This two-day hike features Pedra do Sino in the stunning Serra dos Órgãos Mountain Range and is perfect for travelers who are visiting Brazil's capital and want a quick off-the-beaten-path experience. You'll set out from Rio de Janeiro to Brazil's mountaineering capital, Teresópolis, and on to your mountain shelter at the base of Pedra do Sino. Along the way, you'll pass waterfalls, trek through forest and high-altitude vegetation, and take in a sunset from the peak of Pedra do Sino.

Highlights

  • Trek through the Serra dos Órgãos National Park
  • Discover the Brazilian mountaineering capital: Teresópolis
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Pedra do Sino

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Transfer to Teresópolis - Trek to Pedra do Sino basecamp Pedra do Sino
Day 2 Sunrise Pedra do Sino trek - Return to Teresópolis - Transfer to Rio de Janeiro  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Teresópolis - Trek to Pedra do Sino basecamp

Serra do Orgaos National Park, Brazil
Enjoy breathtaking views in Serra dos Órgãos National Park

This morning you'll transfer from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro to the city of Teresópolis—the headquarters of the Serra dos Órgãos National Park. From here, continue to Beija-Flor River Dam, the starting point of today's trek. Work your way along the lower section of the park until you reach the trail that will lead you to basecamp. During the rugged ascent, you'll cross two waterfalls, one of them being the stunning Veil Bride falls with a 53-foot (16 m) drop. Upon arriving at Shelter 4, you'll set up camp and relax before hiking to the Pedra do Sino (Bell Rock) peak to enjoy sweeping views and a sunset.

  • Hiking duration: 5-7 hours
  • Hiking distance: 7.5 miles (12 km)

Day 2: Sunrise Pedra do Sino trek - Return to Teresópolis - Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

Pedra do Sino, Brazil
Feel like you're on top of the world at the Pedra do Sino summit

Rise early this morning for a nocturnal hike to the Pedra do Sino summit to enjoy the rising sun over Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, and Tijuca Forest. Return to camp for breakfast and spend some time exploring the peaceful environs where you might consider a trek to Pico do Papudo or São João. When it's time, pack up camp and work your way back to Teresópolis and return to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. 

  • Hiking duration: 4-6 hours
  • Hiking distance: 6.8 miles (11 km)

Map

Map of Rio de Janeiro Trek: Pedra do Sino - 2 Days
Map of Rio de Janeiro Trek: Pedra do Sino - 2 Days