Day trip

Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Peak Guided Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Peak Guided Hike

From US$ 34.32 per person

Get back to nature in Tijuca National Park and hike up Pico da Tijuca to reach the highest point in Rio de Janeiro's urban rainforest. Learn the history of the forest at the park museum and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup is available from the following areas in Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, and Botafogo.
Private or small groups available


  • Get breathtaking views from the peak of Tijuca Mirim
  • Learn the history of the Tijuca Forest at the park museum
  • Hike through Rio de Janeiro's urban rainforest
  • Visit the stunning waterfall of Cachoeira das Almas
Full description
Hike inside the urban rainforest of Rio de Janeiro and get back to nature in Tijuca National Park. Climb Pico da Tijuca for stunning views at the highest point in the forest at an altitude of 1,021 meters above sea level. Experience one of the most beautiful trails of Rio de Janeiro, starting at the entry gate to Tijuca National Park and travel through several sections before arrival at the summit. Discover the amazing waterfall of Cachoeira das Almas and get breathtaking views from the peak of Tijuca Mirim. See a legendary staircase carved into rock and more.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Guided hike to Pico da Tijuca, the peak of Tijuca Mirim and the Cachoeira das Almas waterfall
  • Guided visit to the Tijuca National Park Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option chosen)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Daypack
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    •  Despite the altitude, the trail is not steep and provides some of the most spectacular views of the city
    • When booking this tour, you attest knowledge of the risk inherent in adventure tourism activities
    • The itinerary and order of sightseeing may change due to the weather and/or adverse conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 28 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Made a last minute private tour booking and the tour operator was very helpful accommodating our request. Our guide, Taalis, was great in guiding us thru the hike and took us to breathtaking views to the peak of the Tijuca forest. The hike itself was challenging at times for us but we got lucky with great spring weather that day. Highly recommend!

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    September 24, 2022

    Great view!!

    Denis was a fantastic guide who led us to the top of the Tijuca forest to get a fantastic view on Rio. He also offered dried bananas along the way (delicious) and brought us to a waterfall nearby (still in the forest). The hike was around 1h long and very sweaty.

    January 11, 2018

    Really nice experience with a very well prepared guide. Worth it at 100%

    January 4, 2020

    Product ID: 54522