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Pedra da Gavea

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Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Phone Number: 2178411348
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wonderful experience and pleasure.. unforgetufull….

is where you fly and see beautiful vies plus de experience of hangliding with the experts there.. is safe.. and an wonderful experience…the best ever… the birds lives a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

is where you fly and see beautiful vies plus de experience of hangliding with the experts there.. is safe.. and an wonderful experience…the best ever… the birds lives a good life!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I super recommend this hike! We did it based off a recommendation from a friend and couldn't have been happier. We took the 2018 bus, which we caught outside of Copacaba Palace (traffic changes direction based on the time of day and rush hour, so we had to wait till about 10:15 for vehicles to be headed the right way... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's very steep at times, occasionally requiring the use of a chain, but if you're reasonably fit and don't mind some clambering, you'll do fine. I didn't encounter too many people during my weekend hike, but unfortunately, many of the large rock faces are marred with graffiti, and not the artistic kind you find other places in Rio. Go with... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I flu like a bird! Awesome highly recommend if you like adventure to do it. It is safe and fun. My instructor Paulao was the best.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A magnificent rock that you can see for miles around. I think this was the name of the mountain I jumped off with a hang glider in tandem with the pilot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is a great option for adventure in Rio. But it is not easy: it took me six hours to go up, chill out over there and come down. I wasn't very lucky with the weather, it was really foggy. But, still the feeling of being in the highest part of the Wonderful City is just amazing. specially after such... More 

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Rimavska Sobota, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

When you climb up the rock the view is just awesome and you lose all words. From the rock you can take a beautiful pictures. If you are in Rio don´t miss this place. The very best is that this place is not overcrowded as Sugar Loaf or Corcovado

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quiet difficult and long hiking through Tijuca forest but it worth it. Take water and snacks with you. The view from the top is amazing. Rio - to the right, Barra - to the left. Best experience!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Absolute BEST part of my trip to Rio. I love hiking and this is a hike! The beginning of the hike can be tricky to get to. Our taxi driver had to stop multiple times for directions but we finally made it up a super steep hill in the cab and started the hike. You start off hiking through the... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This trail is a lot of fun to hike but only if you like fairly steep and challenging terrain. There are numerous places where you will have to use your hands to grab onto boulders, roots, trees, etc. to get to the top. There are also a few places where chains, foot pegs, etc. have been embedded into the rocks... More 

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Address: Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Phone Number: 2178411348
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Barra da Tijuca

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