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June 13, 2021

Trekking to Pedra Da Gávea – Via Carrasqueira

Pedra da Gávea Trail via Carrasqueira

Pedra da Gávea is the largest seaside monolith in the world, named for its similarity to the crow’s nest, an observation basket located on the mast of Portuguese caravels. Known as the emperor’s head, the side of the Stone opposite the sea, has the shape of a face, and that is why it was called by the Indians “Metaracanga”, the decorated head.

What does it include?
-> Transport included
-> Adventure Tourism Guide or Driver specialized in Vertical Techniques, Trails and Hiking
-> Certified Climbing Equipment for On-Site Use
-> Duration 8 hours
-> Road map

Surrounded by charms and mysteries, Pedra da Gávea has 842 meters and is certainly the most challenging trail in Rio. Anyone who is willing to face a little more than 1.5 km of steep climb and a carrasqueira capable of putting fear in many people, will be gifted by a breathtaking view of practically the entire coast of Rio de Janeiro.

The Pedra da Gávea trail is located within the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro, in the Tijuca National Park, which means that during the tour there is the possibility of encountering wild animals. At the greatest time of year, the climate in Rio de Janeiro is hot and humid, so all participants must be well hydrated and bring at least 3 liters of water to the activity. It is necessary to manage the duration of the tour to Pedra da Gávea since the Tijuca National Park closes at 17:00.

The Pedra da Gávea trail is the ideal tour for those looking for a real challenge
The Stone is the largest monolith (a single massive stone or rock) on the seashore in the world, and arouses admiration for its magnificence and mystery.

It is one of the extreme points of the Tijuca Forest National Park and one of the most spectacular viewpoints. To win the carrasqueira climb it is not necessary to have previous experience. The guide will help all participants using rock climbing techniques and procedures necessary to carry out the adventure in comfort and safety.

The descent through the Carrasqueira climbing section is made using a technique similar to rappelling, where the person who will control the descent and the equipment will be the guide, offering your group much more safety. You and your friends just need to enjoy the moment and take lots of pictures.

Book your tour at least 12 hours in advance of the tour date and time. Minimum booking of 2 people

-> Activity covered with tourist insurance.

-> Mandatory presentation of document at the place of activity.

->  Personal confirmation Via WhatsApp

Payment by card has a 5% increase at the physical agency and on the day of the tour.

Group discounts. Above 5 people.

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