|Hike: 3,5km (2.2mi) / 2h
elev. gain: 203m(667ft)
|Total duration: approx. 4 to 5h
short and easy rising trail with height exposure and cliffs at the summit.
insurance + transport* + bilingual ecotour guide (English and Portuguese - Spanish upon request).
transfers (roundtrip) will be provided from several neighborhoods of the South Zone of Rio.*
food, water/drinks, transport out of covered area.
What to take:
ready-to-eat lunch (fruits, sandwich, etc), water (1,5 liters/person), sunscreen, insect repellent and a small backpack (to keep the hands free).
What to wear:
athletic clothes and shoes (no sandals!), hat.
Maximum capacity on regular tours:
10 participants. (email us for bigger groups
For a PRIVATE tour:
please email us.
• Hike to Pedra Bonita (696m)
• View to Rio's coastline (South and West zones)
• Vista Chinesa (most famous summit of the park)
Hiking 50 min. uphill in an easy to moderate trail you’ll reach one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro, the Pedra Bonita
696m above sea level (2283ft), the view from this mountain reveals the amazing landscape of Rio where the ocean, lagoons and the rainforest
combines like an art piece. From a unique angle, you'll also see the famous Pedra da Gávea
, the biggest monolith close to the ocean in the world
(842m/2762ft), the 'table mountain' from Rio, that it´s the head of the ‘sleeping giant’ (some can see human traces on its East face).
The hike is through Tijuca Forest
(National Park), one of the biggest urban forests in the world with 40 km2, with a beautiful tropical and green lush,
flora and fauna. Monkeys, coatis and toucans can eventually be seen on the way. The tour also includes a stop by the Chinese View
, one of the most
impressive summits of Rio. On this tour, you’ll learn and discover the Brazilian and Rio’s history, Tijuca Forest and all about coffee farms that
used to exist there, and the reforestation that took place in the XIX century.
IMPORTANT: Time shown on each date it´s an ESTIMATION of when we start to pick up customers. It can vary according to your location, number of participants and the route we'll take. We'll send you an email on the night before (at 8:10pm) and inform a more precise time.
Total duration can vary due to on traffic and other issues, so we DO NOT recommend to book a tour on dates with important appointments (flights, other tours etc). To book, you must provide full name, date of birth and passaport number of EACH participant (for insurance) and a meeting point (transport included in many hotels/hostels on South Rio - check the list here).