Rio: Tijuca Forest & Horto Waterfalls Circuit Tour


Rio: Tijuca Forest & Horto Waterfalls Circuit Tour

From US$ 57.19 per person

Come and bathe in the waterfalls located within Tijuca National Park. All waterfalls in the tour are permitted for bathing and shower.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel in the tourist zone of Rio de Janeiro (only in supported hotels).
Private or small groups available


  • Experience a relaxing natural shower
  • Enjoy more than 5 cascades
  • Come and bathe in the Jequitibá Waterfall and the famous Cachoeira do Chuveiro
Full description
Experience the Horto Waterfall Trail and the Secret Waterfall Circuit! The tour consists of hiking trails with a moderate level of difficulty and some natural obstacles that you have to overcome. The place is beautiful and extremely pleasant, offering beautiful flora and wild animals for you to observe. Start the Horto Waterfall Trail and the Secret Waterfall Circuit towards the Jequitibá Waterfall, following trails and waterfalls until arriving at the famous Waterfall of the Shower, also known as Box Waterfall by the design and format that the rock presents. The Horto Waterfall Trail and the Secret Waterfall Circuit are an excellent alternative to get away from the overcrowded beaches of the city.
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Guided hiking through Horto waterfalls
  • Waterfall natural shower
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transportation (if option is chosen)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    On the corner of Rua Othon Bezerra de Melo), Rua Pacheco Leão, 1782 - Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22460-030, Brasil

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Water
    • Daypack

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, is not allowed, under penalty of cancellation of the activity
    • The itinerary and the order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Wear comfortable footwear with good grip
    • Bring a light snack, water (2 liters are recommended) and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 47 reviews

    Review summary

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    A beautiful 3km hike through the Tijuca National Park. Beautiful jungle, streams, waterfalls, even spotted a couple of monkeys. This was a moderate hike with quite a few challenges along the way (streams to cross, fallen trees to climb over, rocks to climb up, and down! I would have probably chickened out had I known in advance what they were, lol... But we did it! and loved it!

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    July 21, 2022

    Pietro was an amazing guide. He knows all the great falls as he has been raised around this beautiful Forest which has all kinds of animals. We got to see 2 types of Monkey’s, I recall the name of the bigger one which is all black its called a “Prego” meaning a nail. Loads of Jackfruit which isn’t originally from Brazil. The Portuguese brought in lots of animals, plants, trees etc from Africa. I was very impressed as I had no idea and the Horto exists thanks to Dom Pedro Portuguese King with the influence of his wife Queen Isabel who convinced him Rio needed a forest if it would ever become anything. You’ll have to take a tour with Pietro to get the rest of the story……’s so worth it.

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    May 16, 2022

    We were picked up on time. The tour is short and only goes from the parking lot via the tar road to the first waterfall. Walking time approx. 20 minutes. From then on you have to scramble a little - another 10 minutes - a head for heights would be good. You can swim at the following two waterfalls. Then it's back to the car. By our standards, this is not a hike. The description is misleading in this regard. Eduardo our guide was great. The tour was over after about 3 hours. The tour is great if you want to swim at the falls and/or take pictures. The tour does not meet the requirements if you want to do a guided hike with a route.

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    May 8, 2022

    Product ID: 160097