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Favela Walking Tour

Experience real life in a favela

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Enjoy a day tour of  the Rocinha favela (shantytown), the largest favela in South America.  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. Our tours are organized by our local English speaking tour guide Bruno, who comes from Rocinha.

Itinerary (timings are rough estimates):
From 13:30-14:30 pm: Hotel pick-up by mini-bus (southern zone locations ONLY including Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana).  Please note that for travelers staying outside of the southern zone are requested to meet in front of Copacabana Palace Hotel for pick-up at 13:30 pm
14:45 pm: 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 pm: Stop to watch a Capoeira show by the kids from the local community center
17:000 pm: Hotel drop-off (southern zone locations ONLY)

Additional Information:
Group Size: Varied
Departs: Daily

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