Private tour

Private Tijuca Forest & Botanical Garden Guided Tour

Activity provider:Trip in Rio
Private tour

Private Tijuca Forest & Botanical Garden Guided Tour

Activity provider:Trip in Rio

From US$ 70 per person

Experience the lush forest in the center of Rio de Janeiro on this guided excursion to the Tijuca Forest and the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens. Hike along a simple trail to admire local wildlife.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The tour guide will say your name in the lobby.
Private group


  • Spend time outdoors amongst fresh air, wildlife, and lush forest greenery
  • Take in sweeping panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro at the Chinese Viewpoint
  • Discover the variety of species, flora, and animals in nature in Rio de Janeiro
  • Hike on a trail through the Tijuca National Park Forest and see local birds
  • Travel alongside a tour guide specialized in Rio de Janeiro forest adventures
Full description

Discover the natural wonders of Rio de Janeiro on a guided tour that visits Tijuca Forest, Rio’s botanical garden, Cascatinha Taunay, and the Chinese Viewpoint, including round-trip transportation from your hotel. Walk along a trail and immerse yourself in all the nature of Rio.

After pickup, your trip starts at the Chinese Viewpoint. At an altitude of 388 meters, admire panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, filled with mountains, forests, and the sea. In the distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Later, go on an adventure through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Be enchanted by the Cascatinha Taunay (waterfall) as you walk along a simple trail and learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora, and its fauna.

Admire breathtaking panoramic views en route back to your hotel. Your tour ends at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, with a visit to the sensory garden. Finish off your trip by learning more about local and international flora at the gardens.

Spot the redwood tree, from which the country received its name, and stroll among the bicentennial imperial palm trees as you walk to the orchidarium and the bromeliad greenhouse.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary
  • All transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden entry ticket

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The Chinese Viewpoint and some points of the Tijuca Forest can sometimes be inaccessible by vehicles and temporarily out of the itinerary. There is no discount or refund policy for these cases. When access is allowed, the locations will immediately return to the itinerary
Customer reviews

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Very informative, comfortable private ride, pleasent walk on trails in the forest and the botanical garden - a great experience all together. The guide, Antonio, contacted us the day prior to the tour via What'sUp and picked us up at our accomodation ( just off the Prestana Rio Atlantica hotel). He had a driver with him, so we were dropped to each designation while the driver dealt with parking the car. We were very happy that we chose the private tour vs the open jeep tours.

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February 26, 2023

I had a fantastic experience with Ederson, he is a spectacular guide. They go out of their way to personalize your trip and won't leave you stranded without a tour like other agencies. Even if you are only one person, they will do the tour for you, adapting the route according to your interests. He is punctual and communicative. Without a doubt the best guide in Rio, he doesn't only do Tijuca for other things in Rio so don't hesitate and book!!

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March 21, 2022

Product ID: 410082