One of our most successful and requested sustainable tours. Visitors get to see firsthand the lifestyle of this community Rocinha. If you are looking for an insider point of the Brazilian view, the Favela Tourism Workshop will introduce you to another Rio. Be assured this is an absolutely safe tour as the locals welcome tourists and visitors alike. You may also purchase locally handcrafted items while on tour.Everyday at 10:30am or 01h30pm.
On weekends at 11:00am*From Copacabana District**Two hours walking inside the favela.
English / Spanish / French / Italian – Speaking Guides Also available Dona Marta and Alemão Slum Community.
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Exotic Tours is the pioneer in sustainable tourism inside Rocinha and she trains local people on how to be guided as a social project inside Rocinha. Our work inside favelas started in 1991 and has grown over these years and become an improvement project visited by many people around the world looking for different sightseeing and points of view of Rio de Janeiro and its culture.
Your visit will create work opportunities within the community. The tourism Project was the first one inside favelas in Brazil. The biggest purpose of our tour is to show another reality of Rio de Janeiro and along with that, give the opportunity to work for those who live in the community. We do not say we help, we show it to you as the guide lives inside the favela.
Price with a discount for internet clients with transportation from Leblon. Please check availability in advance and onsult prices for transportation from other neighborhoods.
Don’t forget to mention that you are an internet client to guarantee the price – you need to book in by e-mail or phone.
*Also optional with lunch.
* Minimum 2 people.
Guaranteed prices for reservations are made a minimum of two days in advance.
This not only gives to the work and education as improves both, their knowledge and their self-esteem. The reality is that Rocinha, despite its limitations, is different from that, and on the tour, we show you different cultures, development, and several activities they execute to make a living – from making handcraft to recycling plastic. In this regard, Rocinhais unique compared to other slums in Brazil, and indeed the world. The locals visitors and their responses have been highly positive as we are very sensitive and respectful about their dignity and privacy of them. The community respect and supports our tour because they are aware of the Sustainable Project and its benefits.
It’s unique because local children act as the tour guides”.
By Steve Kingstone, BBC NEWS, 2003. “Nous vous conseillons Exotic Tours non seulement pour le professionnalisme des guides mais aussi et surtout pour les programmes sociaux que Rejane Reis a développés au sein de la favelha de Rocinha”.
Thanks to Rejane Reis, through her business, Exotic Tours, Reis has trained neighborhood young people to escort curious outsiders through the favelas. Reis’ tourism workshop brings some money into the community”.
Also available Santa Marta Community. A very special slum not far from Copacabana, where Michael Jackson made a clip of “They don’t care about us”. With 500 wooden houses, 2000 brick houses, 4 kindergartens, 3 bakeries, 2 sports fields, 1 block of a samba school, 3 military units, and 1 small market, the favela is one of the steepest in the city and so they have a cable car.