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Rio Favela Tour

  • 22 Ratings

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.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 hour in advance.

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

What's Included

  • Guided tour

Additional Information

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

Customer Reviews

  • 22 Ratings

  • O'Shaye

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.

September 13, 2017

  • Nicole

Tour leader was really good.

September 9, 2017

  • Natalia

The tour was really great, very interesting. Renata is a very nice personand guide!

September 9, 2017
São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil