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Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Guided Walking Tour

Experience authentic living in Rio de Janeiro, on a guided tour of Rocinha. Appreciate local culture and a completely unique way of life in a city plagued by hardship and neglect. See how citizens use art, music, and community to create a positive atmosphere in this special Brazilian neighborhood. Follow your local guide to feel a sense of belonging in this tightly knit area. Learn about generational stories from residents, how they care for their home and their people. Discover street art decorating the buildings that cover the hillside, and grab a snack from one of many local vendors. Admire gorgeous views of the cityscape as you climb the high streets, and see as far as Christ the Redeemer. Notice the respect and kindness that locals have for each other and for tourists so they can protect and develop their beloved community.

Rio de Janeiro: Favela Tour and Hang Gliding Experience

2. Rio de Janeiro: Favela Tour and Hang Gliding Experience

Be picked up in Copacabana by air-conditioned van and begin your journey to Rocinha. Visit different areas of Rocinha before heading to Villas Canoas. This non-intrusive tour introduces you to 2 of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. See how these areas are full of life and friendly people. After you visit Villa Canoas, be dropped off at São Conrado beach. Meet your hang-gliding instructors and glide over Rocinha and Villas Canoas. Hang glide over Rio de Janeiro with highly experienced instructors, which have over 32 years of experience. See the favelas and tropical rainforest from a bird’s eye perspective while hang gliding over Rio. After your hang gliding experience, you can relax at São Conrado beach or easily catch a taxi or train to your next location.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

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4.7 / 5

based on 713 reviews

We did the tour with Juliana and it was great! She gave us a lot of information about how people live and organize in Santa Marta and the walk down the favela was really nice!! Totally recommended :)

A must-see experience. Guide was amazing, totally safe environment for a tour, super informative and beautiful scenery. Must-do in Rio.

First It is too expensive, but it worths it in the end. Take more cash with you. It is safe and you might want to donate.

Lovely tour. A must do if you are interested in truly Brazilian history.

Was amazing! Impressive guide we had, Carlos was absolutely fantastic!