City tours

Favela guided tour in Rocinha

Availability: Daily
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English , Spanish , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil
  • Discover the footbridge designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the most famous Brazilian architect in the world
  • Visit the daycare center União de Mulheres Pró-Melhoramentos da Roupa Suja
  • Learn about architecture, public services, and the local culture
What to expect

This tour is the perfect opportunity to live Rio de Janeiro from a different perspective. With almost 1,000 favelas that house about 20% of the population, Rio has a social reality that remains unknown for most people that do not live in the city.

After being picked up at your hotel, listen to comments about the historical and social context of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. After arriving in Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, learn more about the creative architecture, public services, and the local culture. Feel welcomed by locals that support your visit, which changes the common perspective of favela being related to violence and poverty. Get off the van and walk through the alleys and narrow streets, stopping at a local art studio with its terrace and stunning views. Also, stop at a bakery.

Visit the daycare center União de Mulheres Pró-Melhoramentos da Roupa Suja, a local NGO that receives support from the tour through monthly donations of baby food and other recreation and culture services for children.

Finish the tour on the footbridge designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the most famous Brazilian architect in the world.

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What's included
  • Roundtrip transportation from Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, and Leme) and Downtown (Lapa and Santa Teresa) zones via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Infants 0-4 years old: free
Meeting point:

Pick-up at your hotel

What to remember
  • Please contact the local operator to confirm your pick-up place and time. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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  • Monday to Friday: between 12.30pm and 2.00pm (departure) and 5.00pm (return)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: between 10.30am and 12.00pm (departure) and 3:00pm (return)
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to a day before the activity begins.

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