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

Rio: Half-Day Jeep Tour at Floresta da Tijuca

Product ID: 178988
Experience Rio's rainforest is in an open-air Jeep, completely immersed in nature with 360-degree views. Driving top-down lets you see the monkeys jump from tree to tree, hear the birds flirt, and soak in all the amazing views of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup included from hotels located at South Zone area (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon), Rio Downtown, and Santa Teresa
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about all the unique species that call this forest home
  • See the incredible variety of lush trees, fruits, and flowers
  • Hear the birds sing across the valley, the insects buzz, and the monkeys howl
  • Take an easy walk through the abundant green trails
  • Dip into the crystal clear waters of the waterfall
Full description
Explore Tijuca National Forest in meticulously restored ex-military open-air off-road vehicles. After hotel pick-up, cut to the Lagoa with the striking view of the Christ statue and head to the rainforest. Stop at the famous Vista Chinesa to discover the history of this unique monument as you'll soak in the views of the Christ Statue in the distance.

Move on to the Cascatinha Visconde de Taunay waterfall, and take a quick dip in the crystal clear refreshing water. Continue to a charming chapel constructed in 1855, and start the first of 2 trails. See coatis, toucans, and monkeys!

Take a restroom stop and start the second trail of the tour, passing through the Atlantic forest with the sounds of waterfalls following your footsteps. Hop back into your top-down Jeep and head to the famous São Conrado Beach to watch the hand-gliders, before your scenic drive back to your hotel.

  • Roundtrip transportation in a military open Jeep
  • Professional Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Bring a hat and sunglasses for sun protection, use repellent, and wear layers, as the forest is high in altitude and can be chilly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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A very interesting trip. Perfect to see the rainforest in a nutshell. The guide chooses interesting routes, they are not too demanding but you can see a lot. The guide draws attention to some interesting things that are easy to overlook for ordinary people. He is very interested and willing to answer questions. I heartily recommend. Great guide. He was talking very interesting and answering every question. Highly recomend!

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3 February 2020

Guide was very nice. Hotel pickup was very easy. Most of the trip is riding in the Jeep through many curvy roads and turns. Not much hiking. Only about 300 meters long. Then walking around about 4 major tourist stops. Our Jeep actually got stuck and had to get towed up a hill due to the New Years traffic. We didn’t have to wait long. I was actually impressed it only took 20-30 minutes. This should not be confused with hiking. It’s a riding trip through a public park. Cost wise, still cheaper than taking a taxi or Uber that would not be available in the park.

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31 December 2019

Suitable tour for a first impression of a rainforest

We were picked up with a little delay (I called the local provider and the nice contact person could give me precise information about when the group would arrive at our hotel). The guide told us a lot of interesting things about the city, the inhabitants and of course about plants and animals of the rainforest in an entertaining way. The tour was offered in English and so we were very pleasantly surprised that the guide also spoke German. Unfortunately (and nobody can help it ...) we weren't so lucky with the weather and it rained practically all the time. So hid the animals (monkeys, sloths, birds) that we would have loved to see. The tour offers a good first impression of a rainforest, and finding it directly in the city is a special experience. We would definitely book this tour again.

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22 October 2018

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Rio Jeep Tour

Product ID: 178988