You cannot visit Rio without doing the Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour. Pedra Bonita is a hidden gem, towering above the forest of Tijuca National Park and offering a bird’s eye view across the city. Itstands at 696 meters (2,283) feet, and lies between the neighborhoods of São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca. The views from the top are exceptionally breathtaking, and the trail is considered to be easy for regular hikers. From the summit, the west side of the city can be seen spread-out beneath, along with most of the Zona Sul (South Zone), Pedra da Gávea , São Conrado beach and even the statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in the distance.The name Pedra Bonita means Beautiful Stone in portuguese, and it is related to the wonderful views the mountain offers from its summit. It was given by farmers who owned the lands around the mountain , back in the 16th century.
Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour – Program
Our Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour starts with a hotel pick up, and then a 30 minutes drive to the beginning of the trail, in the Tijuca Forest National Park. Pedra Bonita has one of the top 5 best views in Rio,and as most of its trail is done in open fields, its important to wear sunblock and a cap in sunny days. Also, because it is located in an Atlantic Rain Forest, humidity is quite common there, so some sudden or casual rain is just part of the adventure. The hike itself can take anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour, on a one mile long trail. Mammals like quatis (raccoons), micos (common Brazilian monkey species), as well as birds like toucans, hawks, buzzards and many others species, may be seen along the way. The trail is considered to be easy to moderate and some least physical condition is required.
03 to 04 hours round trip, with a 40 minutes hike to the summit.
Guiding services, equipment rentals and transportation ( pick up and drop off at hotel or any address within the covered areas)
From 02 to 28 people
Easy to Moderate
Daily under request. Pick ups between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, according to the location.
Wear good walking or hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take a small backpack with plenty of water and some snacks.
How to Book :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and fill out the booking form. Please read and agree with our terms and conditions, then pay the R$ 49,00 deposit . Choose an available date. We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.