Rio de Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hiking Tour
- Transportation included
- Duration: 6 hours
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This was a superbly well organised hike. Communication was excellent about pick-ups, drop-offs, times, itinerary etc. Lead by Felipe and Alex (two enthusiastic guides), the hike was fun and they gave interesting points about the diverse wildlife and forestry habitat as we walked. There was a wide variety of trees, plants and landscape features to see, including waterfalls and a cave with the highlight being a view from the top of the surrounding west side of Rio de Janeiro. Some parts of the climb were fairly strenuous as there were stretches were the gradient was steep and it required careful footing. But nevertheless every part of the walk felt safe. It was great having the opportunity to take a lesser traversed trail past the walls of old coffee farms. A remarkable unforgettable day in the company of a fun welcoming pair of guides and group. I highly recommend it, if you wish to see the landscape around Rio and take in some breathtaking views.
Guide was very nice. Hotel pickup was very easy. Most of the trip is riding in the Jeep through many curvy roads and turns. Not much hiking. Only about 300 meters long. Then walking around about 4 major tourist stops. Our Jeep actually got stuck and had to get towed up a hill due to the New Years traffic. We didn’t have to wait long. I was actually impressed it only took 20-30 minutes. This should not be confused with hiking. It’s a riding trip through a public park. Cost wise, still cheaper than taking a taxi or Uber that would not be available in the park.
Had an awesome hiking and rapelling (we actually did it twice :)) ) experiece with my guide Diogo. He is super energetic and full of positive energy. He is very knowledgeable about the Tijuca National Park and its ecosystem as well. At the end of the activity, the shower at the natural waterfall "cachoeira das almas" is just the icing on the cake. Thanks a lot to my guide Diogo for making my day. If you book this activity ask for him as your guide. You wont be dissapointed. Highly reccomended :)
We really enjoyed the tour! Eduardo is a great guide, he’s friendly and helpful and gave us some interesting informations about Rio De Janeiro. The hike itself was beautiful even though we could not see a lot up there because it was cloudy. The walk through the favelas of Vidigal was an impressive experience and Eduardo took us to a nice bar with e amazing view. We definitely would recommend the tour :)
One of the highlights of our trip to Rio was the full day hike to the Tijuca National Park. Our guide, Alex was fun and knowledgeable and went out of his way to point out curiosities, while maintaining easy conversation and chatting to us like old friends. The forest is enchanting and there’s so much to be seen. I would recommend this experience to everyone who goes to Rio!