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May 14, 2017
“A unique view from inside the favela”
May 14, 2017
“Favela Tour and Favela Green Project”
Discovering places unexplored by tourism in the city of Rio de Janeiro is a privilege that you can only get with someone like Alberto Mello, aka. Jungle Boy. The Jungle Boy Brasil is a website where you can discover and book some great activities...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
+55 21 98238-2589
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Alberto was very kind to show us around the favela. Being one of its inhabitant made it a very unique visit, explaining how it works and the different projects he launched to make it better (i.e grow vegetables, clean trash, sports playground). I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

When I came in Rio, I was very interested to visit the Favela of Ipanema and to discover various communities that make Brazil. Alberto is an excellent guide, he knows everybody in the Favela and I like the way he presents the life in the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Justine R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Alberto is an awesome guide, he knows everybody in the favela and you can tell he really loves it. He carries a social project in Cantagalo by himself with his soul. He is a real example of humanity and it feels good to hang out...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank baptistemalle1
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I can't share the same positive experiences as most of the others here. I booked the favela tour for our last day. I had an email conformation through with a note saying that details would be sent later. Later that evening I received another...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cessna1709
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We met Alberto at the metro station and the adventure began as we hopped on moto-taxi to reach a high point on the road. Then we hiked up a mountain for a beautiful view of ipanema, copacabana and the sunset. As we worked our way...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank bengivesreviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I booked the sunset tour of the favela with Alberto. eventhough it was a rainy afternoon, Alberto agreed to do this with me 1:1 since my flight out of Rio was due the next day. the insughtful visit of the community and ability to help...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank verkoc
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were afraid to do this tour but decided after reading reviews we would be in good hands. Alberto Mello is such an amazing guy. He told us all about his community of Cantagalo, their struggles with basic services like sanitation and water and how...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank TracyFergus
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A friend of mine recommended me to go on the sun rise hike to two brothers. As you have to start pretty early and the start of the hike is in a favela I didn't want to go without a local guide. Mainly for safety...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Matthias B
Alberto M, Owner at Jungle Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thank you for trusting on Jungle Boy! We woke up early to do something that only a few people in a big city like Rio had a chance to do. It's wortht to hike less than one hour to get that experience. The best sunrise...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Albert was an excellent tour guide. He was very courteous and informative of the local area. I actually met Albert before we even went on the tour. Albert was very accessible via. WhatsApp and was always able to be reached immediately. There are several negative...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrew B
Alberto M, Owner at Jungle Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Andrew, you are a real gentleman! Thank you for explaining everything! Hope to see you soon back to Rio. ;) great energy!

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We did the Two Brothers hike in Rio and it was one of the best experiences of our whole trip! We later went on to do 5 other countries, so that says something! Alberto is an awesome guide, super chilled and very helpful. Amazing views,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Alberto M, Owner at Jungle Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

One of the great things of being a jungle boy is that I can meet people from everywhere in the world showing my jungle, Rio de Janeiro. When those people are doing a big trip crossing around countries and continents you can imagine how lucky...More

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Kushynska S
1 April 2015|
Response from Julie C |
There's a link on his profile on Tripadvisor. :)
29 December 2014|
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Response from hammaday | Reviewed this property |
It's 59 US dollars for the sunrise hike - all info, prices, and payments are online on his website. You should get a confirmation to say when and where to meet - but I double checked by sending an email via the website and... More