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Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

4.8 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Jungle Me

Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

Activity provider: Jungle Me

From US$ 53.94 per person

A 5-hour experience through the rainforest at Tijuca National Park. Discover the rainforest around Rio de Janeiro in an easy hike to Pedra Bonita stunning summit, stopping at Vista Chinesa on the way.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an easy hike through the rainforest crossing Tijuca National Park
  • Admire the stunning views from the summit of Pedra Bonita at 696 meters (2,283 feet)
  • Requires fitness | Hike: EASY (3,5km=2.2mi) / 2h / elev. gain 203m (667ft)
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group of maximum 6 people
  • Get to know tons about the nature, plants and wildlife of the Brazilian rainfore
Full description
On this 5-hour tour you will discover the beautiful Tijuca National Park and admire magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro as you enjoy hiking your way to some of the highest peaks in the area. An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 1-hour walk. From the top of Pedra Bonita at 696 meters (2,283 feet) and through a unique angle you will see the famous and majestic Pedra da Gavea, one of the highest monoliths (844 meters/2,769 feet) in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Stop at another viewpoint in the park along the way. The trail goes through the Atlantic Rainforest inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. On the way up, discover the history of Rio de Janeiro and Tijuca Forest, and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years, and the reforestation that took place in the 19th century. The tour also drives you from the South Zone to the Tijuca Mountains. Hike: EASY (3,5km=2.2mi) / 2h / elev. gain 203m (667ft) Fitness is required to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill.
Includes
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Insurance (you must provide passport number, birth date, and full name of participants)
  • Transportation from select hotels in the South Zone
  • Food
  • Water and drinks
  • Transportation from outlying areas
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring snacks and water (1 to 2 liters) and a small backpack
  • Please wear sneakers or hiking boots (no sandals)
  • This activity is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, and people with a history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or any illness/condition incompatible with difficult physical activities
  • The hiking part of this experience is approximately 2 hours in duration
  • The hike has a round-trip distance of 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles)
  • The hike has an elevation gain of 203 meters (667 feet)
  • You must be moderately fit, capable to hike and walk for about 2 hours going up and downhill
  • The operator of this tour reserves the right to refuse any participant they believe is unable to endure the hike
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I booked this because I went on another hike with JungleMe and loved it so much that I wanted to go on another one with them. The hike is pretty easy if you want a easy/moderate hike, yet the views are incredibly rewarding. The perks of going with JungleMe as guides is that they will stop you to tell you about different plants/trees/fruits, the history, and help you to spot monkeys!

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November 28, 2022

Alex our tour guide was great at his job! You can see how he loves his job and he explained the history of Rio for us which was informative. He also was very polite, professional and brilliant! Thank you Alex! And getyourguide for a great experience! Took lots of great pics too

April 3, 2019

A very nice experience

Pick up at the hotel in the southern zone (outside Barra), very professional, very interesting. Below, a little history of Brazil from the aboriginal tribes to the present day, passing through the colonies, fascinating! The ascent to the beauty stone is very immersive (we saw lemurs and even a lazy mother with her calf!). At the top, splendid shots for unforgettable memories. I recommend with eyes closed!

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February 23, 2019

Product ID: 25758