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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


Get an in-depth local experience with this walking tour of one of Rio's favelas, Rocinha. Follow your resident guide to get an insider's perspective on daily life and learn about the challenges these communities face.
  • Enjoy a guided Rocinha favela walking tour
  • Learn about the challenges of life in Rio's slums
  • Gain insight into the community from a resident favela guide
  • Price of tour includes monetary contribution to the community
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Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Departure Point

Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your experience with convenient pickup at your Rio hotel, then transfer to Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela. 

Meet your local guide, a favela resident, and set off through community on foot. Learn about daily life in the favela and the challenges that residents face. Hear about the history of the favela and how these communities have become a large part of the culture of Rio. 

The price of your tour includes a monetary contribution to the community. 

Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas; we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. The purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of local life.
Stop At:  
Copacabana Beach
This is our first beach and place where we pickup most of our clients
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ipanema Beach
Second beach - another great location in Rio and one of the most expensive areas in Brazil. We drive by to pickup clients as well.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
We expect to arrive in Rocinha after all pickups at 14:30 for our walking tour - please wear comfortable shoes for the tour
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Favela Walking Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Rocinha Favela Walking Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Rocinha Favela Walking Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Rocinha Favela Walking Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rocinha Favela Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Rocinha Favela Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rocinha Favela Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Be aware that many steps are steep and uneven, if raining could be slippery." See review
  • "Requires lots of stairs and walking on uneven and tight surfaces." See review


267 Reviews

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, Jul 2021
The tour guide spoke very good English, he was attentive to all guest needs. If was a great experience
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks a lot for your review. It helps us a lot on our day to day tour. Have a great day!
Great tour!
, Jul 2021
Great guide and enjoyed my time. I learned a lot. Everything was very friendly and safe. I would do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much your visit. We wish you a brilliant day and hope to see you around at some point in life :) All the best
Favela Tour
, Jun 2021
The tour of the favela was fun. The guide kept a good pace and showed much of the town. The tour was a good experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks a lot for your review. It really helps us reach more people specially during this pandemic. Have a great day
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide made sure we was safe, took a whole bunch of pictures and gave us a really good detailed history about the Favela. I really enjoyed myself. I would do it again next time i visit as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone who’s interested in going to see the Rocinha Favela
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for your review. It is really nice of you to write such an uplifting message - it help us survive these dark times. Again and again, thank you.
Moroccan in rocinha
, Mar 2021
Super informative, enjoyed the walk, the guide was very nice, I’ll come back again to see more spots
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks a lot for your message and yes, we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards
A close and honest look into a favela
, Dec 2020
It was a great opportunity to really see the daily lives in a favela, and to hear from a person who lives there what it true and what’s not, about it. Thank you Rafael Guide, our guide, for telling and showing us the whole story.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thanks a lot for your feedback, it really helps us improve our wor daily. We are always happy to hear from our clients. We wish you a good day :)
Great Tour
, Nov 2020
Very informative tour with a guide who lives in the favela. Carlos had very good English and a deep knowledge of the favela and their history in Brazil. Regardless of what you hear online, this particular favela is safe. I actually felt safer here than walking around other parts of Rio. So many people and friendly smiling faces.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thanks a lot for your feedback, Jacob. We really appreciate that you came on our tour. Be sure that our job is to make sure you have a great time!
Interesting Experience
, Nov 2020
My Tour Guide Raphael gave me a safe trip with a lot of information!!! I could appreciate how people live in a Favela accompanied by someone who lives there!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thanks for your feedback. Rafael and all of us appreciate your words and trust in coming on our tour. Take good care of yourself :)
Favela experience
, Oct 2020
A perfect afternoon, getting to know the real Rio. Thrilling Moto-taxi up to the top and a walk down through the maze of the Favela
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thanks for being on our Favela Walking Tour. We are very happy to receive a great feedback from you.
Do it
, Mar 2020
Very interesting and good experince. Nice, welcoming people and felt extremly safe. Would have liked to see some criminals with weapons but I can understand that it wasn´t possible :) However we saw a few "look outs".
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for your feedback. Nevertheless, it is not our goal to show you “criminals” actually, we wish they never existed though. Take care of yourself ;) All the best

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