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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Ipanema

Pedra da Gávea: Private Hike to Garganta do Céu

Product ID: 54521
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Get one of the most stunning views of Rio de Janeiro on a hiking tour of the Pedra da Gávea. Visit the cave of the Garganta do Ceu with a specialist bilingual guide on an eco adventure. See landmarks such as Guanabara Bay and São Conrado.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up included

Meeting point: Praca Desembargador Araujo Jorge, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611-022, Brazil (in front of Bar do Oswaldo restaurant). Pick up from hotels in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (south zone and downtown). If your hotel is not supported by the pick up service you will be directed to the nearest pick up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Overcome basic rock-climbing challenges with a specialist guide
  • Experience one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro from the cave of Garganta do Ceu
  • Go to the summit of Pedra da Gávea, 842 meters above sea level
  • Learn the legends and mysteries of an ancient land
Full description
Hike to the cave of Garganta do Ceu for some of the best views of Rio de Janeiro from the monolithic mountain of Pedra da Gávea. Experience the world's biggest block of solid rock by the sea, and get stunning panoramas from its peak of 842 meters above sea level.

While shorter than the traditional Pedra da Gávea trail, this hike is considered more difficult as it is steeper and requires good orienteering skills. First, hike through the dense forest with your specialist guide. Upon arrival at the cave of Garganta do Ceu, soak up the spectacular views. Then, continue along the trail to the summit of Pedra da Gávea. Here, you will need to complete some basic rock climbing with the aid of steel cables. All climbing equipment is provided, along with assistance from your guide. Benefit from their expertise as they help the group with all safety techniques and procedures needed.

Once at the summit, look out at Guanabara Bay, the districts of Ipanema and Leblon, São Conrado, the Barra Tijuca and the Serra dos Orgaos region. Catch your breath before starting your descent. Return to the base of Pedra da Gávea via Carrasqueira. Descend using techniques similar to your climb. Rappel down the rocks as your guide keeps control of the equipment for your safety. Relax and keep your eyes open for the native wild animals of the Atlantic rainforest of Rio de Janeiro along the way.
Includes
  • Bilingual, eco-adventure specialist guide
  • Guided hike to Garganta do Ceu and Pedra da Gávea
  • Certified climbing equipment for local use
  • Personal accident insurance and transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (available for purchase as an additional option before check out)
  • Food and Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please be aware that drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, is not permitted, under penalty of cancellation of the activity
• When booking this tour, you attest knowledge of the risk inherent in the activities
• The itinerary and order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
• It is recommended that you bring comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, a light snack, 3 liters of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and a backpack to carry your things
Customer reviews
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Review summary
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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