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Favela Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Favela Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Learn about life inside Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas. You’re driven to the top of the slum community, located on a hillside that overlooks the city, before you descend on foot. Your guide offers insight on Rocinha’s socioeconomic issues and the lives of its inhabitants during your walk.
  • Guided tour of Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio
  • See tremendous views of the city from the hillside
  • Learn about local businesses, childcare, and art by its residents
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided in the central district and South Zone
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

R. Barata Ribeiro, 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Be a Local Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Favela Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Favela Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Favela Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Favela Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Favela Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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460 Reviews

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10/10 Tour. Highly Recommended.
, Nov 2020
Amazing tour. It was exactly as I expected it would be and even better than I was hoping for. The tour guide for the day picked me up at the hotel and he was actually a couple of minutes early. We then took his car through Sao Paulo's famously crowded streets to the favela. Along the way, he answered any questions about the town I had which was really nice. In the actual favela, he took us to quite a few different places and even took a lot of time to talk about the favela and different parts of Brazil which I found really interesting. The last part of the tour (getting back to his parked car) was a little too rushed for my tastes but I'm sure it had more to do with time constraints and me not taking the initiative to ask to stop for something than a lack of caring on his part. Overall, highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Joel thanks for your feedback and review, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team
Favela Rochina
, Feb 2020
Patrick was very knowledgeable. He knew the people within the favela and the people knew and trusted him. Those on the tour really need to understand how to follow the guide’s instructions. At times, photos were not allowed yet people took pictures which were later deleted. We had many nice stops within the community to purchase gallery art, bakery items and handmade jewelry. Highly recommend this cultural tour. You must be able to walk steep steps and narrow walkways with cobblestone.
Great tour, but perhaps not for senior citizens
, Dec 2019
My wife and I, well into our senior years, took this fascinating tour. The only thing is that we didn't know in advance that we were in for several hours of walking over precarious, uneven surfaces and clambering around difficult terrain. Patrick, our guide, was excellent. And I think that there is nothing to criticize but I don't think that we were aware of the challenges for people our age. We were certainly introduced into a world that we did not know.
Brilliant favela tour
, Jul 2019
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of interesting information about its history. We also felt very safe and comfortable whilst walking through the streets. There are opportunities to buy snacks and souvenirs. Would absolutely recommend!

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