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Rocinha Favela Tour

Estrada da Gavea | Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22050-011, Brazil
+55(21)98759-0283
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Life in the slums of Rio

We took a 3-hour walking tour of the biggest slum of Rio on a steep mountainside. Our Viatour guide... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
David A
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Morristown, New Jersey
Full sensory experience

What makes Jeep Tour special is the fact that their tours intend to be a full sensory experience... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
MarceloMedeiros84
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rocinha Favlea Tour - "Don't Just Look, Come Experience" Rio de Janeiro's Most Unique Favela Tour Owned & Operated by Young Adults from Favela Rocinha. Come See and Experience Rocinha Through the Eyes of Real Locals. Not Just a Falvela Tour, but Immersion into the Community. Not a "slumming tour" but a Personal, Sincere Experience. Real Sustainable Tourism.
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  • Average1%
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“real rio” (3 reviews)
“favela tour” (10 reviews)
“eye opening” (2 reviews)
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Estrada da Gavea | Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22050-011, Brazil
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+55(21)98759-0283

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We took a 3-hour walking tour of the biggest slum of Rio on a steep mountainside. Our Viatour guide gave us a good insight into the history and challenges of life in a slum and how they've become a large part of the culture of...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 March 2017

What makes Jeep Tour special is the fact that their tours intend to be a full sensory experience, where you can fully use your senses and feel your emotions, in tours that are not only an opportunity to explore the beautiful sights of Rio but...More

Thank MarceloMedeiros84
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went on this with my family of three to see the "other" side of Rio. Good tour, felt quite safe; friendly people.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Hi, I personally made the FAVELA TOUR that seemed the best reputed one, so I choosed the one offered by Marcelo Armstrong. I think this was the best choice ever. I had himself as guide it it was fabulous, Marcelo speaks excellent English as well...More

Thank meinreye
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Absolutely do this. I don't care where in this world you live, this is amazing. This is said to be the safest Favela and we so enjoyed going through. Our guide has a family he takes his tours to and we shared some drink and...More

Thank epamer
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We did the favela tour with our guide Junior and a small group of around 10. We walked from the highest point in the favela to the bottom asking questions and chatting all the way. Junior spoke good English and explained how the favela worked....More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I'm not sure what i was really expecting from this tour, i'd heard so much about the favelas that i wasn't I suppose the sanitised version we got wasn't the real Rio i was looking for. The guide was ok but unless you asked him...More

Thank RichardPatton
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This tour was very insightful with regards to how people live in the favela Rocinha. The tour guide lives there and so he was able to provide information about its history, family life and how the government have supported past projects within the favela. This...More

Thank Rio201
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We drove through briefly on our way to Sugarloaf and would love to spend more time with the local people. I was a little apprehensive and wanted to make sure I knew what I could and couldn't take photos of without causing offence. No need...More

Thank caj68
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Joined a a small group for a favela tour not knowing what to expect. The tour covered the world's largest favela - Rocinho in Rio de Janeiro. It was an eye-opening experience, seeing and walking deep inside Rocinho, and learning the rich history of how...More

Thank LTVnyc
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