Rocinha Favela Walking Tour - Rio De Janeiro

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Hotel pickup between 1:30pm and 2:15pm; walking tour begins at 2:35pm , , Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to thi.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    1: Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    2: Praia Ipanema Hotel, Av. Vieira Souto, 706 - Ipanema, Rio de Jane.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visiting the Rocinha favela, one of Rio's hundreds of "favelas" (the Brazilian term for a slum or shantytown) and the largest in the country, is a local experience that gives you the chance to see Brazil from another point of view. With a resident guide, take a non-intrusive walking tour to learn about daily life in the favela and gain insight into the challenges these communities face.

Our Favela Tour only starts after collecting all of our clients from both meeting point at 13:30 (Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel) as well as 13:45 (Praia Ipanema Hotel) Consequently, we expect to arrive at Rocinha Favela around 14h for your walking tour.

When your tour is finished our driver will be heading back to Copacabana neighborhood crossing the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema, therefore you must inform our tour guide where you are staying so we can make sure you are dropped off as close as possible to your hotel.

Duration of our tour including pickup and drop off is around 3 hours.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Please be aware that we do provide pickups in other hotels in Copacabana and Ipanema, however, to make you enjoy the most of the tour and get quickly to Rocinha, we have chosen some of the most known hotel in the city and therefore we would be grateful if you could inform which of the meeting points suits you best. .

This is our main pickup place:
Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30

Address: Avenida atlantica 1702

The following others only upon request: 

Marriott Hotel at 13:45

address: Avenida Atlantica 2600

Othon Palace Hotel at 14h

Address: Avenida Atlantica 3264

Ipanema pickups

Sofitel Ipanema Ex Cesar Park Hotel at 14:10

Address: Vieira Souto 460

Praia ipanema hotel at 14:15

Address: Av. Vieira Souto, 706 

On top of that, we expect pickups to last around 45 min before we reach our tour location. Consequently, the pickups start at 13:30 In Copacabana and finishes at 14:15 in Ipanema/Leblon, then the walking tour starts at 14:25 most of the days

This experience aims to educate you about life in a favela, which is such a big part of the culture of Rio de janeiro. See how residents live, and learn about the difficulties they face. The price of your tour includes a monetary contribution to the community. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Please note: We are highly sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas, and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Brazilian life inside a favela.


Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)



Entry/Admission - Copacabana Beach

Entry/Admission - Ipanema Beach

Entry/Admission - Rocinha

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multilingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Jan-2023

    Prejudices and judgements wiped away. Definitely worth the tour. I wouldn't recommend going on your own. Go with a guide.

  • 18-Jan-2023

    It was an exciting and very instructive experience. Carlos, our guide, was extremely nice and kept our attention all the time with everything he showed us and told us throughout the tour. Thank you for allowing us to have this unforgettable experience!! Thank you Carlos!!

  • 16-Jan-2023

    Carlos was a great guide! Very funny and was informative about the history of the favela. And he made us all feel very safe!

  • 14-Jan-2023

    Carlos was an outstanding guide!! Before booking a Favela tour, I did do research and Rocinha is THE favela the geography curriculum covers where I teach. I entered the tour with mixed feelings, not wanting to be part of "poverty voyeurism". For anyone in doubt: this tour is safe, doesn't make a show of poverty and shows a side of Brazil that is such a big part of the country that any tourist should see and acknowledge.

  • 12-Jan-2023

    Great trip. Daniel was a great guide, professional, informed and interesting. Created a nice group dynamic. The tour is fascinating. Highly recommended.

  • 09-Jan-2023

    Excellent guide, really learnt so much about life in the favela. A must see trip for Rio. It rained the whole visit so we understood the risk of flooding.

  • 08-Jan-2023

    This was my 2nd Favela Tour in Rio, and it was equally as interesting and informative as my first tour back in 2016! Carlos our guide, and his assistant/trainee, Bruno, who both grew up and live in Rocinha were great! Highly recommended if you want to see the other side of Brazil.

  • 05-Jan-2023

    It’s an experience for all your senses. Unforgettable. Our guide Daniel was informative and enthusiastic. Couldn’t ask for more.

  • 03-Jan-2023

    Our tour guide Carlos was great and gave a true insight on Favela life. He explained everything very thoroughly and is full of wisdom, making the experience phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rio!

  • 03-Jan-2023

    Carlos is a great guide and I highly recommend having this favela tour if you’re in Rio De Janeiro - it’s a must!

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