welcome to favela adventures!
We are a small company that is operated 100% by residents in the favela of Rocinha. Our company consists of five parts of sustainable tourism in the favela. Our main purpose is to educate people about our community and the great things that exist here.
Favelatour.org and FAVELA ADVENTURES strives to empower the people of Rocinha by giving them the opportunity to run, organize and make the tours themselves. These residents who have created this company ALL reside in the favela and the income made from these tours is put directly back into the community.
Fourty percent of what is earned through our tours is being saved so that we can continue to fund our DJ School Spin Rocinha, check out our new website!! We also support an English school called Favela Phoenix. I recently met up with a group that works with street dogs and cats so we are now helping them. Their organization is called (PLAR) Projeto Lar ao Animais da Rocinha. Their focus to to help spay and neuter stray dogs and cats in the favela.
We are working with a green environmental project called FAVELA VERDE that develops gardens at the top of the favela. This will help provide a valuable food source for the residents of Laboriaux. For more information about volunteering or taking a tour of this project, please contact directly Favela Verde project director Diogo Barbosa at; Diogooasis@hotmail.com
For complete understanding of the work we do you can read this blog post which explains everything clearly.
If you want to know more about any of these projects, how you can help, donate equipment or time, please contact us.
NEW!! HELP US BUILD A COMMUNITY CENTER IN ROCINHA!
Learn more about this initiative and how you can help!
DONATIONS FROM OUTSIDE OF BRAZIL
We often receive emails from people who wish to help out and donate. We do NOTaccept money donations but, school or art supplies are more than welcome. We now have a donations coordinator who is working with us to collect items for our programs. Her name is BERIT OLLESTAD and she lives in the TriState area. She travels to Rio de Janeiro twice a year to bring donations to different locations in the favela. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to learn about all the different types of tours we offer, which are more of a cultural exchange and enjoyable learning experience, than a short stop into the community. Visits to the community vary in length and type depending on what visitors want to do and how long they want to visit. If there is something you really want to see on your visit here, please let us know. We want your visit to Rocinha to be fun as well! Please read about other guests experiences who came to Rocinha on the TESTIMONIALS page. Our tours/visits are very different from the standard of other companies because all of us that give the tours live here in Rocinha!
IMPORTANT: Tours book up quickly. Because of the quality visits we offer, we ONLY give 1 tour/visit a day with a maximum of 8 people. Please view our booking page to learn more about how to set up your tour!
We'll come meet you wherever your staying in Zona Sul and, if you are staying outside of Copacanana, Ipanema or Leblon, we will set up a meeting point. In Copacabana our meeting place is the COPACABANA PALACE by the statue of the man standing, about 15 meters from the front door of the Palace. In Ipanema or Leblon our meeting points are Posto 9, 10 or 11 (Lifeguard posts on the beach).
For any other information or questions, Zezinho can be reached at email@example.com.
We support the intiative of PACK FOR A PURPOSE
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects here in our favela Rocinha.
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