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.