Half Day Hike Tijuca Express Express - Rio De Janeiro

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Transfers/meeting point: transfers included (roundtrip) from several neighborhoods of the , South Zone of Rio (if the accomodation is not in the route, we’ll suggest the closest meeting point)... read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

The trail goes through the Tijuca Rainforest (National Park), one of the largests urban forests in the world with 40 km2. On the way up, you will learn and discover the history of Rio and Tijuca Forest and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, the reforestation that took place in the XIX century and a lot about the flora and the ecology of the rainforest.

Know More about this tour

An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 50 minute hike going uphill. From the summit of Pedra Bonita (696m/2283ft) and from an unique angle you'll see the famous Pedra da Gvea, the majestic flat rock, like a 'table mountain' and the biggest monolith close to the ocean in the world (842m/2762ft high). From this summit, in clear days, we can also see the 
West coast of Rio, the Barra area with its lagoons and also Ipanema, Leblon beaches and Dois Irmos Peaks Hill.

Total duration: half-day 4 to 5h
Hike/trail: 2h (roundtrip) - 3,5km = 2.2 miles -  elevation gain: 203m (667ft)
Level/difficulty: EASY

  • Features: Requires reasonable fitness. Short and easy rising trail with height exposure and cliffs at the summit.
  • What to take: ready-to-eat lunch (fruits, sandwich, etc), water (1,5 liters/person), sunblock, insect repellent and a small backpack (to keep the hands free).
  • What to wear: athletic clothes and shoes (no sandals!), hat. 

Inclusions

  • transfers included (roundtrip) from several neighborhoods of the South Zone of Rio (if the accomodation is not in the route, well suggest the closest meeting point).
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved