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Tijuca Rain Forest Tour by Jeep from Rio de Janeiro

Product ID: 6593
Your visit to the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open top jeep will provide you a unique overview of the delicate balance of a tropical jungle located in the heart of a large, thriving urban area.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Most Barra da Tijuca hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn the history and importance of this unique ecosystem
  • Ride in an open top jeep
  • Discover the unique flora and animals
  • One hour hike through the rain forest
Full description
Venture into the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open jeep where you will discover a tropical forest in the middle of a large city. Drive past the "Cachoeira dos macacos" (monkey's waterfall) and learn about the history of the reforestation process and the importance of the "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Forrest) at "Vista Chinesa" (Chinese view).

Tijuca National Park is the largest city-surrounded urban forest and the second largest urban forest in the world.

Photo opportunities abound as you pass the "Mesa do Imperador" (Emperor's table), Cascatinha (Taunay's waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel). Your tour continues with a 1-hour hike on an easy trail where you will learn more and have direct interaction with the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. This tour is highlighted by the variety of tropical fruits, trees, monkeys and the multitude of birds and butterflies that live in this unique forest.
  • Roundtrip transportation from select Rio hotels or the cruise ship port
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert narration
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and Beverages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
This tour must be booked at least 18 hours in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

* Please keep an eye on your e-mail inbox as you'll receive the exact time of your pick-up or alternative meeting point in case your hotel is outside the pick-up zone. Should you not receive any contact or book your tour for the next day, you may also call to check directly with our Customer service team.

* This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to run. In the unlikely event that the minimum is not reached on the day of your tour, you'll be contacted directly to choose other options such as changing dates, a different tour or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Great insights, but expandable.

We were picked up with a little delay at the hotel, but the guide called in advance at our front desk, and informed that they were late, so it was okay. Then it went with the open jeep direction rainforest. The guide could perfectly English and has a lot of the city, the history and of course the national park told. We stopped at a big waterfall, but "only" to take pictures. A bath was not possible, a great pity. The walk was amazing, great route and not too long! In general, the tour made the impression unfortunately as if they are a little under time pressure ... I can still recommend it!

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April 5, 2019

Excellent guide!

Our excursion went very well. The jeep came to pick us up at the exact time, they are well organized. Our guide, Juan, was perfect. He speaks 6 languages and knows how to answer all our questions. Even in Japanese! He loves his country and that is reflected in the way he tells his story. We would have liked him to show us all Rio! I recommend.

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November 7, 2018

A good way to discover the forest and the city

The 4x4x pick-up ride allows you to see the city differently and enjoy the outdoors. At the end of the walk after walking 1 hour in the jungle, very pleasant walk along a stream, it was necessary to make a detour by Barra to drop a couple. It was a great extra to discover the Barra coast in Copacabana. This should be an integral part of the circuit. Top ! Otherwise departure time respected between 8am and 9am.

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September 29, 2018

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Gray Line Brazil

Product ID: 6593