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Rocinha Lucky Free Walking Tour

Your Guru: Luiz
Questions?
4.8
48 ratings
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in English, Portuguese
  • 1h and 30min

About the Guru

Tourist Guide in Rocinha since 2012. An ambitious and avid young man who knows what he wants.

Tourist Guide in Rocinha since 2012. An ambitious and avid young man who knows what he wants.

About the Tour

The tours start at an easy to access meeting point and from there, the tourists won't just take pictures and sightsee as they will also enter the local Favela and see the real reality of the place, not what the media portrays.

The tours start at top of the Favela, a famous local touristic point, and then we walk down the hill to the São Conrado subway station where the tourists can pick to go back through subway or uber. 

Straightforward walking from point A to B, sightseeing, pictures, and explanations about the Favela

As a local, my tour is real and far from scripted or artificial!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Uber recommended. The meeting point is Centro Municipal de Saúde Dr Albert Sabin. Address: Estr. da Gávea, 250 - Gávea, Rio de Janeiro.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (48)

4.8
By category
Professionalism
4.71
Fun
4.36
Expression
4.6
Quality
4.64
Route
4.71
Malte
20 Jul 2022 Marlow
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

The communication with Luiz was at the begin very good. After we met him he explained us the rules. Then we started walking down the favela. Unfortunately it was only just walking. He didn't provide any information about the neighbourhood... After only 30min the tour ended. I can't understand why the other people share a totally different experience here :/

Response from Luiz
You arrived 36 minutes late, didn't give a reason nor apologized for it, showed constant disinterest on the tour, didn't ask ANY questions, even after me telling you could ask me ANYTHING, kept quiet through the whole trip and from the beginning to end kept a very unfriendly face, as if you didn't even want to be there.
Tamas
19 Jul 2022 Budapest
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Luiz is an amazing guy, very flexible. Knows every corner of the neighbourhood. As he explained more and more about the favella we were managed to put aside our prejudice and fears. Thanks for the amazing tour. Highly recommended.

Magda
13 Jul 2022 Paris
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Luiz is a great guide. He speaks very well English. Thanks to him, we learned a lot about favelas. Don’t be afraid: it’s a very sefty tour. A must do in Rio !

Daphne
07 Jul 2022 Boischatel
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Luiz is an exceptional guide. He knows the Favela very well and will answer all your answers. He's super nice and speaks very good English.

Lukas
30 Jun 2022 Vienna
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

This tour is a must experience in rio. Amazing views too

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!