The Tijuca Forest + Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour is the perfect combination for travelers who wish to enjoy the forest as much as possible. While the sightseeing around the park gives you the possibility to get to know all the park`s sectors, the hike to Pedra Bonita will get you in touch with nature in a more intimate way.
Tijuca Forest + Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour – Program
After visiting the forest , with stops at Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) , Cascatinha Taunay (Taunay`s Falls) and Centro dos Visitantes ( Visitor`s Center), the tour follows towards Pedra Bonita mountain. The name Pedra Bonita ( beautiful Stone) was given centuries ago, by local farmers who used to own the upper areas of Tijuca Forest, where the mountain lies. The word beautiful was actually related to the views from the top of the mountain, and not to the mountain`s shape, as some believed. The hike to the stop takes around 40 minutes and is considered to be easy for people in good physical conditions. The trail is about 1.6km ( 1 mile) long and mostly sheltered by trees. From its summit, at 696 meters (2282 feet) of altitude, travelers will be able to contemplate the view of Tijuca Forest National Park, the imposing Pedra da Gávea, São Conrado and Barra beaches, as well as the hang gliders and paragliders putting up a good show in the air. Along the trail, small mammals and many species of birds may also be seen.
Around 5 hours round trip
Hotel Pick up and Drop off,, tour to the forest, hike to the summit of Pedra Bonita and guiding services.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
Daily, under request. Pick ups between 8:00 am and 9:00 am.
From 02 to 28 people
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$99,00 deposit . Choose an available date. We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.
* We do not operate this tour during Carnival season .
* The order of the activities may be switched according to weather conditions.
* In case of rain, the forest tour will happen normally, at its regular price of R$ 149,00 per person. The remainder to be paid in cash will only be R$ 50,00 per person. Customers may reschedule the hike for another day but in these cases the combo discounts can no longer be applied