Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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From $35.54

387 reviews   (4.74)

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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Visiting the Rocinha favela, one of Rio's hundreds of "favelas" (the Brazilian term for a slum or shantytown) and the largest in the country, is a local experience that gives you the chance to see Brazil from another point of view. With a resident guide, take a non-intrusive walking tour to learn about daily life in the favela and gain insight into the challenges these communities face.

Our Favela Tour only starts after collecting all of our clients from both meeting point at 13:30 (Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel) as well as 13:45 (Praia Ipanema Hotel) Consequently, we expect to arrive at Rocinha Favela around 14h for your walking tour.

When your tour is finished our driver will be heading back to Copacabana neighborhood crossing the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema, therefore you must inform our tour guide where you are staying so we can make sure you are dropped off as close as possible to your hotel.

Duration of our tour including pickup and drop off is around 3 hours.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 8
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 55
  • SENIOR: Age: 56 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Copacabana Beach
This is our first beach and place where we pickup most of our clients

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ipanema Beach
Second beach - another great location in Rio and one of the most expensive areas in Brazil. We drive by to pickup clients as well.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

We expect to arrive in Rocinha after all pickups at 14:30 for our walking tour - please wear comfortable shoes for the tour

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Beverly_M, 09-01-2023
Excellent guide, really learnt so much about life in the favela. A must see trip for Rio. It rained the whole visit so we understood the risk of flooding.
My 2nd Favela Tour in Rio.
zeenaf2017, 08-01-2023
This was my 2nd Favela Tour in Rio, and it was equally as interesting and informative as my first tour back in 2016! Carlos our guide, and his assistant/trainee, Bruno, who both grew up and live in Rocinha were great! Highly recommended if you want to see the other side of Brazil.
Couldn’t take my eyes off it
donmartellsc, 05-01-2023
It’s an experience for all your senses. Unforgettable. Our guide Daniel was informative and enthusiastic. Couldn’t ask for more.
Must-have experience in Rio
Anastasia_G, 03-01-2023
Carlos is a great guide and I highly recommend having this favela tour if you’re in Rio De Janeiro - it’s a must!
Great Tour!
BoM, 03-01-2023
Our tour guide Carlos was great and gave a true insight on Favela life. He explained everything very thoroughly and is full of wisdom, making the experience phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rio!

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