Pedra Do Telégrafo Hiking Tour - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Praça Cardeal Arcoverde, R. Barata Ribeiro, 197-161 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point:
    Private tour option: Hotels located in t.. 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.


At 1,161 feet (354 meters) high, Pedra do Telgrafo, located in Pedra Branca State Park, offers sweeping views of beaches and Guaratiba Hill. With a guide, you'll hike to the summit, stopping at viewpoints along the way for photo ops. When booking, you can select the group tour option or upgrade to a private tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Rio de Janeiro.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Your Pedra do Telgrafo experience begins on the trail from Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba (aka Caminho dos Pescadores). Hike 2 miles (3.5 km) along this moderate trail, passing by several viewpoints.

When you reach a viewpoint recognizable from many Internet photos that make the location look more perilous than it actually is, you'll see why. As you stand on top of or hang from a large, sharp rock, which isn't actually very far off the ground, your camera angle can make it appear like you're a daredevil about to fall down the mountainside. Your guide will also show you other spots to capture photos.

During your walk and on the summit, enjoy panoramic vistas of the 'wild beaches' of Rio de Janeiro: Praia do Perigoso, Praia do Meio, Grumari, Pontal do Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, Pedra da Gvea, and Restinga da Marambaia. Plus, take in views of the mountains of Pedra Branca State Park and Tijuca National Park.

On the way back, stop for photos on the beaches of Prainha and Grumari (private tours only).


Guide with experience in eco-adventure

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Personal accident insurance


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off for Regular tour option

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Adult rate applies to all travelers

Minimum age is 10 years

Some 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 wear comfortable shoes with good grip and bring a light snack, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I travel and tour more than any other person, and Thalles, the tour guide, provided the absolute most comfortable and enjoyable experience! I was running very late and he politely and graciously waited for me( Get there on time though!) When I arrived, he described the itinerary for the day and always stopped to make sure I stayed hydrated and fed all along the way.
    Before the hike, Thalles placed some of my personal belongings in his bag to free up my hands. That was so sweet.
    During the hike, he stopped to ensure that I was going at my own pace and was not overwhelmed. He always held my hand when going down or up a treacherous trail and that made me feel safe and at a ease.
    I could go on and on but he is honestly the most friendliest and kindest tour guide ever. Many are authoritative, rude, condescending and strict. I felt like I was going on a hike and educational tour with someone I already know.
    The tour guide also speaks very good English...the best I’ve witnessed in Brazil. He even understands American slangs lol!
    Lastly, the hike is fun, challenging, and reasonable in price. Don’t forget to bring water ( as described in the listing ) and take cool pictures! But if you’re frail, handicapped or injured, this ain’t for you. It’s pretty strenuous so it provides a good workout. Now, go ahead and make a booking!!

  • 07-Jan-2019

    I took the transport option which was excellent, comfortable, and exceptionally punctual. My tour guide Renan was kind, patient, and gregarious, and the hike itself was wonderful! Stunning views and beautiful pathways through a gorgeous urban jungle. Renan was kind enough to wait in the line with me for a picture, and was willing to tailor the hike to my needs, whether that included a side-route to one of the beaches below or a stop for an experience of coco-water. The view at the top is absolutely stunning and unique. Excellent experience!!

  • 09-Apr-2018

    We were staying in Leblon. It was a huge help having a guide that picked us up at the hotel and hiked up the trail with us. He arrived on time and took the trail a little slower for me. I'm not normally a hiker. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the top. The views were amazing. The tour left nice and early so we didn't have a wait at the anvil rock. We past several groups of hikers going up the trail as we were coming down. I'm sure they were in for a long line to take their photos. This was a great tour. I would definitely recommend it.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    It was long drive from copacabana, followed by a nice and strenuous hike up to the top, but well worth the trip. We went on a weekday, so the lines were very short, and we also had fun watching others do their poses. The driver and guide were very good.