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If you're looking for a life-changing experience then volunteering in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro while enjoying the sites and sounds of Brazil is right for you. Spend the weekdays assisting in a community-run daycare that provides support to over 100 children and youth, and spend your free weekends touring Rio.


Whats Included

  • Carte Blanche: Rio de Janeiro. 10 days hands-on volunteer project at a daycare centre in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Portuguese Lessons.
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches
  • Hostel in Rio (5 nts), dorms in the favela (8 nts, multi-share)
  • Taxis.
  • Local representative in Rio, project coordinator.
  • 8

Countries Visited

  • Brazil

Getting to know the locals, volunteering at a daycare centre in a Rio de Janeiro favela (shanty town).

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Days : 14

Price : From AED 4,066*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 2 - Light

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro (1B, 1L)
Days 3-5 Rio de Janeiro
Day 6 Rio de Janeiro (1B, 1L)
Day 7 Rio de Janeiro
Day 8 Rio de Janeiro
Day 9 Rio de Janeiro (1B, 1L)
Days 10-12 Rio de Janeiro
Day 13 Rio de Janeiro (1B, 1L)
Day 14 Rio de Janeiro

Trip Advice

Safety is important in the favelas. On any normal day, it is extremely safe to walk around alone as there is no risk of robbery or muggings. Yet, if there is a security issue, you will be advised not to walk in the streets and will be accompanied by a resident if necessary.

What to Take

For those who may wish to bring supplies to donate to the daycare, needed items include: Children's Clothing (especially underwear and t-shirts) School Supplies (i.e. notebooks,folders, pens, pencils)

About Accommodation

Participants will be staying in small house in the favela that was recently built by a family in the community. There are two rooms with two bunk-beds in each room. There are two shared bathrooms, a sitting room and kitchen. The house is approximately a 5 minute walk to the school. While in Rio you will be staying in our centrally-located hostel in Copacabana. The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but please note that the common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel.

Local Dress


On weekends and for dinner there is a kitchen available to prepare meals and there are small grocery stores close by. During the week, you should plan on cooking as there are no restaurants within the favela. Budget $250 USD for meals not included.

About our Transportation

Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. For transfers, you may have a local non English-speaking driver only, for included tours, you will be accompanied by an English speaking local guide.

Group Leader Description

Check List

* Passport (with photocopies) * Travel insurance (with photocopies) * Airline tickets (with photocopies) * USD cash * Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) * G Adventures vouchers * Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required * Camera and film / memory card * reading/writing material * binoculars * Fleece top or warm sweater * Windproof/waterproof jacket * Small towel and swim wear * 4 shirts/t-shirts * hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes * Sun hat * 2 pairs of shorts * 2 pairs of long trousers * Walking shoes or sneakers * Sport sandals * Sunblock * Sunglasses * Insect repellent (you may not need this but it's better to have a small bottle just in case) * Toiletries (biodegradable) * Watch or alarm clock * Water bottle * Purification tablets (optional) * First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights