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Getting to know Rocinha and its Culture

Copacabana, Brazil

Experience hosted by Eduardo & Team

3.5 hoursHosted in Portuguese, English, and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 8 people, private groups available

What you'll do

The focus of this experience is to show the favela for what it really is and how beautiful it can be. We'll walk around and get to know what life is like in there. Our tour starts at our meeting point in Copacabana. From there, we'll go to Rocinha and explore the place and its stories as we walk. As we go around, we are going to stop for photos and to explain the local history and culture. We will visit viewpoints and see murals and graffiti painted by local artists and we'll also show the different social works that exist inside. We want you to see that the favelas are also a place of affection and respect, a place with a strong community bond that we hardly see anymore anywhere else. And we want to take you so you can see what a fantastic place it is.
The focus of this experience is to show the favela for what it really is and how beautiful it can be. We'll walk around and get to know what life is like in there. Our tour starts at our meeting point in Copacabana. From there, we'll go to Rocinha and explore the place and its stories as we walk. As we go around, we are going to stop for photos and to explain the local history and culture. We will visit viewpoints and see murals and graffiti pain…

Meet your host, Eduardo & Team

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I was born and raised in the city of Rio, more specifically in Copacabana. I love my city. I started working as a guide about 11 years ago and my tour partners and I love to share the beauty and stories of this fantastic city. I have been to many places in the world and I have been in contact with many different cultures. Together with my team, we will show that Rocinha can be a very special and charming place.
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Where you'll be

The Favela of Rocinha looks like a small town inside Rio. We are going to explore the sights, art, culture and local social work.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Gisele
May 2021
Maravilhoso! se puder definir em uma palavra. Edmundo super bacana, conhece muito da história do lugar, não só dá Rocinha, mas do Rio em geral, sempre muito paciente e aberto a explicar, foi essencial pra tornar nosso passeio perfeito!
Erik
April 2021
experiência incrível. o guia Alberto foi muito receptivo, conhece muito bem o local e a comunidade, me senti em casa. com toda certeza eu recomendo e indico.
Alicia
April 2021
This tour was very informative and an essential part of a trip to Brazil to understand the culture more. I felt safe the entire time and our tour guide Eduardo had a comfortable pace where we had time to stop, take pictures and ask questions. I would absolutely recommend this guide.
This tour was very informative and an essential part of a trip to Brazil to understand the culture more. I felt safe the entire time and our tour guide Eduardo had a comfortable pa…
Kate
April 2021
What an amazing experience! We learned so much about the favela and felt quite safe with Edmundo. He was very knowledgeable and knew his way around very well! Our favorite part was the rooftop view- we took some awesome photos! It was also really nice that Edmundo helped us get acquainted with the subway- as a traveler who will be in Rio for a few months, this was super helpful!
What an amazing experience! We learned so much about the favela and felt quite safe with Edmundo. He was very knowledgeable and knew his way around very well! Our favorite part was…
Jhonatan
March 2021
Ótima visita a maior favela da América Latina. Desde o início do passeio, a equipe foi fantástica, explicando a história de todos os lugares por onde passávamos. Experiência maravilhosa. Recomendo!!!
Andrew&Florence
March 2021
We have been in Brazil for the last 4 months ... and seen most of the major attractions & places of interest. This is THE BEST immersive tour we have experienced in Rio. And it is also the most educational for us. It is surprising to learn that up to about a third of the 7+ million residents in Rio de Janeiro live in over 700+ favelas ... often surrounded by more affluent neighbourhoods and communities. The economic & social disparity is stark. However, we are impressed by the efforts of government agencies involved in helping to improve the living conditions of those living in favelas. Our sincere gratitude to Edmundo for safely walking us from the top of the favela to the bottom ... through a labyrinth of narrow alleys and streets. The views from the top are spectacular!!! Taking a local small bus from Copacabana to Rocinha and an underground train back to Copacabana from Rocinha provided us with the opportunity to travel like the locals. Edmundo is one of the best guides we have ever had. He is patient, kind and caring ... always looking out for our safety and well-being. Please forgive us for saying that you have not truly seen Rio until you visit a favela. Cheers!
We have been in Brazil for the last 4 months ... and seen most of the major attractions & places of interest. This is THE BEST immersive tour we have experienced in Rio. And it…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes Sunscreen