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Pedra da Gavea

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Neighbourhood: Barra da Tijuca
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Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Phone Number: 2178411348
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If you like extreme sport, beautiful views, and amazing pictures this is the place to go. The hike and rock climbing is approximate 7 hours in total if you don’t have much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like extreme sport, beautiful views, and amazing pictures this is the place to go. The hike and rock climbing is approximate 7 hours in total if you don’t have much experience. If you’re an experience climber, I’m sure it will be a lot less than that. I don’t recommend this attraction for kids or the elderly. It’s highly... More 

Thank Julygarcia
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the Rio Olympics and the opening of the metro's new line 4 (yellow), one can now travel within walking distance of Pedra da Gavea for only 4.10 R$. Take the metro to the "Jardim Oceanico" station. From here, it's a 2km (10 minute) walk to the entrance of Tijuca national park and the trail that leads to Pedra da... More 

2 Thank LomMatt
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I took the trail they call it "P-4", which is sort of a shorter one, but a bit harder since there are some full vertical climbing spots we took without equipment. But it's ok. That trail will take you to Garganta do Céu, a big plateau underneath a big cave on the side of Gavea Stone which will provide you... More 

Thank William Y
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a difficult hike and you should be in good shape to do it. There is a section of rock climbing so be sure to have equipment if you want to see the view. I didn't have ropes so I used a guide from Rio Natural and had a great time. Be sure to do this on a clear... More 

Thank MaggieCarlson
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The last 30m need either a guide with a rope, or some strength and experience, the view is 100%. Go!

Thank alimarie_active
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My boyfriend and I started this hike around 11:30 am and finished around 4:30pm. It was an absolute amazing hike!! It definitely is a challenge so don't underestimate it. There are chains and some thin metal piping to help you up some of the big boulders but most of the hike is not for the faint of heart! There is... More 

1 Thank Jamie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Did the Gavea tour with the guide named Felipe and enjoyed it a lot. My girlfriend is not-so-experienced hiker and climber but we managed to finish it by choosing our tempo. She also doesn't work out so this "hard" hike is easily doable by average people and will provide you the best view from Rio and breathtaking pictures

2 Thank Märt T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Definitely worth seeing the view, this in case you do not want to para-glide... Loved the place, loved the view... definitely worth it.

2 Thank Madalutza
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This isn't a walk in the park - but it's definitely worth it. Unless you are an experienced rock climber, I would definitely go with a guide. Purely so that you can have use of a harness & ropes at the part where you need to scale the vertical rock wall. The day I went the wind was blowing a... More 

Thank TravelDooey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hiking Pedra da Gavea was one of the best things I did in ten days of exploring Rio de Janeiro. It is an extremely rewarding climb, with beautiful trees and rocks along the trail and a spectacular vantage point at the top. I highly recommend it if you are into hiking or climbing and are physically fit. I arrange a... More 

Thank Monica R

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