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Pedra Da Gavea

Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil (Barra da Tijuca)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Paris, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great trek in a national park, 45 minutes of walk to get a marvelous view of Rio and the upcoming Barra da Tijuca, the Miami of Rio as some people like to call it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I hiked this with Marcelo of cruxecoaventura.com.br and we had an awesome time. Took 2 hours from the base to the summit and a bit less on the way down. Amazing views and great company. Best to go with someone who really knows the trail like the guides at Crux.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Enjoying nature and with company is just great. It's amazing how the mountain top look like a face. A must see. :-)

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

About 2,5 - 3 hours hike to the top with an amazing view! exercise garanteed! -Level: DIFFICULT The trail is beautiful and easy for those who are fit. If you have knee problems or you are scared of heights think twice before you do this trip. There are parts where you need to climb rock face. -RECOMMENDABLE- -Start before 12pm!!!... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Since the flow of tourists to Rio started to grow, this place has become a must-go to every criminal in the city, and there have been times when, for over two months, people were being held to gun point, tied up and robbed, some have been raped. I've been there many times but I am not putting myself under risk... More

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Denver, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was hands down the most challenging hike I have ever done! The beginning is up up up, mostly covered with tree roots, so it is as if you are climbing stairs, then there are about 4 areas that feel like you are doing light rock climbing...but that is not the real rock climbing part! I am really afraid of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is a 2-3 hours walking up and 1-2 hours down. You need to be in good shape to go, but is easy to park and walk up from Barra da Tijuca. Great tour, great views, fantatisc place! Do not forgot - WATER and CONFORTABLE tenis. Allow 5 hours minimum and start early in the morning. 844 meters up, biggest... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's a somewhat rigorous hike up... not recommended for children. But definitely recommended for the adventurous! I think everyone should do it. Be prepared to scale a few rocks and waterfalls... once you get to the top, you will be so happy you did. Go on a clear day. And bring snacks :-).

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is always happing something there: concerts, good music, beautiful people... It's deserve a visit for sure!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There were 4 of us and we just loved this hike and were amazed at the view. Having been to the Christo a few days before, we thought this was even better. Depending of your fitness level and climbing experience, the hike can be nice and stress free or extremely challenging mainly because of the "rock climbing" part ( about... More

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