Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

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From $50.00

154 reviews   (4.99)

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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Favela Brothers is a family run tour company, operated by the brothers Maka and Obi Basilio, both born and raised in Favela da Rocinha. We decided to organize guided tours within the community in which we live to offer a unique and quality service for travellers who are in search of culture and knowledge. Our tours allow a great immersion into daily life inside the favela and it is a great cultural exchange for all. You will learn about the history from the eyes of the locals, As the whole tour is carried out on foot where you get to know the alleys, rooftops, shops, cultural projects with which we work, and delicious local restaurants if you get hungry.

Let's have a genuine cultural exchange (We can learn a lot from each other).

Your support is greatly appreciated! ;)

What's Included

Bilingual Guide , Transportation, Roof Top Views, Walking Cultural Tour

What's Not Included

Foods Drinks, and Souvenirs ( optional )

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.
  • 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

Our tour is offered at this Favela, the largest and most iconic one in Rio.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Copacabana Beach
This tour does not go through Copabacana, however we can pick up travelers staying in the area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Leblon Beach
This tour does not go through Leblon, however we can pick up travelers staying in the area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
This tour does not go through Ipanema, however we can pick up travelers staying in the area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Morro Dois Irmaos
This tour does not go through Morro Dois Irmaos, however we will drive by it on our way to Rocinha.

• Admission Ticket Free


Eye opening, inspiring, and extremely insightful
Tourist21477987785, 05-01-2023
I just finished an incredible tour with Roberto through Rocinha. Met incredible people, got introduced to beautiful local initiatives, and it opened my eyes to a completely different side of Brazil.

What they do is vital, and so important. Bringing people along to show the beauty of this community and to give great insight into the daily life. This breaks down preconceived ideas that you maybe have.

Definitely a must when you come to RIO
kathrynj273, 04-01-2023
This was fantastic! We had Roberto as our guide, and he was super communicative. He picked us up at our hotel, drove us to the base of Rocinha, and then we rode motorcycles to the top. We felt totally safe and comfortable the whole time, and the barbecue lunch we had was the best meal of our trip. He also took some great photos throughout the tour. Highly recommend!
Quickly becoming the pride of Rio.
angelmX758CN, 31-12-2022
Just had some friends that are experienced travelers call me from Rio raving about one of the best experinces they've ever had. The Favela Brothers were organized pro's with passion & pride for their business & neighborhood. Congrats guys. Can't wait to visit Rio.
Great experience!
mscrystalharris83, 05-12-2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. This is a must see. I will recommend it to anyone visiting Rio. Our tour guide was amazing and we had great time during our time walking through the Favelas. 10/10 experience!
The best favela tour company
S Abid H, 05-12-2022
Just finished doing the favela tour which was awesome. Loved the narrow alleys and the streets and rocinha people. Everything was awesome from the pickup, the guide, the drop off. Everything was great.
Important of all everything was safe.
And shoutout to the best guide I had ever had. Roberto. Explained everything in English very well. Took amazing photos as well.
And also shoutout to the management as well. Replied to Everything within minutes.
This company is very professional.
Eye Opening Experience
Mike_M, 12-01-2023
I felt completely safe with Carlos as he showed me a different side to Rio de Janeiro. Awesome experience

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