Pedra de Gavea Hiking Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

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Duration: 8 hours
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Experience Highlights

Enjoy a hiking adventure to Pedra de Gávea on an approximately 8-hour hike from Rio de Janeiro. A local guide will accompany you throughout the hike, as you ascend 844 metres to the top of Pedra de Gávea. You will contemplate the natural spectacle, flora and fauna of the Tijuca rainforest along the way.

At the end you will be able to climb a piece of the trail using the climbing equipment included in the tour. At the top you will admire a breathtaking postcard view of Rio de Janeiro and then you will rappel down. The activity is done in small groups.

  • Hike through the Tijucarainforest with a climb to the Pedra de Gávea.
  • See Christ the Redeemer and an incredible panoramic view of Rio from the top.
  • Participate in an activity together with a small group of about 6 people
  • Relax and enjoy the experience with the included transfer service from your hotel in Rio de Janeiro (if option is selected)

What’s included

  • Hiking tour to Pedra de Gávea from Rio de Janeiro
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer to and from the hotel (if you have selected the option with transport)
  • Equipment for use on the excursion

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Step by Step

Explore the Tijuca rainforest on a hiking tour to Pedra de Gávea from Rio de Janeiro, a journey of approximately 8 hours.

The tour will be led by a local guide, who will accompany you on your 844-metre ascent on foot, while you admire the variety of flora and fauna of the rainforest. The points of interest you will visit are:

  • Parque Nacional da Tijuca: the Pedra Trail is located in this 39 square kilometre park, one of the largest urban rainforests in the world. With countless plant and animal species, several waterfalls and natural springs.
  • Pedra da Gávea: it is the largest monolith in the world located on the coast. You will walk along a path for about two hours until you reach the top.

There is a basic rock climbing section during the ascent called Carrasqueira, your guide will give you all the information, technique and equipment to rappel up and down.

When you reach the top you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro where you will see iconic landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer.

The tour is conducted in small groups of about 6 participants to ensure a more personalised and closer experience.

For more comfort, you have the opportunity to add a transfer service to and from your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Reviews

4.6
· 439 Reviews
  • M
    Marcos
    5
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    An unforgettable visit to Rio.
  • A
    Adrián
    5
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    There were only a few of us so we were able to follow a medium pace and reach the summit without feeling that we were going to see our ancestors before our time.
  • E
    Enzo
    5
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    Perfect for a unique experience without comparison.
  • D
    Daniel
    5
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    The jungle is incredibly thick, during the whole tour I was afraid that some wild animal would jump out to attack us, but it was all worth it when we got to the top and we could see everything from the height, being able to see Christ the Redeemer made it all worth it.
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