One Day In Tijuca Rainforest - Rio De Janeiro

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    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)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

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

Know More about this tour

The scenery of this tour is amazing and more than nature, it has a lot of adventurous moments when we pass by peaks, rocks and cliffs that give us panoramic views that are not featured in most tours.

The trail starts at a cozy location inside the park, called Bom Retiro, with a large parking lot and restrooms. The trails takes about 1:20 minutes to the summit , mostly sheltered and considered to be easy even for first timers. There is about 700 m of elevation that needs to be covered in a 5 km trail, with an average incline of around 14%. Small mammals like raccoons and  monkeys, as well as different species of birds may be seen along the way. Once we are near  the summit, a stone stairway calls everyone`s attention. It was especially made for the Belgian King, Albert the 1st, an avid mountaineer who visited Rio de Janeiro  in 1920. 

Some historians speculate that the King Albert never really used the stairway, but instead, he went natural, despite the bad weather conditions at the time. 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.

After the hike, refresh yourself showering in a water fall  (bring towel and bathing suit).

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotelsf rom several neighborhoods of theSouth Zone of Rio (if the accomodation is not in the route, well suggest the closest meeting point) )
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hike/trail: 4 to 5h (roundtrip) -  8km = 5 miles - elevation gain: 521m (1709ft)

Level/difficulty: HARD

Requires good fitness. Long trail, steep and rough terrain with height exposure and cliffs at the trail and summit

What to take: ready-to-eat lunch (fruits, sandwich, etc), water (2 liters/person), sunblock, insect repellent and a small backpack (to keep the hands free).

What to wear: athletic clothes and shoes (no sandals!), hat.

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