Are you looking for some jungle adventure with caverns and waterfalls? The Trilha dos Primatas, hike of the primates in English, is a short and easy hike in Rio de Janeiro’s famous city jungle Parque Nacional da Tijuca, leading to a big rock with a small waterfall. This hike is the perfect choice if you want to escape the city heat and spend an afternoon in the refreshing cold of a jungle waterfall. Continue reading
Forte Duque de Caxias, better known as Forte do Leme.
If you are looking for a short and easy hike but want to get a stunning view, the Forte Duque de Caxias hike is the perfect hike for you. At Leme Beach (at the end of Copacabana Beach) there is a military base which is open to the public. From there you are able to walk up to the small hill called Morro do Leme , which means Leme Hill in English.
If you love hiking, Pedra da Gávea should be high on your priority list of hikes to do in Rio de Janeiro. The hike is not for beginners, it’s challenging and involves a steep section of rock climbing. If you feel ccomfortable with advanced mountain hiking it can be done independently (bring a rope), if not there are several agencies in town that can help you with a guide.
Hike up to Christ the Redeemer and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most stunning views that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Rio is famous for its 360 degrees views, but this one is probably the most complete of them all: The entire city is spread out in front of you! And even if clouds may block your view, it just adds to the mystic air of the Christ Statue. Hiking the Corcovado Mountain (hunchback in Portuguese) involves crossing small waterfalls, steep paths and even a bit of climbing. If you’re looking for some good exercise, try the Corcovado Hike!
The Dois Irmãos, Two Brothers Mountain in English are a real landmark of Rio de Janeiro and when looking from the Ipanema Beach, it looks impossible to simply walk up this steep mountain. However, it has a gentle slope on the back so the hike is much easier than you’d think. If you like a challenge, the Dois Irmãos Hike is a great choice for you! Continue reading