• Duration: 4 Hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic Voucher

  • Pick up available
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About Pedra Bonita

You cannot visit our city without doing the Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro. Pedra Bonita is a hidden gem, towering above the forest of Tijuca National Park and offering a bird’s eye view across the city. It stands 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.

Tour Program:

Tour starts with hotel pick up at 08:00 am. In summer we do it at 7:00 due to the heat. We head out to the Tijuca Forest National Park, where the tour begins.

We Start the trail at the sector C of the Tijuca Forest national park, and within 45 minutes, we reach the summit. Once there we spend about 30 to 45 minutes before going back to the beginning of the trail.

Pick up locations

What's included

Pick up, drop off, hiking tour and guiding services.

What's excluded

Food and beverages.

What do I need to bring

Water, fruits and snacks :) 

Important information

Capacity: From 02 to 14 people.

Departure Time: Pick ups at 8:00 am and 02:00 pm year round . During summer, pick ups at 07:00 am and 03:00 pm.

Length: 2.4 km round trip.

Recommendations: Wear a good pair of hiking or walking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take water with you and snacks :)

Cancellation policy

  • 3 days notice: 100% charge
  • 7 days notice: 75% charge




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Rio ist viel mehr als Copacabana und Zuckerhut

Wir haben bei Rio Adventures 2 Touren gebucht: 1. Pedra Bonita Hike: Anfahrt bis knapp unter der Startrampe der Paragleiter, anschließend 30minütiger Anstieg durch die Mata Atlantica. Der Anstieg kann in Abhängigkeit vom Wetter schweißtreibend sein. Erst beim Gipfel kommt man aus dem Wald und wird mit einem fantastischen Ausblick belohnt. Unser Guide war sehr freundlich, kannte die Flora sehr genau und hat uns auf viele Besonderheiten hingewiesen. Über die Länge des Aufenthaltes am Gipfelplateau konnten wir alleine entscheiden. Anschließend ging es wieder hinunter, vorbai am Auto und 5 Minuten hinauf zur Startrampe der Paragleiter. Direkt unter der Rampe sitzend war es wirklich schön die Paragleiter auf ihrem Flug hinunter nach Sao Conrado zu beobachten. 2. Kajaktour von Praia da Urca zur Ilha do Laje: Wir sind Laien, die das Kajakfahren erst einmal probiert haben. Trotz einer stürmischen Nacht und noch einigen Wellen fühlten wir uns bei unserem Guide gut aufgehoben und nie unsicher. So war auch das Erreichen der Ilha do Laje kein großes Problem. Beide Touren haben unsere Erwartungen voll erfüllt und sind ein hervorragendes beispiel, dass Rio mehr als Copacabana und Zuckerhut ist. Bei unserem nächsten Besuch werden wir sicher wieder die eine oder andere Tour buchen.

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By B B on 2018-02-13

Pedra Bonita hiking tour

Very professional tour operator and guide. The guide was present at hotel on time and was very kind with us. The tour has been made on our rythm and the guide followed our rythm. Unfortunately, the weather was very cloudy this day and the view was not as expected, but it is independent of Rio Adventure. We can really rely on this operator that is easily accesible by mail or by phone.

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By Misterq83 on 2018-03-01

Rio Adventures- Pedra Bonita Hike

We very much enjoyed the Pedra Bonita hike with our guide Fernando. We most appreciate Rio Adventures' flexibility in arranging the tour on very short notice and providing door to door transportation with a knowledgeable guide. he pointed out an armadillo in the woods, and we saw several unique birds, as well a wonderful views of the city and Tijuca Forest. The paths up and down are steep in some places, so hikers should be well prepared with good shoes and water. I urge all visitors to Rio to see at least one of Rio's natural wonders in addition to the beach, such as this hike or visit to the Tijuca Forest.

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By 2deborahc on 2018-01-25

Pedra Bonita Hike

Wir haben eine Hiking Tour zum Pedra Bonita gebucht; von der Abholung vom B&B bis zur Durchführung der Tour hat alles Bestens geklappt. Der Guide hat viele Informationen gegeben und war immer sehr um unsere Zufriedenheit bemüht. Die Tour selbst war klasse; nach einer recht leichten Wanderung mit etwas steileren Stück am Schluss wird man auf dem Felsplateau des Pedra Bonita mit einer großartigen Aussicht auf Rios Stadt- und Küstenlandschaft belohnt; absolut fantastisch!

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By Alexander G on 2018-01-01

Awesome hike with Fernando

Fernando was my guide for the Pedra Bonita hike and he was excellent. His very knowledgeable of the animals and flora and fauna of the forest and pointed out all sorts of things to me, even spotting a toucan which I was excited about. The hike was pretty easy and the view at the top was amazing. I had so much fun on this hike and highly recommend Fernando and Rio Adventures.

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By Josie P on 2018-01-14

Dessa vez eu mudei um pouco meu roteiro do Rio de Janeiro, em vez de ir mais as praias eu fui fazer trilhas. Fiz a trilha da Gávea e Pedra Bonita. Vale muito a pena

By Marcius A on 2018-01-12

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