Sunrise In Pedra Bonita


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children that are suited for walking / hiking:
Generally above 7 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Best way to start your day! Private tour with private guide.

How would you like to be a part of a real-life painting? Well, that's exactly the feeling when hiking up Pedra Bonita just before morning comes.

The colors are something out of this world, and no photos will ever represent the true experience of those who start the day in this Pretty Rock (literal translation for Pedra Bonita). Once the sun is out it gently shows us the city's skyline from a less known (but still beautiful) angle, and we get shocked by the similarity that one particular side of the Gavea Rock has with an ape's face. Some even say it's an inscription from past civilizations.

This privileged tour demands, of course, a bit of effort! But nothing to dramatic, just a quick and not steep 30 minute hike, to get in touch with nature before witnessing one of it's most beautiful miracles.


We wake up when it is still dark, I'll pick you up at your place of accommodation.

We'll drive for about 20 min (depending on where you are staying) until halfway of the hill called Pedra Bonita.

We start then a light hike for another 20-30 minutes (exact duration depends on the physical conditions of party).

Arrive on top of Pedra Bonita just before sunrise.

Have a nice chat, eat some local fruits for breakfast, and enjoy the moment!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere you are, within Rio de Janeiro City's surroundings

End location: Anywhere you want to be dropped off, within Rio de Janeiro City's surroundings

Duration: 5 hours

Sunrise time varies according to the season. So the actual duration is not the whole 5 hours, but it's a good idea to save the period from 4 to 9 AM on that day just for this tour.


I'll be using a Fiat Punto with air conditioning and is fit for up to 3 passengers with plenty of space.

We can accommodate groups of 4 people, as long as one person is able to sit in the back middle seat. Please contact me for details.

What’s Included

- The tour includes fruits and bread for a simple breakfast while up the rock. It is also recommended to bring your own water since there are no shops on top. Sometimes it gets windy so a sweater is also recommended. Since we begin while it's still dark, it is useful to have a flashlight (phone flashlights are usually enough!).

- It also includes my time and service as your private guide!

- Private transportation with A/C

What’s Extra

No extra payments required!


I have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Cayo is a great guy. He's very down-to-Earth and is really easy to talk to. I enjoyed the tour that we did, as he showed me some of the most beautiful views of Rio that I could ever expect. I would definitely tour with him again.
Dan Man

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