Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike

Activity provider: Rio Encantos Experiences

From US$ 47 per person

Come to the Tijuca Rain Forest and appreciate a variety of lush scenery and refresh on the Waterfall of Souls. Enjoy a beautiful experience with a pleasant walk and a stop for picnicking.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Meet the local fauna which can be easily found, including: insects, butterflies, big lizards, birds, and monkeys.
  • Be wowed by the view to the Cascatinha Taunay Waterfall
  • Let go into a spiritual healing experience and connect with the natural elements
  • Bathe in the Waterfall of souls
  • Learn about Brazilian ancestral gods and goddesses of nature
Full description
Experience a mediated opportunity to connect with nature and experience nature’s healing powers. Learn ancestral knowledge and the keys that open the way for freedom and peace from a local guide, through accessing natural powers and learning about natures’ green spirits. Grow faith in nature, through its timeless and borderless deities. Brazilians carry beliefs that originated on Afro-indigenous faith which strengthens many in everyday life. Discover how knowledge within this faith is shared through generations, its original source present in natural elements, represented by different orishas or indigenous entities. Begin the experience with an introduction to the guide and spiritual healing powers of the forest. Try a breathing exercise, stretches, and open your heart through acknowledgment before beginning. Enter the trail to the waterfall, and at the first stream enter, cleanse, and refresh. Reach the “Cachoeira das Almas Fall” and stop to grab some snacks, enter the falls, take pictures, and chill out. Take a different route to close the circuit and visit the painters’ escape garden and lake and the “Mayrink Chapel”. Finish at the parks’ gate and stop for lunch or dinner. In cases of physical limitations that prevent walking longer distances, these trails can be removed from this experience and the route to the waterfalls can be done by car. After visiting the falls, head to one of the two restaurants near the park or in the Tijuca neighborhood for a traditional afro Brazilian dish.
  • Experienced guide
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to the waterfall for cases of physical limitations
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
    • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Meeting point

    From the meeting point we will get an uber to the Forest sector. Please note this change is only applicable for "Meet up" bookings without pre-paid transfer and it is not applicable for private groups which require transfer .

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Breathable clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Littering
    • Feeding animals
    • Touching animals

    Know before you go

    • This tour will take place in light rain or sunshine
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    Unforgettable and unique experience, in the company of Kelly. Excursion that corresponds to the description. Thank you for sharing this unique moment with us.

    November 4, 2021

    Product ID: 404839