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Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de Janeiro provided by Rio Natural Ecotourism

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Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de Janeiro

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On the western zone of Rio de Janeiro an imposing plateau of rock called Pedra da Gávea(The Gávea Stone). It is the largest monolith in South America, as well as the highest coastal monolith in the world and is perfect for an adventurous hike. According to some local legends the Pedra da Gávea is a visiting place for extra-terrestrials as well as being a portal to other dimensions. The trail begins in Barra da Tijuca and passes through the Atlantic Rain Forest. Hikers will need to keep their eyes peeled for small mammals and birds which inhabit the tree tops. The trail culminates at the summit of Pedra da Gávea, 844 meters above sea level, with the best views in Rio de Janeiro. From the top of Pedra da Gávea there are breath taking views of all of Rio’s beaches, lagoons, Sugar Loaf and overlooking Christ the Redeemer in the distance.
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Departure Point
Praça Des. Araújo Jorge, 26 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611-220, Brazil
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Accredited climbing guide
  • Food and drinks are not included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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toebeeus wrote a review Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany12 contributions6 helpful votes
We hiked Pedra da Gávea and on the next day up the sugarloaf with PAULO! Both hikes were marvellous as expected with beautiful nature and vistas of Rio and the sea. Both hikes had one difficult part each where ropes were required to climb or descend, but with the help of PAULO
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Lauren W wrote a review Jan 2020
Austin, Texas11 contributions
This hike was so much fun and our guide Rafael Caja was fantastic. The hike had many different types of hiking and climbing aspects to it, I’ve got a good bit of experience but even though it might be difficult for some it’s accessible to everyone especially with the right
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Matt wrote a review Dec 2019
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We used Rio Natural for two hikes for our trip to Rio - Christ the Redeemer and Pedra de Gavea. Both times we used them were fantastic! The guides were knowledgeable, professional, and personable and we couldn't recommend Rio Natural more. I'll admit that when we were planning
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Rio Natural Ecotourism
Elizabeth G
Absolutely perfect Rio experience
Wow, where to begin? Having taken a solo trip to Rio, I am so grateful I booked three days’ worth of private tours
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Awesome time. Great, friendly, fun, knowledgeable guides. Used them for 2 separate adventures and definitely recomm
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Rainforest Hike
We were picked up by our tour guide Paolo on time and dropped off. The hike was awesome and we really enjoyed the v
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The hike and trail was amazing! Our tour guide was nice but distracted. Overall if you google the entrance point to
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Copacabana Stand Up Paddle
What an memorable stand up paddle experience. Paddling out from Copacabana Beach and heading toward Sugarloaf Moun
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Tijuca Tour - great experience
We went on the Tijuca classic tour with Daniel, owner of Rio Natural, and loved it. There was a chance of rain that
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Private Trek experience
Vini was a great tour guide and a genuinely nice person with a polite nature. We were picked up promptly from our
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Not quite a tour
This tour. What I can say our guide Veniscios was nice and friendly. However he was driving and I had to tell him t
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Hiking and Rock Climbing
Used them twice and had a great experience both times. Guides were knowledgeable and accommodating..
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Peter K
Fantastic Experience in Nature in the Heart of Rio
Thanks to Daniel, the tour guide and owner of Rio Natural, I had a wonderful morning experiencing, seeing and enjoy
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Daniel was a gr8 tour leader. He made sure we saw as much of Tijuca to fully appreciate it in a half day. Daniel wa
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Julissa A
Excellent experience on tour!!
This tour is great if you love nature and hiking. Daniel was great at keeping in touch with us the days prior of
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Fun Trip + Hiking to Dois Irmaos
It was a spontaneous decision and thanks to thesw guys that they have make it possible. Our tourguide was Vini. A v
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Nice tour
It was wonderful. Had a great time. And Thiago is a helpful, knowledgeable & fun tour guide. Willing to go an extra
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Rafting in the rainforest
We had a great day doing a white water rafting tour with this company and thoroughly enjoyed a day out of the city.
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Key Details
  • Pedra da Gavea, Parque Nacional da Tijuca
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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