Favela Walking Tour In Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    01:25 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a non-intrusive 4-hour walking tour of Rocinha favela in Rio, and learn about life in the citys famous shanty towns. Take a respectful tour with a favela resident, and meet the locals to experience their lives away from the usual stereotypes.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Explore Rios largest favela on a half-day walking tour of Rocinha, the largest favela (shantytown) in South America. Organized by local, English speaking guides and favela hosts, the walking tour is respectful and non-intrusive to the residents.

Subject of the movie "City of God," Rios favelas have fallen victim to unfortunate stereotypes. In order to correct this, and show you the true Rio de janeiro, the favela tour will let you see and experience how daily life happens away from the sensationalist headlines.

On this tour, you will get to actually walk the streets in small groups (average of 10 people) and meet the locals to hear their stories. Learn the history of the favela and its social and economic challenges. The tour cost also includes a monetary contribution to the favela community. It is a great opportunity to learn a little more about Rio's culture.




Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum age is 5 years

Meeting point at Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:25

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Nov-2022

    Tour maravilhoso! O guia Martin com muito entusiasmo nos contou toda a experiência e conhecimento sobre a Rocinha. Recomendo demais!

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Though, I did the research on the favela, however the experience of this tour is out of this world. If you're visiting rio de janeiro, it is highly recommended.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    The favela community is definitely an unbelievable interesting place to visit. However, the tour guide made a couple of racist comments concerning Americans being out of shape and privileged that sparked some concerns with my spouse and I. The commentary lacked substance. The guide literally stopped in front door of a residence and said to us “a French man and his girlfriend lives here”. Everyone looked at each other in awkwardness like….. “ok?” In summary, this was a great tour, just not so good tour guide.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    The tour was amazing and definitely exceeded my expectations ! Our tour guide Martin made us feel very safe but at the same time completely immersed in the favela culture. Thank you for this special experience, I can just recommend it :)

  • 29-Aug-2022

    El tour de favela fue muy bueno, puedo conocer más en profundidad como es la vida en la favela. El guía súper atento a todas nuestras preguntas, fueron puntuales a la hora de recogernos en el lugar indicado. Cumplió mis expectativas. Lo recomiendo!

  • 25-Aug-2022

    The tour was of the most interesting ones I had in a long time, the guide was really attentive and everything he said in spanish he always translated to English and vice versa to make sure everyone felt included. The guide also knew a lot of locals and which have the tour a really genuine feeling. Highly recommend it!

  • 22-Aug-2022

    Nice sightseeing, I liked it! We met at Copacabana Palace, took a van to get the Rocinha Favela. We stopped in a viewpoint and suvenir’s shops, then all the way walking among the streets with an professional guide by your side.

  • 26-Jul-2022

    Una visita excepcional de la mano de Edmundo. Desde la llegada al punto de encuentro como durante el recorrido Edmundo estuvo de 10. No dejó de asombrarnos en los más de 2 km de recorrido por la Fabela más grande del mundo y fuimos descubriendo su historia y a algunas de las personas que viven en Rocinha. Te quita la venda de los ojos para descubrir en tu propia piel la fabela. Una experiencia 100% recomendable

  • 23-Jul-2022

    A experiência do Favela Tour foi bastante enriquecedora! O guia tem muita experiência e conhece bastante da favela, o tempo todo sanando as dúvidas do grupo e dando várias explicações sobre a Rocinha, a maior favela do país. Também fomos a um mirante no começo do tour com uma vista linda. Vale muito a pena para quem quer ter uma perspectiva diferente e mais profunda da história e cultura do RJ. Recomendo muito!

  • 06-Jun-2022

    Wonderful tourguide, took us through different stages and explained really well the history and the next steps in the tour itself. Felt safe and enjoyed the many details on the tour, thank you!

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