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

Tijuca Forest: Small Group Guided Family Hike

Product ID: 169339
Go on an easy hike in the Tijuca Park to see waterfalls and the lush of a tropical rainforest. Visit the top attractions of the main sector like the Taunay Falls, the old bridge, and Mayrink Chapel. Stop at a viewpoint and swim in a river after the hike.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Visit the main sector of the Tijuca Forest Park
  • See the beautiful Taunay Waterfall
  • Visit the Vista Chinesa Sumitt for a famous lookout
  • Hike to Cascatinha Summit for a view of the valley
  • Take a swim in a river after the hike
Full description
Travel to the main sector of Tijuca Park where you'll hike and visit the top attractions such as the Taunay Waterfall, the Ponte Job de Alcântara which was a location for the movie "Hulk", the Visitor's Center and the Mayrink Chapel. Set off on an easy ascending hike in the tropical jungle to experience the nature, the beauty and the lush of the rainforest before eventually reaching the Cascatinha Summit where you will have access to a great view of the valley of the park and the highest peaks around.

After hiking, you’ll be rewarded with a (optional) refreshing dip in a river, feeling the energy of the Brazilian tropical rainforest. Learn about the history of Rio and Brazil as well as about the Tijuca Forest and the coffee farms that occupied that area before the reforestation in the 19th century.
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Insurance (you must provide the passport numbers, birth dates, and full names of all participants)
  • Transportation from designated hotels in the South Zone
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Water and drinks
  • Transportation from outlying areas
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Please bring:
• Snacks and water (1 to 2 liters)
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Small backpack

Please wear:
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Sneakers/hiking boots (no sandals!)

• Please note for swimming in the river: the water flow on the river varies according to the intensity of the rain and sometimes maybe not that strong. Please bring towel and bathing suit if you want to swim a little bit after the hike

• This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years of age and people with a history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or any illness/condition incompatible with difficult physical activities

Hike details:
• Duration: 2 hours
• Round-trip distance: 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles)
• Elevation gain: 313 meters (1026 feet)

• You must be moderately fit, capable to hike and walk for about 2 hours going up and downhill. (The operator of this tour reserves the right to refuse any participant they believe unable to endure this hike).
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great Tour for everyone

The wheater was not perfekt that day, and the storm the evening before left some damage in the forest. It was not even sure we could go on the tour. But Jungle Me did every possible effort to make sure we can go on the tour. They kept us up to date all the time how the situation is, and the tour was great. All together great service, great people. P.s. the informations about the history of Brasil, presented by Aline ( i hope i spell it right), was really good and informativ.

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May 3, 2019

Really enjoyed it, and definitely worth it!

Alex was a great tour guide, and we had a great time hiking around Tijuca Forest. Definitely recommend this tour to those who would like to explore the key points of Tijuca Forest by foot, but without having to do a too physically challenging tour. The tour is done in an ethical way and with great respect for the nature around you.

April 23, 2019

Unforgettable exotique trip in the middle of Rio !

We have really enjoyed this activity done with our 10 years old son. Our guide Alex was perfect, friendly, fun & professionnal. We learned also a lot about the history of Brasil & of Rio in particular. The swimming in the waterfall was incredible ! Nice trip within a small group of 5 participants.

March 8, 2019

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Jungle Me

Product ID: 169339