Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

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12 reviews

Activity provider: Jungle Me

Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

Activity provider: Jungle Me

From US$ 60.05 per person

Hike through Tijuca Forest Park passing by waterfalls, caves, suspension bridges, and other natural and historical attractions.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided from designated hotels and hostels in the South Zone area in the following neighborhoods: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Santa Teresa, Gloria, Catete, Flamengo, Praia de Botafogo. Please check with the local supplier to see if this service is possible from your hotel/address. If pickup is not available from your hotel, a nearby meeting point will be provided instead.
Private or small groups available


  • Challenge yourself to a short hike at Tijuca Forest
  • Visit the highest waterfall in the park
  • Required fitness: | Hike: MODERATE (6km=3.7mi) / 3h / elev. gain 354m (1,161ft)
  • Hike to explore a grotto, an old chapel and coffee farm ruins in the rainforest.
  • Enjoy a waterfall shower after the hike
Full description
Visit a variety of lesser-known attractions in the Tijuca Forest National Park on the Tijuca Forest tour circuit. On a 6-km-long walk, hike along trails made in the 19th century, a period when this area was occupied by coffee plantations. Discover the history of the park, the world’s largest replanted urban forest. Along the circuit, visit the Cascatinha Taunay, the largest waterfall in the National Park, the Mayrink Chapel from 1850, the Cova da Onça Suspension Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest which houses an old slave cemetery, and the Morcego’s Grotto, the largest gneiss cave in Brazil. Next, cool off at the Baronesa Cascade waterfall. Then, start the journey back to the starting point passing the former residence of Barão d’Escragnolle, one of the park’s managers in the past (now The Esquilos restaurant). Also see the Wallace Fountain, with a sculpture representing goodness, charity, sobriety and simplicity, a gift from the English philanthropist Richard Wallace to Brazil and produced inFrance in 1870. This circuit combines adventure, history, nature, a waterfall shower, among other things, passing through hidden spots and attractions that reveal the richness and personality of Rio de Janeiro and its tropical rainforest. Hike: MODERATE (6km=3.7mi) / 3h / elev. gain 354m (1,161ft) Requires good fitness to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from South Zone of Rio
  • Food
  • Water and drinks
  • Transportation from outlying areas
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Sports shoes
  • Sportswear
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Participants must provide passport number, birth date, and full name for insurance
  • Transportation is provided from designated hotels in the South Zone of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Flamengo, Santa Teresa, Gloria, Catete, Urca, Praia de Botafogo
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Such a great trip. roberto was a knowledgeable and good guide who had a lot of knowledge about everything from history, society in Brazil, wildlife and nature in the rainforest. The group is small, so you have good contact with the guide. There is some walking involved, so be prepared for some elevation in the terrain. This was well informed of in advanced. I think this was fun, and a good alternative for those who like to walk in nature and in the mountains. You visit several interesting places in the forest, and can swim at the end. Lovely trip! Highly recommend.

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December 26, 2022

December 9, 2022

I had a wonderful time with Alex! He’s knowledgeable, relaxed and a lot of fun.

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 403975