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We are a registered guiding service which mission is to provide sustainable experiences to the general public through safe adventures. Composed by local experts, we are specialized in outdoor activities (land, water and air). Check our website for...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Previously we did the Rio sugar loaf with this company, and it was an insane experience, so we did the Pedra da Gavea trail this time, and I just never saw this. Huge trail, Raphael was so kind, and insane lanscape. I will do it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the 5-star review, Benjamin! We are really happy that you had an amazing time climbing Pedra da Gavea with Rafael. I will make sure that he gets your kind words. We are stocked having you adventuring with us during your stays in Rio....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the padre Da gavea hike yesterday and it was amazing. We had Diogo as our guide and he couldn’t have been more helpful. During the hike, Diogo taught us about the plants/wildlife and history of the area, pointing out the local trees and...More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the awesome review Bryan! Diogo was so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Pedra da Gavea. One of our main goals at Itaway is to share our knowledge about the local ecosytem. The Tijuca Forest is full...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an amazing experience with Alexis in October. I brought my parents and sister for an original excursion. After a short hike, we had to climb approximately 15 meters to reach the peak of Sugarloaf. The views of the whole city, Niteroi, the Guanabara...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rio201910
AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What an amazing review, Simon! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us. Guiding your group was such a blast! I had a lot of fun. We're happy that it was an amazing experience, and we're looking forward the next climb! Cheers, Alexis VQM...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up with friends, was not so easy but 100% worth it! Ask for Thiago if possible, very friendly guide!More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Joshua, Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! The trail can be challenging, but our guides make sure that the hike is safe and fun. We are happy that it was a great time. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this tour. Most amazing view over the city. Thiago was amazing as a guide - ask for him when you book.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jakob, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are stocked to learn that it was the highlight of your stay in Rio. Your happiness means the world to us! I made sure that Thiago got the recognition he deserves. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great outing with Alexis today ! He is so calm and attentive and really makes sure that everybody is OK, gives advice (and help if needed) and tells you all these things about nature and the surroundings but also about the city...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us, Eva! We couldn't be more happy to know that you loved the activity. The most exciting way to reach the top of Sugarloaf is to skip the cable car! Thank you again for experiencing Itaway...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had the pleasure to do the Pedra da Gavea hike. We were accompanied by a great guide with a lot of hike and climb experience. It was needed because the hike is pretty challenging for the non hikers and climbers among us. You...More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review, Robert! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Pedra da Gávea and that your guide was experienced and helpful! Thanks again for choosing Itaway Ecotours, we had a great time adventuring with you. Please come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was full of enthusiasm and knowledge of the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. He presented many options for different routes and difficulty levels. This hike was the highlight of my trip!More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brenda, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you loved the experience, your happiness means the world to us! Next time you’re here, you should try the trek Petrópolis x Teresópolis - we are sure you will have a blast. We...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

I got a private tour as I was the only person on that beautiful afternoon joining the tour. Adilio is my tour guide and he is a pro mountain climber. The scenery is fantastic - I was so proud that I did this. Climbing is...More

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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Thank you very much for this astonishing review, Song! We are so glad that you had a great time with Adilio. You can count on me to pass on the compliments. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we...More

Reviewed September 23, 2019

Great Experience ! I did it with my brothers and sisters and it was an original way to discover Rio de Janeiro. The view of Niterói, Copacabana, Ipanema is amazing. If you enjoy aventure, this is the best way to go to the top of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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AlexisVQM, Owner at Itaway Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Thank you for writing this amazing review, Donatien! We’re so glad you had a good experience. The view cannot get better after climbing, right? Next time you’re here, you should climb the 100 meters multi-pitch route named Coringa (III BR / 5.5 US / 4+...More

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