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Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea 7-Hour Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea 7-Hour Hike

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From US$ 51.22 per person

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Hike up the monolithic mountain of Pedra da Gávea and get stunning views of Rio de Janeiro from 840 meters above sea level. Benefit from the services of a guide and instructor with experience of eco adventures and rock climbing.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • Climb one of the most famous mountains in Rio de Janeiro
  • Get breathtaking panoramas from the top of the Pedra da Gávea
  • Benefit from the support of certified guides and specialist equipment
Full description
Get spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro on an approximate 3-hour hike of Pedra da Gávea. Follow the challenging nature trails of the largest monolith in the world, starting at sea level and ascending through Tijuca National Park to an altitude of around 840 meters. Trek through the Carrasqueira section using the safety equipment provided by your instructor, and face the challenge of basic rock climbing of approximately 30 meters in height. Once past the Carrasqueira, continue to the mountain summit, and get rewarded with amazing views of the south and west areas of Rio de Janeiro before the walk back down.
  • Guide specialized in eco adventures
  • Climbing equipment
  • Private transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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

Meet at Praça Des. Araújo Jorge, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro (in the Barrinha district).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • The duration of the hike is approximately 3 hours. It is considered difficult, with some stretches of light climbing. No previous experience of rock climbing is required
  • The activity will be cancelled in the event of bad weather
  • Please bring at least 3 liters of drinking water per person, light snacks, light clothing, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunscreen and shoes with good grip
  • By booking, you attest knowledge of the risk inherent in this activity
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the activity to operate, if this number is not reached an alternative date/time or full refund will be offered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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I was really glad that I booked it since it has been one of the best hikes I have ever done. The scenery is amazing the climbing bit is really cool but what really made the difference and topped up the whole experience was Jessie our guide. We really enjoyed the fact that it was just two of us and she had time for us to make our tour even better. She is an amazing picture taker and we have gorgeous memories to take back home.

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January 19, 2020

This hike was absolutely fantastic. Heavier and more dangerous than I initially thought, but definitely worth it! You have to climb quite a bit, sometimes with a rope, but the view at the top is more than worth it! Guilherme was our guide and we could not have wished for a better guide. An absolute enthusiast who knows every plant and mountain top in the area and is full of stories of hikes he has done in his life. This is an absolute must for adventurous people!

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June 11, 2019

Fabolous place to hike with great guides

Our two guides guided a small group of three safely (we used helmets and ropes in a segment where others chose to climb unsecured) to the top. Communication in English no problem whatsoever and the guides had great knowledge of both wildlife and history of the area. Must do activity! (remember enough water!)

May 27, 2019

Product ID: 96606