Getting to know Rocinha and its Culture

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Eduardo & Team

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in Portuguese, English, and Spanish
Once-in-a-lifetime
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Super storytelling
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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

Where we'll meet
Copacabana Palace Hotel
Copacabana
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 4.87 out of 5 from 75 reviews.

  • Nihaima
    January 2022
    We had a great day with Edmundo, he showed us the Rochinha favela and told us it’s story. Edmundo is very frendly and we felt safe with him. We walked for 2,5 hours and enjoyed it form beginning till the end.
  • Jakub
    January 2022
    I expected the tour to be more informative. We went through the favela really fast and it felt a bit touristy. The guide was really friendly and answered all the questions we had but I thought that we would visit more places and that we would get to know the favela and it’s people a bit more.
  • Rilwan
    January 2022
    Great tour. Felt touristy however it’s still in the favela and a great introduction to how that part of the world operates. Will recommend to anyone that visits Rio and wants to get a taste of the favelas.
  • Kemmy
    January 2022
    Excelente tour! Contenta de haber escogido esta experiencia, totalmente única, muestra una realidad de Río que no se ve así sin más. Martín un guía genial! Muy informado, atento y objetivo con todo. Muchas gracias! Recomendado al 100
  • Elena
    December 2021
    Это была замечательная экскурсия с Мартином . Очень интересный человек,который стал другом и показал жизнь в Росиньи. Рекомендую.
  • Francisco
    December 2021
    Para mi fue una experiencia muy interesante. Acompañado de Martin, me sentí muy seguro, pero tampoco observé ninguna situación de riesgo .

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