Tijuca Forest Hiking Tour Including Waterfalls - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Praça Afonso Viseu, 104 - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20531-580, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels located in the touristic zone of Rio de Janeiro (There's no transportation .. 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.


This tour will take you to Tijuca forest and the Taunay Waterfall, Tijuca National Park Museum and Cachoeira das Almas Waterfall. Discover the Tijuca forest on this great 4-hour, guided tour.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Tijuca forest is one of the largest urban green areas in the world. It has 3,972 hectares and it is located in the Tijuca National Park. Much of its vegetation is secondary, due to the reforestation to replace the coffee farms. On this 4-hour tour, you will enjoy a great hike starting at the entrance gate.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Parque nacional da tijuca, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

unfortunately it is not allowed to bathe in this cascade, but we will pause for many photos

Duration: 10 minutes

Location: Cascatinha Taunay

In the visitor center, the guide will tell you a bit about the history of the park that once was a large coffee farm

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Tijuca National Park Visitor Center

You will hike several trails containing forest history records. After visiting the Taunay Waterfall and the Tijuca National Park Visitor Center, you will take the way toward the Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls). This beautiful waterfall is formed by the River of Souls, which was named because of the slaves who used to promote cults of their religions on this place, due to its privacy.
After a refreshing time there, you will head back to the meeting point!

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Waterfall Of Souls


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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 please wear comfortable shoes

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

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

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 8 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

  • 17-Mar-2022

    Boas trilhas e cavernas, guia com boa formação, respondeu criteriosamente todas as consultas. A gente fez um passeio que permitiu o contato com a natureza, barulhinho da floresta e das cachoeiras, prazeroso e descontrai rente

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Um den Tijuca Wald zu besichtigen ist eine geführte Tour nicht notwendig. Die Wege sind gut ausgeschildert. Daher kann man ihn auch gut auf eigene Faust erkunden. Der Guide ist eher mit uns mitgelaufen ohne wirklich viel zu erklären. Außerdem war er viel mit sich bzw. mit eigenen Foto- und Videoaufnahmen beschäftigt. Zum Teil haben wir die Tiere sogar vor ihm entdeckt..

  • 14-Mar-2019

    This excursion absolutely exceeded my expectations. I was the only one on the tour and my tour guide, Thales, was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable of the region and it’s inhabitants (he was quick to point out an animals in the forest to make sure I didn’t miss any of them) and very well suited for the hiking. Thales extended the time and distance of the hike upon discovering my affinity for exorcist and more difficult levels of hiking so that we could make it to the top of Pico da Tijuca. The views of surrounding Rio were just incredible. The waterfalls included on the hike were just beautiful, particularly Cachoeira das Almas (waterfall of the souls). This tour an amazing experience, and one of my favorites from my time in Rio, and Thales is an exceptional guide! I would recommend this to anyone who travels to Rio.

  • 30-Oct-2018

    The morning started with us riding in an open Jeep along the streets of Rio, once we got to the Tijuca National Park it was awesome as we stopped for picture taking and views of the numerous waterfalls, at one of the waterfalls we saw persons dresses in all white so we asked our guide what they were doing and he told us that they were performing a spiritual ritual, the hike that we went on we were able to see a number of trees, birds and waterfalls the most amazing part was the freshness of the air. We left the park feeling refreshed.

  • 25-May-2017

    We really enjoyed our hike with our guide Lucas. He was good with our slower pace and told us so much about the hike and Rio.

  • 25-May-2017

    We really enjoyed our hike with our guide Lucas. He was good with our slower pace and told us so much about the hike and Rio.