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Favela Tour of Rio de Janeiro

143 reviews | 1,200 travellers
Excellent tour, a different experience. Being inside a Favela, knowing the reality of many people who live in a conflictive area with endless social problems but always feeling safe and confident during the tour.
10 Kevin Alfaro
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Witness the other face of Rio de Janeiro with this guided walking tour of the Rocinha favela in which you will discover the least known and most surprising corners of the Brazilian favelas.

Witness the other face of Rio de Janeiro with this guided walking tour of the Rocinha favela in which you will discover the least known and most surprising corners of the Brazilian favelas.

Rio de Janeiro Favela Tour Itinerary

Between 1:30 and 1:45 pm, we'll collect you from your selected meeting point before heading to the Rocinha favela, one of the largest in Brazil, where we'll arrive around 2 pm.

On this walking tour, we'll leave behind the prejudices associated with the favelas and discover what life is really like for its inhabitants. We will see up close how the educational projects of social rehabilitation have a powerful impact on the community. Thanks to these programs, the population of the favelas can move forward without needing to resort to violence.

Contrary to what some may believe, these areas of Rio also flourish with artistic and creative expression. Our route takes us past the famous graffiti of Rocinha. Some of the murals are genuine works of art through the feelings of the humblest Brazilians can be articulated. The colorful buildings of Rocinha are another artistic statement from its inhabitants.

Our tour also includes a stop on the spectacular winding hillside road known as the ‘Devil’s Trampoline’. This was used as a particularly challenging part of a famous car race circuit around Rio which took place between 1933 and 1954. During that period this single-seater competition grew to be one of the most important in the entire country.

Following the favela visit, we will return to the original departure point in Rocinha before taking you back to the hotel area of Rio de Janeiro.

Timetable and collection points

The tour includes pickup from the following points:

  • 1:30 pm: Hotel Belmond Copacabana Palace - Av. Atlântica, 1702. Please wait in front of the hotel.
  • 1:45 pm: Hotel Praia Ipanema - Av. Vieira Souto, 706. Please wait in front of the hotel.

Other favelas in Rio de Janeiro

Want more? Don't miss the opportunity to also enjoy the Dona Marta Favela Tour and continue discovering the most surprising side of Rio de Janeiro.

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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 8 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 24.70
US$ 11.40
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 24.70
  • Children between 3 and 8 years old

    US$ 11.40
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

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Duration

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The show represents local culture.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 24.70

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