Pedra do Telegrafo Tour

Description of Pedra do Telegrafo Tour:

Pedra do Telegrafo Tour is a great adventure tour in Rio de Janeiro. It is perhaps one of the most Instagrammed images of all of Rio other than the Christ Statue!  The Pedra do Telegrafo is a 354 meters high block of rock located inside the borders of Pedra Branca State Park, in the Praias Selvagens beaches sector, on top of a hill called Morro de Guaratiba. The name comes from the Portuguese word telegrafo that means telegraph. That’s because a military communication station was based there during World War II.

This Hike tour starts at Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba, entering a place known as the Fisherman’s Pathway. During the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike we will pass through several viewpoints while coursing its 3,5 km of moderate trail.

One of them is where the well-known photo is taken, the one that spread in several social networks. It’s possible to take super creative photos there, because of the impression that below the stone there is an abyss. No need to rush here as our guides for Pedra do Telegrafo already know all of the best angles and can help you take the best pictures!

During the hike and at the summit, we have an exuberant view of Rio de Janeiro’s wild beaches, such as Praia do Perigoso, Praia do Meio and Grumari.

From there we can also see Pontal do Recreio, Barra da Tijuca and even Pedra da Gavea. To the other side it’s possible to see the unique Restinga do Marambaia and its long sand beach, one of the longest beaches on our coast. We can also observe a good part of the mountains of Pedra Branca State Park and Tijuca National Park.

The contact with nature that we have at the top of the telegraph stone brings us a sense of freedom and peace that we only find on very remote places.

Why Book the Pedra do Telegrafo Tour?

If you’re visiting Rio de Janeiro, and need a break from the bustling touristy areas, as well as some fresh air, Pedra do Telegrafo is a place with exceptionally beautiful views of west side of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Take incredible pictures
  • 360º views on the Beautiufl beaches and Restinga da Marambaia
  • Most visited attraction of Pedra Branca State Park

Days: Everyday
Times: 7:00am
Duration: 6 hours
Activity Level: Medium

Pedra do Telegrafo Tour Includes:

  • Guided hike to Pedra do Telegrafo
  • Personal accidents insurance
  • Round Trip Transfers


  • Food
  • Water/drinks

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
  • Compartment for water (we suggest bringing at least 2 liters)
  • Small Backpack
  • Snacks
  • Sun block
  • For those who are allergic to mosquitoes, we recommend bringing repellent


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