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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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A great way to see and learn more about the favela of Rocinha is to take a guided tour of the community with born and raised residents / guides of Rocinha (who speak fluent English). You will visit Favela Phoenix English School, which 40% of the tour money directly funds and supports. Visit to a capoeira school (Brazilian dance/martial art form) and the studio of local graffiti artist (these are often weather dependent, or depending on which day the tour is taken (they are often not there on Sundays). See many alleyways and businesses. Go to a local buffet for lunch near the end of the tour.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Rocinha

Visit the huge bustling favela of Rocinha with a native English speaker, Jody King, who has made the favela his home. Be met at a designated location near your accommodations in the city, then be brought to the top of the favela via public transport. From here, you'll be given a unique insight into life in the favela, and feel an amazing connection with the friendly locals and various projects in the community. Whether it's gazing from stunning viewpoints or wandering through long and winding alleyways, these tours strive to provide an experience that lets you really connect with the community. The different stops include a visit to a capoeira school (Brazilian dance/martial art form) with local group ‘Acorda Capoeira’ and visit the studio of local graffiti artist, "Wark".

Stop At: Favela Phoenix Tours

Lunch is served at the end of the tour in a local, buffet-style restaurant.