Tijuca Forest Full-Day Hike

Outdoor Activities in Brazil

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A full-day hike guided tour in Tijuca Forest National Park, one of the biggest urban rainforests in the world. Our experienced tour guides will take you on an amazing adventure hiking up a circuit of trails through the tropical rainforest. You'll visit Tijuca Peak (1021m=3349ft), the highest point at the park. During the tour, you'll experience a lot of adventure visiting mountains, summits, rivers till you end in a waterfall for a refreshing shower. In addition to the fun our team will provide information and curiosities about the flora and fauna, like monkeys, quatis, and toucans, that may appear in the way. Highlights: - Cascatinha Taunay (35m, highest waterfall in Tijuca Park)- Tijuca Peak (highest point of the park)- Tijuca Mirim (another summit, spectacular view, 917m=3008ft)- Refreshing at Cachoeira das Almas (Soul's Fall)
8 to 9:00 - pick-up from the hotel (South Zone area of Rio only)(*1)9 to 10:00 - drive to park and visit Cascatinha Taunay (Taunay Waterfall) (highest of the Tijuca Park, 35m=115ft)10 to 10:30 - tour guide speech about the history of Rio, Brazil and the Tijuca Rainforest10:30 to 12:30 - Hike to Tijuca Peak (elevation gain 521m=1709ft, peak height 1.021m=3349ft)12:30 to 1:30pm - Rest, fun, pictures and lunch (*2) at the summit1:30pm to 2pm - Hike to Tijuca Mirim (a lower peak, amazing view - 917m=3008ft)2pm to 2:30pm - Rest, fun and pictures at the summit2:30 to 4pm - Hike down by a different trail to the Cachoeira das Almas / Soul's Waterfall (refreshing and showering is possible(*3)4pm to 4:30pm - Hike back to the starting point4:30 to 5:30pm - drive back to the city/hotels drop-off(*4)(*1) - starting time (precise pickup 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 the group and traffic. Please DO NOT schedule IMPORTANT appointments (flights, meetings, other tours) for right after the tour.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

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