Favela Walking Tour, Rio de Janeiro

Experience the "real" Rio with Favela Walking Tour, offering a way to explore one of the largest favelas in Latin America. The tour focuses on correcting old stereotypes and providing a glimpse into the everyday life of Rio residents--with the help of a local, of course. The tour includes round-trip transport to/from your hotel and ensures a chance to soak in the sights and sounds by walking, rather than driving through a lively neighborhood. If you prefer to explore only with friends and family, ask the operator to arrange a private tour of Rocinha. Plan your Favela Walking Tour visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool .
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  • You can learn a lot about the background in the favelas as our guide in the favela (petro) lives. We (2 girls early 20s) did we feel unsafe at any time. You get a very good impression about people's lives. One finds out and sees it's not only the clichés of drugs and crime are, but also cohesion and the community of people there. You improvise with the opportunities that they have available. We would always recommend it!
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  • If ever you wanted to gain a true insight into the real Favelas then this is the trip for you. Our tour guide Carlos is from the Rochina FAVELA and hearing the truths and reality from this guy is 2nd ...  more »
  • After reading positive reviews on trip advisor I booked this experience for my husband and I and it was great. The tour consisted of Chinese, French, Australians, and Netherlands 15 in all. Carlos was...  more »
  • Carlos was an excellent tour guide. He gave us so much information about the real live of the people who live in the Favela's. He was so proud of his roots and a real credit to the company. I would 100% recommend this company. We felt completely safe the whole time. This is a must when visiting Rio.*****
  • wanted to thank you for an excellent tour. Carlos is a perfect guide and he made this tour a meaningful experience for us. It was also great to meet Raphael and chat in Hebrew😊
  • Nice tour of the Favela and spectacular views of the city from the mountain. Definitely enough time and walking to explore the favela transportation was provided from Ipanema. Although it is pacified and the locals in the favela will not mess with you and appreciate the business you bring it is still a favela with a lot of poverty so it may not be for the faint of heart. Tour guide was from there and very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was accounted for and doing good.
  • Just like christ the redeemer I think if you go to rio you have to go to favela just to see how the locals live. It's just like any place with alot of people working everyday. Yes it is dangerous but I'd you're with a tour guide you are fine. Just make sure you don't take pics of locals or try to take pics without given the ok. I did this tour today and was very happy I did it.
  • What a shame that so many people miss this because they are afraid. We are in our late 50's and felt completely safe all the time. It is a whole different culture and way of life. Please don't miss this integral part of Rio!
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