Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Touring Tour Agency

Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Touring Tour Agency

From US$ 28.93 per person

Explore Rocinha, the largest Favela in Latin America. Find a fascinating cultural exchange on this guided tour of Brazil's impoverished neighborhoods, linking history, leisure, art, and culture.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • See Brazil from a new perspective on a tour of an inspirational community
  • Admire panoramic views of Rocinha, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Experience daily life in a favela, one of the poorest areas in South America
  • Feel like a local with your guide as you weave through the winding streets
  • Catch a rare glimpse of Rocinha's stunning street art
Full description

Experience authentic living in Rio de Janeiro, on a guided tour of Rocinha. Appreciate local culture and a completely unique way of life in a city plagued by hardship and neglect. See how citizens use art, music, and community to create a positive atmosphere in this special Brazilian neighborhood.

Follow your local guide to feel a sense of belonging in this tightly knit area. Learn about generational stories from residents, how they care for their home and their people. Discover street art decorating the buildings that cover the hillside, and grab a snack from one of many local vendors.

Admire gorgeous views of the cityscape as you climb the high streets, and see as far as Christ the Redeemer. Notice the respect and kindness that locals have for each other and for tourists so they can protect and develop their beloved community.

  • Professional guide
  • 3 hour tour of Rocinha
  • Food or beverages
  • Transport
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You can reach the meeting point by Uber or subway. Your guide will be waiting across the street at the São Conrado subway, exit C. They will be wearing a “Touring Tour Agency” t-shirt. Once you meet your guide, you will take local transport to reach Rocinha (mototaxi or van). The rest of the tour will be done on foot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please bring cash for local transport (R$10,00)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We really enjoyed our time. Juçara was very friendly and informative. She was happy to answer all our questions and we felt safe the entire time. To start the tour off, we took the bus to the favela, where we explored both main streets and small alleyways. We got to meet the locals living there and enjoy the breathtaking views of Rio from various viewpoints. Would recommend to everyone, such a unique experience.

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September 16, 2022

It was an interesting visit to Rio's largest favela. My guide was a local who was born and raised in Rochina. We started our walk from the highest point and went down to the main streets through small alleys and streets. We stopped at a few local shops to buy things and even spoke to a few people. Our guide was very informative and explained well the history of the favelas and things to avoid. It was a great experience.

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March 1, 2022

Una experiencia única. Poder caminar dentro de la favela te permite conocer la esencia real de esta y de su gente. La guía Juçara muy amable y conocedora de toda la cultura que se tiene ahí dentro, que además nos hizo conocer a César y Jo, una pareja muy divertida y alegre que vive en la favela

September 12, 2022


Product ID: 409966