Rio Favela Tour

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From $30.00

42 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


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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Not all tours are created equal! We put the Favela and community first! We strive to uplift those around us. Touring with us impacts positively those who live in Vidigal.

Walk around the Favela with a local known for his love for Vidigal. You meet locals whose family lived here for half a century. Have the opportunity to see all the amazing secrets Vidigal has to offer with the best guides available.

What's Included

Guide services

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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

Come and explore the alleys and secret passageways of this concrete jungle. Meet the locals, get a feel of their lifestyle and discover the differences we all have. We promise a personal and truly local experience.

Where you will go - (Each area has no specific time limit. Some places you may want to stay for 5 minutes and others 30!
Pedra da Cruz (lookout inside the favela)
Rua 25 de Dezembro (area inside Vidigal, high up)
Lookout Vidigal and Rua 3 (top of Vidigal)
Eco Park (ecological park)
Rua 14 (lower Vidigal + art work)
And more! Various secret locations and special experiences.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Book with Henry!
Pioneer33395725494, 18-11-2022
Henry creates fabulous memories! We hiked up and down favela Vidigal and even got a moto ride. I am sure we saw things you would never see on another tour, as Henry lives in the favela. His wife, Tais, is a wonderful chef. You will not be disappointed in booking a meal with them. My husband also took the Two Brothers hike. He said it was amazing.
One of kind Tour!
845mv, 21-07-2022
Henry is the man! Learned a lot about the local favela while also taking us on a hike. He knows how to take amazing pictures.Highly recommend doing a tour with him.
Even if you only have one day, give this tour a shot
kandara345, 21-07-2022
This tour with Henry and Digao was extremely well done. They arranged transport on motorbike up to the top where we began the tour. Henry was very honest and informative about the realities of living in a favela. I feel like I got to know the city on a deeper level and what daily life is like. We had to leave early for another tour so Henry arranged transport to our next meeting point which was awesome for him to do. Not once did I feel like I was in an unsafe situation. I highly recommend this tour as it was very informative and laid back. I also like knowing that both Henry and Digao both give a lot back to the community they live in.
One of the most impactful experiences in my life
LorenzoReviews95, 18-07-2022
Henry and Digão are incredible people. They are passionate about what they do and contribute a lot to the local community. They showed us the reality of life in the favela. It is hard for me to put in words what I felt, all I can say is that what they are doing is very important and everyone needs to experience it. Easily one of the most impactful experience in my life. Thank Henry and Digão.
Experience was very brilliant if you come one day to Rio you should definitely go with henry for favela tour
164rasinh, 16-07-2022
It was a fantastic tour henry was very helpful and explained every place,he took us every place in the favela and I recommend this tour for everyone specially with Henry and Diego they were very helpful and really a good guide

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