Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

4.5 / 5

28 reviews

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

From US$ 33.93 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
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Private or small groups available


  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

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

4.5 /5

based on 28 reviews

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We really enjoyed the tour! Eduardo is a great guide, he’s friendly and helpful and gave us some interesting informations about Rio De Janeiro. The hike itself was beautiful even though we could not see a lot up there because it was cloudy. The walk through the favelas of Vidigal was an impressive experience and Eduardo took us to a nice bar with e amazing view. We definitely would recommend the tour :)

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September 19, 2019

The tour was really great! I personally didn’t put the hiking trail away so easily! It was exhausting and sometimes dangerous because it was steep and slippery in places. But our guide Guilherme was totally relaxed and was always joking. He also made us take so many breaks whenever we needed them. Every effort is worthwhile for the breathtaking view at the end and is worth every sweat bead! :-D

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September 16, 2019

Diese Tour mit Eduardo als Guide war unglaublich eindrücklich und unvergesslich. Wir hatten Wetterglück und der Aufstieg und die Aussicht waren perfekt. Da wir oft wandern war es für uns keine grosse Anstrengung. Wer aber nicht allzu fit ist sollte sich diese Tour gut überlegen. Sie ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Gute Schuhe und Getränke dabei haben. Wir waren zu dritt unterwegs. Eduardo hat eine grosse Leidenschaft für die Natur und für seine Stadt. Er war ein super Guide. Sympathisch und umsichtig.

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March 14, 2020

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