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Rio de Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hiking Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hiking Tour

Admire the breath taking views from the peak of Pedra do Telegrafo. This mountain stands 354 meters high and is located in the Selvagens Beaches sector of Pedra Branca State Park, in Morro de Guaratiba, near Rio de Janeiro. Discover the Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba, known locally as the Fisherman's Path, it was once a military station during World War ll. As you explore the trails of Pedra do Telégrafo you will travel 3.5 kilometers through moderate hiking terrain, and your expert guide will ensure you pass several viewpoints for the breath-taking of the panoramas. Once you reach the peak, you will be able to stand upon a stone that photographs well, giving the impression of a large drop into the abyss of tree tops. Hikers past have taken imaginative and super cool photos that went viral on the internet. Be assured that your guide to the Telegraph Stone is trained in photography and knows the best angles for the best photos. 

Pedra do Telégrafo Hike and Beach Full-Day Tour

2. Pedra do Telégrafo Hike and Beach Full-Day Tour

Located in the Pedra Branca State Park, Pedra do Telégrafo (elevation of 350 meters) is at the top of Guaratiba Hill. Take a walk along the beach to the starting point of the trail. The ascent begins at Guaratiba Beach and it takes about an hour to reach the summit. There are several viewpoints along the way, with the best known being a large, sharp rock called Pedra da Bigorna. From the summit, marvel at the views of the Restinga da Marambaia sandbank, the wild beaches of Rio, Pedra do Pontal, and Grumari Beach. After the walk, relax on the beaches of Grumari or Prainha.

Rio De Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hike & Grumari Beach Tour

3. Rio De Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hike & Grumari Beach Tour

Embark on a guided hiking trip to Pedra do Telegrafo, one of the best ecotourism hiking destinations in Brazil. Discover an unforgettable rock cliff above unspoiled beaches. A must-do stop at Grumari Beach is also part of this adventure. On this hiking tour, you'll get to spend time in a spacious state park with beaches, lush forests, and the Marambaia estuary. This is a great choice for those looking for an optimal relation between effort/trail time and attraction. This moderate trail lasts around 1 hour. Returning from Pedra do Telegrafo, stop for a sea bath at Grumari Beach. Before the end of the day, venture to the beaches along the shore of Rio and find some nice spots to shoot photos of your trip.

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What people are saying about Telegraph Rock

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Rather steep climb in places and difficult by the heat of the day but accessible to the greatest number anyway. I was accompanied by my husband and my 2 children (11.7) who followed the guide without problem. You must have good shoes that hang and lots of water to hydrate yourself during breaks. The view is magnificent and it is the reward for the ascent. On site photo taken by the guide with our camera and by a professional if desired against 40 reals. Caico and Jessee were perfect guides explaining the details of the site during the ascent but also during the day on Rio in general. Lunch possible after the ascent by the sea. Quality restaurant with a beautiful view. Plan the day. We left at 5:30 am from Copacabana and returned around 5:00 pm due to heavy traffic. I recommend this outing.

This experience was absolutely amazing!! As we were just with 3 people, a small group. Enough attention from the tour guide, as we arrived quite early at the place. It was immediately our turn for pictures instead of waiting for hours. I definitely would recommend this for everyone!!

I was want be there and I made. Bit scared because my body condition was not good. But my guide was super. She just wait for second of she so me in pain. It's just amazing trip! Happy and can tell go everyone who can and want!!

Excellent experience! Our guide was Eduardo de Nattrip and we were very happy: he arrived on time, very pleasant and patient. I warn that the climb is heavy, you must follow all the guide's instructions.

Magical place My guide was super friendly and spoke softly