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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.

Highlights

  • 6-hour Tijuca Rainforest experience in Rio
  • Take a 1.5-hour hike through the forest to Pico da Tijuca, Rio’s highest peak at 3,353 feet
  • See a beautiful waterfall and admire the native flora, learning about the ecosystem from your knowledgeable guide
  • Admire amazing views of the city and Guanabara Bay when you reach the top of Pico da Tijuca
  • Round-trip transport to and from your hotel is included

What You Can Expect

Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Take in gorgeous view of Rio de Janiero!

After pickup from your Rio-area hotel by minivan, head to the Tijuca Rainforest with your experienced guide to begin your hiking tour. Before you start, your guide will give you a brief overview of hiking tips and safety and then lead you to a beautiful waterfall that stands near the entrance of the park.

Make your way to the trailhead – Bom Retiro – and start hiking! Walk through the rainforest, learning about the ecosystem and its native plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. The moderately difficult hike will last about 1.5 hours and will take you to Pico da Tijuca, Rio’s highest peak at 3,353 feet (1,022 meters). From this unparalleled vantage point, enjoy spectacular views of Rio, Guanabara Bay and city sights like the Maracanã and Engenhão stadiums.

Spend some time here to soak up the views and refuel with water and snacks (not provided – bring your own); then head back down to your hotel by car with your guide.

Customer Reviews

Marvin/Sue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

If you like to hike and would like some exercise during your vacation in Brazil then this is the hike for you, the highest peak in Rio :- i still can't believe i made it to the top. The pacing is steady but if you need to stop all you have to do is say so, to avoid light headedness and muscle cramps. Our tour guide, Raul was very knowledgeable and gives you information about the place. He loves to travel and could recommend other places to see. My husband and I felt so accomplished when we reached the top and it became somewhat of a private tour since it was just the two of us who booked for that day so it was an awesome experience. I am not an avid hiker so for me this hike is moderate/hard haha! :- bring plenty of water, bananas/energy bars, and your proper hiking shoes.

Jim P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Pauola our guide was fantastic. She was at our hotel on time. She was very engaging throughout the entire trip. She is very knowlegeable about the park and its history. She was great at explaining things to us along the hike and very attentive to our needs. She was extremely personable. The hike can be a bit taxing at points, but Paola was such fun it made the hike even better. Be prepared to bring water, snacks for energy, and a light backpack to keep it in. Depending on the weather it can get pretty hot and humid, but it is worth it. We were fortunate enough to stumble across some of the local animals that live in the forest. The view at the top is awesome. It is amazing when you contrast the forest to the city when they are so close. A great half day activity.

claudia c

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2014

Well I m sure it would have been great had we actually had the chance to go. Our tour did not arrive to pick us up at the specified time or place. Then when we called they said they had moved our tour to 2pm without letting us know. We had paid for a full day of a tour but were only going to have a half day.

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