Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Walking Tour with Local Guide
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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The tour was nice and enjoyable. The site was pretty nice as well as the ride with Tram. Santa Teresa is a good place to go due to its plenty of different restaurantes and sight seen. Perhaps, I would like to spent a litte bit more time to spare time and get some drink and snack in those nice restaurants and feel better the surroundings. The guide tour was cool and explain very well.
The driver and tour guide was very prompt came on time to pick and drop us. The guide was very informative, proactive and very interesting to listen to he spoke in 3 languages. St.Theresa, Lapa and the steps was a really beautiful place to visit. Food and drink is not provided, however, the tour guide considered taking a break and let us get refreshments in between.
Yan is a very informative, good humoured, great photographer, attentive (especially to those who are not so experienced biking in the city - like myself :D) and overall great city bike tour guide. Highly recommended for all all ages, as well as both experienced and beginner level cyclists!
Tour was as described, as presented in accessible media materials. What made it excellent was Carlos, the guide. His knowledge and insights into the history and present day life of/in favelas (all 786 in Rio & surrounds) was invaluable. Truly an exceptional experience. Salud, Carlos, sir.
Philip (who led trip) is a seasoned cyclist, who's been living in Rio for quite a while) - is also a good leader. One other (minor) positive was that the group was made up of northern Europeans - felt at home, again!