The Pedra da Gávea (Gávea Stone) tour is one of the most startling and rewarding of all hiking tours in Rio de Janeiro. The summit stands at 842m / 2763ft above sea level. The ascent takes around two and a half hours and, once close to the top, you will probably feel the butterflies. Despite a steep but short hand-climbing (15m / 49ft) there is nothing to fear in Pedra da Gávea hiking tour. It’s all perfectly safe and requires no experience. From up there, the view of Tijuca Forest and all the city is wonderful and we can see Rio's most famous landmarks. On our way down, we will do rappel on the section that we climb the rock. In case of bad weather, this tour may be replaced.
• Pedra da Gavea, Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261 Brazil