Favela Tours

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From $35.00

567 reviews   (4.83)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Feel what life in a Favela is like. We take you to the top of the Rocinha Favela or Tavares Bastos and then descend on foot. On the way down, you get a unique insight into the vibrant spirit of the people, especially the kids.

Discover what life is like inside the Favela. We take you to the highest part and then we walk down the small streets, where you can see everything very close.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)


What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
  • YOUTH: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 60
  • SENIOR: Age: 61 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Rio de Janeiro
Let's go from van até to the upper part of the community. Once again, we began to wander around the interior by foot, visiting various towns and learning about local life.
The tour can take place both in Rocinha and in the community of Tavares Bastos.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Must do tour with Luis!
Lily K, 04-01-2023
This was a great tour with Luis to the Rocinha favela, I really recommend. Even before arriving, Luis gave so much info about Rio and the areas we were driving through. When we got to the favela, Luis kept our safety as the priority but still let us see daily life in the favela. He took so many good photos and gave a lot of interesting info.

This tour is one of the best for me in Brazil so far!
Great experience
schnezel52, 03-01-2023
We took a tour of the favela Rochina. Our guide, Luís, was informative and told us when we could use our phones for photos, which was reassuring. We toured landmarks and murals in the favela, bought art from local artists and visited an apartment rooftop for views. Would definitely recommend!
Safe tour through favela Rocinha with Luiz
Mertbakirci, 03-01-2023
We had a safe and very informative tour through the favela Rocinha guided by Luiz. His experience and bulk of knowledge made the trip very educating. Although it felt safe throughout, please be aware that we have seen drug-trafficking boys with big guns; if that is nothing for you please do another trip, otherwise I can recommended Luiz 100%!
Rocinha Favela
603kaa, 12-12-2022
Luiz took us on an amazing tour through the Rocinha Favela. He explained the way the local people live in the favelas. He made us feel very safe, and gave us an amazing experience, filled with so much culture. We are grateful to have learned so much from Luiz and highly recommend him as a guide.
Great tours
Thies678, 03-12-2022
We booked the city tour, jeep tour, favela tour, and transfers to Ilha Grande by them and they worked out all perfectly. All the tours were amazing and we got a good view of the city in different ways. Therefore, we are really happy with these experiences and these tour guides!

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