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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Pedra da Gavea is one of the most famous rock formations of Rio de Janeiro and the most admired adventure in the city. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is the ideal hiking tour for those who enjoy lots of adventure and adrenaline. You will go to the summit of Pedra da Gavea, which is the biggest block of solid rock by the sea in the world. At the top of its 844 meters, you can see the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Jockey Club, the Botafogo cove, the Aterro do Flamengo, the Sugar Loaf mountain, the Morro da Urca, the Pedra Bonita, the Corcovado - Christ  the Redeemer Statue and the other mountains of the Tijuca Forest and landmarks such as Guanabara Bay, Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra Tijuca and the Serra dos Orgaos Region.
This hiking tour takes place inside the Atlantic Rainforest, so you have great chances to encounter wild animals during the hike.
  • Enjoy a scenic, stress-free hike to Pedra da Gavea on this tour
  • Explore the lush Rio’s Tijuca Rainforest and see native wildlife
  • Take in expansive views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of the rock
  • Learn more about Brazil from your guide on the hike
What to Expect
Your small-group tour starts either with hotel pickup in Rio (if option selected) or at a central meeting point. Begin your hike at the C sector of the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Park and walk the steep trail on your way to Pedra da Gavea.
Observe native wildlife during the steep climb to the top. When the hiking trail ends, strap into provided climbing gear to scale the Carrasqueira until you reach Pedra da Gavea. No previous rock climbing skills are needed.
At the top, take in views of Rio de Janeiro below. At 2,770 feet (844 meters), you see Sugarloaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, Ipanema beach, and more.
Rappel down the rock and head down the trail to conclude the tour at your original meeting point or with hotel drop-off (if option selected).
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be in Rio for work and as soon as I saw Pedrea de Gavea I knew I needed to get to the the top. A quick google search and look through the positive reviews here led me to book this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lees027
Reviewed May 31, 2019

I believe that the best tours should show you parts of the world you can't read in a book. The real way the locals live and hike. When Guilherme does a tour, he does just that. We saw parts of Pedra da Gavea that no-one...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

The first time I saw the picture of Pedra da Gávea outlook I decided to hike up. Although the hike/climb is possible without a guide I highly recommend a professional guide if you don’t have good climbing experience and are in very good physical shape....More

Thank moejoe_world
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

This is such a great hike. We had Didi as the tour guide and he was exceptional. Great English and made the experience feel very fun. Equipment was defiantly needed and he helped us the whole way. It was a tremendous experience. You have to...More

Thank 701cameront
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The hike itself is amazing, the views, terrain, plants and animals were all just very cool. We met up with the guide Diogo and he was awesome. He guided us, gave us extra information about the area, the plants and animals. He was a consummate...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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