Free Favela Tour - Rio de Janeiro

Come with us and discover Favela Cantagalo and see how a quarter of Rio's population, the "people of the hill" as favela inhabitants are known, live in peace through what has been described as creative survival.

Learn how the favelas started after the abolishment of slavery in 1888, and how Rio was the single port in the world with received most slaves, 11 times more than the whole USA only in Rio. See how the illegal housing grew eating away natural spaces, leaving a very interesting area in which cultural tourism and ecotourism go hand by hand. Be amazed at how it has become an economically self-sufficient city within Rio de Janeiro.

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How to find me: General Osório Subway Station – Exit C - Look for our guide with the Strawberry-shaped umbrella!
Tour Languages and Schedule:
  • image/svg+xml English | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 15:30
  • image/svg+xml Spanish | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 15:30

Ratings (2)


Jean Alia Robles

8 days ago




17 days ago

5/5 - Great tour and amazing lou made the tour so much of a learning experience. thank you