Favela History Tour

  • 4 Ratings

Uncover Brasil's largest favela, Rocinha, to see how a quarter of Rio's population lives. Hear about the "People of the Hill" as you wander around with a Spanish-speaking guide.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 hour in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Explore how favelas started after the abolishment of slavery in 1888 in a city that received 11 times more slaves than the whole USA
  • Learn how illegal housing grew as it ate away at natural spaces, eventually creating an economically self-sufficient city within Rio
  • Determine how Rocinha created a community to develop local education, healthcare, social projects, and more
  • Listen to stories about the controversial Pacifying Police Units, and how they have made the favelas much safer since 2008

What's Included

  • Guided tour

Additional Information

  • Full refunds for cancellations made at least one hour in advance.

Customer Reviews

  • 4 Ratings


Los elegí porque era una propuesta gratis a voluntad y me lleve una grata sorpresa, los guías muy buenos, acorde a lo ofrecido y lo mejor es que con nuestra colaboración, ellos a su vez ayudan a,un jardín de infantes en la favela.

August 17, 2017
São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil