Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Touring Tour Agency

Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Touring Tour Agency

From US$ 28.34 per person

Explore Rocinha, the largest Favela in Latin America. Find a fascinating cultural exchange on this guided tour of Brazil's impoverished neighborhoods, linking history, leisure, art, and culture.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • See Brazil from a new perspective on a tour of an inspirational community
  • Admire panoramic views of Rocinha, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Experience daily life in a favela, one of the poorest areas in South America
  • Feel like a local with your guide as you weave through the winding streets
  • Catch a rare glimpse of Rocinha's stunning street art
Full description

Experience authentic living in Rio de Janeiro, on a guided tour of Rocinha. Appreciate local culture and a completely unique way of life in a city plagued by hardship and neglect. See how citizens use art, music, and community to create a positive atmosphere in this special Brazilian neighborhood.

Follow your local guide to feel a sense of belonging in this tightly knit area. Learn about generational stories from residents, how they care for their home and their people. Discover street art decorating the buildings that cover the hillside, and grab a snack from one of many local vendors.

Admire gorgeous views of the cityscape as you climb the high streets, and see as far as Christ the Redeemer. Notice the respect and kindness that locals have for each other and for tourists so they can protect and develop their beloved community.

  • Professional guide
  • 3 hour tour of Rocinha
  • Food or beverages
  • Transport
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You can reach the meeting point by Uber or subway. Your guide will be waiting across the street at the São Conrado subway, exit C. They will be wearing a “Touring Tour Agency” t-shirt. Once you meet your guide, you will take local transport to reach Rocinha (mototaxi or van). The rest of the tour will be done on foot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please bring cash for local transport (R$10,00)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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Absolutely enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was lovely. She knew the area very well as this is where she was raised and still lives and therefore, as able to provide a full history behind the favella. I felt very safe on this tour and met the most wonderful people. I really recommend this tour. We are very please and would definitely do this tour again. Thank you❤️

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November 28, 2022

Cannot give enough stars ***** to this experience. Our dear guide Jusara was a joy to be with. After a breathtaking trip up the winding streets of the favela (you can choose a van if you'd like), Jusara shared her life, history and knowledge of the place she lives and grew up in. It's and inside view of life in a favela. Be prepared to leave all preconceived notions behind. Through her eyes we saw a heartwarming look at human beings taking care of their families, neighbors and their community. I highly recommend this tour for the traveler who enjoys an in depth experience of life in a country different from their own.

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November 6, 2022

We really enjoyed our time. Juçara was very friendly and informative. She was happy to answer all our questions and we felt safe the entire time. To start the tour off, we took the bus to the favela, where we explored both main streets and small alleyways. We got to meet the locals living there and enjoy the breathtaking views of Rio from various viewpoints. Would recommend to everyone, such a unique experience.

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September 16, 2022

Product ID: 409966