This radical few days in Rio de Janeiro takes you to the top of at least five mountains, hiking and climbing to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tijuca Peak, and Pedra da Gavea, visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, and finally jumping off Pedra Bonita to take your first tandem hang-gliding flight.rn
This radical few days in Rio de Janeiro takes you to the top of at least five mountains, hiking and climbing to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tijuca Peak, and Pedra da Gavea, visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, and finally jumping off Pedra Bonita to take your first tandem hang-gliding flight.
- Destinations: Rio de Janeiro
- Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
- Trip Style: Adventure
- Activities: Tandem Hang-Gliding - Hiking & Trekking - Climbing - Kayaking & Canoeing - Ecotourism - Beaches
- Best months to visit: All Year Round
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Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!
|Day 1 : The Marvellous City from Sugar Loaf
Rio de Janeiro
|On arrival in Rio de Janeiro, your Brazil Adventure Tours guide describes the Marvellous City during the journey to your hotel. After time to check in and eat lunch, the action begins at Praia Vermelha, the base of the cable car station. Instead of taking the easy way up, you circle Sugar Loaf Mountain along a 2hr trail. The final section is the short climb of 25m up the granite, and can be done by beginners of reasonable fitness. Enjoying the sunset views from Sugar Loaf having just climbed it is the most satisfying way to visit one of Rio's postcard places. After enjoying the views, you descend by cable car and transfer to your hotel for the evening.|
|Day 2 : Tijuca Peak Hike & Christ the Redeemer
Rio de Janeiro
|After breakfast, you head to the cool air of the Floresta de Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world covering the granite mountains around which Rio is built. A forest trail takes you to the highest point in the park, the 1,022m Tijuca Peak. The 360˚ city views are matched by those from Corcovado, where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio, Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the beaches ringing the city. After returning for lunch, you can enjoy the afternoon on Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. The evening can include a trip to Lapa, to experience the live music in Rio's best samba clubs.|
|Day 3 : Pedra da Gavea Hike & Climb
Rio de Janeiro
|A full day takes you around the rocks past Sao Conrado to Barra de Tijuca. Crossing the channel, you arrive at the trailhead in Barrinha. The trail takes you up through the forest for 2-3hrs before you come out under the Emperor, the head of the highest coastal rock on earth. A climb of around 40m up the granite face, with safety equipment and the expert eye of your guide to help if necessary, and another half hour of trail take you to the top of the rock, with a sheer drop to the Atlantic Ocean and views along to Ipanema Beach and all the way down Barra da Tijuca Beach. The same trail takes you back down to the city below and you return to your hotel.|
|Day 4 : More Rio Adventures
Rio de Janeiro
|Today has different options for mountain, beach and ocean activities. If you prefer to be higher up, then Pedra Branca is an enjoyable hike. An alternative option is to stay by the beaches of the Grumari Nature Reserve, and walk the trails, with climbing directly from the sand. This is the tranquil side of Rio, with great surf, quiet beaches reachable only by trail, and rustic eateries run by local fishing families with fresh seafood for lunch. Mountain-Biking around this area is another possibility, as are kayak trips around Guanabara Bay and the offshore islands. You can also spend the day relaxing on the beaches if you prefer!|
|Day 5 : Flying Home from Rio
Rio de Janeiro
|One of the most spectacular activities in Rio or any other city is to hang-glide from Pedra Bonita Mountain to land on the beach. Your tandem flight is in the safe hands of our professional instructors, who give you a safety briefing including take-off and landing No prior experience is necessary, just a little courage! The 15min flight soars between the mountains and over the urban forest and circles out over the Atlantic waves before finally landing on the sands of Praia Pepino in Sao Conrado. This will be your final activity in the morning, with time to enjoy lunch before you head to the airport in the afternoon for your flight home.|
|PRICES||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Per Adult *||US$ 1,175||US$ 1,250||US$ 1,975||US$ 2,250|
|Domestic Flights **||N/A|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Rio de Janeiro|
* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.