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Vista Chinesa
Pedra Bonita tour

The full-day tour to Pedra Bonita has its first stop at Horto, where a 20 min hike will take us to a beautiful waterfall suitable for bathing. Eventually capuchin monkeys can be seen on the way.

Our next stop is at Chinese View, one of the most beautiful places in Rio de Janeiro for sightseeing. From there, you can see the Christ the Reedemer and Sugar Loaf at the same time. Further up, we stop to contemplate the nice views of Mesa do Imperador.

For lunch we go to a local restaurant at a community in the forest (about R$20 per person) or to a nice old-style house at Tijuca's national park (prices vary).

We continue to a 40 min trail, that will lead us to the top of Pedra Bonita, a unique place from where you can see the whole West Zone of Rio with its wetlands, lakes, beaches and forest.

We will spend some time at Pedra Bonita's ramp, watching people para-gliding and hand-gliding over Sao Conrado beach. Finally we will have our last stop at Mirante das Canoas and back to the city.

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+55 21 99881-1103 (Gabriel Navarro)
Horto waterfall is our first stop, welcoming us for a bath.
Vista Chinesa sight-seeing facing the lake, Christ the Reedemer and the Sugar Loaf, Rio's most famous attractions.
Vista Chinesa sight-seeing, facing 'Dois Irmaos' stone.
Watching para-gliding from Pedra Bonita ramp
Amazing views on the summit of Pedra Bonita, facing the South Zone
Viem from Pedra Bonita summit, facing the West Zone (Barra da Tijuca)
View of the iconic Pedra da Gavea, from Pedra Bonita summit

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Marcos Serrao is a true bike activist, associate member of Transporte Ativo organization, with whom he has published two mobile apps for Android devices. The 2015 crisis was just the push we needed to go for our own business and to work with my passions. Together with Gabriel Navarro, Jacqueline Lobo and Ricardo Carramillo, we created some tours gathering what Rio has the best to offer: cycling towards our beautiful sea-side bike-paths, immersing yourself in a hike at Rio's lush forest and getting to know genuine places. You will experience a much more authentic Rio and feel so many nuances that would simply be missed on a conventional sightseeing vehicle tour. We hope that you enjoy Rio as much as we do!

Rio Active Tours
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