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Pedra da Gavea Tours

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Pedra da Gavea
When Portuguese sailors entered Guanabara Bay in January 1502, they spotted Pedra da Gavea and thought its shape resembled a topsail of a ship, giving the now famous mountain its name. The granite peak rises 2,769 feet (844 meters) above sea level and plummets almost directly down toward the sea.

Under the administration of Tijuca National Park, Pedra da Gavea has a challenging but well-marked hiking trail to the top, where the views rival those from Sugarloaf and Corcovado. The entire hike takes about six hours to complete.

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Guided hiking tours are a great way to trek Pedra da Gavea, as there is a short and steep ascent near the end of the trail that is easier with ropes and harnesses.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22451-261, Brazil
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tourHiking

Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro visit to new heights thanks to this small-group hiking excursion to the top of Pedra da Gavea. Travel to Rio’s Tijuca rainforest for your ascent of this 2,770-foot (844-meter) pinnacle of rock, admiring local wildlife during the steep climb. You’ll eventually strap on climbing equipment, completing a few basic rock climbing sections on your trip to the top. Enjoy stunning views of greater Rio from the peak before rappelling back down. A guide and all necessary equipment are all included.
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  • 8 hours
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Adventure Hiking Excursion in Rio National Park: Pedra da Gávea TrailHiking

Adventure Hiking Excursion in Rio National Park: Pedra da Gávea Trail

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Take a challenging hike to one of Rio de Janeiro’s most scenic viewpoints during this small-group excursion. Trek through Tijuca Rainforest to reach the famous Pedra da Gavea for stunning views of the city. Discover local wildlife, refresh yourself in a waterfall, learn about the history of Rio, and rock climb up a small section to reach the famous rock. This tour is recommended for those with strong physical fitness.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Gávea Stone - Full ExperinceHiking

Gávea Stone - Full Experince

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 One of the most coveted trails in Rio de Janeiro, Pedra da Gávea is imposing in all its form, and to absorb everything it offers, it is necessary to have a registered and experienced Tourism Guide in mountains and nature. »We will take the trail calmly and respecting the individual time of the people. »We will stop a few times for rest and hydration. »At first we will take a circular trail, climb on one side and descend on the other side for the best experience possible. »Before going up there will be a quick explanation to remember what was previously gone through messages. »The trail has an average of 6h30min, so it is important to have the support of a super experienced guide to help you in the most critical points. »The script may change according to the day and weather. But we will try to make the most of each place. »And of course, let's take a lot of fun and professional camera shots
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Garganta do Ceu Cave Hiking Private Tour and Pedra da GaveaHiking

Garganta do Ceu Cave Hiking Private Tour and Pedra da Gavea

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Embark on a rigorous hike to Garganta do Ceu cave, situated on the south face of Pedra da Gavea. This private full-day tour, led by an expert guide, offers sturdy hikers a steep and demanding trek through the dense Atlantic Rainforest with some basic rock climbing and rappelling. On arrival you’re rewarded with magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay and Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill).
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  • 8 hours
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Pedra da Gavea Hike in Rio de JaneiroHiking

Pedra da Gavea Hike in Rio de Janeiro

Get the best views of Rio de Janeiro, from a secluded spot that few tourists know about, on a challenging hike to Pedra da Gavea. This high-adrenaline tour combines a steep uphill ascent with a stint of basic rock climbing, making it suitable for travelers with a good level of fitness. From the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Rio’s iconic coastline and Christ the Redeemer.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Hike to the Pedra da Gávea with a Professional guide!Hiking

Hike to the Pedra da Gávea with a Professional guide!

This is undoubtedly the greatest hiking challenge in Rio de Janeiro. A mountain that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. One of the biggest monoliths in front of the ocean in the world. During the hike we might be gifted by the appearance of forest-dwelling animals such as monkeys, coatis, toucans and more! At the end, an optional waterfall shower can be taken!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Trail to the summit of Pedra da GáveaHiking

Trail to the summit of Pedra da Gávea

The Pedra da Gávea trail is very beautiful, with a low degree of difficulty, and has a beautiful view of the beaches of Barra and São Conrado.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Hiking Tour to Pedra da Gávea - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco TripHiking

Private Hiking Tour to Pedra da Gávea - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco Trip

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The best hike in Rio ever! Pedra da Gávea is the largest block of stone by the sea in the world! It’s hard about 2-3 hours hike but certainly it will be awesome. The tour is an adventure since the beginning, hiking into the Tijuca Forest and experiencing its wild life. There´s only a small easy climbing section that you climb with a guide & all safety equipment. At the top you can get the best view of all the beaches of south and west zones, the main mountains, and if you lucky you can see base jumpers and wing suits crossing the sky to land on the beach! If you are traveling alone let us know that we can include you in an existing group.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Pedra da Gávea - hiking private tour with safety equipmentHiking

Pedra da Gávea - hiking private tour with safety equipment

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This is a private tour, our guide will go all the way respecting your pace, so you don't have to work hard to keep up with other people or wait for stragglers, avoiding this common situation when hiking mixed-group trails with different rhythms. we will give you all the support you need to reach the peak of the largest seaside monolith in the world. Our team uses safety equipment for the most difficult sections, and to descend the "Carrasqueira", a 30 meter high stretch, we have climbing equipment, ropes, carabiners, ribbons, brakes and helmets to ensure the maximum safety possible. It is recommended to take: Sneakers; Light clothing (and bath); 3lt Water; Repellent; Sunscreen; Snacks.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Pedra Da Gavea Hike in Rio de Janeiro with TransferHiking

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Pedra Da Gavea Hike in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

Trek the Pedra da Gávea trail with a hiking guide during this 3-hour eco-adventure in Rio. Over the course of 2.5 hours, make your way to the summit of one of the city's most famous rock formations at 2,763 feet (842 meters) above sea level. Get stunning views of the Tijuca Forest and the entire city of Rio de Janeiro, including its most famous landmarks. Although the last portion of the trail is steep, this hike is suitable for most fitness levels. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
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Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de JaneiroHiking

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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  • 7 hours
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VIP Jeep Tour Tijuca Forest, up 4 only, hiking & waterfalls + photographerHalf-day Tours

VIP Jeep Tour Tijuca Forest, up 4 only, hiking & waterfalls + photographer

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With anti-Covid strategy*. MAXIMUM 4 PEOPLE AND GOOD FOR DAYS IN THE SUN OR RAIN: for 6 hours and in a Troller T4 4x4, we will explore the third largest urban forest in the world with its many attractions, including the Pedra Bonita hiking, a secret beach, waterfall shower, surprises and a full time photographer to boost your social networks. Insta saffo_tour. *Anti-Covid strategy: 1) only very short groups, preferably customizing for couples, families or friends, up to 4 in each car. We can use a second car if necessary, windows always opened; 2) Most of experience occurs in open areas; 3) everyone must use masks; alcool 70% plus water and soap are always avaiable ; 4) Only 1 experience/day in order to assure everything clean. Keep in touch if you have any questions about safety.
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  • 6 hours
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Book Your Helicopter Flight - Beautiful Beaches & Olympic Park by Rio2FlyFull-day Tours

Book Your Helicopter Flight - Beautiful Beaches & Olympic Park by Rio2Fly

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Um voo panorâmico pela região da Barra da Tijuca, com as vistas mais incríveis que se pode ter da cidade Maravilhosa. Praias da Barra, Recreio, Reserva, Golfe Olímpico, Parque Olímpico, Lagoa Marapendi e muito mais para te surpreender!
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  • 15 minutes
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  • 15 minutes
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Fly from Paragliding in Rio de JaneiroHiking

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Fly from Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Unique experience that will be done by a professional; photos and footage included; transport until the beginning of the activity included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Climb to the top of Pedra da GaveaHiking

Climb to the top of Pedra da Gavea

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The Pedra da Gavea trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes in Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Tijuca National Park and passing through the Atlantic Forest, the trail is a steep ascent to the summit of the world’s tallest coastal monolith. Experience this hike with one of our certified AGUIPERJ guides!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Pedra da Gávea Complete
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Pedra da Gávea Complete

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We climb the Pico dos Quatro trail, where we will enjoy the beautiful view of the Canyon of Heaven, and soon after we reach the summit of the largest monolith in the world by the sea, ending the experience we will return by Carrasqueira. ♦ Discover Canyon of Heaven and Carrasqueira, instead of going up and down the same place! ♦ Top of the largest monolith in the world by the sea, 843 meters high!
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  • 7 hours
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Pedra da Gavea Hike Tour - (Gavea Stone)Hiking

Pedra da Gavea Hike Tour - (Gavea Stone)

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Hike to the summit of the famous Pedra da Gavea on a full-day small-group tour from Rio de Janeiro. This 842 meter summit isn’t for the faint of heart but those who make it are rewarded with fantastic views of the coastal city. Hike through Tijuca National Forest, a UNESCO-listed site, and observe popular landmarks from the top such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
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  • 7 hours
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Pedra da Gávea, the best trail in Rio de Janeiro with photos included!Hiking

Pedra da Gávea, the best trail in Rio de Janeiro with photos included!

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You'll conquer the top of the hardest trail in town and surely have the best shot of your life!
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  • 7 hours
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Jeep Tour Tijuca forest, Pedra Bonita hiking and secret beach + photographerHalf-day Tours

Jeep Tour Tijuca forest, Pedra Bonita hiking and secret beach + photographer

With Anti-Covid Strategy *. BEST EFFORT/VIEW RATIO IN RIO, 700m HEIGHT. From Barra da Tijuca, we pass the secret Joatinga beach and go through the third largest urban forest in the world, which holds relics from the times of our emperors, aboard an exclusive Jeep Ford Troller on a 3-hour tour (40 minutes of trail) + a paparazzi to call your own. Insta saffo_tour. OBS: there is another tour option, 6 hours, where we can also explore other sectors such as Parque Florestal da Tijuca with waterfall bath, Vista Chinesa, Alto da Boa Vista, Mesa do Imperador, Mirante da Joatinga and even discover the secret Praia da Joatinga. *Anti-Covid strategy: 1) only very short groups, preferably customizing for couples, families or friends, up to 4 in each car. We can use a second car if necessary, windows always opened; 2) Most of experience occurs in open areas; 3) everyone must use masks; alcool 70% plus water and soap are always avaiable ; 4) Only 1 experience/day in order to assure everything clean. Keep in touch if you have any questions about safety.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Helicopter Tour in Rio de Janeiro | 30 MINWinter Sports

Helicopter Tour in Rio de Janeiro | 30 MIN

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Rio de Janeiro is already beautiful seeing from below, now imagine seeing from above, it becomes an unforgettable trip. We will fly over sights of the Marvelous City and we will know places and points from a different angle.
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  • 30 minutes
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Private Trail and Rappelling at Morro Dois Irmãos by Desbravando RioHiking

Private Trail and Rappelling at Morro Dois Irmãos by Desbravando Rio

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Do you know those trails that are medium level, quiet and have a very strong meaning? This is the case of this spectacular trail. Even before starting the trail, we already came across the community of Vidigal, so we are inserted into that world even quickly, and without realizing we are glazed between the "zig and zag" and the people who live there. After a little big adventure among the cars and motorcycles, we arrived at the entrance to the trail, which already embraces us with a well closed and refreshing forest. A simple trail, with little difficulty, but well inclined in some parts, is made in an average time of 45 minutes, but the best of it are the points that unveil a Rio de Janeiro you never saw, we observe the whole neighborhood of São Conrado , the Rocinha Favela seen from above, Lagoon, Sugar Loaf, the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema, besides that beautiful sea, but let's not talk about everything here so as not to spoil the surprise.
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Guided Hiking Tour: Gávea Rock from RioHiking

Full-Day Guided Hiking Tour: Gávea Rock from Rio

Embark on a challenging trek up to the top of Gavea Rock (Pedra da Gávea) on this 7-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. Get epic views over the city after trekking through the Tijuca Rainforest and scrambling up a rock face. Use of safety equipment, national park fees, and round-trip hotel transportation included. Total hiking time is about 4 hours.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tijuca National Park Customizable Private Tour in Rio de JaneiroNature and Wildlife

Tijuca National Park Customizable Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Explore the world's largest urban rainforest, Tijuca National Park, during this 4-hour private tour in Rio de Janeiro. With your dedicated nature guide, discover the swaths of verdant foliage and abundance of local wildlife within the confines of this vibrant city. A bio-diverse hot spot, the fragile ecosystem is home to several waterfalls and many endangered species. Enjoy views of Pedra da Gávea and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized TourBus Tours

Private Tour (8 hours) in Rio de Janeiro - Personalized Tour

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local guide. Our goal is the private and customized Tour. You will have total flexibility to visit the places you wish on the way that you wish, making your tours agile, comfortable and “with your identity”, with much more freedom. Without being subject to all limitation of a group tour or visiting places of little interest. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. It is a very comprehensive tour where we can show you the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path. We will book the tickets in advance and you will not waste your time in boring lines. The tours take approximately 7 or 8 hours and are in modern and safe vehicles (cars, vans and buses). Itinerary (This itinerary is just a suggestion, you can do all the changes that you wish) Christ the Redeemer Santa Teresa Selaron Steps Cathedral Lunch at Typical Place Sugar Loaf
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