Pedra da Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
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Enjoy a challenging ascent on the site of a famous historical blunder at Pedra da Gavea, a granite and gneiss mountain overlooking Guanabara Bay. Portuguese sailors mistook the bay for an estuary and named the whole area January River, or Rio de Janeiro. At 844 m (2,769 ft), this ranks among the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean, and offers an advanced and rewarding hike. Expect a steep section of rock climbing, but the payoff comes at the clifftop vantage point, once used to monitor ship traffic. See the rock "carving" that sparked a long controversy among scholars: a natural formation caused by erosion, or a Phoenician or indigenous prehistoric man-made message? Plan to see Pedra da Gavea and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder.
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  • Watch the fearless jump hang gliding or for pentium is delicious, so if you are at the top of the rock (enough) or on the beach watching them land. I was even willing to fly, but I found it expensive.
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  • Will be so tiring climb, sometimes you get scared because precipices and tight spots and risky to cross but when you get on top of all your efforts will be amply rewarded! It's too good! The climb on average lasts from 2:30 to 3 hours. We rely on a local guide with 70 euro took over, told us about the history of Pedra did us a lot of nice pictures, I saw many climb buts won't recommend certain points are risky and just a bad foot to slip and stay dry! Not quite for everyone as you need to be a minimum, but try it worth it!!
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  • Guys, this Crow's nest rock Pedra da Gávea is gorgeous, it's worth a lot just meet, take a tour or even venturing into jump hang glider or paraquedas....eu'd rather admire this beauty all with my feet on solid ground kkkkkk
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