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A decent tour into the Tijuca forest but we thought there would be more hiking than there was. The Jeep doesn't stray far from the path. But, great for people who want to visit the Tijuca but might be concerned that doing so would be too physical.
The tour was good, but it is quite misleading as it was made to seem as though we will spend hours in the rainforest, not at a local botanical gardens. I have one of those where I live.
Very nice guide. We learned a lot about Brazilian nature, but it was not enough jungle and we didn't see too many living animals.
Tour was meant to be 5 hrs - was 2.5 hrs - tour guides knowledge was limited - walk was 10 minutes.
The sites were beautiful, the tour guide was less than perfect. Our group was made up of Americans, Austrians, and Italians. The tour was suppose to be in English, but instead the guide spent the entire time talking Portuguese to the Italians. Go for the view, don't expect much info to be provided.
Make sure that you confirm pick up time at least 2X with the local company. We had problems with pick up twice, once when they missed us completely and then on the 2nd go, they came 1/2 later than confirmed. Don't expect a hike of any kind. We did not walk for more than 10 minutes strolling.
Our guide was plesant and entertaining. I was expecting to see exotic birds and some animal life, none seen.
The trip sounded great according to the other ratings but turned out to be a little disappointing. The rainforest was beautiful as was the waterfall. However, our tour guide did not speak english very well and didn't really know anything about the rainforest. He made guesses at what each kind of tree was, took us to the rain forest, and took us back. There wasn't much else to it. Not worth the money.
I wasn't impressed with this tour even though our guide was very good. I saw similar things on other tours and really could have skipped this one. The way it is presented in the letterature/advertisement, we were expecting a jeep tour "off the paved raods' throught he rain forest, so for us it was a dissappointment.
This ia jeep tour of forest located in northern burgs of rio. Not a lot to see. Some nice views overlooking rio..and a nice waterfall. Guide was good---but questionable use of time.
The tour was scheduled to go from 9am - 2pm. I was picked up at 9:45am (promised pickup time was 9:10). I was dropped off at my hotel at 1pm. So the tour was considerably shorter than advertised.
I booked a rain forest tour, so I have no idea why we stopped at the Botanical Garden for an hour and why I was shown the gift shop first.
The rain forest itself, what we saw, was disappointing. A great view of Rio, to be honest, but we mostly drove, saw one tucan (briefly) and one butterfly. A nice waterfall, and that was basically it. Not recommended.