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8 Hours
Mobile Ticket
Rio de Janeiro
Avoids Crowds
Adventure Tours
Tour Details

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).

Departure Location

Departure Location


6 hours

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Pick up & drop off

Price Excludes

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • Snacks
What to Expect

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. 

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Pedra do Telegrafo

It is a moderate hike and a little steep in the beginning. From up there we appreciate an spectacular view that includes the Restinga da Marambaia, the Selvagem Beach, the Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, the Barra da Tijuca Beach and the Gávea’s Rock. 

That traditional picture of someone hanging from the edge of the rock is taken in the Bigorna Rock (translation Anvil Rock) located in one of the spots of the Telegraph’s Rock hike.

Grumari Beach

Away from the city, the Grumari beach is an amazing option for who is seeking a quiet time in a less crowded beach. It is a place where you may find a well-preserved wildlife ecosystem and usually very empy. You may be able to experience some privacy surrounded by native vegetation.