The 5-hour hike to Dois Irmãos Hill is certainly one of the most interesting in Rio, not only for being a formidable landmark on the right side of the trendy Ipanema and Leblon beaches, but also because of its social aspect. The trail starts on the top of the Vidigal Favela, which will be ascended by local kombi or moto-taxi. After hiking for around one hour and fifteen minutes through the forest, you will reach the summit of the highest mountain, standing at 533m / 1750ft of altitude. It is the perfect viewpoint to get a larger picture of the social occupation and contrasts in Rio de Janeiro, and also of the beautiful way the Tijuca Forest mixes with the city. On the way back, you will go down walking and make a tour through the favela. This small-group tour is led by a professional guide.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
The tour starts with an 8:00am pickup at your hotel in the South Zone by your English-speaking driver/guide in a van. On this Dois Irmãos Hill tour, get one of the best views of the South Zone, just above the trendy Ipanema and Leblon beaches! Go through Vidigal Favela on an exciting moto-taxi ride, just like the locals do! The favela is at the base of Two Brothers Hill.
This is considered to be a light hike. It will last about 2.5 hours (1 hour and 15 minutes on the way up and likewise on the way down). For this hike wear light clothes and hiking shoes; bring a small backpack with water, snacks, sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses; and money for the kombi/moto-taxi ride and extras. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in the South Zone around 1:00pm.
Your hotel or accommodation in the Rio de Janeiro's South Zone
Returns to original departure point
Dois Irmãos Hiking and Favela Tour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Kombi or moto-taxi in the favela (approx. R$ 5,00 per person)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 18 years old
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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