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.
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.
Hike to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 5-hour adventure in Rio de Janeiro. With your local hiking guide, head out along the trail toward the top of one of the city's most famous lookout points. Listen as your guide orients the group to the history, culture and ecosystem surrounding Sugar Loaf Mountain along the way. At the top, enjoy 360 degree views of the Zona Sul, Niterói city and other Rio landmarks. Board the cable car and descend to Morro da Urca to finish your excursion.
Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner to advanced. Let's climb!
Trek through Tijuca National Park and rappel down a waterfall with local hiking guide during an eco-adventure in Rio. Hike through the world's largest urban rainforest, learning about its history, plant and animal life through commentary from your guide. Reach Horto Falls, located on a defunct coffee farm. Using the provided equipment, rappel down the falls into a natural well. Keep an eye out for local wildlife native to the Carioca Mountain Range.
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
Climbing Sugarloaf, rather than taking the cable car up, is one of the most rewarding things you can do while in town. You can experience one of a kind rock climbing adventure, while also visiting one of the most famous tourist attractions in town. It is common for us to hear that it was the highlight of the trip.
Our international team of guides come from varied backgrounds and are some of the most experienced and best reviewed guides in the city. We have over 15 years of experience guiding clients from all of the world and while safety and professionalism are always our priority, we also make a point of creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We enjoy getting to know people and sharing our experience of living in Rio. Often times our conversation strays from the typical topics of local history or geography, into more complex subjects like politics and culture. We want people to get an idea of the complexities of this amazing city, while also enjoying a great climb.
Taking a trail is already something special, being in touch with nature and even breaking exercise.
Morro Dois Irmãos trail is unique in itself. It has a stunning look and very close to the sea.
Imagine being able to make the trail as safely as possible and with a registered, experienced and breaking Tourism Guide to have your photos registered in a very special way?
In addition to all the nature of the trail, and the composition of the city and nature, the guide will be able to explain to you in rich details about what they will observe, the history of the place and its formation.
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.
Enjoy a native nature trail with local expert guides, and appreciate the best panoramic landscape view of Rio de Janeiro.
We start the tour off with a ride on a moto-taxi (or kombi-bus) to the top of the Vidigal favela and the entrance of the Dois Irmãos trail. From there, we leave the city behind and embrace the peace and tranquility of nature as we hike up the trail, stopping at various points to enjoy the magnificent views of Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. Once at the top, we stop to enjoy a magnificent 360 view of Rio de Janeiro, including Leblon, Ipanema, and Christ the Redeemer.
This is a rock climbing activity up to the summit of the Corcovado, the Christ Redeemer mountain. This climb takes around 2h30 total. You'll have a unique view along the way up. You don't need to be an expert to do this rock climbing. All gear are included and the mountain guide is portuguese, english, french and spanish spoken. You can bring a camera to register this adventure.
What is Canyoning?
It is to explore rivers and waterfalls using vertical and swimming tecniques for progression.
The Usina River is a special place for Canyoning, it is a clear water river sourounded by the Brazillian Atlantic Rain Forest.
Hike up on the valley to the start point is a warm up and a piece of advice of what is gonna come next.
River walk, abseiling, rockslide, downclimb, swim and jump to explore this unique canyon.
There are 3 options for this River
- Mini Canyon - 2 hours for begginers
- Lower Usina - 4 hours with caving
- Upper Usina - 4 hours - for experienced
Conquer two of Rio's most famous hills—Urca and Sugar Loaf—in a single guided hike with a small group. Follow a guide, who will provide navigation and commentary, so you don't have to worry about directions and can focus on the views. These relatively easy climbs are suitable for visitors of all levels and use of safety equipment is included. Snap photos of Christ the Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, the Urca District, and Copacabana.
Departure from Rio de Janeiro at 06:00 am;
Arrival at Serra dos Órgãos National Park in Teresópolis at 07:30 am (approx 100 km);
Beginning of the walk at 08:00 am;
On the way, there is a lot of natural water and waterfalls. The two waterfalls on the way are good stopping options.
Arrival at the summit around noon;
After reaching the summit, the guide will take the group to explore the incredible views, plants and animals. This hike is recommended for people in good physical condition and a spirit of adventure;
On the way back we followed the same trail, we should walk less time and return to Rio de Janeiro.
Return to Rio de Janeiro approx. 08:00 pm;
Tour duration: (approx.) 14 hours
Length: round trip: 22 km / 13.9 miles
Duration of the hike: (approx.) 7:30 hours (4: 00hs way up / 3: 30hs way down)
Hiking Level: advanced
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.
Summon your courage for a 3-hour private rappelling tour at Turtle Stone from Rio de Janeiro. With your expert adventure guide, spend time rappelling and trekking in this less-visited area which features unspoiled beaches and sheer cliffs. Admire the wild greenery and listen to the waves crashing on the beaches below as you rappel 144 feet (44 meters) over beachside cliffs. All equipment, entrance fees and activities are included.
♦ Combo of two experiences to fully experience the climbing universe
♦ Baptism in rock in the largest field of rock climbing school for beginners in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Morro da Babilônia
♦ Climb the Pão de Açúcar by its route of conquest
♦ Climb at Urca, inside of the world's largest urban climbing complex, the wonderful Rio de Janeiro city
♦ The descent is made by the most famous cable car in the world, the Sugar Loaf Cable Car
The traveler can experiment the sensation of a true rock climb at on of the most aprecciated sport climbing spots in Brasil.
Our team of local guides will take care of everything and take all necessary equipments so the activitie is completely safe. We include personal insurance in all our trips through Ecotrip Company.
This activitie is an exclusive destination, that besides climbing takes you through caves and awesome landscapes.
For ages above 6 yrs old.
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!
This is definitely the best way to experience the Sugar Loaf mountain. If you consider the cable car a boring option to get to the top, this experience is what you are looking for! Perfect for all kinds of travelers, you don't have to be experienced in rock climbing. You are going to hike most of the time and also have an amazing experience rock climbing a small section of the mountain. Ideal for individuals or groups looking for an unforgettable experience!