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  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela and Two Brothers Hike

Product ID: 54554
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Get a deeper understanding of the social contrasts of Rio de Janeiro on a visit to the Vidigal favela. Hike the famous Two Brothers (Morro Dois Irmaos) hill, and experience one of the most interesting treks in the city. Get stunning views from the summit.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the favela of Vidigal and mix with the locals
  • Get a stunning view of the Rocinha favela from above
  • Hike the famous Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers)
  • Look down on some of the legendary beaches of Rio, such as Ipanema and Copacabana
Full description
Experience the mystique of the Vidigal favela and discover a peaceful community that emerged in the city around 1940. Get stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from one of the most interesting locations in Rio de Janeiro.

Start your hike in Vidigal, and experience the favela like a resident. Use the transport system that circulates the neighborhood and rub shoulders with the locals. Follow your guide in a group through the forest and head to the first viewpoint. Look down at the favela of Rocinha and see one of Latin America's largest slums.

Continue to the next viewpoint for a breathtaking view of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita. See Corcovado in the other direction before going to the summit of Two Brothers hill (Morro Dois Irmaos). From there, it's possible to see all the famous beaches of Rio spread out before you, including Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

Hike for approximately 4.5 hours to turn your favela tour into a true adventure. Experience the warmth of the Vidigal community and get a better understanding of the social divisions in Rio de Janeiro. 
Includes
  • Eco-adventure with a specialist bilingual guide
  • Guided hike to the Two Brothers hill (Morro Dois Irmaos)
  • Guided favela tour in Vidigal
  • Personal accident insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation (in the option with transport)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is where you will meet the guide to begin the tour. Avenida Niemeyer 121, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro 22450-220, Brazil (at the bus stop next to the Sheraton Hotel).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, will not be allowed under penalty of cancellation of the activity
• The itinerary and the order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Comfortable footwear with good grip (tennis, boot, etc.), light snack, water compartment (carrying at least 3 liters is suggested), garbage compartment and sunscreen
• When booking this tour, you attest knowledge of the risk inherent in the activities
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 16 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
3.8/5
Safety
4.8/5

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