The favela da Rocinha used to be largest slum in south america until 1992, when it became a district of Rio de Janeiro. It has conquered its own administrative zone, with an office and an administrator. Nowadays, this district has a population of approximately 120,000 inhabitants. Although it preserves the unorganized look of a ghetto, it has everything any other district of Rio has. During the tour, tourists will find out that the place has its own clinics, supermarkets, public schools, banks and even a tv station.
Favela Tour in Rio – Program
Our Favela Tour in Rio will take you through the narrow streets of the ghetto , as well as a family home where an amazing view of the city can be seen. While there in the slum, guides will talk about historical and social aspects of the place.
3 hours round trip. with a 2 hours visit in the slum
Hotel pick up and drop off, guiding services, a walk through some of the alleys of Rocinha, a visit to a local family home, and a tour around the commercial area, in order to get the feeling of the environment. The R$ 5,00 fee charged to visit a family home is optional and give the customer the right to consume a drink or coffee, in case he or she decides to pay it.
Wear sunblock for sunny days and don`t forget the camera.
Minimum of 02 and maximum of 50 people.
Solo travelers may join other groups or request a private tour for R$ 249,00, via email.
Daily under request. Pick ups between 8:00 am and 9:00 am , according to the location. Tour done in air conditioned cars or vans.
How to Book :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and pay a deposit of R$ 79,00 Choose an available date. We usually need at least 24 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.