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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding ExperienceExtreme

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

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Soar above the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard a hang glider during this 4-hour adventure. Accompanied by a fully certified instructor, launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, and glide over the lush, verdant Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Take in views of some of Rio's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Touch down for a gentle landing on the white sands of Sao Conrado Beach. Round-trip transportation is available for additional cost, but a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.00
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US$165.00
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de JaneiroHiking

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.99
Price varies by group size
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US$79.99
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Hang Gliding and Paragliding ExperienceExtreme

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Experience

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We fly every day with great joy and care, as if it were always the first time, so we enjoy each flight with the same enthusiasm and superior quality in the images offered.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.77
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US$128.77

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Experience in RioExtreme

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Experience in Rio

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Fly in the most beautiful scenery of the city, fly over the forest, the mountains and the sea. We are a team selected with the best pilots of the Club Sao Conrado, competitors racing championships and always in search of evolution in the sport. We use the most modern photographic equipment on the market and also the best flight equipment. We are prepared to help make this dream come true with the safety and comfort you deserve.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.26
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US$185.26

Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de JaneiroExtreme

Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Experience a hang gliding or paragliding tandem flight over Rio de Janeiro, taking off from Pedra Bonita in UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Park. After a safety briefing from your qualified instructor, soar above granite peaks draped in lush rain forest. Take in the coastline as you fly for some minutes before landing at Pepino Beach in São Conrado.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.99
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US$153.99

Adventure Hiking Excursion in Rio National Park: Pedra da Gávea TrailHiking

Adventure Hiking Excursion in Rio National Park: Pedra da Gávea Trail

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Take a challenging hike to one of Rio de Janeiro’s most scenic viewpoints during this small-group excursion. Trek through Tijuca Rainforest to reach the famous Pedra da Gavea for stunning views of the city. Discover local wildlife, refresh yourself in a waterfall, learn about the history of Rio, and rock climb up a small section to reach the famous rock. This tour is recommended for those with strong physical fitness.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.87
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US$60.87
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tourHiking

Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro visit to new heights thanks to this small-group hiking excursion to the top of Pedra da Gavea. Travel to Rio’s Tijuca rainforest for your ascent of this 2,770-foot (844-meter) pinnacle of rock, admiring local wildlife during the steep climb. You’ll eventually strap on climbing equipment, completing a few basic rock climbing sections on your trip to the top. Enjoy stunning views of greater Rio from the peak before rappelling back down. A guide and all necessary equipment are all included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.26
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Tijuca Forest and Botanical GardenNature and Wildlife

Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

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Enjoy close the natural diversity of Rio de Janeiro. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden, the Brazilwood (tree that gives name to the country), the Turtle Lake and the lake with the giant-water-lily. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the orchidarium and bromeliad house. Then, visit the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forest and ocean at 388 meters above sea level. In a distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Follow to an adventure at Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forest in the world. Observe the Taunay Waterfall and walk through a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna. Get back to the vehicle and pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders, before returning to the hotel through a panoramic route.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.46
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US$49.46
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 Pedra do Telégrafo Hike tourHiking

Pedra do Telégrafo Hike tour

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----------------- PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ------------------ AVOID WAITING IN LINE IMPORTANT INFO: This rock is located on the West side of Rio 40 kilometers away from Copacabana, in a safe neighborhood, outside of the common tourist route. Because of the distance it's a must to go by Car. the tour without transportation(based on meeting point) I can help you out to find transportation. Ask me after booking your experience. Sunrise: 5 AM Morning hike: 7 AM Sunset hike: 4 PM
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$23.00
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US$23.00

Hang gliding in Rio de JaneiroExtreme

Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Come fly over one of the most beautiful landscapes of Rio de Janeiro on board a hang glider or paraglider. The takeoff is on the Ramp of Pedra Bonita, inside the National Park of Tijuca. During the flight, we flew over Floresta da Tijuca and landed on the beach of Sao Conrado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.62
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US$104.62
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Fly from Paragliding in Rio de JaneiroHiking

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Fly from Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Unique experience that will be done by a professional; photos and footage included; transport until the beginning of the activity included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103.01
US$128.77
US$25.76 savings
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Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking TourHiking

Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking Tour

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Discover the remarkable Pedra do Telégrafo during this 6-hour hiking tour in Rio de Janeiro. Travel to Pedra Branca State Park and start up the trail from Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba. Trek 2 miles (3.5 km) to the 1,161-foot (354-meter) summit, stopping at viewpoints and picturesque lookouts along the way. Get views of Rio's area beaches like Praia do Perigoso, Praia do Meio, Grumari, Pontal do Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, Pedra da Gávea and all the Restinga da Marambaia. Round-trip transportation is included with the private tour option.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.41
Price varies by group size
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US$50.41
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Rio City Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Rio City Bike Tour

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Pedal a bicycle around the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day bike tour. Explore landmarks and highlights in an interactive, physical way with your informative cycling guide. Visit areas of the city such as Botafogo, Copacabana, and Porto Maravilha listening to informative commentary as you travel. All cycling equipment is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.99
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US$55.99

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de JaneiroDay Trips

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Hike to the top of Tijuca Peak with a guide during this half-day excursion in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy convenient pickup at your Rio hotel and a scenic ride through the forest of Tijuca National Park.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.71
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US$70.71
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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de JaneiroHiking

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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Get a glimpse into local life in Rio de Janeiro during a favela tour that reveals a different side of the Marvelous City. In an intimate group limited to 12 travelers, you’ll explore two of the largest favelas in Rio, and benefit from the local insight of a guide as you learn more about living conditions in the city.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.90
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US$31.90
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Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographerDay Trips

Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographer

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With anti-Covid strategy*. AVOID QUEUES. 8 hours of immersion for the best and more complete tour to Telégrafo Stone, far beyond just instagram. A super package of experiences and exuberant nature, in a comfortable jeep and a paparazzi to call your own, exploring a region of 18 beaches, some of them inside an environmental park with preserved Atlantic forest, like SECRETO, PRAINHA, ABRICÓ and GRUMARI... We are going to explore a part of Rio de Janeiro that many locals have not yet (the largest urban forest in the world and a 42 km sand bank). Insta saffo_tour 1) 150 minutes for the beach tour with stops for photos*; 2) Stop for lunch in a amazing place over Marambaia waters (not included, good prices); or just enjoy the view; 3) 120 minutes to the telegraph trail with photos in the lookouts; 4) 60 minutes for a lush sunset; 5) 90 minutes to return by a protected area with an amazing sky. * photos and videos included and fully shared without aditional costs; * Important: Contact us if you want something personalized in terms of schedule, days of the week or points of interest. We`ll travel in a enclosed jeep Ford Troller T4, up to 4 passengers. When necessary, I add a second vehicle (Honda Fit) and extend it to a larger group up to 8 people (for the tricky moment I split the group and use the jeep twice). *Anti-Covid strategy: 1) only very short groups, preferably customizing for couples, families or friends, up to 4 in each car. We can use a second car if necessary, windows always opened; 2) Most of experience occurs in open areas; 3) everyone must use masks; alcool 70% plus water and soap are always avaiable ; 4) Only 1 experience/day in order to assure everything clean. Keep in touch if you have any questions about safety.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.79
Price varies by group size
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US$46.79
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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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Gain a better understanding of life in the Rocinha favela during a tour with the founder of a local English school. Walk through the neighborhood's streets, meet the locals and learn about what life is like here. Get a window into the favela's vibrant street art scene by visiting a local artist's studio and learn about the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, by stopping by a school. End your tour with a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.98
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US$35.98

Tandem Hang Gliding - Experience Rio de Janeiro Scenic ViewsExtreme

Tandem Hang Gliding - Experience Rio de Janeiro Scenic Views

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HiltonFlyRio has been flying since the late 80s. With more then 30 years of Hang Gliding experience in RJ and other regions of Brazil. More than 21,000 customers served, totaling more than 2,500 flight hours between lesson and Tandem Introductory hang gliding. 100% safe All standards of periodic maintenance of the equipment are followed rigorously to each flight, to the safety of all. 30 years experience This is one of our greatest differentials in Hang Gliding practice or training for candidates to go hang gliding in an instructional tandem flight. Priceless... The feeling of flying, feel the breeze on your face, see the forests, the sea, the mountains, a glimpse of the horizon in total freedom … it’s amazing !!! Weather conditions Rain does not necessarily mean the end of your hang-gliding adventure! Lightning or particularly strong winds may be a problem. Otherwise, cloudy and rainy days won’t stop us! Even then we will go ahead with our tandem flights adventure!
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  • 7 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.00
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US$110.00
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Tijuca National Park Jungle Hike from Rio de JaneiroHiking

Tijuca National Park Jungle Hike from Rio de Janeiro

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Explore Tijuca National Park with a local guide on a 4-hour hike. Learn about native plant and animal species and look out for tropical birds and reptiles along the trail. Swim in a natural lagoon and then take a rest with gorgeous Rio de Janeiro views. This tour is deal for visitors looking for an adventure in Brazil. Escape the city, immerse yourself in nature and learn about Brazilian wildlife.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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Rafting Tour in Casimiro de AbreuRafting

Rafting Tour in Casimiro de Abreu

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The rapids on the Macaé River as it flows through Casimiro de Abreu northeast of Rio de Janeiro are perfect for rafting. On this tour, adventurous travelers of all experience levels can enjoy the sport of whitewater rafting in a fun and safe environment. Easy to intermediate rapids offer a thrill particularly ideal for first timers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter TourFull-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

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Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$249.99
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US$249.99
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Tijuca National Park Hike and Waterfall RappellingHiking

Tijuca National Park Hike and Waterfall Rappelling

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Trek through Tijuca National Park and rappel down a waterfall with local hiking guide during an eco-adventure in Rio. Hike through the world's largest urban rainforest, learning about its history, plant and animal life through commentary from your guide. Reach Horto Falls, located on a defunct coffee farm. Using the provided equipment, rappel down the falls into a natural well. Keep an eye out for local wildlife native to the Carioca Mountain Range.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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US$92.31

Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de JaneiroHiking

Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Hike through Tijuca National Park's rainforest on this 6-hour eco-tour from Rio. Follow your local adventure guide to Pico da Tijuca, the highest peak in Rio, to see remarkable views of Rio and Guanabara Bay. As you walk, listen to engaging facts from your guide about the history, flora and fauna of the rainforest. This moderate 1.5-hour hike is an active and educational way to explore Rio's surroundings and the tour includes round-trip transportation from Rio hotels.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.50
Price varies by group size
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US$87.50
Price varies by group size
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Tijuca Forest Hiking Tour including WaterfallsHiking

Tijuca Forest Hiking Tour including Waterfalls

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Hike through the Tijuca Forest on this half-day morning tour that includes visits to two cascades: Taunay Waterfall and Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls). Follow an expert guide along an easy path while you learn about the regional flora and fauna, and visit the Tijuca National Park Museum. Upgrade to venture with your own personal guide on a private tour that includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.56
Price varies by group size
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