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Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Walking Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 67596
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Discover a more authentic side to Rio de Janeiro on a non-intrusive and respectful walking tour of a favela. Learn about the lives of the people and how you can help break the cycle of drugs and guns through the power of education. Build a better future.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Pick-up service

Pickup is available from other hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a safe and respectful walk through a favela in Rio de Janeiro
  • Learn more about the area from a local guide
  • Get a different perspective on Rio de Janeiro
Full description
Start your favela tour with a pick-up and transfer from the Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon areas of Rio de Janeiro. Journey to the Rocinha Favela for the start of a walking tour at approximately 2:40 PM.

Follow your local guide through the favela and learn more about what it is like to live there. Rio's favelas are a big part of the city life, and the non-intrusive tour aims to educate you in a way that pays respect to the locals. In addition, part of the cost of your tour is contributed to the community to help them build a better future.

Get a different perspective about life in Rio de Janeiro, and benefit from insider tips from a local guide.
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Please note that the tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Please note if you are booking a tour in French or German please book in advance as the demand for these tour guides is high
• Clients staying in Sheraton Hotel or Barra da Tijuca must come to Praia Ipanema Hotel, otherwise, an extra charge will apply
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Product ID: 67596