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Rocinha Favela Tour

Embrace the cultural diversity of Rio de Janeiro and venture into the famous Rocinha Favela to gain a unique insight into an alternative Brazilian reality. Authentic and enriching. Book now.

Regular Price: US$50

Special Price US$42

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Regular Price: US$50

Special Price US$42


  • Transfer to hotels in Rio´s Zone Sur.
  • Professional guide.
  • Visit to Rocinha Favela and Vila Canoas.

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday.
  • Departs at 9am.


  • 3 hours approx.

Delve into Brazilian society and see Rio de Janeiro and its social dynamics from a different perspective. In Rio there are over 950 favelas (informal settlements in the hills), making up approximately 20% of the city’s entire population.

With this half day tour, you will visit the favelas of Rocinha and Vila Canoa, the largest in the country. While being transported by a minivan to the favelas, the guide will provide you with a bit of context about the favelas in Rio. The first stop is Rocinha, where you can admire the architecture and layout of the place, before the guide goes on to tell you about daily life in the favelas. There will be a pause on the terrace, enabling you to take pictures of the incredible view of Rio. Then you will have the chance to visit the Estrada da Gávea and commercial area of Rocinha, before moving on to Vila Canoas and the “Para ti”, school, a social community project funded by the tour. Explore the community’s streets and stop at a buteco (bar) for a refreshing drink. There will be a break to browse the local market and the guide will talk about the development project "Favela Barrio".

With this tour Rocinha Favela Tour, which includes a visit to the Vila Canoas Favela, you will increase your knowledge of Brazil, its people and its culture. Buy this informative, educational and safe tour now!

  • Please note that this tour has a different price if you are booking on special dates that coincide with Carnival or other significant events across the city.

  • Community projects in Vila Canoas are open to voluntary donations by tour participants. For more information, see DESCRIPTION.

  • Passengers staying outside of the tourist circuit will be assigned a central meeting point.

  • Due to heavy tropical rains that may occur in Rio de Janeiro, especially during the summer months, this tour may be cancelled last minute. In this case, passengers will be notified and reservations will be protected by our Climate Guarantee.

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