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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Tijuca National Park

Tijuca Forest: Small Group Guided Family Hike

Product ID: 169339
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Get 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, Mayrink Chapel and swim in a river after the hike. Includes Vista Chinesa.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up and drop off is provided from most hotels and hostels in the South Zone area, please check if your hotel/address is possible. If pick-up is not available from your hotel, the suggested meeting point is Hotel Belmond Copacabana Palace located at Av. Atlântica 1702, or the operator will suggest the closest meeting point possible for you.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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. Later, also visit the Vista Chinesa (Chinese View), one of the most famous summits of Rio, where you have a great view of Christ Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain, as well as beaches and the lagoon of Rio.

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

Meeting point

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, Copacabana.

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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).
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 26 reviews
Review summary
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Organized by

Jungle Me

Product ID: 169339