Rock Climb in Rio de Janeiro

Experience some of the best urban rock climbing in the world. ½ day.

Climb one of Rio’s iconic peaks and enjoy unforgettable views of the city, mountains and ocean beyond. With something for all abilities, choose from hundreds of potential routes across the world-famous rock formations of Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • All rock climbing equipment
  • Experienced, English speaking guide

Perfect for:

Climbers of all levels looking to tackle the peaks and rock faces of Rio de Janeiro.

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There are direct flights to Rio de Janeiro with British Airways, as well as a wide choice of indirect flights via São Paulo and Europe.

  • Fully trained, English speaking guides
  • All safety equipment
  • A ticket on the cable car back down if you climb Sugarloaf
  • Local transportation from your hotel to and from the climb

Comfortable clothes, suitable for climbing. The sun can be very hot, so a hat and sunscreen are also recommended. You’ll also need to bring plenty of water and any snacks you might want.

The only extra costs are any snacks and water you bring with you.

Of course! The group size is from one person up to four, so if other travellers have booked on the trip too you’ll be in a small group.

The weather in Rio is generally hot and sunny, with temperatures all year round between 25°C and 35°C. December to March is summer, although it does rain more so there is a slightly higher chance of the trip being unable to go ahead. The weather is very warm and pleasant all year round.

Please note that this trip is weather dependent. If you are unable to climb due to wind or rain you will be able to choose an alternative date or receive a full refund.

You must have previous rock climbing experience for this trip - it is not suitable for complete beginners. When you meet your guide you’ll discuss your climbing experience and abilities and agree on a suitable route for the day.


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Set around Guanabara Bay and known as the Cidade Maravilhosa, or ‘Marvellous City’, Rio de Janeiro is an unforgettable mix of golden beaches, forested mountains and favelas scattered amongst upmarket neighbourhoods. As well as its famous beaches like Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, the city is also the birthplace of Samba and home to a thriving nightlife.

On this trip you’ll be climbing one of Rio’s many iconic sights depending on your rock climbing experience - it might be Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on the top, or Pedra da Gávea, surrounded by urban rainforest. Whichever you choose, you’ll be rewarded with an adventure-filled day and epic views over the entire city.

Start point?

You’ll meet you guide at your rock-climbing destination, to be agreed in advance depending on your level of experience. Whichever destination you choose, it’s easy to travel around Rio on the metro or by taxi.

Finish point?

You’ll finish after your climb, destination to be agreed in advance.

Getting there and away?

Travelling from the UK, British Airways offer direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, or a wide range of airlines fly via São Paulo or European airports.

What to Expect

Half Day Trip: Rock Climbing with Incredible Views

Your guide will be in touch in advance of the trip to decide on your destination – chat to them about your experience, skills and interests and then make a decision on which of Rio’s landmarks you’ll be climbing on your trip.

Meet your guide at your rock climbing destination and get ready to climb.

Amongst the options are Corcovado, with its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, Pão de Açucar, more commonly known as Sugarloaf Mountain, Dois Irmãos, or the Two Brothers, overlooking the golden sandy beaches of Ipanema and Leblon, or Pedra da Gávea, deep in Tijuca National Park - the world’s largest urban rainforest.

Whichever destination you choose, enjoy world-class climbing to the astonishing backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, including forested mountains, deep blue ocean and beaches as far as the eye can see.

After three to four hours of rock climbing, say goodbye to your guides and enjoy the rest of your day.

If you would like to extend your rock climbing experience in Rio to a full day trip (6 - 8 hours), where you could climb the classic combination of Sugarloaf Mountain’s West face and Corcovado’s East face, this is possible for an additional cost.

You do need to have had some previous rock climbing experience for this trip - if you have never rock climbed before then it’s not the right trip for you. The climbing route you take will be tailored to your skill level - beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Please note that in the event of adverse weather conditions this trip may be cancelled for safety reasons. You will receive a full refund.