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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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All reviews dj school walking tour local guide hour tour felt completely safe the entire time streets and alleys grew up great insight highly recommended tour small group authentic tour feel unsafe ask questions speaks perfect english highlight of our trip walk around excellent tour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 with 2 boys (16&7). We read lots of reviews of several Favela tours and the websites of the tours. This one seemed more in tune with the area , giving back to the community on many levels and very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keroqueen
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

A group of us organised the football favela tour with favelatour.org. Our guide was Zezinho who was great. Really enthusiastic about life in Rocinha (the favela) and being a local had very good knowledge about the favela. Took us around the streets and showed us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DeanDav
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Went to Rocinha for a walking tour and it was one of the best tours we've experienced! Thank you Pedro and Zezinho for your knowledge and hospitality! OSS!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Martur1
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent time with favelatours.org DJ Zezinho and especially Pedro. Great walking tour fair prices felt nothing less than safe. People are themselves with no concern as to the tourist. Highly recommend Pedro.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shary S
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We booked this favela tour at short notice for our last day in Rio with Zezhino and I'm so glad we did. He is a Rocinha local, however as he's half-American he's perfectly bilingual. First of all, I want to say that the tour is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MC_Wendling
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Zezhenio was our tour guide for the a half day walking tour of the Favela Rocinha, 3 of us were a bit worried about what we would find as you hear all the stories or how bad the favela’s are. Zezhenio gave us all the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed December 1, 2017

To be honest I don't know where to start. Even thought it had been nearly 2 weeks since I came back from Brazil I’m still overwhelmed. Mostly it is the mixture of amazement and anger with the constant questions which pops up in my head...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank mashonicg
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect when I took this tour, but afterwards I'll say this is probably one of the most rewarding tours I took on my travels around South America, and is highly recommended to everyone else visiting Rio. Firstly safety - this...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 365d_AroundTheWorld
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Favela definitely has a bad publicity than what it actually is. It worth your real experience with a local tour guide to know the real people there. Listen to real stories and meet the local community there with someone grows up and lives there. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gillian G
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We were a family of 3 and joined this excellent tour which became one of the highlights of our Brazil trip! Meeting up at the subway was a breeze and we joined a small group for the minibus to the top of the favela. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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Victor B
September 6, 2015|
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Response from rocinhajj | Property representative |
I think you need to search for Favela Tours in Rio. There are many companies that serve different favelas. All I can say is do your research. Most are sitting in a bus or jeep, not as many walking tours. Find walking tours... More