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Favela Rocinha: Tours & Tickets

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What people are saying about Favela Rocinha

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 737 reviews

Amazing tour to experience a different part of the city

Rio is an amazing and beautiful place but this tour opened my eyes on a completely different side of the city. Our tour guide was very passionate about explaining the history of Favelas and made sure that the tour is not like any other sightseeing tour (so please follow the tour guide's instructions and do not take pictures at the places that you are not supposed to). Aside from beaches and bars, I learned so much about how the city of Rio grew and what it looks like at the moment with more than 100 favelas. You can also support the community when you stop by at local shops where the people of favela made souvenirs and drawings with their own talents. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in social issues and mingling with the locals. One thing, NOT recommended for people who cannot climb up lots of stairs, you do need to climb up to get to the top of the favela.

Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide Reviewed by

Brilliant worthy respectful tour that contributes to the community

Our tour guide was amazing, passionate and highly informative about everything and anything we asked about the community we were experiencing in Santa marta. Unfortunately I can't recall his name to give him full credit..but I'm glad this tour was the exactly what I anticipated in terms of it being an insightful tour and not disrespectful to the community we were trying to learn about. There's plenty of opportunity during the trip to get a snack, light refreshment and or relieve yourself if need. The spots along the tour appropriate for taking photos are very good too. I felt very comfortable in the hands of our tour guide and left the tour feeling enriched with understanding of the position of the communities who exist in these mountain side homes.

Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide Reviewed by

Eye opening and heart warming experience

One of the best tours I have ever been on! The guide was very knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. We met him while lost in the favela and he was so helpful and friendly we decided to book the tour a few days later! I can’t recommend this tour enough!! Knowing my money goes toward helping the community, being able to buy local art work/crafts and meeting local people made it a very special experience! Thank you!

Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide Reviewed by

Brilliant and insightful. Beautiful local people who are welcoming

Thiago and translator Mauricio are very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions fantastically. Very interesting favela and got to meet local people. Would recommend to anyone coming to Brazil so you can learn about the history and culture and society of Rio.

Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide Reviewed by

Very interesting but maybe a little too good to be the full story

I certainly recommend this tour. Very interesting and without any danger. I got the feeling that we only saw the absolutely best areas where things are just fine. I suspect that there is another reality that we didn’t see, maybe that would also be too unpleasant.

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