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Our tour takes place in Rocinha - the largest favela in Latin America and it lasts about two and a half hour (2h and 30 min). In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called "bairros africanos" (African neighborhoods), and they were the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Assis Brasil 143 Apt 1506, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-900, Brazil
+55 21 98178-9239
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All reviews guide edson his life a real eye opener better understanding real rio felt very safe an amazing experience great guide visiting rio his knowledge carlos edison favela community insight brazil stories
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't recommend this trip highly enough. The guide was exceptional, full of knowledge and information and he was really really funny. The group is the size of a minibus, so there were about 10 of us of all nationalities but the guy has it...More

Thank sk33t8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don’t do the walking tour with Carlos in the Favela then you haven’t really seen Rio. Me and my husband was warned not to go it’s dangerous but no Carlos was so passionate about is home and people and we felt very safer...More

Thank Roam542644
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was amazing, and very safe! We walked for a few hours through the favelas and got to talk to the locals and try local food/drink. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the favela history which was interesting for us foreigners....More

1  Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Excellent tour. You get to experience firsthand how some of the residents of Rio live by actually walking through their home (Favela). And very passionate and insightful comments by our tour guide Carlos. I would strongly recommend this tour. .

Thank paul4834
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This was a very last minute booking from the day before, and we have just returned from our tour. Our tour guide was Alberto. Alberto ensured that everyone was involved throughout the trip, as well as ensuring everyone’s wellbeing, and constantly checking on people to...More

Thank joshroj
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Excellent guide (Edsel) who knows and lives in the Favela. Felt very safe & welcome. Be prepared for a lot of walking & uneven steps thru narrow ally ways. A portion of the tour price is donated to the community.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Carlos was our guide for this tour and he knows his stuff. I loved the tour a lot more than I thought even though many people advised that it was a bad idea. I felt completely safe the whole time.

1  Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting Rio in May we wanted to discover more about the favelas but wanted something that didn’t seem intrusive (like the coach tours), “zoo” like, dangerous or fake. Carlos was our tour guide and was absolutely fantastic and gave us real insight into daily...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Alberto was great and very funny! Had such a great time! I definitely recommend this to everyone.....

Thank Kanaen B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Well worth every cent and a Highlight of our visit to Rio. Carlos was our Loco Charismatic Local Guide who entertained the group the entire way. His take on the Favela's hard fought place within Rio, the Community, Government Position/Support, schools and history/future was eye...More

Thank David E
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28 June 2018|
Response from FAVELA W | Property representative |
Hi there my friend, thanks for your question! Here is all you need to know before coming on our tour. Our tour is always led in English. Meeting points We would be grateful if you could inform us as soon as possible... More
28 June 2018|
Response from Chidem A | Reviewed this property |
Contact Bruno his contact details can be found on the website
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As below!