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

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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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.

Customer Reviews

Angela H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a truly fantastic trip, well worth the money very efficient well organised picked us up from where we asked. The guide spoke fluent English,Spanish,Italian and Portuguese. One of the most amazing things to see in Rio x


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great ride and hike through the rain forest, offering amazing views and a good educational experience. The guide was very informative.

Shawn Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A very interesting tour, excellent tour guide (Daniel) who pointed out things of interest along the way and showed great knowledge and passion for the forest and its history. I don’t remember the driver’s name, but she did a great job of managing the vehicle over the the challenging roads.

Janet F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The rain was a bit of a pain but our tour guide was very friendly, energetic and made the best of it. The drive to the rain forest was beautiful, the views were amazing. The natural water falls was breath taking. Thank you!!

Christopher H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I enjoyed this half-day hike through the Tijuca rain forest because it allowed me to see another dimension of this amazing city. In the hills above the gridlock traffic and chaos of the city lies a magnificent forest with enormous trees and endemic flora. On the drive in to the forest, we stopped at a gazebo that had a nice panorama of Ipanema and Leblon. We then saw a nice waterfall. We then did a hike not too strenuous of about 1-2 miles through the forest. I forgot to spray the backs of my hands with insect repellant and got some bites from unidentified insects so I recommend that you not neglect to spray the backs of your hands with repellent. The guide was friendly and had a good sense of humor.

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

I enjoyed the Tijuca Jeep Tour had a good time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I like nature so this was a good tour. I took great pictures of Rio at different stop points. Small group, but had fun with them throughout. You have a walking tour, you learn some things about some of the trees that was interesting. A nice waterfall, small museum, and a little church was included on the tour. I would recommend. I took great pictures of Rio at different stops.

Katty G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great tour and worth the money,

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