The Rocinha favela has become a major tourist spot in the city in recent years, with visitors flocking to visit the famous community located in one of the largest slums in South America. More than a tourist visit, a trip to the Rocinha favela is a fascinating and socially meaningful experience.
The Rocinha excursion begins with a pick-up from your hotel, then you will be taken directly to the favela. The purpose of this tour is for you to interact with the people of the Rocinha community, but at the same time the purpose is to always be non-intrusive and respectful of the lives of the people who live in the favela.
This experience has the fundamental point of informing you about the favelas that play an important role in the daily life of this city. Your guide will tell you about the history of the Rocinha favela, and will also tell you about the social and economic problems faced by its inhabitants.
Some places in the favela you can visit are: l'atelier de arte, Mirante “Portao do Ceu”, Batucada da garotada, Feira de Santo Domingo, Escola Umuarama, Academicos Da Rocinha (Samba School), Via Apia (Rocinha favela shopping center), the popular Mercado, and Voar Pipa.
You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour, or if you choose, stay to enjoy a wonderful sunset.