Horto Waterfalls Circuit Adventure Tour In Tijuca National Park - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Rua Pacheco Leão, 1782 - Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22460-036, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We set our boarding route every day to try to facilitate all our customers. We pick-.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy the Horto waterfalls tour with a specialist guide. The hike begins at Jequitib Waterfall and ends at Shower Waterfall, also known as Box Waterfall. All waterfalls in the tour are permitted for bathing and shower.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Stop At: Parque nacional da tijuca, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

the Circuito de chachoeiras do Horto is located in Sector C of the Tijuca National Park

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cachoeira Do Horto, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

Enjoy a wonderful adventure tour which will take you through the Horto waterfalls circuit. This is a sequence of waterfalls located within the boundaries of the Tijuca National Park. The tour is all done on hiking trails and has light level of difficulty. The place where you will hike reserves beautiful specimens of flora and usually some wildlife.
Your hiking begins at the Jequitib Waterfall as you continue following the trail and waterfalls until you reach the Shower Waterfall, also known as Box Waterfall because of the format that the rock presents itself. You can enjoy a refreshing shower at all the waterfalls in this tour. This Horto waterfalls circuit is a great alternative to the crowded beaches of the city. Come refresh yourself in Rio de Janeiro waterfalls.

Duration: 1 hour


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Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only private option)

Round-trip transfer (selected hotels if private option only)

Private tour (if selected)



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Transportation is excluded in Regular Tour option

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Minimum age is 14 years

A high amount of walking is involved

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour, date or full refund

It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes with good grip, a light snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-May-2022

    This tour was extremely dangerous, and no warnings or indications of this are given on the site. I'd warn others to consider its suitability. I also intend to report this properly to the tour company and Viator, given we were almost badly hurt yesterday on the tour. This walk is NOT a "hike". The route to Jequitiba was a long, steep path that took in total 3 hours to the Waterfall and back. It involved climbing up and down sheer rock drops (4 or 5 times) that would only be safe if climbing equipment was used. It also involved crossing a long, steep,slippy horizontal rock with a drop to the right and a Waterfall trickling over it, with nothing more than a rope to hang on to (not enough to stop you falling - I nearly did and if it wasn't for my husband I'd be in hospital now). I had a panic attack from the fear, and today have a sore back, wrist and ruined clothes. Unfortunately the site won't let us upload pictures but I've shared with Viator and the tour company. There is no indication on the site of any of this on the tour web site or the info sent by message after booking to confirm collection etc. The site says the trail is "light level of difficulty", you need to have "moderate fitness" and bring shoes with "good grip". There is no mention of how steep the track is and that actual climbing up and down dangerously high steep slopes and sheer rock faces will occur. This is untrue - you need to be very fit and a confident climber. Even then, ropes and climbing equipment should be used. At at least 5 points during the route, climbing equipment should have been used and we were at serious risk of fall and significant injury. I'd strongly recommend getting more information before booking this hike, and have asked Viator / the tour company to ensure information on their site is updated ASAP.

  • 24-Oct-2021

    Eduardo was an amazing guide. funny and very informative. l even on a rainy day the nature was beautiful.

  • 05-Sep-2021

    Beautiful nature walk and waterfall. Better to walk with a guide as some of the hiking was steep and requires climbing on slippery surfaces.

  • 31-Mar-2021

    Seriously. Do it! Booking this tour was the best decision my cheap ass ever made. The guide was truly amazing and showed me all the best view points. He took photos for me, and tested me to go beyond my comfort zone so I would have the best adventure possible. He also translated for me and gave me other tips on things to do and see while in Rio which was a nice plus. Very personable and no problem at all communicating. We're buddies now in fact and I'll definitely be hitting him up next time I'm there. A+++

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The guide was very kind. The group was very small, only me and one other person and the waterfalls were beautiful.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    The guide was very kind. The group was very small, only me and one other person and the waterfalls were beautiful.

  • 28-Jan-2020

    Diogo was very informative about the forest trail, a 3 hour trek with some stunning scenery and pointed out the different plant, bird a d wildlife in tijuca forest. I'd highly recommend the waterfall for a cool shower, diogo is very knowledgable and passionate about nature and this showed on a 5 star tour

  • 13-May-2019

    Excelente experiencia. Thales conoce mucho el lugar, es muy educado y me ayudo mucho para avanzar en esta caminata.