Day trip

Rio de Janeiro: Garganta do Céu Guided Hike

Day trip

Rio de Janeiro: Garganta do Céu Guided Hike

From US$ 67.40 per person

Get one of the most stunning views of Rio de Janeiro on a hiking tour of the Garganta do Céu with a specialist bilingual guide on an eco adventure. See landmarks such as Guanabara Bay and São Conrado.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Private or small groups available


  • keep your eyes open for the native wild animals of the Atlantic rainforest
  • Experience one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro from Garganta do Céu viewpoin
  • All assistance from your guide is provided
  • Learn the legends and mysteries of this ancient land
Full description

Hike the monolithic mountain of Pedra da Gáveafor some of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. Experience the world's biggest block of solid rock by the sea, and get stunning panoramas from its peak. 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.

All assistance from your guide is provided. Benefit from their expertise as they help the group with all safety techniques and procedures needed. Once at the View point, look out at Guanabara Bay, the districts of Ipanema and Leblon, São Conrado, and the Barra Tijuca. Catch your breath before starting your descent. Return to the base of Pedra da Gávea. Relax and keep your eyes open for the native wild animals of the Atlantic rainforest of Rio de Janeiro along the way.

  • Bilingual, eco-adventure specialist guide
  • Garganta do Céu hike
  • Personal accident insurance and transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option chosen)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Starting point for open groups: Praca Desembargador Araujo Jorge, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22611-022, Brazil (in front of Bar do Oswaldo restaurant).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Daypack

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

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Fantastic and tough hike with amazing views that are worth the trip! Our guide Gui was a knowledgeable hiker/climber who was so fun to be around and talk to (he spoke English very well)! Our driver was also great- on time, good driver, and a super nice guy. Would definitely recommend if you’re up for a challenging day and the best views of Rio!

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March 25, 2023

If you’re in Rio, please do this! Before the tour started, we, as a group, decided which trail to hike and climb. In my case, we chose the hardest trail with climbing equipment. It was quite tough, but worth the view! It’s breathtaking from the top! Our tour guide was Thomas. He supported us in every situation. I have a huge recommendation and a shoutout to him; it was astonishing!

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March 25, 2023

Cette randonnée est SUPERBE !! La vue au sommet, et tout en montant/descendant valent le détour! Mention spéciale pour notre guide Thomas qui a su rendre cette aventure si facile par son dynamisme, ses anecdotes et son professionnalisme ! J’ai fait cette randonnée avec des chaussures de running et ça convenait sur un jour de beau temps. La partie d’escalade est vraiment safe. Bonne randonnée !!

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March 25, 2023

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