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Tijuca National Park: Hike to The Peak

Product ID: 41233
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Climb to the summit of Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Mountain on a combined 5-hour National Forest tour by car, followed by a trek to the top to stand 3,420 feet above sea level. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the mountains and coast of Rio.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in the south and central zones of Rio de Janeiro

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  • Cross the Tijuca Forest by car
  • Climb to the summit of Tijuca Mountain for panoramic views of Rio
  • Stop at São Conrado for perfect postcard quality photos
  • Pause for breath at scenic viewpoints, such as Monkey's Waterfall
  • Cool down at Taunay Waterfalls
  • Look at the native bird and aquatic life of Tijuca at the Solitude Dam
Full description
At 3,420 feet (1,021 meters) above sea level, the summit of the Tijuca Mountain in Rio de Janeiro is the highest point of the Tijuca National Park. On this 5-hour tour, you will cross most of the urban forest by car, before hiking to the top of the mountain, ending with a climb up the 117-step stairway that was carved out of solid gneiss rock more than 100 years ago for a visiting European king.

To reach the start of the trail you will cross almost all of Tijuca Forest by car, passing various waterfalls and scenic views to observe the city from a range of perspectives. Stop off in São Conrado for a picture postcard photo opportunity.

You will also get the chance to visit the Taunay Waterfall, the highest cascade in the forest. At Solitude Dam, stop to watch the birds and fish. Then, hike past scenic viewpoints, such as Emperor’s Table, Chinese Viewpoint, and Monkey's Waterfall. At the summit of Tijuca, you will be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, providing the perfect opportunity to find your bearings in this complicated city!
  • Accredited guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket
Know before you go
• Please note that the technical difficulty of the climb is graded easy to medium
• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for hiking, and bring sun block

From £52.54 per person

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Rio Natural Ecotourism

Product ID: 41233