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Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During 4-hour morning guided eco-tour, hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys and birds. Enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.


  • 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

Following pickup at your Rio hotel, meet your guide and climb in to your open-top Jeep. Fasten your seatbelt and get started on the short drive to Tijuca National Park, just ten minutes' drive outside the center of Rio.

On your drive, listen as your guide details the importance of the Mata Atlântica ecosystem — part of the vast and protected Mata Biosphere Reserve, which covers fourteen states in Brazil.

When you reach the forest, disembark for an easy, 15-30 minute hike on a gradual trail. Follow your guide to the crystal-clear cascade of Cachoeira dos Macacos and pass the picturesque waterfalls of Cascatinha.

During the Jeep tour, stop at Vista Chinesa for panoramic views of Copacabana, Ipanema and Guanabara Bay. Look for sloths, monkeys, butterflies and birds. Make stops at Mayrink Chapel and Emperor's Table.

When your 4-hour eco-adventure has come to a close, return to your Rio de Janeiro hotel for drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Augusta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabio our tour guide made the day fun!

Augusta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabio our tour guide made the day fun!

Christopher K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Wow what a highlight of our trip, we loved every second of it. Ian was an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable and his English was excellent.
Would recommend in a heart beat

Ian even sang Happy Birthday to my partner

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great fun! The Tijuca forest is an amazing place with some wonderful views and scenes. We saw several wild animals in the dense jungle and our guide was terrific.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Stunning Rain Forrest not all that far from downtown Rio. Our guide, Jane, was delightful and knowledgeable about forest, and all else about Rio. Her English, learning during a year in Miami, was great. We couldn't have asked for a better companion for this tour. Beside the wonderful scenery, the waterfalls, etc., we also came upon a family of coatis. This was fun to see.

Elle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Really cool trip! Plenty of time spent at each place, and each place is absolutely beautiful, the tour guide was great and spoke at least 4 languages! Wear decent shoes as i wore flip flops like a wolly and got bitten by a giant ant! Highly recommend not the ant thing


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was one of our favorite tours in Rio. Got to ride on a the back of a Jeep around the city and the rain forest.
A short hike to the water falls and see a lot of amazing view.

Aiste D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was amazingly refreshing to drive through a rainforest in an open jeep, so close to the city! Our guide Augusto was one the best guides I've ever had: he shared lots of stories and interesting trivia not just about the Tijuca Forest but also about the history of Brazil and Rio and various places in the city. Highly recommended!

Valerie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was so much fun! Met some great people on the tour and since it is a small group that you go out with it is an intimate experience. We even had an impromptu sing-a-long. The forest is beautiful and we got to see some amazing panoramic views of the city, as well as spotted a monkey up close and personal.

Kevin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good tour with excellent guide.

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