A lush Atlantic rainforest, Tijuca National Park is an absolute wonder it is the world’s largest urban forest which covers 12.4mi² (32km²) and was a result of incredible forward thinking by Emperor Dom Pedro II.

In 1861 he saw the deforestation of the land around Rio and ordered that Tijuca be replanted to secure the water supply for future citizens. It was replanted over ten years ago and still plays a key role in making sure Rio has fresh water.

The national park includes the Corcodova which offers stunning views from its summit where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer is situated. It also offers fantastic picnic areas, many waterfalls and some great walks.

Wildlife in the park includes insects, ocelots and howler monkeys. The reintroduction of birdlife has been particularly successful and it is a birdwatchers heaven.

Practical Info

There is no public transportation in the park so a car is handy if you want to travel far. There are companies that offer half- or full-day hikes through the park and these can be a n excellent way to experience the rainforest.

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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 357 Reviews

Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion packed with breathtaking views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.99

Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 196 Reviews

Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.99

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

4 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

Hop in an open Jeep for a morning tour of the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, also known as Tijuca National Park. This section of Brazil’s Mata Atlântica ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Experience some of Rio de Janeiro’s stunning natural beauty on this hiking tour through the Tijuca Rainforest. Declared a national park in the ‘60s, Tijuca is ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.99

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

On this four-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro, bask in beautiful Brazilian nature at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and the Tijuca Rainforest. See a variety of ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.99

6-Night Best of Argentina and Brazil Tour: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

Journey from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro for six fabulous nights, stopping to explore spectacular Iguassu Falls along the way! Soak up the historical and ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $2,319.99

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