Hike to Pedra do Telégrafo

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At 1 feet (161 meters) high, Pedra do Telégrafo, located in Pedra Branca State Park, offers great views of the beaches and Barra de Guaratiba hill. With the help of a guide, you'll hike to the top, stopping along the way at lookout points to take photos. When booking, you can select the group tour option or opt for a private tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Rio de Janeiro.

Your adventure in Pedra do Telégrafo begins on the trail from Praia Grande to Barra de Guaratiba (aka Caminho dos Pescadores). Hike 2 miles (3,5 km) along this moderate trail that passes several viewpoints.

When you reach a recognizable vantage point in many internet photos, you will understand why they make the location more dangerous than it looks. While you're standing on top of a large, sharp rock, which isn't actually very far from the ground, snap a photo from a new angle to make it look like you're a daredevil about to fall off the rock. Mountain. Your guide will also show you other places to take pictures.

During your walk and at the top, enjoy a panoramic view of the "wild beaches" of Rio de Janeiro: Praia do Perigoso, Praia do Meio, Grumari, Pontal do Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, Pedra da Gávea and Restinga da Marambaia . Plus, enjoy the mountain views of Pedra Branca State Park and Tijuca National Park.

On the way back, stop for photos at Prainha and Grumari beaches (private tour only).

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