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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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One of the most amazing sightseeing spots of Rio

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
William Y
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank MaggieCarlson
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

2 Thank Märt T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Definitely worth seeing the view, this in case you do not want to para-glide... Loved the place, loved the view... definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This isn't a walk in the park - but it's definitely worth it. Unless you are an experienced rock climber, I would definitely go with a guide. Purely so that you can have use of a harness & ropes at the part where you need to scale the vertical rock wall. The day I went the wind was blowing a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Hiking Pedra da Gavea was one of the best things I did in ten days of exploring Rio de Janeiro. It is an extremely rewarding climb, with beautiful trees and rocks along the trail and a spectacular vantage point at the top. I highly recommend it if you are into hiking or climbing and are physically fit. I arrange a... More 

Thank Monica R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I should have known better, over 60yrs and knees not so good. I managed to get to the 3rd point and the natural environment was fantastic. Others in our group saw a variety of birds and at least one variety of monkey.

Thank BillofOz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I am fit, I do quite a bit of hiking in Vancouver, BC and the surrounding area - some beautiful / challenging climbs. However, this could just be one of the "ultimate" ones. The recommended time was 2.5 hours each way, I did it in 1.25 hours each way. BUT it was NOT easy. The route itself has an elevation... More 

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