Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

From US$ 63.26 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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotels located in the tourist 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
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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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 53 reviews

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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.

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April 1, 2023

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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April 1, 2023

Très belle excursion au Morro de dois Irmaos. Prise en charge à l’hôtel pour aller à l’entrée de la favela Vigidal, puis ensuite nous sommes montés en moto au sommet de la favela Vigidal. De là montée à pied jusqu’au Morro de Dois Irmaos. Pendant la montée on s’est arrêté trois fois, on avait de jolis points de vue sur São Corrado, sur la favela la Rocinha. Puis arrivés au sommet superbes points de vue sur le lagoa de Freitas, sur les autres Morros, sur les différents quartiers de Rio avec les différentes plages. On voyait aussi la plage de Copacabana. La montée était assez en pente et une fois arrivé au sommet la vue est magnifique. Du sommet nous sommes tous redescendus à pied et à l’entrée de la favela Vigidal un taxi nous attendait. Je recommande vivement cette excursion lors d’un séjour à Rio de Janeiro. La guide était très compétente, elle parlait aussi espagnol et anglais. Superbe journée inoubliable. Le départ de l’hôtel était à 08h15 et on m’a déposé à l’hôtel vers 13h00

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April 1, 2023

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