When you need a respite from the bustling streets of Rio, this private tour offers a haven in nature. Explore the less traveled west side of the city and several natural beaches. Driving along the coastline you’ll pass by Reserva Beach and Marapendi Lagoon en route to Barra de Guaratiba. Here, your personal guide accompanies your private party on a 45-minute hike to Pedra do Telegrafo (Telegraph Rock).
The mountain has its name during the Second World War, as it served as a military observation post, where soldiers would search for enemy ships and submarines in our coast. The mountain summit offers a great view of Rio`s coastline, including the breathtaking Restinga de Marambaia, a 43km sandbank, with clear waters and white sands, separating the sea from a wild swamp area. This untouched area is well protected and guarded by the brazilian army.
What makes this hike unique, is not only the views from the top of Pedra do Telegrafo, but also (or perhaps mainly), because of a little sharp rock, sitting on top of the mountain. As you stand on top of it, or hang from its edge, (which is very close to the ground), the camera shot can give the impression that you’re hanging on for dear life! Thanks to instagram and the photos posted from there around 2016, we have a new attraction in Rio.