Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour In Rio De Janeiro

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience some of Rio de Janeiros stunning natural beauty on this hiking tour through the Tijuca Rainforest. Declared a national park in the 60s, Tijuca is home to Rios highest peak Pico da Tijuca. Hike to this scenic spot with an experienced guide, learning about the rainforest as you go, and be rewarded with remarkable views of Rio and Guanabara Bay when you reach the top. Its an active and educational way to spend a day in Rio!


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

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After pickup from your Rio-area hotel by minivan, head to the Tijuca Rainforest with your experienced guide to begin your hiking tour. Before you start, your guide will give you a brief overview of hiking tips and safety and then lead you to a beautiful waterfall that stands near the entrance of the park.

Make your way to the trailhead Bom Retiro and start hiking! Walk through the rainforest, learning about the ecosystem and its native plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. The moderately difficult hike will last about 1.5 hours and will take you to Pico da Tijuca, Rios highest peak at 3,353 feet (1,022 meters). From this unparalleled vantage point, enjoy spectacular views of Rio, Guanabara Bay and city sights like the Maracan and Engenho stadiums.

Spend some time here to soak up the views and refuel with water and snacks (not provided bring your own); then head back down to your hotel by car with your guide.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional da Tijuca


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hiking duration is approximately 1.5 hours and is considered a moderate hike

The tour is recommended for people over 12 years

Please wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and your own water and snacks to eat/drink during periodic breaks on your hike

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Apr-2018

    Such an awesome and memorable experience! I would highly recommend doing this hike during your trip to Brazil. Our tour guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the area and kept a steady pace for us. The views were stunning and it was well worth the trip to the top. I hiked up the mountain with my boyfriend and went down with fiancé! He proposed at the top which resulted in some pretty awesome pictures thanks to our tour guide!

  • 20-Oct-2017


  • 06-Jul-2017

    Our hike through the Tijuca Rainforest was amazing! What an incredible green space inside such a large metropolitan area. We really cant say enough good things about our guide Rafael Caja. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He paced the climb so that everyone could enjoy the day. Very professional. We would not hesitate to book Rafael again, If or when we return to Rio! We highly recommend this guide and this hike to others.

  • 10-Mar-2017

    great hike ..... highly recommended

  • 11-Aug-2016

    I loved hiking as a small group. The guide was lovely, worth doing.

  • 26-Nov-2015

    If you like to hike and would like some exercise during your vacation in Brazil then this is the hike for you, the highest peak in Rio :- i still can't believe i made it to the top. The pacing is steady but if you need to stop all you have to do is say so, to avoid light headedness and muscle cramps. Our tour guide, Raul was very knowledgeable and gives you information about the place. He loves to travel and could recommend other places to see. My husband and I felt so accomplished when we reached the top and it became somewhat of a private tour since it was just the two of us who booked for that day so it was an awesome experience. I am not an avid hiker so for me this hike is moderate/hard haha! :- bring plenty of water, bananas/energy bars, and your proper hiking shoes.

  • 20-Oct-2015

    Pauola our guide was fantastic. She was at our hotel on time. She was very engaging throughout the entire trip. She is very knowlegeable about the park and its history. She was great at explaining things to us along the hike and very attentive to our needs. She was extremely personable. The hike can be a bit taxing at points, but Paola was such fun it made the hike even better. Be prepared to bring water, snacks for energy, and a light backpack to keep it in. Depending on the weather it can get pretty hot and humid, but it is worth it. We were fortunate enough to stumble across some of the local animals that live in the forest. The view at the top is awesome. It is amazing when you contrast the forest to the city when they are so close. A great half day activity.

  • 01-Oct-2014

    Well I m sure it would have been great had we actually had the chance to go. Our tour did not arrive to pick us up at the specified time or place. Then when we called they said they had moved our tour to 2pm without letting us know. We had paid for a full day of a tour but were only going to have a half day.