Favela Walking Tour
Enjoy a day tour of the Rocinha favela (shantytown), the largest favela in South America.
In order to correct a bad stereotype about the favelas and show people the true modern Rio de Janeiro, we have developed this tour. Our English speaking tour guide comes from Rocinha, and will show you the realities of its residents.
Schedule (timings are estimates):
13:20: Meet-up in front of Copacabana Palace Hotel (Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana) for pick-up at 13:20 pm.
14:45: Stop at the top of Rocinha to start the walking tour. The guide, a Rocinha local, will show you his community and how life conducted on a daily basis. You will get to talk to locals and see the beautiful view of the city from various locations.
16:30: Stop to watch a Capoeira show by the kids from the local community center.
17:00: Hotel drop-off (southern zone locations ONLY).