Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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2-3 Hour

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Francais

About this tour

Peel back the layers of Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant tapestry as you embark on an intimate favela tour, offering a unique glimpse into the city’s lesser-known side. With a limited group size of just 12 travelers, you’ll delve into the beating heart of Rio, exploring two of its largest favelas, all while benefiting from the deep local insights provided by your expert guide. Gain a profound understanding of the living conditions, culture, and daily life in these dynamic communities.


  • Rocinha – Upon arrival in Rocinha, immerse yourself in the local culture with explanations about the architecture, public services, cultural traditions, and even the vibrant carnival scene. Visit the Rocinha handcraft center and pause on a local terrace for breathtaking views of Rocinha and Rio. Engage in discussions about security, local infrastructure, and other aspects of favelas and favela life. Experience the thrill of driving down the “Estrada da Gávea,” a former F1 race track, and take a leisurely stroll through the commercial and central area. Explore the “MORANGUINHOS” or “SACI SABE TUDO” community schools, social projects financed by FAVELA TOUR. These projects not only provide regular classes but also teach local children essential computer skills, English, music, capoeira, ballet, and more. Remarkably, these projects receive no financial support from the Brazilian government.
  • South Zone Beaches- As you journey to and from the favela, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of some of Rio’s most famous beaches, including Copacabana, Leblon, and Ipanema.


  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop off
  • Tips for your guide.
  • Any additional personal purchases or souvenirs.


We can make pick ups from most Hotels/accommodations in the South Zone of Rio.  Please verify with us if your hotel falls within our service area at the time of booking.

9:00 AM or 2:00 PM


2-3 Hour



Frequently asked questions

  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please notify us at least 24 hours before the start of your tour if you wish to cancel, and we'll issue a full refund. Failure to do so means guests will lose their payment.
  • Minimum days to book before departure: 2 days. Need to book within 2 days? Contact us for availability!
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. 
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Small Group - This tour accommodates a maximum of 11 travelers, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience.

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