Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro information and booking

from
$75
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Hop in an open Jeep for a morning tour of the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, also known as Tijuca National Park. This section of Brazil’s Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) offers panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View). Your 4-hour eco-tour includes an easy hike with a guide, giving you the chance to spot monkeys, birds and butterflies — even sloths! You'll be amazed by the remarkable contrast of a tropical rainforest right at the edge of a big city.

After your guide picks you up from your hotel in Rio, hop in an open Jeep and buckle up for a fun ride! Drive to the edge of the cityscape and enter Tijuca Forest, located just 10 minutes from the city center. You’ll hear about the important reforestation program of Tijuca National Park and learn the importance of the Mata Atlântica ecosystem — part of the vast and protected Mata Biosphere Reserve, which covers 14 states in Brazil.

During your 4-hour Jeep tour through the rainforest, you'll have many spectacular photo opportunities, with stops at Emperor's Table and Mayrink Chapel. At Vista Chinesa, capture sweeping views of Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Guanabara Bay and even as far as Niteroi.

En route, disembark for a short eco-trek lasting approximately 15-30 minutes, following an easy trail with your guide. Walk to the crystal-clear cascade of Cachoeira dos Macacos and pass the picturesque waterfalls of Cascatinha. You’ll find there’s no better way to experience the living rainforest and marvel at the wildlife to be found!

At the end of your Jeep tour, you’ll be dropped off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel.

What's included

  • Jeep tour of tijuca rain forest
  • Eco hike
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks