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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 713 reviews

I'll just say the favela of Rocinha is perfect. The Carlos Travel Guide is great, perfect, natural, so easy. Carlos thank you for your pleasant time and it was an honor to meet such a great man. You people have to visit the favela of Rocinha because it definitely has a heart and soul. Because he will get to know you and the other side of Rio de Janeiro.

Felipe was my guide and he made this tour a really immersive experience. His English is very good and provided a great insight into past, present and future of Santa Marta. His story is a root cause analysis of the problems more than anything else and I really appreciated that. Great tour that I would recommend to everyone.

We would highly recommend this favela tour to anyone interested in understanding the inhabitants’ side of the story. While it was very informative, it was also very respectful to the favela inhabitants and did not intrude on their privacy. Filipe was an excellent guide and his English and Spanish are just as good. Thanks!

Good journey through the favela. Allowed us to just spend time there and get a feel for the area rather than lots of talking about the how and why it existed. Our guide Felipe was excellent and very knowledgeable, particularly when asked questions. The tour takes about 3 hours rather than the 2 that are advertised.

Tour was as described, as presented in accessible media materials. What made it excellent was Carlos, the guide. His knowledge and insights into the history and present day life of/in favelas (all 786 in Rio & surrounds) was invaluable. Truly an exceptional experience. Salud, Carlos, sir.