our most successful and requested sustainable tours.
Visitors get to see first hand the lifestyle of this community
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.
Photo by Fabritzia Piasenski
3-hour daily tour
Everyday at 10:30am or 01h30pm.
On weekends at 11:00am
*From Copacabana District*
*Two hours walking inside the favela.
Spanish / French / Italian - Speaking Guides
available Dona Marta and Alemão Slum Community.
Consult availability and prices.
owner of Exotic
Tours, is the pioneer in
sustainable tourism inside Rocinha and she
trains local people how to be guides as a social project
inside Rocinha. Our work inside favelas started in 1991 and has
growing along these years and became an improvement project
visited by many people around
the word looking for
different sightseeing's and points of view of Rio de Janeiro and its culture.
will create work opportunities
within the community. Our Sustainable
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 opportunity of work for those who
lives in the community. We do not say we help, we show it to you as
the guide lives inside the favela.
Price with discount for internet clients with
transportation from Leblon. Please check availability in
advance and consult
prices for transportation from other neighborhoods.
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This not only
give to them 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
culture, development and several activities they execute to make a
living - from making handcraft to recycling plastic. In this
regard, Rocinha is unique compared to other slums in Brazil, and indeed the world. The
locals visitors and their response has been highly positive as we
are very sensitive and respectful about the dignity and privacy
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”.
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”.
By Robert Cross,
Chicago Tribune, 2002.
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