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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 (Atlantic Forest) offers panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View). Your 4-hour eco-tour includes an easy hike with a guide, giving you the chance to spot monkeys, birds and butterflies — even sloths! You'll be amazed by the remarkable contrast of a tropical rainforest right at the edge of a big city.

Highlights

  • 4-hour jeep eco-tour through Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro
  • Embark on a gentle trek through Tijuca National Park to Cachoeira dos Macacos (Waterfall of the Monkeys)
  • Take photos at Vista Chinesa, Emperor's Table and Mayrink Chapel
  • Learn about the flora of the Mata Atlântica from your local guide
  • Roundtrip transport from Rio de Janeiro hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Experience the world's largest urban forest through an open-top Jeep ride and relaxed hike that afford close-up views of wild animals and plants. It's a family-friendly tour overflowing with photo opportunities!

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What You Can Expect

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

After your guide picks you up from your hotel in Rio, hop in an open Jeep and buckle up for a fun ride! Drive to the edge of the cityscape and enter Tijuca Forest, located just 10 minutes from the city center. You’ll hear about the important reforestation program of Tijuca National Park and learn the importance of the Mata Atlântica ecosystem — part of the vast and protected Mata Biosphere Reserve, which covers 14 states in Brazil.

During your 4-hour Jeep tour through the rainforest, you'll have many spectacular photo opportunities, with stops at Emperor's Table and Mayrink Chapel. At Vista Chinesa, capture sweeping views of Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Guanabara Bay and even as far as Niteroi.

En route, disembark for a short eco-trek lasting approximately 15-30 minutes, following an easy trail with your guide. Walk to the crystal-clear cascade of Cachoeira dos Macacos and pass the picturesque waterfalls of Cascatinha. You’ll find there’s no better way to experience the living rainforest and marvel at the wildlife to be found!

At the end of your Jeep tour, you’ll be dropped off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, magnificent views, great experience - great tour overall!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour was amazing despite the less than stellar weather. Our guide was knowledgeable and very kind. Thanks to her!!!!

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