- 22 Ratings
Rio Favela Tour
Discover Brasil's largest favela, Rocinha, to see how a quarter of Rio's population lives. Learn about the "People of the Hill" as you wander around with an informative guide.
What You Will Do
- Learn how favelas started after the abolishment of slavery in 1888 in a city that received 11 times more slaves than the whole USA
- Uncover how illegal housing grew as it ate away at natural spaces, eventually creating an economically self-sufficient city within Rio
- Find out how Rocinha created a community to develop local education, healthcare, social projects, and more
- Hear about the controversial Pacifying Police Units, and how they have made the favelas much safer since 2008
- Guided tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least one hour in advance.
- 22 Ratings
Good tour, great guide, very informative and helpful! There is also a great connection between the guide and the people living in the community. the community was very welcoming and we had a great time learning more about the cultures which make up the city of Rio.
Tour leader was really good.
The tour was really great, very interesting. Renata is a very nice personand guide!
Our guide on September 5th was incredible. He is a very educated guide who has studied the favela culture. It was the most authentic tour we have done in South America. It's a great blend of history and the current day favela. The tour is awesome because of the guide!
Renata was a very knowledgable and enthusiastic tour guide with the the appropriate sensitivity for the tour through a favela. Very interesting visit to the community.
The tour was exactly what I was looking for. I few looks into a favela and the history behind it. Our guide Romulo was very helpful, made sure everyone stays with the group and doesn't get lost. He was also able to direct two other participants to what they were looking for. Overall a great experience.
Vert sage and interesting tour with Renata ! Chères Nico&Vero from France