Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike


Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike

Activity provider: Rio Encantos Experiences

From US$ 32 per person

Come to the Tijuca Rain Forest and appreciate a variety of lush scenery and refresh on the Waterfall of Souls. Enjoy a beautiful experience with a pleasant walk and a stop for picnicking.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Meet the local fauna which can be easily found, including: insects, butterflies, big lizards, birds, and monkeys.
  • Be wowed by the view to the Cascatinha Taunay Waterfall
  • Let go into a spiritual healing experience and connect with the natural elements
  • Bathe in the Waterfall of souls
  • Learn about Brazilian ancestral gods and goddesses of nature
Full description
Experience a mediated opportunity to connect with nature and experience nature’s healing powers. Learn ancestral knowledge and the keys that open the way for freedom and peace from a local guide, through accessing natural powers and learning about natures’ green spirits. Grow faith in nature, through its timeless and borderless deities. Brazilians carry beliefs that originated on Afro-indigenous faith which strengthens many in everyday life. Discover how knowledge within this faith is shared through generations, its original source present in natural elements, represented by different orishas or indigenous entities. Begin the experience with an introduction to the guide and spiritual healing powers of the forest. Try a breathing exercise, stretches, and open your heart through acknowledgment before beginning. Enter the trail to the waterfall, and at the first stream enter, cleanse, and refresh. Reach the “Cachoeira das Almas Fall” and stop to grab some snacks, enter the falls, take pictures, and chill out. Take a different route to close the circuit and visit the painters’ escape garden and lake and the “Mayrink Chapel”. Finish at the parks’ gate and stop for lunch or dinner. In cases of physical limitations that prevent walking longer distances, these trails can be removed from this experience and the route to the waterfalls can be done by car. After visiting the falls, head to one of the two restaurants near the park or in the Tijuca neighborhood for a traditional afro Brazilian dish.
  • Experienced guide
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to the waterfall for cases of physical limitations
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    From the meeting point we will get an uber to the Forest sector. Please note this change is only applicable for "Meet up" bookings without pre-paid transfer and it is not applicable for private groups which require transfer .

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Breathable clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Littering
    • Feeding animals
    • Touching animals

    Know before you go

    • This tour will take place in light rain or sunshine
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    Super randonnée et un grand merci à Kelly notre super guide que nous avons adoré. Je vous recommande sans hésitation.

    March 24, 2023


    It was greatly organized, absolutely interesting!

    March 11, 2023

    Eine super Tour

    February 27, 2023


    Product ID: 404839