Tijuca Forest Family Hike

Outdoor Activities in Brazil

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Visit Tijuca Forest Park main sector and hike by the old bridge Job de Alcântara built in 1860 (used in the movie Hulk), Mayrink Chapel (buil in 1850) and the Visitor´s Center. Our guides will take you to hike on an easy ascending trail in the tropical rainforest where you'll experience the nature of the jungle reaching the Cascatinha Summit (1722ft=525m) with an amazing view to the valley and the highest mountains. After the hike, you'll be rewarded with a refreshing dip in a river*. The tour also includes visitng the Chinese View summit (Vista Chinesa), probaby the most famous summit in Rio, with a great view to Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf compsing mountains and beaches of Rio. *Swim in the river is optional. The flow and deepness can cary according to the intensity of the rains on the season. Highlights: - Taunay Waterfall - Vista Chinesa - HIke to Cascatinha Summit - Swim in a river after the hike
8 to 9:00 - pick-up from hotel (South Zone are of Rio only) (*1) and drive to Tijuca National Park  9 to 9:30 - visit Cascatinha Taunay (Taunay Waterfall) (highest of the Tijuca Park, 35m=115ft)9:30 to 09:50 - tour guide speech about history of Rio, Brazil and the Tijuca Rainforest09:50 to 11:50 - Hike in the forest doing a circuit passing by the main attractions (Mayrink Chappel, Visitor's Center, Cascatinha summit) (4,5km =2.8 miles, approx. 2h, elevation gain 313m=1026ft) 11:50 to 12:10pm - Quick swim in the river 12:10 to 12:40pm - Drive to Chinese View summit with a quick stop for pictures12:55 to 1:30pm - Drive back to South Rio and drop-off (*4) at designated hotels (*1) - starting time (precise pick up time will be informed on the day before the tour according to the pick-up point) (*2) - Lunch/drinks/water are NOT included - please take ready-to-eat food and water (about 2 liters/person) (*3) - the flow at the waterfall varies according to the intensity of rains  (*4) -  times here are approximately and total duration of the tour can vary according to the pace of te group and traffic. Please DO NOT schedule IMPORTANT appointments (flights, meetings, other tours) for right after the tour.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points (South Rio only)
  • Walking tour (some fitness required)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up/drop off OUT of the designated areas