Rio de Janeiro Rocinha Favela Walking Tour with Private Option

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rio de Janeiro
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Tour description

Visiting the Rocinha favela, one of Rio's hundreds of "favelas" (the Brazilian term for a slum or shantytown) and the largest in the country, is a local experience that gives you the chance to see Brazil from another point of view. With a resident guide, take a non-intrusive walking tour to learn about daily life in the favela and gain insight into the challenges these communities face.Our pick-ups start at 13:30, however, our tour starts in Rocinha around 14:25. Duration of our tour including pickup and drop off is around 3 hours.

Please be aware that we do provide pickups in other hotels in Copacabana and Ipanema, however, to make you enjoy the most of the tour and get quickly to Rocinha, we have chosen some of the most known hotel in the city and therefore we would be grateful if you could inform which of the meeting points suits you best. .This is our main pickup place: Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (Please wait at the statue NOT INSIDE the hotel)Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702The following others only upon request: Marriott Hotel at 13:45address: Avenida Atlantica 2600Othon Palace Hotel at 14hAddress: Avenida Atlantica 3264Ipanema pickupsSofitel Ipanema Ex Cesar Park Hotel – at 14:10Address: Vieira Souto 460Praia Ipanema Hotel at 14:15Address: Av. Vieira Souto, 706 On top of that, we expect pickups to last around 45 min before we reach our tour location. Consequently, the pickups start at 13:30 In Copacabana and finishes at 14:15 in Ipanema/Leblon, then the walking tour starts at 14:25 most of the daysClients staying in Sheraton Hotel or Barra da Tijuca must come to Praia Ipanema Hotel, otherwise, an extra charge will apply.  This experience aims to educate you about life in a favela, which is such a big part of the culture of Rio de Janeiro. See how residents live, and learn about the difficulties they face. The price of your tour includes a monetary contribution to the community. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.Please note: We are highly sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas, and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Brazilian life inside a favela.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

What's not included

  • Gratuities


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point