Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, is in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Unlike its wealthy neighbouring districts, Rocinha has experienced decades of turmoil. Travel to the favela with World Nomads’ Chris Noble as he discovers Spin Rocinha, a youth empowerment and music development program, that’s helping the children and young adults to find opportunities and develop djing skills in the favela.
Around 700,000 tourists flock to Rio de Janeiro every year to witness the outrageously elaborate floats parade around the Sambadrome, while others head north to fully immerse themselves in the festival and Afro-Brazilian culture.
With 60 beaches to choose from, colonial architecture, local folklore and traditional fishing villages, discover Brazil's "Island of Magic".