Begin your hiking excursion with 8 a.m. pickup at your Rio hotel. Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle, and travel to Tijuca National Park.
Drive through the forest to your first stop, the Taunay Waterfall, one of the highest in this urban forest. Stop at the Visitor's Center, and then lace up your shoes and begin your hike. Listen to your guide's commentary on the endemic flora and fauna as you walk, stopping at the Chinese Viewpoint and the Emperor's Table. End up at Monkey's Waterfall on the summit of Tijuca Peak, and get panoramic views of Rio and beyond.
Return to your vehicle for the journey back to your accommodations in central Rio.