Tijuca Rain Forest Tour by Jeep from Rio de Janeiro

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Tijuca Rain Forest Tour by Jeep from Rio de Janeiro

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 62.46 per person


Your visit to the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open top jeep will provide you a unique overview of the delicate balance of a tropical jungle located in the heart of a large, thriving urban area.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German
Pickup optional
At most hotels in Botafogo, Flamengo, Glória, Catete, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Santa Teresa, and Downtown.
Private group available


  • Learn the history and importance of this unique ecosystem
  • Ride in an open top jeep
  • Discover the unique flora and animals
  • One hour hike through the rain forest
Full description

Venture into the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open jeep and discover a tropical forest in a large city. Drive past the "Cachoeira dos macacos" (monkey's waterfall) and learn about the importance of the reforestation process of the "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Forest) at "Vista Chinesa" (Chinese view). Tijuca National Park is the largest city-surrounded urban forest and the second largest urban forest in the world. Photo opportunities abound as you pass the "Mesa do Imperador" (Emperor's table), Cascatinha (Taunay's waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel).

Continue with a 1-hour hike on an easy trail to learn more about and have direct interaction with the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. This tour is highlighted by the variety of tropical fruits, trees, monkeys, and the multitude of birds and butterflies that live in this unique forest.

  • Roundtrip transportation from select Rio hotels or the cruise ship port
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert narration
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour must be booked at least 18 hours in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Keep an eye on your e-mail inbox as you'll receive the exact time of your pick-up or alternative meeting point in case your hotel is outside the pick-up zone
  • Should you not receive any contact or book your tour for the next day, you may also call to check directly with our Customer service team
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to run. In the unlikely event that the minimum is not reached on the day of your tour, you'll be contacted directly to choose other options such as changing dates, a different tour or a full refund
  • Due to Forest regulations, it is not possible to visit Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

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Very enjoyable. Alexander(?) was very knowledgeable and an excellent person to have guide through the forest, as he has a botanical and historical grasp on the region. Both guide and driver were pleasant and professional and had good senses of humour, good people to be around.

March 27, 2023

What a great way to see the forest! Picked up right on time by my guide, Henry and the driver, Maria. After picking up the rest of the tour folks, we headed for Tijuca. Along the way we stopped to take a look at Pedra da Gavea--a mountain that has a face on it! Once there, we saw beautiful waterfalls, vegetation, and animals. Henry knew everything about everything! The short hike was easy (I was on a tour with several older people and everyone was able to make it -- even the 88 year old!), and it is nice and cool in the forest. After plenty of time there, we visited the Vista Chinesa, a pagoda overlooking the city--incredible views! Everything went great and I'm glad I had someone to give me background on what I was seeing.

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March 27, 2023

Fabulous tour our guide was the best he was friendly and knowledgeable. We used two jeeps for our group and had a guide in each jeep. Both guides were perfect even helped with photos. They took our physical ability into consideration when it came to the walking paths One of the best things we did in Rio. Absolutely loved it. The drivers were safe and obviously well trained and experienced.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 6593