Moved around a lot and have been in Rio for a couple of years. Love hiking and other activities in Nature!
The Dois Irmãos hike was probably the highlight of my 5-day stay in Rio. Edu and I took a van up to Vidigal and made our way first through the favela and then up the trail, as the sun was slowly preparing to set over Rio. As we twisted and turned through the lush green, we kept catching glimpses of bits and pieces of this amazing city. The final reward of course was the spectacular view once we got to the top - 360 degrees of absolutely incredible stunning views. Edu was the perfect guide; he knew the trail really well, told me stories along the way, and helped me up some of the steeper parts. Make sure you have good sneakers, don't go with flip flops! Definitely 100% worth it. Thanks for this unforgettable experience.
The view from the morro da babilônia is fantastic! You get to see the sugar loaf mountain from a different and very charming perspective. The trail is easy to do, even without any previous hiking experience. And Eduardo is a great guide that makes you feel comfortable and that has a lot of knowledge to share. I would highly recommend this tour - it is a great mixture of nature, great views and a walk in the local community.
Experience Rios beautiful nature close up with an excellent guide! Eduardo gives you all the best tips and makes the experience feel very personal! I can only recommend booking a hike with him. whichever you chose it will be an unforgettable experience. Boa trilha!
What a great hike! The view is really spectacular. If you're in Rio for a couple of days I really recommend this hike. You get to experience a little bit of favela life along with wonderful nature! Eduardo is a great guide who gives you lots of insider information. remember your camera!
If I wrote the tag line for this tour it would be "Ride a motorcycle through a favela on your way to spectacular heights." It was fascinating to see the favela up close. We were very impressed by the number police and the number of new satellite dishes we saw. Edu has spent a lot of time around favelas. As for the hike, I am in just ok shape, probably 10 pounds .. Okay 20 pounds overweight. It's a hard hot hike but its doable. As for edu, the I think he would give these tours for free if Bayable didn't exist.
This tour is fun and I feel quite adventurous crossing the Bahia de Guanabara by Kayak! You have a beautiful view of Rio and Niteroi from the middle of the bay. There are not many places in Rio where you will get this kind of view! The guides are helpful and make the tour even more fun! We stopped for a little snack on the beach in Niteroi which gave us a chance to admire Rio from a distance and take pictures. I would recommend this tour for anyone who likes kayaking or trying it for the first time!!
This trail is unbelievable. I have been to Rio several times and have seen some nice views of zona sul, but nothing even remotely compares to the views you get from the top of the 2 irmaos. The motorcycle ride through the favela was a fabulous experience in and of itself as you get to see inside of one Rio's biggest favelas. The hike is challenging but extremely rewarding. Eduardo is an incredible guide and a great person who truly cares for your experience. I will be doing this again next time in Rio for sure!!
After spending a few days in Rio, we found Eddie on Vayable. We wanted to get a bit of an alternate perspective from a local resident of Rio - and that is exactly what we got! We met next to Copacabana for the Morro da Babilonia tour and strolled down towards the favela. Along the way we got a bit of history around Copacabana and recent events surrounding the favelas. In contrast to much of the hysteria you hear from other tourists, Eddie gave us the lowdown on exactly why the favelas have become a lot safer in recent years - primarily down to better community relations but I'll leave him to explain it in full! The hike itself was relaxed, really a comfortable pace and we stopped off at various points along the way to get different viewpoints. All I can say is that it was truly amazing to look across at the sugarloaf mountain, down at the bay in front of Urca and on the return leg (which takes you down the other side of the mountain) see the stretch of Copacabana (though this is somewhat impeded by the vegetation!). We got down and went for a recuperatory beer at one of the bars of the favela, once again completely safe and the bar owner was especially happy to have a few foreigners visiting his establishment. Word of warning - he does enjoy giving all the ladies a welcome kiss to establish the owner/patron bond! Personally, one of the more enjoyable and unique experiences I had in Rio de Janeiro. If you want to get a little closer to the vibe of the city and a little further from the tourist mass ... then get involved!