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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Travel through Rio’s Tijuca Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this small-group guided hiking tour that takes the worry out of navigating the trails. Your destination at the end of the steep hike is Pedra da Gavea, reaching 2,770 feet (844 meters). Strap into provided gear to rock climb the final section for your reward: a grand view of the city and ocean below.
  • 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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This was one of my highlights of my time in Rio. The climb was hot, humid and steep so please do not underestimate it, you need a good level of fitness to make it to the top. The climb had a technical element, where we had to use ropes and harnesses, but nothing too difficult.
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Response from Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hello, first congratulations on this achievement! The Pedra da Gávea Trail is a very demanding tour, but nothing impossible! The view is breathtaking and the feeling of overcoming is marked. Our team works with the realization of dreams, we hope that we had success in the realization of this dream that is to climb Pedra da Gávea. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming activity here on Nattrip on a future visit to Rio de Janeiro! ----------------------------------------- Olá, primeiramente parabens por esta conquista! A Trilha da Pedra da Gávea é um Tour muito exigente, porem nada impossível! A vista é de tirar o folego e a sensação de superação fica marcada. Nosso time trabalha com realização de sonhos, esperamos que tenhamos tido exito na realização deste sonho que é subir a Pedra da Gávea. Esperamos te ver em uma proxima atividade aqui na Nattrip em uma futura visita ao Rio de Janeiro!
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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 tour and I'm glad I did! If you're not an experienced local you definitely
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Response from Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
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 Gávea with all the necessary safety equipment such as Helmet, Seat, Rope etc. Lucas is a great guide and does everything with love! Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in some other activity here in Rio de Janeiro!
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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 else gets to see. He was incredibly safe, insanely
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Response from Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
Responded 23 Sep 2019
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 loves what he does! We have a Expeditions department, with several long-distance trails here in Brazil, so we are waiting for you on a next activity with Nattrip!
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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. We had William
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Response from Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hola, Fue un placer darle la bienvenida en esta actividad de Pedra da Gávea, un recorrido súper recomendado para aquellos que desean aventurarse en la naturaleza y disfrutar del aspecto de Río de Janeiro. Se recomienda realizar esta ruta con Guide, ya que llevamos todo el equipo necesario, como cuerdas, cascos, todo lo necesario para realizar esta actividad con total seguridad. William es una gran guía.
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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 do this in Rio.
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Response from Nattrip E, Gerente de relações com clientes at Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hello, first, congratulations on the achievement! Pedra da Gávea is a demanding but rewarding tour. Didi is a great guide, the equipment is extremely necessary to climb the Pedra da Gávea! We look forward to seeing you on another activity with Nattrip on a future visit. ------------------------------------------------------ Olá, primeiramente, parabêns pela conquista! Pedra da Gávea é um tour exigente mas recompensador. Didi é um ótimo grande Guia, O Equipamento é extremamente necessário para realizar a escalada na Predra da Gávea! Te esperamos em outra atividade com a Nattrip em uma futura visita.
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