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Tijuca National Park

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 an excellent way to experience the rainforest.

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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

This is a complete day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its most well-known landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.89
Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch, Rio de ... 
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Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day tour in which you'll see all the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Corcovado with the Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.89
Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

4 star rating: Recommended 194 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 $71.00
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour, Rio de Janeiro, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy a small-group tour to Christ the Redeemer statue early in the morning and then enjoy stunning views from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Your tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.90
Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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 $86.00
Full Day Rio de Janeiro Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Hiking & Camping
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Full Day Rio de Janeiro Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On the tour you will visit the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro and enjoy some magnificent places internationally recognized for their natural beauty and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.00
Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Embark on a thrilling 5-hour bike tour, beginning at the Christ the Redeemer Statue and going through Tijuca National Park with a small group, limited to 10 ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Corcovado Express: Morning Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Corcovado Express: Morning Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Be one of the first visitors to reach the Christ the Redeemer Statue without the usual crowd early in the morning. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a wonderful guided hiking adventure at Tijuca National Park. You will drive through the forest and then hike up all the way to the summit of the Tijuca ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Hiking & Camping
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 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 $85.00

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