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Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

From US$ 46.14 per person

The Pedra da Gavea trail is the ideal challenge for travelers who want adventure, adrenaline and the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the challenging Pedra da Gavea
  • Rock climb with certified equipment
  • Learn about the myths and legends of Pedra da Gavea
Full description
Hike one of the most famous rock formations in this wonderful city, the Pedra da Gavea. Summit at 842 meters and take in the spectacular views of the Bay of Guanabara and some of the main beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Also, see majestic views of famous mountains in nearby Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Bico do Papagaio, Pedra Bonita and Corcovado. During your adventure along the Pedra da Gavea trail, you may also spot some wild animals of the Carioca Atlantic Forest! There are many animal and bird species that live in the greater Tijuca National Park area. Bring your camera and capture the panoramic views this special spot has to offer.
Includes
  • Specialist bilingual guide
  • Guided hike to Pedra da Gavea
  • Certified climbing gear for local use
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    In front of Bar do Oswaldo restaurant, Praça Desembargador Araújo Jorge, 1 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611-022, Brasil.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Daypack
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Oversize luggage
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, is not allowed, under penalty of cancellation of the activity
    • When booking this tour, you acknowledge the risk inherent in the activities
    • The itinerary and order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions
    • Bring comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, a light snack, 3 liters of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and a backpack to carry your things
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 39 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    Hike was more difficult than we expected, but views from the top were excellent. Our guide, Sergio, was terrific. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Pedra de Gavea hike was about 2.3 miles each way with 2400 foot elevation gain. Very steep and slick. Be prepared for a lot of climbing rocks. I am very thankful that we paid for a guide.

    October 27, 2022

    I could think of one of the best days in the company of the guide Sergio. He was able to share his passion with us through these 8 hours of hiking and that in 3 different languages. I thank him again for this. Incredible day spent with him. Ps: do not be dizzy and afraid to climb. The view and breathtaking once you get to the top.

    August 14, 2022

    This hike was incredible! By far the best view of Rio de Janeiro when you make it to the top. This hike is certainly not for beginners though. The hike was difficult and felt dangerous at times, but 100% worth it if you’re up for an challenge and comfortable with heights. Would HIGHLY recommend with anyone looking for an adventure!

    March 20, 2022

    Product ID: 142839