• 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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What You Can Expect

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

Yili Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Andrew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic tour! Great informative ride!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Anda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

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!

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