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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

2 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 3 hr

FAVELA TOUR is indispensable if you look for a deeper perspective on many aspects of Brazil`s complex socioeconomic structure. Tour integrates visitors and locals revealing a new angle of favelas and its people, changing their reputation of exclusion only. You will go to Rocinha, largest favela in Brazil, and Vila Canoas, both nearby São Conrado area and from there you will see impressive views. We walk you through both residential and commercial area and around there you may also purchase nice handcrafts, if you wish. We will also lead you to a local school financed by FAVELA TOUR, and show other local community projects. Favelas are safer than most people believe, but no matter how adventurer you are, go to a favela with an organized tour. We are the pioneer of social tours to favelas since early 1992. If you really want to understand Brazil better, don´t leave Rio missing the FAVELA TOUR. We do not offer tours on sunday PM. Tours need minimum quorun to go.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rocinha

Arriving in Rocinha, explanation about the architecture, public services, local cultural aspects, carnival etc... Visiting the Rocinha handcraft center. Going to a local terrace, pause for pictures and images of a breathtaking view over Rocinha and Rio, talks about the security, local infrastructure and other aspects of favelas and favela life. Driving down through the "Estrada da Gávea", a former F1 race track. Walking on the commercial and central area. Visiting the "MORANGUINHOS" or "SACI SABE TUDO" community schools. These social projects are financed by FAVELA TOUR. Besides regular classes, the school teaches local kids initial computer skills, English classes, music, capoeira, ballet classes etc... These projects have absolutely no financial support from Brazilian government.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Copacabana Beach

Part of the road trip trajectory towards and back from the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.

Pass By: Leblon Beach

Part of the road trip trajectory towards the back of the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.

Pass By: Ipanema Beach

Part of the road trip trajectory towards the back of the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.