Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro
The Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro takes the visitor to the community of Vila Canoas, consisting of around 2500 people, and Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, having around 60,000 dwellers. Both are located within the rich neighbourhood of São Conrado. In Vila Canoas, we walk through its narrow alleyways and get a good idea of its local initiatives that are also part of many Rio favelas. Once in Rocinha, the contrasts become more and more evident as we go higher and deeper inside. Its huge dimensions, wide variety of commerce and breathtaking view from the top are certainly impressive for any visitor.
- 9 am / 2 pm: hotel pick-up
- 9:30 am / 2:30 PM: arrival in Rocinha, discourses on the architecture, public services, carnival and other relevant topics. Visit to a local terrace, pause for pictures of an amazing view of Rio de Janeiro, discourses on the security and other aspects of the local society. Drive down the Gavea Street, stop at the commercial area, visit the handcrafts centre.
- 10:30 am / 3:30 pm: arrival in Vila Canoas, visit the community school. This project is partly financed by the Favela Tour and here the tourist can also buy attractive handcrafts made by local children. Walk though the narrow pathways inside the favela, discourses on the urbanisation project for favelas, politics, religion etc. Optional stop in a local "buteco". Walk back to our vehicle.
- 11:30 am / 4:30 pm: Start on the way back to the hotel, through the south beaches area, further discourses on Rio's society and its social contrasts.
Includes: guides and transportation
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
Type : Cultural, social and very informative.
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
Pick-up is provided for the hotels in southern Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. If you are not in this area we will set a meeting point for you to be picked up from one of the available hotels.