Pedra Da Gavea Guided Hiking Tour - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Estr. do Joá, 3896 - Joá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611-022, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels located in the tourist zone of Rio de Janeiro. (Transportation is not included in the regular.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Pedra da Gavea is one of the most famous rock formations of Rio de janeiro and the most admired adventure in the city. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is the ideal hiking tour for those who enjoy lots of adventure and adrenaline. You will go to the summit of Pedra da gavea, which is the biggest block of solid rock by the sea in the world. At the top of its 844 meters, you can see the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Jockey Club, the Botafogo cove, the Aterro do Flamengo, the Sugar Loaf mountain, the Morro da urca, the Pedra bonita, the Corcovado - Christ the redeemer Statue and the other mountains of the Tijuca Forestand landmarks such as Guanabara Bay, Ipanema, Leblon, So Conrado, Barra Tijuca and the Serra dos Orgaos Region.
This hiking tour takes place inside the Atlantic Rainforest, so you have great chances to encounter wild animals during the hike.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • All necessary equipment included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tijuca National Park, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

The Pedra da Gvea Trail is located in Sector C of the Tijuca National Park

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Pedra da gavea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

You will take a traditional trail to Pedra da gavea of about two and a half hours to reach the top.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Trilha da Pedra da Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The hike is steep and has several natural obstacles that must be overcome. There is some basic rock climbing section called Carrasqueira, but no previous experience is necessary here as your guide will help you using all the safety techniques and procedures necessary.
The descent is made by a technique similar to rappelling (abseiling), but the guide is the one who controls the equipment and the descent. This allows formore comfort and safety. You just need to relax, enjoy and take lots of photos.
The climate is hot and humid, making the Pedra da Gavea hike an excellent exercise. If you have an adventurer's soul and want to see Rio de Janeiro seen from above, this is the tour you are looking for.

Duration: 8 hours


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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Minimum age is 10 years

A high amount of walking is involved

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour, date or full refund

It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes with good grip, a light snack, 3 liters of water, sunscreen and insect repellent

Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended and a backpack is mandatory to care for your things

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Our guide was Eduardo. He « practiced «  his English with us , as he said. He spoke English good enough for us to understand everything he tried to communicate. His pace was good, and we managed to keep up with him! We’re an older couple... we lucked out as we were the only hikers that day on that tour . It was definitely a challenge but loved it. He does a loop hike instead of an out and back which makes it more interesting. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the top as clouds and rain started as we got to the cave. Still had a few great view points on the way. Saw 2 different species of monkeys which was very nice. We got some marmoset monkeys an arm length away at some point! Lovely day, amazing guide. Well worth it.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guide Lucas was very nice and knowable about the place, they provided a necessary equipment to make the hiking part safe and the view up there was really worth it. 100%recommend nattrip and Lucas as a guide.

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Our guide, Didi was very knowledgable about the region, park and mountain. The trek to the summit was challenging but a great workout. The views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking. I only wish we spent more time up there. I would definitely do this again!

  • 17-Sep-2016

    A great experience... As a beginner I thought it will be too difficult to reach the top but fortunately it was not that bad thanks to our great guide Lucas, there was a portion which we climbed using tools and ropes though you don't need that if you are experienced and the views from the top are spectacular.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    Don and #39;t recommend never showed up.Returned our calls over 2 hours later and said sorry but could not give us a reason as to why no one showed up.Very frustrating, wasted our time completely!We were unable to organise another operator with the late notice so we missed out completely, very dissapointing

  • 27-Jun-2016

    Great guide, amazing views at the top!!

  • 02-Jun-2016

    The view atop this mountain was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life! Be aware however, that you will be doing some serious mountain climbing on this excursion and will get dirty. The climb takes around 8 hours up and down, so eat a good breakfast and you may want to bring snacks and of course water for along the way. No bathrooms along the way, so if you are shy about relieving yourself in the woods, this is something you should know. Our guide Didi was extremely trustworthy, patient and supportive, I would give him 5 stars!!