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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.

jroths

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

Bobo828

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.

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Ana Lima was excellent! She was full of knowledge! We highly recommend her as a tour guide!

Tanya T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The jeep through the city was just great - guide was good too

PAULA M R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour guide amazing

Lauline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour was amazing!

horse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Fun day, great guide, nice group of people. Saw a monkey!

sripaladugu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We rode around in the back of a truck bed that was open and had belts. That means the weather better be good which it was for me thankfully. We had I think 3 stops and some very light walking. If you are short on time and want to catch a small glimpse of the rain forest then this is a good choice.

Dimitar S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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

Vincent V

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!!!!

Asif R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The guide got to my hotel ahead of schedule and I was able to hop on to the jeep 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. The guide was very knowledgeable, spoke perfect English and pointed out many important buildings, landmarks, etc. on the way to and from the forest. He even asked the driver to take us through a more scenic route on the way back. The forest itself was nice (a bit cool, so bring a light jacket or sweater) and I did get to see some monkeys during the hike.

Overall, I didn't feel rushed during the trip. There were several stops within the forest, including at the Chinese view, waterfalls, a museum and the 15-20 min hike. They do pick up other people on the way to the forest, but that wasn't a big deal for me as I had time to spare and had planned to spend about half a day on the trip. The guide picked me up from my hotel in the neighborhood of Flamengo, even though it wasn't listed as a pick up point when I booked my trip on Viator, so that was a nice surprise.

mkeew2000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with this tour. The tour guide named Fabio was punctual and picked us up at our hotel lobby right on time. He was a smart man who spoke three different languages. This allowed us to ask him questions about the Tijuca Rain Forest and Rio de Janeiro as well. It was interesting to go through Favela Rocinha where we saw a man on a bike with a dog on his back. The first stop of the tour was the beautiful Cascatinha Falls. We also stopped at an old Carmelite chapel. The last stop was Vista Chinesa where you'll see a remarkable view of Rio de Janeiro. The tour was worth the price. We were so happy we tipped Fabio US$20. And he was also accomodating and allowed us to get dropped off at the Hippie Market in Ipanema where we enjoyed some shopping.

Yap KK Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Probably the best tour we had in Rio... Our guide was Ana Lima and our driver was Marco...They are waiting for us at the designated meeting point even before the meeting time. Ana is very knowledgeable and provided great insight into Rio. Both herself and Marco went out of their way to ensure a great experience for everyone in the tour group. A job well done!!

j.labradorc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excelente tour, muy interesante te permite ver Rio de Janeiro desde un vista excepcional. El guía turístico fue muy amable e interesado en proveer la información necesaria.

Tonic O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent and fun
Great guide and courteous driver

Diana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Our guide and driver were very entertaining!

ROBERT p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

An urban rainforest - WOW! Even the rain only added to the experience. Highly recommend as a must do morning.

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