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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro
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Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take public bus 538 or 539 the route takes you through the Rocinha favela. Neither the bus driver nor us enjoyed the ride. Follow government and police advice, avoid this area!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Do not advise anyone to visit. This is an area where drug dealers Patrol streets and Wars among heavily armed gangs are quite commonplace. This weekend, even though brazilian army had 950 Men trying to take Control,shots are heard and famílies are seeing leaving ....More

5  Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

As we walked down intimate alleys between buildings and shops and under sagging power lines, I wondered about the lives of the people living here and Rocinha and for that matter all the other 750 favelas, especially the children. . Do I regret going? NO!...More

3  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great experience! A must do thing in Rio.. Ask for Edmundo as your tour guide. Very cool guy! Will make you feel like a real Carioca :))

1  Thank 45kanel
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My perceptions of what a favela is were blown away.This is the largest favela in rio with 300,000 people. We did the favelatour.org walking tour with a local and got to see real favela life. Yes it has been pacified (police presence) but is still...More

2  Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend to gain a deeper understanding of social divides in Rio. Can honestly say I'm glad I visited and saw a different side to rio that I would not have seen otherwise

2  Thank Tammy-loulou
Reviewed 23 May 2017

i was in the favela , nothing happen, the person who guide us explain to us all about it.. he actually leave in the favela, a very nice and educated person, of course his an autstanding form there, most of the people doesn't even speak...More

2  Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Favelas are where poor people live in ghetto style cramped accommodation. The streets and paths are so winding and cramped that the taxis are motor cycles. They are built on rocky areas and authorities in recent years have made inroads into the basic building materials...More

3  Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Visited the favela with our guide and felt quite safe, even in the back alleys. People appeared very friendly. The Main Street was very crowded, but it was the narrow back alleys that were so interesting. Must visit locale, but I would not do it...More

3  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It was my last day in Rio and I got to visit the Favela. I did not follow a tour because they required at least 2 person to form a tour but I was just travelling alone. If there is just 1 other person who...More

2  Thank Russellnashville
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