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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more


Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During 4-hour morning 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.
  • 4-hour jeep eco-tour through Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro
  • Embark on a gentle trek through Tijuca National Park to Cachoeira dos Macacos (Waterfall of the Monkeys)
  • Take photos at Vista Chinesa, Emperor's Table and Mayrink Chapel
  • Learn about the flora of the Mata Atlântica from your local guide
  • Roundtrip transport from Rio de Janeiro hotels included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Experience the world's largest urban forest through an open-top Jeep ride and relaxed hike that afford close-up views of wild animals and plants. It's a family-friendly tour overflowing with photo opportunities!
Following pickup at your Rio hotel, meet your guide and climb in to your open-top Jeep. Fasten your seatbelt and get started on the short drive to Tijuca National Park, just ten minutes' drive outside the center of Rio.
On your drive, listen as your guide details the importance of the Mata Atlântica ecosystem — part of the vast and protected Mata Biosphere Reserve, which covers fourteen states in Brazil.
When you reach the forest, disembark for an easy, 15-30 minute hike on a gradual trail. Follow your guide to the crystal-clear cascade of Cachoeira dos Macacos and pass the picturesque waterfalls of Cascatinha.
During the Jeep tour, stop at Vista Chinesa for panoramic views of Copacabana, Ipanema and Guanabara Bay. Look for sloths, monkeys, butterflies and birds. Make stops at Mayrink Chapel and Emperor's Table.
When your 4-hour eco-adventure has come to a close, return to your Rio de Janeiro hotel for drop-off.


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, Oct 2018

The driver got stuck in traffic but Henry, the guide was on time. The rain started and we could not see the view from the look out point due to the rain - but we saw a monkey! Henry was interesting and well prepared and we hd a good tour.

, Sep 2018

This entire tour was amazing ! From beginning to end. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you.

, Aug 2018

I was deeply disappointed with this tour, which is partly my own fault for bringing unrealistic expectations to the tour. When I think of a rain forest I think of exotic wild life and plants. In fact Tijuca rain forest meets the technical definition of a rain forest, in terms of rain per year, but is actually a hand planted forest with plants from all over the world. It felt like walking through a forest in Ohio where I grew up. Nothing special.

Because this forest is planted over a substantial amount of space in a mountainous terrain, it's elevation allows for stunning views of the surrounding city. That said, if you went on an island tour, to sugar loaf mountain, or to see Christ the Redeemer, then you've already seen stunning views of the city.

, Jul 2018

Great trip, life experience, well organized. The tour guider was fantastic, knowledgeable, and hard working. Life is tough in Rain Forest. The tour guider cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner on a small boat. He is amazing. He is the most talented tour guider I ever met. We saw a lot, river, boats, fish, trees, jungle, turtle, monkey, birds and so on. We also so how local people live and how people can be strong to fight for their lives.

, Apr 2018

Fantastic tour! Great informative ride!

, Apr 2018

It was great to see the forest by open top jeep and the tour guide was awesome, very knowledgable! I would have liked to have more time in the forest.

, Mar 2018

We had a blast on this excursion. The group was so diverse - Spanish speaking, English speaking both the American and the England kind - inside joke with driver, and French. Though we could not all speak the same language, our guide spoke all 3 and made sure to translate and include everyone in the conversation. The hike was easy and the sites beautiful. But, I recommend you take enough water so you don't need to refill your bottle at the filtered station! Sunscreen and bug spray are not to be skipped.

, Mar 2018

I enjoyed the tour. The guide was punctual and picked us up even from Barra da Tijuca hotels. The guide spoke good english and took us trekking as well so that was very cool. They allowed us enough time wherever we wanted to stay a bit more and were very flexible and friendly. I recommend this tour

, Feb 2018

Great fun riding in an open-top vehicle. Saw lovely waterfalls and had a very enjoyable walk through the rain forest. A very good and knowledgeable guide kept us informed and amused.

, Feb 2018

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and allowed us plenty of time to explore the areas. The hike was great!

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