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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
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$74.00*
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Incredible Hike to the top of Pedra da Gavea!

For the adventurous up for a tough hike this is a must while in Rio! Unfortunately we had bad luck with cloud cover so made it to the top without being able to see the view but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the adventurous up for a tough hike this is a must while in Rio! Unfortunately we had bad luck with cloud cover so made it to the top without being able to see the view but the hike was still incredible and quite the adventure. Be sure to have more days to do this in case of bad weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite scenic views of all my travels (28 countries) you must be fit and healthy as it is quite a exhausting climb approx 5-6 hours with stopping photos ect.. If you are not experienced in hiking you will definitely need a guide which I highly recommend and they take you to the best spots too which are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Definitely give this a go if you visit Rio. It can be hard to some but really worth it. And you will be very proud of yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

If you like extreme sport, beautiful views, and amazing pictures this is the place to go. The hike and rock climbing is approximate 7 hours in total if you don’t have much experience. If you’re an experience climber, I’m sure it will be a lot less than that. I don’t recommend this attraction for kids or the elderly. It’s highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Since the Rio Olympics and the opening of the metro's new line 4 (yellow), one can now travel within walking distance of Pedra da Gavea for only 4.10 R$. Take the metro to the "Jardim Oceanico" station. From here, it's a 2km (10 minute) walk to the entrance of Tijuca national park and the trail that leads to Pedra da... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I took the trail they call it "P-4", which is sort of a shorter one, but a bit harder since there are some full vertical climbing spots we took without equipment. But it's ok. That trail will take you to Garganta do Céu, a big plateau underneath a big cave on the side of Gavea Stone which will provide you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a difficult hike and you should be in good shape to do it. There is a section of rock climbing so be sure to have equipment if you want to see the view. I didn't have ropes so I used a guide from Rio Natural and had a great time. Be sure to do this on a clear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The last 30m need either a guide with a rope, or some strength and experience, the view is 100%. Go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My boyfriend and I started this hike around 11:30 am and finished around 4:30pm. It was an absolute amazing hike!! It definitely is a challenge so don't underestimate it. There are chains and some thin metal piping to help you up some of the big boulders but most of the hike is not for the faint of heart! There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Did the Gavea tour with the guide named Felipe and enjoyed it a lot. My girlfriend is not-so-experienced hiker and climber but we managed to finish it by choosing our tempo. She also doesn't work out so this "hard" hike is easily doable by average people and will provide you the best view from Rio and breathtaking pictures

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