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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Tijuca National Park

Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

Product ID: 160079
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Enjoy a full-day adventure with expert guides as you hike incredible trails and rappel at Bico do Papagaio on the second largest mountain in the Tijuca National Park.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (only in supported hotels)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided hike through several trails in Tijuca National Park to reach Bico do Papagaio mountain
  • Visit the second highest peak in the Tijuca Forest
  • Experience a natural shower at Cachoeira das Almas waterfall
Full description
The Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world and is located in the limits of the National Park of Tijuca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich diversity of natural beauty, historical attractions and eco-tourism known worldwide.

The trail and Bico do Papagaio rappel begins at the entrance gate of the Tijuca National Park and includes trails through the Mata Atlântica forest, a trip to the visitor center, park museum, Cachoeira das Almas and the trail and rappel at Bico do Parrot. The trek goes on as far as the base of the mountain, where you will find a few more natural obstacles, and a more rugged and steep climb.

From the summit of Bico do Papagaio you can enjoy the main mountains of the Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Pedra do Conde, Cocanha, Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea, as well as Sumaré and a small part of Corcovado and Cristo Redentor. The rappel (abseiling) activity is done at the summit of Bico do Papagaio, which is the second highest mountain in the park. The Bico do Papagaio trail and rappel has an estimated duration of eight hours.
Includes
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Guided hiking tour to Bico do Papagaio and several trails inside Tijuca Forest
  • Guided visit to Tijuca National Park Museum
  • Natural shower at Cachoeira das Almas waterfall
  • Certified climbing equipment for local use
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transportation (if option is chosen)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Meeting Point is where you will meet the guide to begin the tour. Meeting point: Praça Afonso Vizeu, Alto da Boa Vista

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, is not allowed, under penalty of cancellation of the activity
• The itinerary and the order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Wear comfortable footwear with good grip
• Bring a light snack, water (3 liters are recommended) and sunscreen
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