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Favela Adventures

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21-8221-5572
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Favela Angel

Zezinho is an amazing guide! As a favela resident (who seems to know every one of Rocinha's 300,000... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wanda R
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Sydney, Australia
Excellent tour!

Our family spent 4-5 hours in the Rocinha favela together with our guide Pedro. The favela is a... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
PeberMx
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Mexico
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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zezinho is an amazing guide! As a favela resident (who seems to know every one of Rocinha's 300,000 locals), he generously shares the real Rocinha with you. The walking tour traverses tiny laneways from top to bottom as you experience the heart and soul of...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our family spent 4-5 hours in the Rocinha favela together with our guide Pedro. The favela is a touristy one, i.e. it's completely safe to go there. But you will still learn lots and get a better understanding of life in the favelas in Rio....More

Thank PeberMx
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I recommend this at the start of your visit to Rio. You will see the city so differently and I think it’s really important to understand the favelas – it’s not all doom and gloom. I emailed Zezinho from NZ and he replied really fast...More

Thank KiwiNZ_13
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour to go to the largest favela in Brazil (rocinha). We didn't know what to expect at the beginning as it was our first time in a place with such characteristics. However we had a great time meeting the locals. They are...More

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic tour. We arranged last minute with Zezinho and he was able to accommodate us without problem. Our guide Freddy, who lives in the favela, was superb. He took us off the main streets that typical tours stick to...More

Thank Clevelumbus
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour and Freddy our dutch guide was great. It was a fantastic day in the real favela. Better then the tours in jeeps and buses. If i come back i'll do it again.

Thank Veronik G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We joined a 4 hour tour with an English speaking guide (actually a Dutch guy who has lived in the Favela for several years). We had lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the reality of life in a favela and the political/social issues...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Two friends and I did a tour with Carlos through Rocinha. We were apprehensive about the safety of the favelas however we get very safe walking around the streets and the small alleyways. Carlos was a great guide and explained the ins and outs of...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Operated by the locals of Rocinha. Guided by the locals who share with the visitors how they were raised and live in the community with systems which might have been misunderstood by the people outside. Visit and understand favela with Favela Adventures which is run,...More

Thank Liza D
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We did a tour with Zezinho's group and it was very informative and interesting. Carlos who is born & bred in the Rocinha favela met us at our apartment and we caught a bus there and proceeded to walk from the top down to the...More

Thank RooBoy16
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Victor B
We are looking for a tour that does not require walking uphill a lot but do not want to be in a car the whole time. Is there a tour that drives (or uses the cable car) to or near the top and walk down ?
7 September 2015|
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Response from rocinhajj | Property representative |
I think you need to search for Favela Tours in Rio. There are many companies that serve different favelas. All I can say is do your research. Most are sitting in a bus or jeep, not as many walking tours. Find walking tours... More
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