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guided hike

Secret hike to the Christ and waterfall

guided hike

Secret hike to the Christ and waterfall

31 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, French, Portuguese
guided hike

Secret hike to the Christ and waterfall

guided hike

Secret hike to the Christ and waterfall

31 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

We will take a secret route and hike to the Christ monument avoiding the crowd of tourists - this is not the Parque Lage trail and even few residents know about it. It is ideal for anyone who enjoys walking (family, friends or solo travellers) and a pleasant and sustainable manner to reach the top of the most famous mountain in the country, passing by water sources (one potable) and beautiful scenarios to appreciate the forest environment and city view. I will share my knowledge on the national park's history and take you to spots you will not find on your own. It is very likely that we will not cross with anyone on our way, we will enjoy a peaceful environment for hours. On our return we will stop at a waterfall for a refreshing bath (the Parque Lage trail does not offer that). 8:00 we meet and walk towards the trailhead 8:20 we start our hike to Corcovado (5.5 km) on marked trails inside the forest. Level: easy to moderate, no climbing involved but some "energy" is needed to conquer the mountain :) Around 11:15 we arrive at the Christ monument. You will have time to visit the monument, I will wait for you. Around 12:15 we start our return (5.5km) 14:00 arrival at the waterfall. We can refresh ourselves, relax and enjoy the natural environment 14:30 return to the meeting point where we started 15:00 we arrive at the meeting point

Your host

Folopo

Folopo

I am an environmental professional who loves being in contact with nature and taking friends (from Brazil and abroad) to more adventurous destinations in the city. I have also lived in Germany and Scotland and I speak four languages. Hiking and trekking are true passions to me and I am an experienced traveller to remote areas in Brazil, mostly in Conservation Units (e.g. Federal and State Parks). I will be more than happy to share my knowledge and enthusiasm about Rio's history, the creation of the park and the reasons to protect the urban forest that hosts the Christ monument. If you are looking for more adventurous hikes or incredible viewpoints, I can also help, send me a message. “In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)

What's included

Food
Brazilian snacks for hiking: cashew nuts, dried banana/guava paste, cocoa biscuits, etc

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Where you'll be

Secret hike to the Christ, an opportunity to learn about the city's history, the creation of the Tijuca National Park and the reason to protect this forest. This is not the Parque Lage trail and few people know/use this route. - A section of the Transcarioca hiking trail in the Tijuca National Park (Serra da Carioca, Cabeça river Valley and Corcovado mountain) - Lagoa viewpoint 1 - Christ the Redeemer monument - Lagoa viewpoint 2 - Waterfall

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests aged 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Energy is needed to reach the top (on average 2h30; 1h30 return), there is walking and inclination (35degree). I will show you where to buy tickets to visit the monument (R$14 or R$28 high season: holidays, weekend, school break). If you don't want to do the hike back the van costs R$10 to descend
Folopo
guided hike
Secret hike to the Christ and waterfall
31 reviews
From £17/person
31 reviews
From £17/person