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Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

1. Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

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. 

Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmaos Hike & Favela Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmaos Hike & Favela Tour

Enjoy taking in breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro with a local guide. Hike to Dois Irmãos Hill, one of the most interesting hikes in Rio de Janeiro, not only for its formidable landmark near trendy Ipanema and Leblon beaches but also because of its social aspect. To begin, go up to Vidigal Favela by local van or moto-taxi. And after hiking for about one and half hours through the forest, take in view of the summit, which stands at 533 meters high. Understand the social occupation and contrasts in Rio de Janeiro and also the beautiful way the Tijuca Forest mixes with the city. On the way back, take a tour through the favela.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 52 reviews

We were there about half an hour late because of a glitch with Uber but Augusto, the guide was waiting for us very friendly and welcoming. Great hike on Morro Dois Irmaos, the views from the top are breathtaking. The interaction with the favela was a motorbike ride to get to the hiking location, walking back and a stop for a drink (which I asked for) at one of the local bars and I appreciated that because I wasn't there for a commercial and intrusive favela tour but mostly for the hike and just to see another face of Rio. The hike itself can be a bit challenging if you have no training but it's short. On the way we saw plenty of wildlife, a minuscule dark brown frog, monkeys with babies and different birds.

Sergio was a great guide! Very funny and knowlegeable about the mountain and the favela. Make sure to get ready for some good exercise. Because the hike can be difficult for those who are not in shape. But the view is magnificent!!

Our guide Jessie was super helpful and seamlessly organised the mototaxis and well timed pitstops. Couldn't recommend her enough. And the views were fantastic. However transport from the hotel would have been perfection.

100% recommended experience, Thomas is majestic and made the climb fly by. It is worth the excursion both for the nature part and for seeing the favela.

Eduardo was a fantastic guide and despite the weather not being great he still made the tour fun and interesting. Would definitely recommend.