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Favela Phoenix Tours

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18 Oct 2018
“Mountain hike/favela tour”
20 Mar 2018
“A favela tour with a friend.”
A unique insight into life inside Brazil's biggest favela, Rocinha. A local tours guide will guide you through the maze of alleyways, meeting and greeting many of the friendly residents along the way. Includes visits to a street artists studio...more
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Rua Jose Inacio, 13, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-971, Brazil
+55 21 98388 5584
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

An unexpected but good half day tour. Jody the guide made the climb look easy although it’s my first. Exceptional and breathtaking view of Rio 550 meters above. The tour down the Rochinha favela is unforgettable. Jody makes you feel safe and secure. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RajanGovind
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Before going to Rio, I knew that I wanted to visit a favela but I felt worried about safety since I thought that favelas are dangerous and unwelcoming of foreigners. I was even discouraged by my guesthouse owner to go to one. Good thing I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We checked all the boxes on 'must-sees in Rio' but this tour should be on it as well. We really wanted to get a glimpse of the 'real' life in Rio de Janeiro, getting to know the people, the history and struggles you have in...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide or experience. I was the only person on this tour but Jody made sure it was informative, interesting and fun. My view of the Favela has completely changed! Buddy the dog made a great tour mascot too,...More

Thank M3ttz
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This was a tour i had been looking forward to in order to experience the life in Rio outside of the city and it surpassed all expectations. Jody was in contact 2 weeks before to ensure that could arrive safely and recommend the best transport...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank muzisbu
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This tour personally made my trip to Rio. Jody, who is more like a friend than a tour guide, promptly met us at our hotel in Copa. On our bus ride to Rochina Jody pointed out numerous things we should see and do while here...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We met Jody on Wednesday afternoon for the favela tour after originally rescheduling from the morning tour. When my wife and I met him he explained that a police operation actually took place in Rocinha and some gangs were taken down early in the morning....More

2  Thank johancapellan
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The girlfriend and I did a guided hike with Jody to Dois Irmaos for Sunrise and then down through Vidigal Favela. From the offset Jody was great, we booked the tour with less then 24hr notice, but Jody was extremely accommodating. He is extremely knowledgable...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank keeran18
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I had a great experience visiting favela Rochinia today and getting to see another side of Rio! I am very glad I did not listen to all the people who advised me not to go. I felt very safe and learnt a lot of info...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank coco22n
Reviewed 4 October 2017

There were no other participants the day of our tour, and so Jody was very accommodating in changing the time and length of the tour to meet our schedule. From the moment he met us at our hotel at Copacabana (on time) until he said...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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