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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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130 Tours and Activities to Experience Tijuca National Park (Parque Nacional da Tijuca)

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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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Experience a lovely hike through Tijuca Forest and Pedra Bonita!Hiking

Experience a lovely hike through Tijuca Forest and Pedra Bonita!

This is a two-in-one experience. Normally the regular experiences are either only at Tijuca Forest or Pedra Bonita, never the two together. On this you will visit both places in one complete morning! The Tijuca Forest is considered the one of the biggest urban forests in the world, hosting hundreds of plants and animal species. The hike through the park is perfect for couples, families and eldery, and can be adapted to the particularities of each group. The Pedra Bonita hike is an easy hike with a great reward at the end - an amazing view from the coastline of Rio de Janeiro. Totally worth it!!!
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Tour 2 ( 8 hours ) : Corcovado , Tijuca Forest , Favela and beachesFull-day Tours

Tour 2 ( 8 hours ) : Corcovado , Tijuca Forest , Favela and beaches

I am born and raised in Rio and love my city . My background as a visual artist gives an extra flavour to my tours
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Full Day Tour in Rio: Pepino Beach, Tijuca Forest, Corcovado and Santa TeresaDay Trips

Full Day Tour in Rio: Pepino Beach, Tijuca Forest, Corcovado and Santa Teresa

What makes this tour unique is the fact that it includes most of the important sites to see in Rio, like Pepino beach in São Conrado, right where hang gliders land, as well as the famous Tijuca Forest (largest urban forest in the world), Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado mountain (elected one of the new 7 wonders of the world) and Santa Teresa ( the bohemian neighborhood) with its old houses, charming streets and its iconic Selaron Steps. All of these tour spots for very affordable price, since it also includes the corcovado entry fee. We use from air conditioned 4 passenger cars, to vans that can transport up to 14 travellers. We do not use big 45 seats buses in this tour. We prefer to work with smaller groups and give more attention to our clients.
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Jeep Tour to Tijuca Forest with Hiking Tour to Pedra BonitaDay Trips

Jeep Tour to Tijuca Forest with Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita

What makes this trip unforgetable is that we use a 4 x4 convertible jeep, which is awesome for 360 degree views of the forest and also gives the tour the appeal of adventure. Visiting the forest in a jeep and doing a hike to the top of a mountain in the same forest, gives you the ideal dimension of the national park`s size , as well as its true beauty.
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  • 5 hours
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Rio Full Day Tour - Tijuca Forest, Christ, Sugar Loaf, Stairs & Rio City CenterDay Trips

Rio Full Day Tour - Tijuca Forest, Christ, Sugar Loaf, Stairs & Rio City Center

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Kickstart your time in Rio de Janeiro on a comprehensive sightseeing tour that provides a stress-free introduction for first-time visitors. Rather than navigating an unfamiliar city alone, you’ll benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and stay cool as you’re transported between attractions in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 11 hours
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Pedra da Gávea - hiking private tour with safety equipmentHiking

Pedra da Gávea - hiking private tour with safety equipment

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This is a private tour, our guide will go all the way respecting your pace, so you don't have to work hard to keep up with other people or wait for stragglers, avoiding this common situation when hiking mixed-group trails with different rhythms. we will give you all the support you need to reach the peak of the largest seaside monolith in the world. Our team uses safety equipment for the most difficult sections, and to descend the "Carrasqueira", a 30 meter high stretch, we have climbing equipment, ropes, carabiners, ribbons, brakes and helmets to ensure the maximum safety possible. It is recommended to take: Sneakers; Light clothing (and bath); 3lt Water; Repellent; Sunscreen; Snacks.
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Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de JaneiroHiking

Pedra da Gávea Hiking Tour - The Most Challenge Hike in Rio de Janeiro

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On the western zone of Rio de Janeiro an imposing plateau of rock called Pedra da Gávea(The Gávea Stone). It is the largest monolith in South America, as well as the highest coastal monolith in the world and is perfect for an adventurous hike. According to some local legends the Pedra da Gávea is a visiting place for extra-terrestrials as well as being a portal to other dimensions. The trail begins in Barra da Tijuca and passes through the Atlantic Rain Forest. Hikers will need to keep their eyes peeled for small mammals and birds which inhabit the tree tops. The trail culminates at the summit of Pedra da Gávea, 844 meters above sea level, with the best views in Rio de Janeiro. From the top of Pedra da Gávea there are breath taking views of all of Rio’s beaches, lagoons, Sugar Loaf and overlooking Christ the Redeemer in the distance.
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Private Tour: Hiking Pedra Bonita and Morro da UrcaHiking

Private Tour: Hiking Pedra Bonita and Morro da Urca

Trek up Morro da Urca and Pedra Bonita during this private hiking tour from Rio de Janeiro. Watch the bustling city far below you from the tops of these two mountains and marvel at the hang gliders soaring from the peaks. Travel through the Tijuca National Forest, the world's largest urban rainforest. Get your exercise in on these two moderate hikes led by a local hiking guide and learn about the natural surroundings of Rio as you walk. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is provided.
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Private Tour: Rio Nature, Parque Lage and BeachesPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Rio Nature, Parque Lage and Beaches

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Explore Parque Lage and the beaches south of Rio during this flexible private tour. With a dedicated guide and up to 4 people, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to access the beautiful landscapes just outside the city's borders. Stroll through Parque Lage, nestled at the foot of Corcovado Mountain, then continue on to the yellow sand and azure waters of the coast. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on this customizable private tour.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de JaneiroMountain Bike Tours

Small-Group Jungle Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Bicycle through Rio's urban rain forest, Tijuca National Park, during this 5-hour tour. Combined with a sightseeing stop at the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado, this excursion allows you to take in the flora and fauna of the forest on your own two wheels. Small group of 10 people or fewer; all cycling equipment included.
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Private Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita mountain - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco TripHalf-day Tours

Private Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita mountain - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco Trip

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Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour The Pedra Bonita mountain is located in the Tijuca National Park in São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro. Considered one of the highest mountains of the city, the huge rock with its 696 meters of altitude has a privileged location. There is also a Hang Gliding ramp, where hang gliders and para gliders take off and land on Pepino’s Beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful flights in the world. The view from there is amazing, a huge plateau in front of the famous Pedra da Gávea, views from South and West Beaches and natural landscapes. On the way we’ll visit the famous Chinese View, located at Alto da Boa Vista! If you are traveling alone let us know that we can include you in an existing group.
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Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day OptionsBus Tours

Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day Options

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Be one of the day’s first visitors to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado; a morning arrival offers mesmerizing views over Rio de Janeiro without the crowds. This guided tour is all about options: upgrade to include a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain or continue your tour in the afternoon to city landmarks such as the Sambadrome, Selarón Steps, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. All admission tickets are extra.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Rio de Janeiro City Tour: Corcovado & SugarloafDay Trips

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Private Full-Day Rio de Janeiro City Tour: Corcovado & Sugarloaf

Sample the best that Rio has to offer during this full-day private tour. Begin on the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, accompanied by ‘cafezinho’ (espresso) and ‘pão de queijo’ (cheese bread). After an all-you-can-eat lunch at a ‘churascaria’ steakhouse (own expense), explore the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and nearby Tijuca Forest. Continue to bohemian Santa Teresa before a nightlife exploration of Lapa. A private guide and round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day Tour of Rio de JaneiroFull-day Tours

Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour small-group tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Visit Carioca Square, Escadaria Selarón and the hip, artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you sip an açai smoothie and walk along Copacabana Beach.
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Jeep Tour 4 Wonders - Christ Redeeemer, Sugar Loaf, Maracanã & Selaron Full-day Tours

Jeep Tour 4 Wonders - Christ Redeeemer, Sugar Loaf, Maracanã & Selaron

See Rio de Janeiro in a different—and more adventurous—way to the typical tours by traveling around the city in a Jeep. In a small group of no more than 15 people, head for Tijuca Forest, Corcovado (home of Christ the Redeemer), Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Botanical Garden.
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  • 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical ShowFull-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

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Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
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  • 14 hours
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Private Tour: Rio Experience (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and more !)Bus Tours

Private Tour: Rio Experience (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and more !)

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Get to know Rio's beaches, rain forests, and important landmarks on a full-day private tour. With your dedicated guide, ride in a private vehicle to visit Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain and ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain. Explore the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest urban forests in the world and home to an array of native flora and fauna. Have lunch (own expense), then journey to some of the city's most famous beaches; Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Delight in personal attention from your private guide; round-trip transportation Rio hotels and the cruise port is included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Christ, S. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.Half-day Tours

Christ, S. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

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Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
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Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar LoafFull-day Tours

Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

See Rio’s top attractions on this full-day shore excursion and make the most of your limited time in the city. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch, you'll travel through by van up to the Christ Redeemer Statue. After your visit head on to catch some pictures from the colorful Selaron Steps before heading back to the Port and celebrating a day well spent!
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  • 9 hours
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Custom Private City Tour in Rio de JaneiroDay Trips

Custom Private City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Discover the city of Rio like a local, or “Carioca,” on a customizable city tour. Choose your itinerary with your guide and see the attractions that are of most interest to you like the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the Selaron staircase and much more. This tour is great for first-time visitors who want to experience the real Rio de Janeiro and get insider tips.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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The best of RioBus Tours

The best of Rio

See the best of Rio with knowledgeable, English speaker, local guide. You can book this tour for your private group and then you get to choose 6 attractions or take the tour with other people. In that case we will go to Sugar Loaf, Christ the redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral , Selaron Steps , lunch ( not included )and south zone beaches . In both cases you will have a tour to remember for life full of history and details about Rio de Janeiro and Cariocas.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Corcovado Express: Morning Tour in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

Corcovado Express: Morning Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Get up close to the Christ the Redeemer statue before the crowds arrive during this early morning tour to Corcovado. Meet your local guide at your hotel in Rio and head straight for the city's most famous landmark. Drive through the Tijuca National Forest to Paineiras and board the vehicles up to the top of the mountain. Enjoy fantastic views of the city of Rio sprawled below, just waking up in the early morning light. Learn about the history of the statue through engaging commentary from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.Nature and Wildlife

Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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