Pedra do Telegrafo Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro has become one of the most popular destinations for hikers, when coming to Rio. Thanks to Instagram users and their creative photos, the views and angles captured by thousands of lenses at its summit went viral. The shape of the summit gives the impression that the person on the photo is standing next to a scary abyss. That was enough to call the attention of the more adventurous travelers when coming to Rio city.
Located in Guaratiba neighborhood, the rock stands 354 meters tall and offers breathtaking views. From its top, one can see the deserted beaches below and the sandy peninsula called Restinga da Marambaia. Best time to be at its top is during sunrise, when photos turn out just perfect. The word telegrafo means telegraph and was named this way due to a O.P (Observation Post), built by the military at its summit during the World War II, to watch the sea for german submarines.The hike to the summit, with its 1880 meters of lenght, takes almost 01 hour and is considered to be easy/moderate for regular hikers. And do not forget your swimming suit, as we go for a quick sea bathing after the hike, in Grumari or Prainha beaches.
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Pick ups at 07:00 am
Wear a good pair of walking or hiking shoes, take a small backpack with plenty of water and snacks, wear comfortable clothes, wear a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take a towel and a swimming suit.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$99.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
Pick up at 07:00 am at hotels or airbnb apartment in Rio city. In case the group is doing the Sunrise option, pick up at 04:00 am.
Around 08:00 am we arrive at the beginning of the trail.
We reach the summit at 09:00 am.
After taking pictures at the famous edge and looking around, we start going down between 10:00 am and 10:30 am.
After we reach the beginning of the trail again, time for a sea bathing at the nearby beaches of Grumari or Prainha.
We are back at hotel around 01:00 pm.