Favela Rocinha Sustainable Tour
A walking tour inside the community
Exotic Tours was the first Tourism Operator working with residents inside Rocinha - It is a walking tour inside the biggest slum in South America. Rejane Reis, owner of Exotic Tours, trains local people how to be guides as a sustainable project inside Rocinha since 1992 and has growing along these years and became an improvement project visited by many people around the world looking for an inside point of view of Rio de Janeiro and it’s culture.
Your visit will create work opportunities within the community.
As one of our most successful and requested tours, 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, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Please visit our website for more information's about this tour www.favelatourismworkshop.com
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.
**Optional :: lunch in a local restaurant (Brazilian food)
**English, French and spanish speaking guides
Everyday at 10:30am or 01h30pm.
On weekends at 11:00am
*From Copacabana District*
*Two hours walking inside the favela.
English / Spanish / French - Speaking Guides.
Visitors get to see first hand the lifestyle of this community Rocinha. If you are looking for an insider point of brazilian view, the Favela Tourism Workshop will introduce you to another Rio. Be assured this in an absolutely safe tour as the locals welcome tourists and visitors alike. You may also purchase locally handcrafted items while on tour.
The slums of Rio de Janeiro harbor a vast population of workers and also include a large number of economic activities undertaken by entrepreneurs, consisting mainly local residents.
- Population - estimated in 150.000 thousand inhabitants.
- Businesses in operation - 6.317 and 37% of them are legal.
- Commerce is controlled mostly by people from the northeastern region.