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Rio de Janeiro Hiking Tour

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: Corcovado
Guide language: English
Duration: 6 days
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Prices & Hotels

Overview

This Hiking Tour of Rio de Janeiro concentrates on seeing the city and its major attractions purely on foot. Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tijuca Peak, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, Pedra da Gavea and the marvellous Telegrafo peak are all within the city.

Hiking Tours of Brazil

Our Hiking Tours of Brazil are all basic ideas that can be tailor-made to match your requirements. Any tour can include one or more destinations, and can be purely dedicated to hiking, although some mountains may include a little climbing that is still suitable for those without much experience. We can also arrange serious climbing trips. We can also mix them with other activities such as climbing, kayaking or tandem hang-gliding flights, some regular tourism, and some nightlife. We include all that you need during your trip, the accommodation with breakfast; all airport transfers and other road journeys; any activities and excursions with English-speaking guides and relevant entrance fees; plus some popular extras. For our Hiking Tours of Brazil, you only need to bring your favourite hiking boots and regular outdoor clothing and equipment. Any parts where a little climbing is necessary will include ropes, helmets and safety harnesses. All hikes and climbs are undertaken with an experienced, qualified local guide, with activity insurance included. All other equipment such as kayaks, mountain or road bikes, and of course your hang-gliding wings will be provided!

This Hiking Tour of Rio de Janeiro concentrates on seeing the city and its major attractions purely on foot. Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tijuca Peak, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, Pedra da Gavea and the marvellous Telegrafo peak are all within the city.

This Rio de Janeiro Hiking Tour takes you on the best of many trails to the peaks and hidden beaches in the city.

Combines With: Buenos Aires; Buzios; Paraty & Ilha Grande; Sao Paulo; Petropolis to Teresopolis Trek.

Best Time to Visit: This tour can be taken all year round with December to February being the hottest, most humid and busiest months, but also with more rainfall. April to July or August are the months that give the best chance of good weather, warm but not hot or humid, and with clear blue skies.


  • Destinations: Rio de Janeiro
  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Style: Adventure
  • Activities: Tandem Hang-Gliding - Hiking & Trekking - Climbing - Ecotourism - Beaches

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Itinerary

Day 1 : First Views of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Your Rio de Janeiro Hiking Tour begins on arrival in the city, where you will be met by your Brazil Adventure Tours guide who describes the Marvellous City to you during the journey to your hotel. After checking in, you head out for your first hike to the top of Dois Irmaos, the mountains overlooking Ipanema Beach. The hike begins in the Vidigal Favela, a fascinating mix of scenery and the unique culture of Rio's poorest mountain-side neighbourhoods, before taking you up through vegetation to the rocky peak. The views over the neighbouring Rocinha Favela, Leblon and Ipanema Beaches, the lagoon and up to Cristo are stunning and a spectacular start to your time in Rio. Day 2 : Christ the Redeemer & Tijuca Peak Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, you drive up to the cool air of the Floresta de Tijuca, where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio from the top of the Corcovado mountain. The 360˚ city views are matched by those from the top of Tijuca Peak, the highest mountain in the forest. The summit is reached by a two-hour trail through the rainforest until you climb the peak. The city, Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the beaches ringing Rio are all visible on clear days. After returning for lunch, you can enjoy the afternoon on Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. The evening can include a trip to Lapa, to experience the live music in Rio's best samba clubs. Day 3 : Climbing Sugar Loaf Mountain Rio de Janeiro Today you make your own way to the top of another of iconic mountain in Rio. You head first to Praia Vermelha, the beach base of the cable car station that takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Instead of taking the easy way up, you circle Urca & Sugar Loaf rocks along a 2hr trail. The final section is the short climb of 25m/80ft up the granite and can be done by beginners of reasonable fitness. Enjoying the views from Sugar Loaf having just climbed it is the most satisfying way to visit one of Rio's postcard places. A trail lunch with monkeys wanting to share it with you is the perfect end to your day, and you have plenty of time in the afternoon to enjoy the beaches. Day 4 : Telegrafo & Cabritos Rio de Janeiro A day out along the coast takes you driving through Sao Conrado to Barra da Tijuca, the longest beach in Rio. Prainha and Grumari are two wild beaches at the edge of the city, hemmed in by mountains and rainforest. In Guaratiba you start the trail around the headland to Perigosinho and Meio, small beaches only reachable by trail or boat. You could also rapel from the Tartaruga rock here, before climbing up the 354m to the top of Pedra do Telegrafo, which has stunning views and photo opportunities looking back to Rio and down the Costa Verde. Before lunch overlooking Prainha, you could also hike another steep trail to Morro dos Cabritos directly above! Day 5 : Pedra da Gavea Hike & Climb Rio de Janeiro A short drive around to Barra de Tijuca takes you under the shadow of Pedra da Gavea, the largest coastal monolith on earth. The trail takes you up through the forest for 2-3hrs before you come out under the Emperor, the iconic rock-face of Gavea! A climb of around 40m with safety equipment and the expert eye of your guide to help if necessary, and another half hour of trail take you to the top of the mountain, with a sheer drop to the Atlantic Ocean and views along to Ipanema Beach and all the way down Barra da Tijuca Beach. The same trail takes you back down to the city below and you return to your hotel. Alternative trails, climbing routes and kayak trips are all possible too. Day 6 : Flying Home from Rio! Rio de Janeiro One of the most spectacular activities in Rio or any other city is to hang-glide from Pedra Bonita Mountain to land on the beach. Your tandem flight is in the safe hands of our professional instructors, who give you a safety briefing including take-off and landing. No prior experience is necessary, just a little courage! The 15min flight soars between the mountains and over the urban forest and circles out over the Atlantic waves before finally landing on the sands of Praia Pepino in Sao Conrado. The most memorable activity in Rio can be done on your final day, although usually better earlier in your stay to give us chance to rearrange in case of unfavourable weather conditions.

Prices & Hotels

PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury Per Adult * US$ 1,500 US$ 1,575 US$ 1,875 US$ 2,875 Domestic Flights ** N/A

Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury Rio de Janeiro

 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.  * Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Brazil Adventure Tours
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