At the higher section of Favela do Vidigal a 1 hour trail will take us to the summit of the Two Brothers Mountain, the breathtaking rock overlooking Leblon and Ipanema beaches. To get up there we will go through the curious and welcoming Favela of Vidigal. This community, home of simple and creative people, is one of the most positive examples of the so called Favelas of Rio. There you will be able to understand the physical structure and social organization of these neighborhoods. You will also learn to appreciate the creativity, originality and solidarity involving people and communities where material resources are not as abundant as you might be used to! After driving you there, our guide will take you on a motorcycle taxi ride from the bottom of the community to the beginning of the trail (kombi vans are also available). During the ascension you enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area, such as Pedra da Gavea, Favela da Rocinha, Lagoa, Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach. On the way down we will walk through the narrow alleys of the Favela, stop to enjoy a fresh drink, interact with the local population and learn more about this culturally reach environment.
- Duration: 4 – 5 hours
- Rating: Moderate
- Pick-up: 8:00 am
- Included: English speaking guide, private transportation, Moto-taxi ride (kombi van available – public Favela Transport), hike to the summit of 2 Brothers Mountain and Favela do Vidigal walking tour.
- Not included: Snacks, drinks and optional services.
- Recommendation: Bring light clothes, hiking shoes, backpack, insect repellent, water and snacks.