Private Hiking Tour to Garganta do Ceu Cave and Pedra da Gavea

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This hike to the Garganta do Ceu cave is ideal for fully discovering Pedra da Gavea. The cave reveals one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. Climbing equipment and transport are included for the excursion.

The Garganta do Ceu hike starts at the same starting point as the traditional Pedra da Gávea hike. Although shorter, this hike is rated more difficult for being steeper and for requiring good orientation in the Atlantic Rainforest. The forest is dense before reaching the cave of Garganta do Ceu, from where you will enjoy one of the best views of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This cave is located on the south face of Pedra da Gavea, where the rock forms a beautiful natural setting and a viewpoint where you can admire a unique angle on the hill of the two brothers and the beach of São Conrado.



After a photo break, there will be several steep obstacles and some basic climbing that you will overcome using steel cables. Then you will take the last path to the top of Pedra da Gávea. Your guide will assist you during the climb and use all required safety techniques and safety procedures. Once at the top, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Pedra da Gavea is the largest block of solid rock by the sea in the world and at the top of its 844 meters you can see the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Jockey Club, the cove of Botafogo, the Aterro do Flamengo, the Sugar Loaf, Morro da Urca, Pedra Bonita, Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer and other mountains of the Tijuca Forest and landmarks such as Guanabara Bay, Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra Tijuca and the Serra dos Orgaos region. The way back is along the traditional Pedra da Gavea trail, via Carrasqueira, using a technique similar to abseiling, but whoever controls the equipment and the descent is the guide.



This hike takes place in Sector C of Tijuca National Park, which means you are in the Atlantic Rainforest of Rio de Janeiro and you will have a high chance of spotting wildlife during the hike. Be part of the select group of adventurers who visited Garganta do Ceu.



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