• Kelly Tavares

Mirante Dona Marta Viewpoint: Many ways to get there!

An exciting thing about Rio de Janeiro is the variety of experiences the city offer to locals and visitors and the alternative ways to live these experiences depending on what you want to get out of that.


Situated 364 meters above sea level, the view from Dona Marta Viewpoint is as impressive as the neighboring viewpoint of Christ the Redeemer Statue. It’s one of the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, close to one of its highest peak at the Corcovado Mountain. With its privileged geographical position, it has a detailed look of the Marvelous City. incredible scenery as Urca, Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Sugar Loaf, Maracana, Christ the Redeemer Statue and the Bay of Guanabara, are revealed from the top of Dona Marta lookout.


Located at the Serra Carioca or Carioca Mountain Range sector of the Tijuca National Park. This and many other attractions will offer you infinite opportunities to come back and appreciate the city through different angles.


You may get there booking an experience with us from Rio Encantos and choosing your most suitable experience. Either if you want to get fit challenging yourself in different hikking experiences or if you prefer the comfort of an automobil to take you right to the top.


On these pics you will see one of the alternative hiking possibilities suggested by guide Kelly Tavares for those who want to get fit and have a better connection with nature, stopping at creek inside the forest to bath into the Carioca river waters at its springs and continuing the walk through the Paineiras road all the way to the view point.





The place has a big parking lot accessible throughout the week, but with restricted operation due to COVID-19 restrictive measures. Also, there a guard at the parking booth and viewpoint from 8 to 5pm.


How to get there


With public transport

From the south zone take transport that go to the neighborhoods of Cosme Velho and Santa Tereza (Rua Almirante Alexandrino). From there it is only possible to follow by private transport, on foot or by bike.


By the north and west the option is alto da Boa Vista (Rua Amado Nervo). From there it is also only possible to follow by private transport, on foot or by bike.


By car

Through the south side the accesses are made by the neighborhoods Cosme Velho and Santa Tereza (Rua Almirante Alexandrino). By the north and west the option is alto da Boa Vista (Rua Amado Nervo).


On foot

Through the south side the accesses are made by the neighborhoods Cosme Velho and Santa Tereza (Rua Almirante Alexandrino). By the north and west the option is alto da Boa Vista (Rua Amado Nervo).


Trekking

An alternative way to do it is through the hidden trail inside the forest. For this hike we recommend you book a walk with one of our guides @rioencantos and take advantage of a nice inside perspective of the Tijuca Forest.

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This and many other cultural and adventure experiences are ready for you to book through our tour company Rio Encantos Experiences. A local FIT agency that offers you tailor made experiences for all tastes with our network of guides.


Contact us now and talk to our Travel Agent Kelly Tavares to find out what best suits your expectations and fullfil your planning trips to run the trip of your dreams to Brazil. We have partners worldwide and nationwide. Get to know more @rioencantos social media.


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