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Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca) Tours

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Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca)
Prior to the 19th century, Rio de Janeiro was surrounded by Atlantic rain forest. Today, all that remains is the 13-square-mile (33-square-kilometer) jungle known as Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca). Studded with tropical trees knotted together by jungle vines, the world’s largest urban forest is home to ocelots, howler monkeys, more than 300 bird species, waterfalls, and one of Rio’s iconic landmarks, the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain.

The Basics
Popular among hikers and nature lovers, this UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes 3 million visitors each year. While many make a beeline for Corcovado, the park’s offerings extend well beyond the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Options include hiking up Pico da Tijuca (Rio’s second-highest peak), exploring the forest by bike or Jeep tour, hang gliding from Pedra Bonita, rock climbing, and walking the well-marked trails to the caves and waterfalls that dot the Tijuca rain forest. Choose a guided small-group driving or hiking tour to fully experience the park.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The national park is a must-visit for adventure travelers and nature lovers in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The park is free to enter, but Christ the Redeemer requires an admission ticket.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Remember to bring water and insect repellant, especially if you plan to hike.

How to Get to Tijuca National Park
With no public transportation within the park, one of the most convenient ways to experience it is on a guided tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Those who prefer to visit independently can arrive by car or catch a bus or taxi to the park entrance.

When to Get There
Tijuca National Park is open daily, with extended hours in summer. Hiking conditions are best during the summer dry season (November to February). June, July, and October experience the most rain, which can make hiking a challenge without proper gear.

What to See at Tijuca National Park
Taunay Waterfall is one of the park’s most popular sights, and just beyond it sits Mayrink Chapel with painted panels by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari. Dona Marta affords some of the best views on the way up Corcovado Mountain, while the Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) viewpoint honors the 19th-century Chinese immigrants who arrived to start tea plantations.


Address: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Rio Shore Excursion: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and SambodromoBus Tours

Rio Shore Excursion: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Sambodromo

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See Rio de Janeiro’s top sights in one day on this full-day tour with a guide. See the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain, stop for lunch at a traditional steak house, drive through Tijuca National Park, and get panoramic views of the city from the cable car ride to Morro de Urca and Sugar Loaf. This tour is designed for visitors who are short on time, but don’t want to miss any of Rio’s major sights. See it all in one day.
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Corcovado with Christ Statue - Be One of the First to Get ThereHalf-day Tours

Corcovado with Christ Statue - Be One of the First to Get There

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Ascend Corcovado Mountain early in the morning for an uncrowded viewing of Christ the Redeemer during this tour from Rio de Janeiro. After early morning hotel pickup, drive through the city in a comfortable tour van, passing sights like Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Palace. Enjoy informative, engaging commentary from your local guide during a stop at the famous statue on Corcovado Mountain. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included on this small-group tour.
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary Day Trips

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach - from Cruise Terminal Pier MauáHalf-day Tours

Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach - from Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá

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Get picked up from the Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - on top of Corcovado Mountain. The drive is short and beautiful, traveling through the Tijuca Forest - one of the largest urban forest of the world - before opening up to incredible views of the entire city. After, pass by the edge of Copacabana beach and conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of one of the most famous beaches in Brazil. Return to the Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá.
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Rio Express - Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf MountainFull-day Tours

Rio Express - Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain

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A quick tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting the two most famous landmarks: the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. Get picked up from your hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - on top of Corcovado Mountain. The drive is short and beautiful, traveling through the Tijuca Forest before opening up to incredible views of the entire city. Then go to Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the Urca neighborhood. Ride a series of 2 cable cars en route to the summit, first arriving at Urca Hill, and then continuing to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395m). Conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of Rio de Janeiro. The very best of Rio for those with little time.
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Private Helicopter Tour over Rio de Janeiro - 03 people - 30 minPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Helicopter Tour over Rio de Janeiro - 03 people - 30 min

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This tour is perfect for travelers who do not have enough time to take land tours to get to know our whole city. We have the best rates on Viator and Tripadvisor. Our 30 minutes panoramic flights will take you to the most important sites and tourist attractions , such as: Barra beach, São Conrado beach, Leblon beach, Copacabana beach, Ipanema Beach, Maracanã Stadium, the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and the Tijuca Forest National Park. Our helicopters follow all the international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualification. Do not miss the chance to fly over Rio with a reliable company that offers the most competitive rates on the market. And why our rates are better? We are located about 30 minutes from Ipanema, at the Jacarepagua airport on the west area of Rio city. The heliports located at Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Lagoa have very expensive costs and taxes, and they transfer that to the customer. So let`s fly today?
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Rio Shore Excursion: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf and Selarón Steps 6-Hour TourHalf-day Tours

Rio Shore Excursion: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

Be worry free and still get to see three of Rio’s best landmarks on this Half-day shore excursion packed with breathtaking views. Head straight to Christ the Redeemer Statue and strike the main attraction in Rio of your list of must-sees. Then head on to the Selaron Steps to catch the most colorful pictures on your trip and head to Sugar Loaf to end this half day tour with gorgeous landscapes from the Cable Car and from the two towering mountains. All that with plenty of time to head back to the port worry free and maybe still catch a late lunch. Don’t stress if you are going to make it back in time. With these 6 hour tour you’ll se it all and with plenty of time to spare!
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Customized Private Tour & Photo Shoot with SUV Car - Unlimited Digital AlbumPhotography Tours

Customized Private Tour & Photo Shoot with SUV Car - Unlimited Digital Album

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Opt for a personalized experience of Rio de Janeiro on a private and customizable photography tour, a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Traveling by SUV with just your party and private guide, you’ll create your own itinerary of Rio highlights and capture impressive photographs for your online portfolio. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included to avoid the stress of finding a meeting point.
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Tijuca's Peak hike + Tijuca National ParkHiking

Tijuca's Peak hike + Tijuca National Park

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Take a break from the busy streets of Rio de Janeiro on a 6-hour to Tijuca Forest National Park. Round-trip transportation from your hotel eliminates the guesswork of navigating public transit on your own. Stop at Vista Chinesa and Cascatinha Taunay Waterfall, along with noteworthy landmarks such as Maracana Stadium and Guanabara Bay. Hike to the summit of Tijuca Mirim Peak and enjoy an unrivaled view of the city and its surroundings.
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Private Hiking Tour to Tijuca Peak - Tijuca National Park - by OIR AventuraHiking

Private Hiking Tour to Tijuca Peak - Tijuca National Park - by OIR Aventura

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TIJUCA PEAK Located in the Tijuca National Park is the second highest peak of the town with 1021 meters of altitude. Arriving near the top we find a staircase of 117 steps, which was carved into the rock by the slaves because the coming of the King of Belgium to Brazil.
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Bico do Papagaio Hiking Tour at Tijuca National ParkHiking

Bico do Papagaio Hiking Tour at Tijuca National Park

Hike to Bico do Papagaio in Tijuca National Park and marvel at magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro from above. Follow an informative guide on a nature trail in the Tijuca Forest during this full-day tour. Splash under the Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls) and visit the Tijuca National Park Museum. Upgrade to venture with your own personal guide on a private tour that includes round-trip hotel transport.
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Floresta da Tijuca Trail- Specialized guide and professional photosHiking

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Floresta da Tijuca Trail- Specialized guide and professional photos

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A unique activity !, an experience in nature that does not require much effort, an easy trail through the Tijuca Forest is all you need to reconnect with nature and experience Rio de Janeiro outside the beaches
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Caves Circuit Tour at Tijuca National ParkExtreme

Caves Circuit Tour at Tijuca National Park

Explore the network of subterranean caves in Tijuca National Forest during this hiking tour in Rio. Following your expert adventure guide, set off through the Tijuca forest, learning about the surrounding animal and plant life through informative commentary. Pass several pristine waterfalls on the approach to the caves. Flick on your provided flashlight as you explore the interiors of several caves, getting glimpses of native subterranean plant life and unusual rock formations. This easy hike is suitable for all skill levels.
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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Eco Tour at Tijuca National ParkDay Trips

Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Eco Tour at Tijuca National Park

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Enjoy hiking in Tijuca National Park with your own personal guide and finish with a refreshing dip under a waterfall. Hike up to Pedra Bonita for sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro including the beaches and surrounding Tijuca Forest. See the Christ the Redeemer statue and more from the Chinese Pavilion before arriving at Horto Waterfall. This 6-hour private tour includes round-trip hotel transport.
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Tijuca Forest Hiking TourHiking

Tijuca Forest Hiking Tour

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Ideal for active travelers, this 6-hour hiking tour takes you through Tijuca Forest to the top of Pedra Bonita Mountain. On this moderate trek, you’ll ascend to the summit of the seaside mountain and absorb panoramic vistas of Ipanema Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain from a Chinese-style gazebo. Conclude your hike by swimming in a Tijuca Forest waterfall and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to four hikers. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Rio de Janeiro are included.
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Bike Tour - Tijuca Rainforest Cycling AdventureNature and Wildlife

Bike Tour - Tijuca Rainforest Cycling Adventure

Explore Rio's Tijuca rain forest without a cumbersome tour bus by choosing this cycling tour. With a guide to provide directions and all cycling equipment included, a pedal through the world's largest urban rain forest is easy. Enjoy being face-to-face with the flora and fauna of the forest and learning about the unusual urban ecosystem through your guide's commentary. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and get photo-worthy vistas from the Chinese View lookout.
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Private Tour - Explore Tijuca Forest & Christ the Reedemer by Carioca ExperienceBus Tours

Private Tour - Explore Tijuca Forest & Christ the Reedemer by Carioca Experience

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Our tour is an invitation to take you to know the greatest heritage of the city of Rio de Janeiro, our forest. You can customize the tour as long as the route suggested by you is within the perimeter of Tijuca forest. Here is our suggested itinerary: Christ the Redeemer, it is located on the top of Corcovado Mountain, where there are 360 ​​degrees of breathtaking views. It is the most visited sightseeing in Brazil. Parque Lage, with its 52 hectares of pure green, Originating from an old sugar mill, in the beautiful garden it is common to find monkeys. Mirante Santa Marta, offers one of the most amazing views of the city, you can see the Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, Maracanã and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. The Forest Park, it offers infrastructure for picnics and waterfall bath to renew your energy, bring Swimsuit and towels Food: You can bring your own snacks, or have lunch at the Paineiras Restaurant Tickets is not includet, it costs R$ 46 per person (US 13)
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Tijuca Forest + Grumari & Prainha BeachesDay Trips

Tijuca Forest + Grumari & Prainha Beaches

I choosed these two special and contrasting places for a different city tour: Tijuca Forest and Barra Beaches. This combination of attractions will make you genuinely experience in one day totally different atmospheres, as the most beautiful beaches of Rio, Prainha and Grumari, and a comfortable drive through the main attractions of Tijuca Forest, the lung of the city. Prainha and Grumari are the favorite beaches for those seeking a lush nature. Tijuca National Park is the fourth largest urban forest in the world, ie it is the 4th largest forest within a city. - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Prainha Beach - Grumari Beach - Driving tour by Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. - Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant. - Tijuca Forest: third largest urban forest in the world. - Chinese View: one of the most beautiful viewpoint of the city. - Taunay Waterfall: biggest waterfall of Rio. - End of the Tour: drop off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 8 hours
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Tijuca Forest Private Tour & Photo Shoot Experience - Unlimited Digital AlbumPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Tijuca Forest Private Tour & Photo Shoot Experience - Unlimited Digital Album

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Visit Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world on this private, 4-hour photography tour. Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, a few minutes from the main districts of the city, Tijuca Forest preserves hundreds of species of flora and fauna found only in the Atlantic Forest. Along with a professional photographer guide, see Horto Waterfall, Cascatinha Taunay (Cascatinha waterfall), Observatório Nacional (Vista Chinesa), Emperor’s Table and more. Afterward, receive a high-resolution digital photo album and a printed souvenir photo. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour - Rio de Janeiro Half-day Tours

Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour - Rio de Janeiro

One thing that makes Rio so beautiful is the lush green everywhere. The Tijuca Rainforest, plays a large role in keeping the city green and protecting its water sources. Home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, trails, vistas and more, spending a few hours in this jungle refreshes and reinvigorates with ease. You'll visit waterfalls, the famous Vista Chinesa, take an easy trail, and learn about the history of this immense urban forest (perhaps the largest in the world), which was reclaimed from farm land in the 19th century. TO BRING: Camera, sunglasses, hat, water, comfortable shoes, layered clothes appropriate for the weather. **bathing suit & towel if you plan to take a dip in the waterfall** ​
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Christ Statue + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Historic DowntownDay Trips

Christ Statue + Sugar Loaf + Tijuca Forest + Historic Downtown

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Rio de Janeiro is home to the world’s largest urban forest as well as many of Brazil’s most famous attractions. With this full-day tour, get to know this city on the sea by visiting some of its most important sites, including Tijuca Forest National Park, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Get insider tips from a local guide on what to see and do during the rest of your stay.
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  • 8 hours
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Tijuca Forest & Santa Teresa - Private TourDay Trips

Tijuca Forest & Santa Teresa - Private Tour

Tijuca Forest with Santa Teresa This combination will make you experience totally different atmospheres: the nature and silence of the Tijuca Forest and the picturesque Santa Teresa neighborhood. In 5 hours you will see a big amount of the Tijuca National Park and Santa Teresa. We will visit: - Chinese View: from this chinese pagoda you will see a view with a different perspective of the city. - Taunay Waterfall: waterfall painted several times by french artist Taunay. - Dona Marta viewpoint: the closest viewpoint from Christ statue. - Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron. - Santa Teresa trolley: you will take a quick ride on it. - Largo dos Guimarães square: main area of Santa Teresa. - Ruins Park (this attraction does not open on mondays, so I will take you to another special attrction): ruins of the house that was the home of the great patron of Belle Époque carioca, Laurinda Santos Lobo. - Drop-off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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Private Sugarloaf Mountain and Tijuca Forest TourDay Trips

Private Sugarloaf Mountain and Tijuca Forest Tour

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Combine visits to the Tijuca Forest and Sugarloaf Mountain on this private tour in Rio de Janeiro. Benefit from your guide's personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this half-day tour, which includes all entrance fees and private round-trip transportation. Ride a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountains for epic views of the city, then explore the Tijuca Forest, one of the world's largest urban rain forests.
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Santa Teresa and Tijuca Park Private Tour & Photo Shoot -Unlimited Digital AlbumPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Santa Teresa and Tijuca Park Private Tour & Photo Shoot -Unlimited Digital Album

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Tour the hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa and visit the lush Tijuca National Park on a private 6-hour tour from Rio. Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, filled with narrow alleyways, town squares and colonial mansions. Continue to Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world. Learn about the native flora and fauna endemic to the Atlantic rainforest through your guide's informative commentary. Travel round-trip in an air-conditioned private vehicle with a professional photographer to capture images of your adventure. End your adventure with a souvenir photo and a digital photo album on a high-resolution DVD.
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