Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 38.36 per person

Get a deeper understanding of the social contrasts of Rio de Janeiro on a visit to the Vidigal favela. Hike the famous Two Brothers (Morro Dois Irmaos) hill, and experience one of the most interesting treks in the city. Get stunning views from the summit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the favela of Vidigal and mix with the locals
  • Get a stunning view of the Rocinha favela from above
  • Hike the famous Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers)
  • Look down on some of the legendary beaches of Rio, such as Ipanema and Copacabana
Full description
Experience the mystique of the Vidigal favela and discover a peaceful community that emerged in the city around 1940. Get stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from one of the most interesting locations in Rio de Janeiro. Start your hike in Vidigal, and experience the favela like a resident. Use the transport system that circulates the neighborhood and rub shoulders with the locals. Follow your guide in a group through the forest and head to the first viewpoint. Look down at the favela of Rocinha and see one of Latin America's largest slums. Continue to the next viewpoint for a breathtaking view of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita. See Corcovado in the other direction before going to the summit of Two Brothers hill (Morro Dois Irmaos). From there, it's possible to see all the famous beaches of Rio spread out before you, including Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Hike for approximately 4.5 hours to turn your favela tour into a true adventure. Experience the warmth of the Vidigal community and get a better understanding of the social divisions in Rio de Janeiro. 
Includes
  • Eco-adventure with a specialist bilingual guide
  • Guided hike to the Two Brothers hill (Morro Dois Irmaos)
  • Guided favela tour in Vidigal
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option chosen)
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, will not be allowed under penalty of cancellation of the activity
  • The itinerary and the order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable footwear with good grip (tennis, boot, etc.), light snack, water compartment (carrying at least 3 liters is suggested), garbage compartment and sunscreen
  • When booking this tour, you attest knowledge of the risk inherent in the activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We were there about half an hour late because of a glitch with Uber but Augusto, the guide was waiting for us very friendly and welcoming. Great hike on Morro Dois Irmaos, the views from the top are breathtaking. The interaction with the favela was a motorbike ride to get to the hiking location, walking back and a stop for a drink (which I asked for) at one of the local bars and I appreciated that because I wasn't there for a commercial and intrusive favela tour but mostly for the hike and just to see another face of Rio. The hike itself can be a bit challenging if you have no training but it's short. On the way we saw plenty of wildlife, a minuscule dark brown frog, monkeys with babies and different birds.

Read more

March 27, 2022

Excellent imitation to hikes in Rio One hour relatively easy climb to the highest peak of Dois Irnãos from the top of the Vidigal favela after climbing the favela by motorbike taxi The view is splendid. The descent through the favela gives a first immersion. Lucas, the guide, was very nice and knowledgeable about the flora

February 15, 2022

This tour with Eduardo as a guide was incredibly impressive and unforgettable. We were lucky with the weather and the climb and the view were perfect. Since we hike a lot, it wasn't a big effort for us. But if you are not too fit, you should think twice about this tour. She is not to be underestimated. Have good shoes and drinks with you. There were three of us traveling. Eduardo has a great passion for nature and for his city. He was a great guide. Sympathetic and considerate.

Read more

March 14, 2020

Product ID: 54554