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Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

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Activity provider: Jungle Me

Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

Activity provider: Jungle Me

From US$ 54.61 per person

Hike through Tijuca Forest Park passing by waterfalls, caves, suspension bridges, and other natural and historical attractions.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided from designated hotels and hostels in the South Zone area in the following neighborhoods: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Santa Teresa, Gloria, Catete, Flamengo, Praia de Botafogo. Please check with the local supplier to see if this service is possible from your hotel/address. If pickup is not available from your hotel, a nearby meeting point will be provided instead.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Challenge yourself to a short hike at Tijuca Forest
  • Visit the highest waterfall in the park
  • Explore a cave in the rainforest
  • Enjoy a waterfall shower after the hike
  • Explore a historical 170-year-old chapel in the park
Full description
Visit a variety of lesser-known attractions in the Tijuca Forest National Park on the Tijuca Forest tour circuit. On a 6-km-long walk, hike along trails made in the 19th century, a period when this area was occupied by coffee plantations. Discover the history of the park, the world’s largest replanted urban forest. Along the circuit, visit the Cascatinha Taunay, the largest waterfall in the National Park, the Mayrink Chapel from 1850, the Cova da Onça Suspension Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest which houses an old slave cemetery, and the Morcego’s Grotto, the largest gneiss cave in Brazil. Next, cool off at the Baronesa Cascade waterfall. Then, start the journey back to the starting point passing the former residence of Barão d’Escragnolle, one of the park’s managers in the past (now The Esquilos restaurant). Also see the Wallace Fountain, with a sculpture representing goodness, charity, sobriety and simplicity, a gift from the English philanthropist Richard Wallace to Brazil and produced inFrance in 1870. This circuit combines adventure, history, nature, a waterfall shower, among other things, passing through hidden spots and attractions that reveal the richness and personality of Rio de Janeiro and its tropical rainforest.
Includes
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from South Zone of Rio
  • Food
  • Water and drinks
  • Transportation from outlying areas
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
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 required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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What to bring

  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Sports shoes
  • Sportswear
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Participants must provide passport number, birth date, and full name for insurance
  • Transportation is provided from designated hotels in the South Zone of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Flamengo, Santa Teresa, Gloria, Catete, Urca, Praia de Botafogo
Customer reviews

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3.3 /5

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We loved this hike and especially the comments of our guide Alex on the forest but also on life in Rio!! We recommend 100% to discover the biodiversity of the tijuca forest. Sabrina and Camille

April 24, 2022

Product ID: 403975