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Dois Irmãos & Favela


Dois Irmãos & Favela

Dois Irmãos & Favela


Every Sunday




R$ 180,00

Upon confirmation of payment, reservations are made for next Sunday. Send us an email (contato@hikinginrio) if you want a different date




Towering over the glamorous beaches of Ipanema and Leblon stand the famous two peaks of Dois Irmãos, which since the 1940s have been occupied by the favela community of Vidigal, now pacified and offering some of the best views of this 'Marvellous City'. Beyond the top of the favela is a trail through Atlantic Forest taking us to a rocky plateau and a 360° view of Rio - the contrasts of Carioca life, long stretches of golden beaches, the Atlantic Ocean with off-shore islands,the vast urban forest, and other landmark peaks such as Corcovado with Christ visible on top!

Meeting at the end of Leblon beach we will follow the coastline to the base of Dois Irmãos and the entrance to the favela of Vidigal. Here we will take local public transport up through the community to the start of the trail. Following a natural path through the vegetation of the Atlantic forest, we come across some spectacular views - first of Pedra da Gavea the giant monolith, then an incredible view of Rocinha, the largest favela (shanty town) in Latin America and following the curve of the hill overlooking Zona Sul and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (lagoon). After approximately 1.5hrs we reach the summit at 533m above sea level to enjoy an incredible 360° view of the city and all of its many facets.

After a break to enjoy the summit, we return on the trail and descend walking through the favela, with our guide, to understand a bit more about life in Vidigal community, stopping for lunch on our way down.


- Transport to and from the trail
- Bilingual guides specialized in the activity.
- The necessary safety equipment for the activity (1st aid kit, repellent, torch and walking pole)


Further information

Meeting point: 8:40am
Praça Cardeal Arco Verde, Copacabana - the exit of Cardeal Arco Verde Metro Station. (in front of Barata Ribeiro Street).

Upon confirmation of payment, reservations are made for next Sunday. Send us an email (contato@hikinginrio) if you want a different date.

Our guides are easy to detect – they wear white t-shirts with the Hiking in Rio logo large on the front.


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