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About Itaway Ecotours
We are a registered guiding service which mission is to provide sustainable experiences to the general public through safe adventures. Composed by local experts, we are specialized in outdoor activities (land, water and air). Check our website for more tour options. Whether you're interested in breathtaking landscapes, water sports or city tours, we have the best day planned for you!
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Adventure Hiking Excursion in Rio National Park: Pedra da Gávea Trail
Take a challenging hike to one of Rio de Janeiro’s most scenic viewpoints during this small-group excursion. Trek through Tijuca Rainforest to reach the famous Pedra da Gavea for stunning views of the city. Discover local wildlife, refresh yourself in a waterfall, learn about the history of Rio, and rock climb up a small section to reach the famous rock. This tour is recommended for those with strong physical fitness.
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8 hours
from $67.57
Experience Climbing a Multi-Pitch Route: Beginners to Advanced
Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner to advanced. Let's climb!
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $73.20
Dive in Paradise: Day Trip to Arraial do Cabo from Rio
Down where its wetter, darling it's better, under the sea? Ever wanted to visit the world of the ocean and see what the fish see?

Swim with the fish and explore the crystal clear waters of Arraial do Cabo, a beach town 2 hours outside of Rio de Janeiro, also known as the Brazilian Caribbean.
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10 hours
from $168.91
Pedra do Telégrafo + Wild Beaches: Best Spot for Stunning Pictures
Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and explore the wild region of Barra de Guaratiba. Embark on a hike to Pedra do Telegrafo for beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Rio in the distance before exploring a handful of rugged beaches for a bit of relaxing. This small-group excursion is suitable for most travelers and is limited to eight for a more personalized experience.
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8 hours
from $86.71
Sugar Loaf Hike & Easy Climb (Costao Route)
Wish to explore rock climbing in Rio de Janeiro while hiking your way to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain? The Costao Route is a guided-tour that combines hiking, scrambling, and a brief and easy climbing section. Reach the top and enjoy the famous panoramic view after taking part in one of Rio’s best outdoor adventures.
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4 hours
from $56.30
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

wonderful treck with alexis the french guide...4 hours of effort.. but what a sensatio...climbing this rock..beeing over the birds...listenning the silence in the bis city of rio... awesome experience to test climbing in these conditions. alexis is a professionnal guide with a lot of stories...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Fred W
AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Fred, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us! We are so happy to read that you had an awesome experience. The conditions on this day were not the best but you nailed it! Thanks for experiencing our playground with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this mountain hike and this agency !! The Pao de Açucar’s Mountain hike is For sportive people. the guide is super cool and relaxed, amazing view on the Pão de Acucar You definitely won’t be disappointed!!More

Thank Meggg74
AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meggane, thanks so much for the 5-star review and for recommending us! We are thrilled to know that you loved the experience, that means everything to us! Next time you are in town, you should try to hike up Pedra da Gavea. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Previously we did the Rio sugar loaf with this company, and it was an insane experience, so we did the Pedra da Gavea trail this time, and I just never saw this. Huge trail, Raphael was so kind, and insane lanscape. I will do it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5-star review, Benjamin! We are really happy that you had an amazing time climbing Pedra da Gavea with Rafael. I will make sure that he gets your kind words. We are stocked having you adventuring with us during your stays in Rio....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the padre Da gavea hike yesterday and it was amazing. We had Diogo as our guide and he couldn’t have been more helpful. During the hike, Diogo taught us about the plants/wildlife and history of the area, pointing out the local trees and...More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review Bryan! Diogo was so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Pedra da Gavea. One of our main goals at Itaway is to share our knowledge about the local ecosytem. The Tijuca Forest is full...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience with Alexis in October. I brought my parents and sister for an original excursion. After a short hike, we had to climb approximately 15 meters to reach the peak of Sugarloaf. The views of the whole city, Niteroi, the Guanabara...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an amazing review, Simon! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us. Guiding your group was such a blast! I had a lot of fun. We're happy that it was an amazing experience, and we're looking forward the next climb! Cheers, Alexis VQM...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up with friends, was not so easy but 100% worth it! Ask for Thiago if possible, very friendly guide!More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joshua, Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! The trail can be challenging, but our guides make sure that the hike is safe and fun. We are happy that it was a great time. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend this tour. Most amazing view over the city. Thiago was amazing as a guide - ask for him when you book.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jakob, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are stocked to learn that it was the highlight of your stay in Rio. Your happiness means the world to us! I made sure that Thiago got the recognition he deserves. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great outing with Alexis today ! He is so calm and attentive and really makes sure that everybody is OK, gives advice (and help if needed) and tells you all these things about nature and the surroundings but also about the city...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us, Eva! We couldn't be more happy to know that you loved the activity. The most exciting way to reach the top of Sugarloaf is to skip the cable car! Thank you again for experiencing Itaway...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had the pleasure to do the Pedra da Gavea hike. We were accompanied by a great guide with a lot of hike and climb experience. It was needed because the hike is pretty challenging for the non hikers and climbers among us. You...More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review, Robert! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Pedra da Gávea and that your guide was experienced and helpful! Thanks again for choosing Itaway Ecotours, we had a great time adventuring with you. Please come...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Our guide was full of enthusiasm and knowledge of the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. He presented many options for different routes and difficulty levels. This hike was the highlight of my trip!More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Hi Brenda, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you loved the experience, your happiness means the world to us! Next time you’re here, you should try the trek Petrópolis x Teresópolis - we are sure you will have a blast. We...More

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