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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

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This is a complete full day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its best landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have hotel ...  Read more

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

From USD $149.90
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

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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 $67.99
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

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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 $119.90
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

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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 $144.90
Tijuca National Park Customizable Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Tijuca National Park Customizable Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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This customizable, 4-hour private tour will allow you to explore the world's largest urban rainforest: Tiijuca Natioanal Park. Located in Rio de Janeiro, you ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 102 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 $78.99
Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Eco Tours
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Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Embark on this thrilling 5-hour bike tour through Brazil's Tijuca National Park. Cycle through the preserved area, filled of waterfalls, as well as exotic ...  Read more

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

From USD $145.00
Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

4 star rating: Recommended 28 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 $82.99
Private Tour: Tijuca National Park Photography Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Hiking & Camping
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Private Tour: Tijuca National Park Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and spend a few hours relaxing in the urban forest known as Tijuca National Park. Boasting amazing ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Tijuca National Park Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Tijuca National Park Tour in Rio de Janeiro

This tour will allow you to stroll through the largest urban forest, the Tijuca National Park. This place is almost four hectares and is filled with exotic ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.00

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