Pedra do Telegrafo Hike has received many travelers, trekkers and onlookers from all over the world. It is famous for its daring photos that viralized on the internet.
The Pedra do Telegrafo stone 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.
The tour Pedra do Telegrafo Hike 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 for rush here, our guides for Pedra do Telegrafo Hike already knows the best spots for the best photos.
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.
On the way back, we will stop for photos on the beautiful beaches of Prainha and Grumari. Book the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike and come join us.
What’s included in Pedra do Telegrafo Hike?
Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102)
Guided hike to Pedra do Telegrafo
Personal accidents insurance
Transport to the activity (Optional)
Any item not described as included
Personal face mask (mandatory). For your safety, we recommend that you wear your mask before leaving home (or place of accommodation).
Starting times and location
When and where does the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike start?
Private tours with transportation starts from: Your hotel reception (only supported hotels). Round trip transportation is included for the main hotels in Rio de Janeiro touristic zone (South and Center zones). Don’t worry if our operation doesn’t support your hotel/accomodation. Nattrip will inform and forward you to the nearest hotel.
Private and Group tours starts from: Praça Cardeal Arcoverde, R. Barata Ribeiro – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ. The costs for going to the meeting point are on behalf of the customer.
Available times: 07:00 (private with transport) 08:00 (groups and private)
Aprox. total duration: 06:00
How to get to Pedra do Telegrafo hike meeting point?
Open Groups starting location:
How to get to Pedra do Telégrafo Hike?
What to bring?
What to bring to Pedra do Telegrafo Hike?
Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
Water compartment (we suggest at least 3 liters)
For those allergic to mosquitoes, we recommend repellents
Attack or small backpack to carry out your belongings is mandatory. Shoulder bags, hand luggage or purses are not allowed
Personal face mask for use when needed (mandatory). For your safety, we recommend that you wear your mask before leaving home (or place of accommodation).
Pedra do Telegrafo Hike Highlights
Take audacious pictures
360º views on the Wild beaches and Restinga da Marambaia
Most visited attraction of Pedra Branca State Park
Important things you should know before booking!
Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
How to get in touch with us?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, id, booked tour and callback information.
Via Whatsapp our number is +55 (21) 96931-8893.
If you are in Rio de Janeiro, direct call 3264-0182 or 96931-8893.
If you are in Brasil but not in Rio de Janeiro, use phone operator code and area code 0 XX 21 3264-0182 or 0 XX 21 96931-8893. Please check available operator codes in your location.
If you are not in Brasil, use the country and area codes +55 (21) 3264-0182 or +55 (21) 96931-8893.
Frequently asked questions about the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike
How long does the trail take?
Approximately 2h00 climbing up the trail. The whole activity lasts around 4 hours, however it can vary according to the rhythm of the group.
Is it very difficult?
It is considered a light level trail. Anyone with the least physical fitness can do the trail.
What ages is it suitable? Child or elderly pay half?
It can be done by children from 7 years of age on. We do not have maximum age restriction. The value is the same for everyone.
If it rains on the activity day? Is it still happening?
If Nattrip sees a probability of heavy rain, that may compromise the progress of the tour, we will inform the participants in advance.
Do you have a discount for 3 people?
We offer discount for large groups of 6 or more people. If you wish to pay cash directly at Nattrip agency until the day before the tour, we can give you a 10% discount.
What is included in this value?
There are several items of intangible value involved, such as the training and experience of professionals from customer service to field operation. The Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102) is a tour guide specialized in Mountaineering and Vertical Techniques. He has all necessary knowledge on the tour and furthermore will indicate the best places and angles for photographs. The value also includes the professionals who will be monitoring the activity from within the agency, as well as pre-tour assessment and personal accident insurance.
Can I bring my Pet?
Domestic animals are not allowed to enter Conservation Units due to zoonosis, which is the transfer of micro-life (bacteria, viruses, etc.) between domestic and wild animals. The pet may receive veterinary care, but the wild animal does not have this benefit.
Can I use sandals?
No, only enclosed shoes. We recommend shoes with good adhesion.
Is there telephone signal or network?
Yes, most of the trail has phone signal and 3G or 4G internet.
How do we get from the meeting point to the trail?
The Tour Leader will pick you up at the meeting point and guide you to the trail.
What should I bring?
Comfortable footwear with good adhesion, closed and coated (Tennis, Boot, etc.), light snack, water compartment (we suggest carrying at least 3 liters), garbage compartment, sunscreen, for those who are allergic to mosquitoes, we advise to bring repellent. Backpack to carry your belongings is mandatory. No handbag or shoulder bag will be allowed.
The tour guide takes photos?
All of our guides know the best photo spots and will be there to advise and assist you, but they are not professional photographers and will not be carrying photographic equipment.
Is transport included? How do I get there?
With the transportation option you can be picked up at your hotel and then go to the tour meeting point in a executive car. It is optional only for private groups. If you prefer one of the options without transportation, we will tell you the best way to get to the meeting point in the confirmation email of your tour.
What is the difference between open and private group?
The open group tour allows any customer to participate, however a minimum of 3 people is required for the group to leave and a 72 hour advance notice to reserve a new date if the existing dates are not compatible for you. There is no transportation to the place of the tour, a meeting point will be used. The private group tour includes an option of transportation to the activity site with different rates. Optional activities can be requested during the booking process if available.
Price per person for Pedra do Telégrafo Hike
1 person = R$ 199,00 2 persons = R$ 199,00 3 persons = R$ 155,00 4 persons = R$ 135,00 5 or more persons = R$ 120,00
* Value with 10% discount for payments via deposit or bank transfer.
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We work with small groups! ‣ 1 guide for 6 people ‣‣ For larger Groups, more guides will lead the activity
133,33 BRL (10% of discount)
120,00BRL per person on local deposit or transfer
133,33 BRL for payments with Credit Cards, PayPal or PagSeguro (up to 3x without interests)
• Daily departure available;
• Please consider that this tour requires booking at least one day in advance.
Type of Groups
Group: open to any customer to join*;
Private: exclusive to the customer that booked;
*It is necessary a minimum quorum of 2 participants for the activity to occur. In case you are booking alone, you will automatically join an existing group or create a new one depending on the chosen date. Nattrip will work to hit the minimum quorum but if we are not successful, you may reschedule your activity or ask for a full refund.
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Pedra do Telégrafo, Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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