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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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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 Forest and landmarks such as Guanabara Bay, Ipanema, Leblon, São 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.
  • Enjoy a scenic, stress-free hike to Pedra da Gavea on this tour
  • Explore the lush Rio’s Tijuca Rainforest and see native wildlife
  • Take in expansive views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of the rock
  • Learn more about Brazil from your guide on the hike
What to Expect
Your small-group tour starts either with hotel pickup in Rio (if option selected) or at a central meeting point. Begin your hike at the C sector of the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Park and walk the steep trail on your way to Pedra da Gavea. Observe native wildlife during the steep climb to the top. When the hiking trail ends, strap into provided climbing gear to scale the Carrasqueira until you reach Pedra da Gavea. No previous rock climbing skills are needed. At the top, take in views of Rio de Janeiro below. At 2,770 feet (844 meters), you see Sugarloaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, Ipanema beach, and more. Rappel down the rock and head down the trail to conclude the tour at your original meeting point or with hotel drop-off (if option selected).
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Important Information
Departure Point
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 tour option.) (please inform the hotel if you choose the option with transport)
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option with transport selected)
  • Equipment for use in the tour
  • Gratuities
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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 it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be in Rio for work and as soon as I saw Pedrea de Gavea I knew I needed to get to the the top. A quick google search and look through the positive reviews here led me to book this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lees027
Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Nattrip, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Lees027, it was a pleasure to have you with Nattrip in this activity that is Pedra da Gávea. A challenging trail for those who want to venture into one of the most beautiful landscapes of Rio de Janeiro. We at Nattrip make Pedra da...More

Reviewed 31 May 2019

I believe that the best tours should show you parts of the world you can't read in a book. The real way the locals live and hike. When Guilherme does a tour, he does just that. We saw parts of Pedra da Gavea that no-one...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Camper32484774644
Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Nattrip, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Camper, thank you for your review, Pedra da Gávea is a great activity for those who want to venture into a slightly more difficult trail that includes a Climbing and Rappelling experience! Guilherme is one of our best guides! He guides with heart and...More

Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

The first time I saw the picture of Pedra da Gávea outlook I decided to hike up. Although the hike/climb is possible without a guide I highly recommend a professional guide if you don’t have good climbing experience and are in very good physical shape....More

Thank moejoe_world
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

This is such a great hike. We had Didi as the tour guide and he was exceptional. Great English and made the experience feel very fun. Equipment was defiantly needed and he helped us the whole way. It was a tremendous experience. You have to...More

Thank 701cameront
Reviewed 1 April 2019

The hike itself is amazing, the views, terrain, plants and animals were all just very cool. We met up with the guide Diogo and he was awesome. He guided us, gave us extra information about the area, the plants and animals. He was a consummate...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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