Two Brothers Hill Hiking – Vidigal – Rio de Janeiro
Two Brothers Hill Hiking
How is the Two Brothers Hill Hiking?
Two Brothers Hill Hiking begins at the top of Vidigal, so we will start our tour as an authentic local resident, using the transportation that circulates inside the favela. Two Brothers Hill is 533 meters high and is located between the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, right in the middle of the Rio de Janeiro. The site houses the mystical favela of Vidigal, a pacified community that emerged in the 1940s and holds a beautiful ocean view. Considered one of the most interesting trails in the city, it is the perfect viewpoint to understand the social occupation and contrasts of Rio de Janeiro.
The tour leader will guide you through the forest to the first lookout point, from where you can see the grandeur of one of the largest slums in Latin America, the Rocinha favela. The next viewpoint allows a beautiful view of Pedra da Gavea and Pedra Bonita, as well as Serra da Carioca and Corcovado. The tour follows to the top of Dois Irmãos, from there it is possible to see the entire South Zone of Rio, from Botafogo to Leblon.
The Two Brothers Hill Hiking tour duration is around 4:30 hours and the descent is on foot, changing the adventure into a very nice favela tour. Get to know the Two Brothers Hill and see the grandeur of the Rocinha favela, feel the receptivity of the Vidigal community and enjoy the beauty from one of the most beautiful natural lookouts in Rio de Janeiro. Book your tour!
What’s included in the Two Brothers Hill Hiking?
Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102)
Guided hike to Morro Dois Irmãos
Guided visit to Vidigal favela
Personal accidents insurance
Transport to the activity (Optional)
Local Community Transport System – R$ 10,00
Any item not described as included
Starting times and location
When and where does the Two Brothers Hill Hiking 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: Avenida Niemeyer, 121, Leblon(bus stop in front of Sheraton Hotel). The costs of going to the meeting point are on behalf of the customer.
Available times: 08:00 am
Aprox. total duration: 5:00 h
How to get to Two Brothers Hill Hiking meeting point?
What to bring?
What to bring to Two Brothers Hill Hiking?
Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
Water compartment (We suggest at least 2 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.
Two Brothers Hill Hiking Highlights
One of the most spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro
Get to know the mystic favela of Vidigal
A stunning view of Pedra da Gávea and the South Zone
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 Two Brothers Hill Hiking
How long does the trail take?
Approximately 1 hour climbing up the trail. Local transportations (Kombis) are used to get to the beginning of 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 upper 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.
Can we go in the afternoon/evening?
Yes, only for Private Groups under consultation. The availability is limited and the price is different.
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. Included in the quantifiable items are the Two Brothers Hill Trail guiding until the top, 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.
Is there risk of assault or robbery?
Just like anywhere else in Rio de Janeiro or any big city, there is a risk of theft. The favela of Vidigal is a pacified community, which benefits from local tourism and is not anymore facing drug traffiking. Police is present in the community of Vidigal and in the Penhasco Dois Irmãos Municipal Natural Park. There has never been an occurrence with any of our groups.
What should I bring?
Comfortable footwear with good adhesion, closed and coated (Tennis, Boot, etc.), light snack, water compartment (we suggest carrying at least 2 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 hours 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.
155,56 BRL (10% of discount) on local deposit or transfer
140,00BRL per person
155,56 BRL for payments with Credit Cards, PayPal or PagSeguro (up to 3x without interests).
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We work with small groups!
‣ 1 guide for 6 people
‣‣ For Private Groups, get in touch
‣‣‣ For larger Groups, more guides will lead the activity
More than 5 participants? Get in touch!
Book in advance paying in cash in Nattrip’s office and get a discount!
• 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;
Private with transport: Includes round trip transportation to activity.
*It is necessary a minimum quorum of 3 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.
Maps and Orienteering
Two Brothers Hill, Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil