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Pedra da Gavea

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Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
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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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Crazy hike in a foggy day

Soon after I started hiking it got foggy, and rocks are wet. and I didn't realize I was not on the most visited trail (there're 2 trails to the peak). Luckily I was picked up by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soon after I started hiking it got foggy, and rocks are wet. and I didn't realize I was not on the most visited trail (there're 2 trails to the peak). Luckily I was picked up by a small group of Rio4fun, and they provided me with gears and care. Otherwise I would have turned back at the first climbing section.... More 

Thank Erding007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hike is simply amazing. You trek through beautiful jungle almost the whole way to the top which gives you welcome respite from the sun, along with having the peace and tranquility of being in such a natural place. In saying that, it is not an easy hike. After a reasonably mild gradient at the start you soon encounter a... More 

Thank Adam W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is well worth the views at the top, but a word of warning: definitely not for beginners as the gradient is steep pretty much all the way up. It takes about 2-2.5 hrs to get to the top with a section where you will have to rock climb. At the top there are two summits where you can... More 

Thank JuanSyL
Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mountain is very unique, it has a face carved into it and lots of stories to go with it. It is a good hike and the rewards are fantastic! what a view!

Thank krimenescal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was soo impressed with this trek up Pedra da Gavea, the views are amazing from the summit. Me and my friend booked the trek through aboutRio.com and we had a great guide called Max, he didn't speak much English but we still had an amazing day with him. With that been said, there were groups we passed that didn't have... More 

Thank Christopher R
Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The view of the famous beaches is super from here. Also, if you like paragliding, this is the place to come. Paragliding in tandem is less expensive than doing it solo.

Thank wildrio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Good trek, but wear suitable clothing and footwear. Don't be put off without ropes. My friend and I did it without ropes. You will not be disappointed with the view.

Thank Andy F
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We did this trail and the views at the top and on the way up were amazing. We went with a tour company called nattrip. Daniel was our guide and he was very good. Unless your experienced at climbing I'd recommend a guide with ropes and harnesses. Daniel was very thorough and ensured our safety and enjoyment. Well worth the... More 

Thank Gerard C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Beautiful and unbeatable area in Rio. Great to visit the Christ and see the forest of Tijuca. Wonderful views of the city.

Thank Danuza
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It is a bit of an effort to get to the top, but once you make it up there, the views are breath-taking!

Thank Serah K

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