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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at a pre-arranged meeting point, then travel to the favela via public transportation. On the way, get to know your guide, Jody King, who is a native English speaker and founder of an English school in Rocinha favela. 

    By touring with one of the favela's residents, you'll get an insider view into what life is like there. Meet neighbors and learn about various civic projects in progress that aim to better the community. Wander down the winding alleyways that give way to lookout points with sweeping views of the city below. 

    Connect with the community through visits to a local art studio. Learn about the role of graffiti in the favela's dynamic urban street art scene and get the chance to ask questions about techniques and inspirations. Stop at a local martial arts studio, where the Brazilian martial art and dance form is taught and practiced.

    End your visit with a buffet-style lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide will point you in the right direction for the trip back to your hotel via public transportation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Agreed-upon meeting location at your hotel or nearby. You will then be brought to the favela by public transport by the guide.
    Departure Time
    Departure times are at the convenience of the group. Please notify the operator via the Special Requests field.
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Guide will help you with public transportation back to your hotel.
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • One-way shared transfer
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We chose this favela tour as we wanted a tour led by a local resident and that’s exactly what we got. Our guide Carlos was born, raised and still lives in Rocinha. He speaks excellent English and was very helpful, informative and interesting. He met...More

    Thank W7844YCfionah
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I booked this tour as I wanted to see the favela on foot and see more detail. It was a great experience and led by a knowledgeable and informative guide. At no point did I feel unsafe and I was able to get a sense...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Davina24v
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    We did this tour with Carlos in July We travelled all around South America (from the Amazon to Bolivia) and by far this was one of the most ‘realistic’//nit touristic things to do It was amazing! Real Authentic Carlos himself lives in the favela and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Siobhan O
    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    This was my second time to Rio de Janeiro and my first time actually getting to hike through a favela (the communities that is also home to many low-to-middle income families, especially 1/3 of Rio residents) - and absolutely would consider this one of the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank carolinat0818
    Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

    I would recommend the tour.. The tour guide was insightful and from the area which made the insight into much more interesting and enjoyable.. Gerald from South Africa

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    Patricia H
    15 February 2019|
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    Response from M3ttz | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Patricia, The tour is ran by a local guide, so you should be able to message him and check. It lasted about 3-4 hours so it might be possible to fit in the afternoon but it's a lot of walking
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