Great experience. It was a combination of hiking and climbing to the top of Pedra da Gavea, one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. The guides provided our safety equipment and attention during the tour. It is strongly recommend for those who are seeking for a unique adventure!
We had a blast! Weber was amazing and he was fluent in English, which made the whole experience better because he was able to provide us additional information about Brazil and the Rio de Janiero area. I would definitely recommend this experience.
We did the Sugar Loaf Hike on a weekend - the views were beautiful, and the hike up is a great way to see Rio and wonder a bit off the beaten track. Our guide was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, reliable and very professional. If a small adventure is your thing, then go with RioXtreme!
We had an incredible experience hiking up Tijuca’s Peak! The trail is a shaded route through the rain forest for most of the hike, before finishing the last bit of the hike in an open area that provides incredible views of Rio and the surrounding areas. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and set a perfect pace for the hike. We’d highly recommend!
Weber was great and took good care of us the whole time! He knew what he was doing and was great to talk to while we hiked/climbed. His English was great! The hike was beautiful despite there being a large cloud over the top of Sugar Loaf. Very adventurous and rewarding. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an alternate way to get up Sugar Loaf.
This hike is once in a lifetime! Especially with Xtreme tours who guide you through the whole process and make you feel extra safe! The hike is a tough one, but the views up top make it all worth it! If you want to do Pedra Gávea Weber is your guy! He’s so knowledgeable, and makes it feel as if your Hiking with a friend. Would definitely recommend this tour to all!
Really perfect guide! Knows all animal,history facts...telling stories about local life,answer all your questions. Highly recommended!
What an amazing Day. Our tour guide Paola was amazing: fun, informative and drove like an absolute champ! Ordinarily we would organize our own hiking tours but since the trail started at the top of a favela and is extremely hard to find the entrance, we opted to purchase a tour. It had rained a bit in the early morning so the trail was a bit slick. The trail itself is fairly narrow with some spiked fern plants you have to watch out for. It is fairly steep but it isn’t a long trail and the view from the top was absolutely worth it! Impossible to take a bad pick! Great time and a great tour.
Our group went on a day trip, it was very nice, saw everything we needed to see and had a lot of fun doing it, would suggest small snacks and water for the trip, it is a long and busy day before Lunch.
Definitively a "must do" when in Rio, if you like magnificent sceneries, lush tropical forest, and coping with a personal physical challenge! It is essential to do that trip with a guide, and the one who accompanied us, Duda, was definitively the most gentle person, extremely professional and always ready to tell us where to put our feet and hands in the most challenging spots.
Rio’s highest peak, Pico da Tijuca (1022m – 3353ft) is located in the middle of the Tijuca Forest, and overlooks most of the city. It is also considered one of the best trails in Rio de Janeiro.
Our tour starts with a visitation to Taunay Waterfall (Rio's largest), inside Tijuca's Forest National Park.
Listed by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, it is one of the greatest Eco spots of Rio, covered by Atlantic Rainforest with beautiful flora and fauna and many waterfalls, rivers and lakes, caves, mountains.
The trail to Pico da Tijuca starts at the idyllic Bom Retiro, a place up in the park, and lasts no more than one hour to reach the summit.
From there, we have a wonderful view of most of Tijuca's Forest, landmarks, besides the Maracanã Stadium, Guanabara Bay and a lot more.
This is the traditional Tijuca Forest tour with a hike to the highest mountain in Rio de Janeiro!
* Hiking duration: 2 hours (approx. 1h way up / 1h way down).
* Vista Chinesa (Chinese Belvedere) - visitation only in weekdays, except local holidays.
* If the chosen date or the number of participants are not available, contact us so we can try to schedule the tour with your private group.
* Round trip transfer included in South Zone of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, Flamengo and surroundings. Contact us if you are in other places in Rio or if you want some tour without transfer.