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Enjoy a day tour to the Rocinha favela (shantytown) (the largest favela in Rio and in South America). Our tours are organized with our local English speaking tour guide Bruno. Bruno himself comes from a favela and as your local host will introduce you to life in the favela and what it means to the people living here.

Most visitors to Rio de Janeiro have probably heard about or seen the movie "City of God". To be honest we feel that this movie creates an unfortunate stereotype of our marvelous city and the many favelas in Rio. In order to correct this stereotype and show people the true modern Rio de Janeiro, we have developed a special favela tour. Let us take you to the Rocinha favela and show you how daily life happens in this part of the city.

The favela tour is non-intrusive and respectful of the lives of the people living in the Rocinha favela. We do not operate a “zoo-tour” in vans or jeeps like some of the other tour companies. We focus on a genuine experience with the aim to educate our guests about the favelas which are such a big part of life in Rio. Out transport is by public transportation (van and moto-taxi) to and from the favela. The guide will inform you of the history of the favela as well as the social and economic challenges found here. As the tour groups are small you will be able to meet some of the locals, inside the favela and hear their stories.

You can also take photos of the breath-taking views offered by the favela, of Ipanema, the Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer.

-Transport (depending where you stay, there is meeting point nearby)
-Expert tour guide

Duration: 4 Hours

-Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
-Your price covers your transportation and a monetary contribution to the favela community.