I wanted to see the favela on foot and see more detail. It was a great experience and led by a knowledgeable and informative guide. At no point did I feel unsafe and I was able to get a sense of the life there with some amazing views to boot. The tour
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    We did this tour with Carlos in July We travelled all around South America (from the Amazon to Bolivia) and by far this was one of the most ‘realistic’//nit touristic things to do It was amazing! Real Authentic Carlos himself lives in the favela and therefore literally knew
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