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Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

1. Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Experience the mystique of the Vidigal favela and discover a peaceful community that emerged in the city around 1940. Get stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from one of the most interesting locations in Rio de Janeiro. Start your hike in Vidigal, and experience the favela like a resident. Use the transport system that circulates the neighborhood and rub shoulders with the locals. Follow your guide in a group through the forest and head to the first viewpoint. Look down at the favela of Rocinha and see one of Latin America's largest slums. Continue to the next viewpoint for a breathtaking view of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita. See Corcovado in the other direction before going to the summit of Two Brothers hill (Morro Dois Irmaos). From there, it's possible to see all the famous beaches of Rio spread out before you, including Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Hike for approximately 4.5 hours to turn your favela tour into a true adventure. Experience the warmth of the Vidigal community and get a better understanding of the social divisions in Rio de Janeiro. 

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Rio de Janeiro: Eco City Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Eco City Tour

If you’ve already spent a day in Rio visiting its most popular attractions, head out into the city's lush natural surroundings. Over the course of the day, discover a variety of different ecosystems: a tropical rainforest, mountains, waterfalls, secluded beaches, lagoons, and more. Perfect for those who love nature but are not in the mood to hike, this is an easy walking tour that takes you to visit the South, North and West of Rio in one day. Begin your tour at the Penhasco Dois Irmãos Park for a great view of the Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Afterwards, head to the Tijuca Forest National Park, where you’ll visit the Chinese View summit, Taunay Waterfall, and Canoas Summit. After a quick break for snacks and lunch, it’s off to Chico Mendes Lagoon Park, a mangrove lagoon where you may see caimans and capybaras. Continue on to Prainha Beach Park, a tiny, secluded beach beloved by surfers and surrounded by mountains and rainforest. You’ll cap things off with a trip to Grumari Beach Park, a protected and secluded beach area, where you can take a walk on the beach or a quick dip in the ocean. Afterwards, you’ll be transported back to your accommodation.

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Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmãos Hill Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmãos Hill Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour

Go up to the top of Dois Irmãos Hill in a van or moto-taxi, riding through the Vidigal favela. Enjoy a hike through the forest and take in the spectacular views from above the popular Ipanema and Leblon beaches. See the way the city mixes with the Tijuca Forest on your hike. On your way back, take a walking tour through the Vidigal favela. Explore this fascinating neighborhood and find out about the changes it has gone through over the years.

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What people are saying about Two Brothers Hill

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 27 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour! Eduardo is a great guide, he’s friendly and helpful and gave us some interesting informations about Rio De Janeiro. The hike itself was beautiful even though we could not see a lot up there because it was cloudy. The walk through the favelas of Vidigal was an impressive experience and Eduardo took us to a nice bar with e amazing view. We definitely would recommend the tour :)

The tour was really great! I personally didn’t put the hiking trail away so easily! It was exhausting and sometimes dangerous because it was steep and slippery in places. But our guide Guilherme was totally relaxed and was always joking. He also made us take so many breaks whenever we needed them. Every effort is worthwhile for the breathtaking view at the end and is worth every sweat bead! :-D

Very nice experience in the favela and the views from the hill are spectacular, it is difficult to climb so you have to wear comfortable clothes, safe shoes and water, but it is a very nice place

Excellent guide

A very different experience. From riding a motorcycle taxi through the favela, to the tour and finally the views ... It was my favorite view of Rio.

Excellent!

Absolutely amazing experience. Quite a strenuous walk but a beautiful view that can’t be missed.