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Vista Chinesa Tours

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Vista Chinesa
With iconic landmarks like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, Rio de Janeiro has no shortage of famous lookouts, but if you’re looking for a unique view away from the masses, head to the Vista Chinesa. An oriental style pavilion perched at 380 meters on the Alto da Boa Vista, the Vista Chinesa (literally ‘the Chinese View’) is one of the most striking monuments of the Tijuca Forest, erected in 1903 to honor Rio’s Chinese immigrants. 

Regarded as one of the grandest Chinese monuments in South America, the award-winning gazebo offers spectacular views over the city, spanning the coastal lagoons and mountaintops, including the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and Leblon. The easiest way to reach the Vista Chinesa is by taxi or tour bus, but adventurous types can also tackle the climb on foot or mountain bike - a steep yet scenic 6km trek that’s not for the faint hearted. 
Address: Estrada da Vista Chinesa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Big Five Rio Attractions Private Tour with Admission Tickets and Lunch Included

Big Five Rio Attractions Private Tour with Admission Tickets and Lunch Included

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Rio de Janeiro is home to world-famous landmarks, natural wonders, and vibrant neighborhoods. Discover it all on this private tour with an itinerary that takes in five of the city’s most memorable attractions. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill, ride the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and take in the views from Vista Chinesa in the Tijuca Rain Forest. Plus, visit Parque Lage and explore the Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to the colorful Selaron Steps.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.11
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$233.11
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During guided eco-tour, hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys, and birds. Enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.99
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$79.99
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.91
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$191.91
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Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour

Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour

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Add some outdoor adventure to your time in the ‘urban jungle’ of Rio during this 4-hour Jeep excursion in Tijuca Forest. Drive through one of the world’s largest urban forests, admiring bird’s eye views of iconic Rio sights like the Christ the Redeemer statue, Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach. You’ll also have time to explore by foot along the forest’s hiking trails, keeping your eyes peeled to spot local wildlife and lush tropical plants. A guide and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.66
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$73.66
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Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

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The Tijuca Forest represents one of the greatest natural treasures of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Trip in Rio offers the best guides and all the conditions necessary for you to have the best experience in our marvelous city. During this trip you will get to see some of Tijuca's most famous attractions such as the Chinese view, the emperor's table and Taunay cascatinha. See wildlife and feel nature in its most beautiful and full natural beauty.
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  • 4 hours
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$65.41
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$65.41

Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

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Experience Rio de Janeiro on a private, full-day tour with a licensed guide. Choose to explore with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide for more personal attention and local insights. Customize your own itinerary, see the sights that interest you most, and uncover local secrets and see little-known gems with your guide like the Chinese View and Santa Teresa.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.41
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$205.41
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Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

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Enjoy close the natural diversity of Rio de Janeiro. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden, the Brazilwood (tree that gives name to the country), the Turtle Lake and the lake with the giant-water-lily. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the orchidarium and bromeliad house. Then, visit the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forest and ocean at 388 meters above sea level. In a distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Follow to an adventure at Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forest in the world. Observe the Taunay Waterfall and walk through a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna. Get back to the vehicle and pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders, before returning to the hotel through a panoramic route.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.40
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$50.40
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Best Spots on Tijuca Forest - Tijuca National Park Tour

Best Spots on Tijuca Forest - Tijuca National Park Tour

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The main point of the tour is to drive around the Tijuca National Park showing the best viewpoints and also do a small hiking to access a cave or one of the waterfalls in the park. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its amazing landscapes and Its Incredible urban forest(one of the biggest in the world). For sure the Tijuca Forest is a must see in Rio. This tour will show the Best Spots of the Forest and make the visitors few the vibe of this amazing forest in the heart of Rio. The temperature of most days are perfect to bath in one of the many waterfalls that the park offer. We also try to spot some of the wild life, in most days we can see animals like: Small mammals, birds and sometimes snakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.65
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$65.65
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Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Hike to the top of Tijuca Peak with a guide during this half-day excursion in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy convenient pickup at your Rio hotel and a scenic ride through the forest of Tijuca National Park.
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  • 5 hours
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$70.71
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$70.71
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Pico da Tijuca Trail

Pico da Tijuca Trail

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Pico da Tijuca is the highest mountain of Tijuca National Park. With about 1.000 meters of altitude, it has a privileged city view. To get to the trail beginning, we cross Tijuca Forest, passing through waterfalls and lookouts, such as Chinese View and Emperor's Table Monument, from where you can see the city in different perspectives.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita mountain - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco Trip

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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$55.96
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$55.96
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Rio Viewpoints - Private Tour

Rio Viewpoints - Private Tour

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Rio Viewpoints Tour For landscape lovers, this is the perfect tour! Apart from Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer, I chosed the best 4 free entrance viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro that you will see in 4 hours: Chinese View, Dona Marta viewpoint, Botanic Garden-Lagoa viewpoint and Two Brothers Park viewpoint. - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Two Brothers viewpoint: Leblon and Ipanema beaches are seen from here. - Chinese Viewpoint: one of the most beatiful viewpoints of Rio! - Dona Marta viewpoint: the closest one to Christ the Redeemer statue. - Botanic Garden/Lagoon viewpoint: a different view of the city, with the Botanical garden and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. - Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.31
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2 Days in Rio: Cultural & Ecologic Tours

2 Days in Rio: Cultural & Ecologic Tours

You will be enchanted by our 2 Days in Rio: Cultural & Ecologic Tours, which includes a complete City Tour of Rio de Janeiro and an Ecological Tour, including a beautiful and light hike in the Tijuca Forest, where you will enjoy the fresh air as well as its singular fauna and flora.   The tours are accompanied by an experienced and bilingual guide (all with Cadastur). The Tour includes the following activities: Full Day Complete City Tour of Rio de Janeiro, including the visits of Corcovado, Cristo Redentor, external visit to Maracanã Stadium, Sambódromo, São Sebastião Cathedral, Sugar Loaf, Beaches and Lunch. (This is an Open Group Tour format) Ecologic Tour at Tijuca National Park, including the vists of Pedra Bonita, Chinese View and Horto Waterfall. (This is an Private Group Tour format)
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.78
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$290.78
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Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour & Pedra Bonita Hike

Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour & Pedra Bonita Hike

This experience is for those who are not only fascinated by the nature of Rio de Janeiro but also about its history. We will take you on a tour drive onboard a classic Land Rover Defender trough Estrada das Canoas, a beautiful road inside the Tijuca’s Forest that has some amazing views as we drive to the beginning of the Pedra Bonita trail. The trail to the top of Pedra Bonita is considered easy and takes around 40 minutes. During the hike, the guide will tell you some curiosities about Tijuca Forest history and its fauna and flora. Once at the top you will have a 360° view of our mountains and beaches, be ready to be astonished by the beauty of the place! ​After the hike, we will return to the Estrada das Canoas road and visit the other two stops of this hiking tour: The Emperor’s Table and The Chinese View, with a breathtaking view to Rio! In addition to your good memories, you will also bring back home beautiful photos with a professional camera.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.31
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$53.31

Tijuca National Park & Botanic Garden Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

Tijuca National Park & Botanic Garden Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

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Explore the world's largest urban rainforest, Tijuca National Park, during this 3-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. With a nature guide, discover the swaths of verdant foliage and abundance of local wildlife within the confines of this vibrant city. A bio-diverse hot spot, the fragile ecosystem is home to several waterfalls and many endangered species. Enjoy views of Pedra da Gávea and the Christ the Redeemer statue and stop at the Emperor's Table and the Chinese View. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Rio Nature Secrets - The Eco Citytour (small group or private)

Rio Nature Secrets - The Eco Citytour (small group or private)

This tour combines all the main and green nature areas of Rio (Tijuca Forest, Prainha, Grumari, Dois Irmãos Park, Chico Mendes Lagoon) stopping at 7 different attractions in 5 parks. Within 1 day you can visit these parks that are not easily accessible and featured in the classic tours and experience all the different ecosystems in Rio (beach, mountains, tropical rainforest, waterfalls, lagoon, mangrove). 1) Penhasco Dois Irmãos Park - a great view to Leblon and Ipanema 2) Tijuca Forest National Park: 3 attractions Chinese View summit, Taunay Waterfall and Canoas Summit 3) Break for lunch (not included) 4) Chico Mendes Lagoon - a mangrove where is possible to see caimans and capybaras (not guaranteed to see the animals) 5) Prainha Beach Park - a tiny cute beach, surrounded by mountains and rainforest 6) Grumari Beach Park - a protected and secluded beach area, where is possible to take a walk on the beach, or a dip in the ocean. * This tour do NOT visit Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.28
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$54.28
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Forest Jeep Tour & Hike to Pedra Bonita

Forest Jeep Tour & Hike to Pedra Bonita

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This is a super recommended experience for those who love adventure, outdoor activities, culture and nature! We are going to drive trough Estrada das Canoas, a beautiful road inside the Tijuca's Forest that has some amazing views and we, of course, are going to stop and admire one of those as we drive on board of a classic Land Rover Defender to the beginning of the Pedra Bonita trail. The trail to the top of Pedra Bonita is of low intensity and lasts around 30 minutes, during our hike I will tell you some curiosities about the Forest history and it's fauna and flora. Once at the top you will have an amazing 360° view of our mountains and beaches! I go there all the time and just can't get used to it, so be ready to be astonished by the beauty of the place! ​ After the hike we will return to the Estrada das Canoas road and visit the other two stops of this hiking tour: The Emperor's Table, the place where the royal family used to have lunch, and The Chinese View, a cabin in the Asian style with a breathtaking view to the Rodrigo de Freitas Laggon, Christ and much more! In addition to your good memories, you will also bring back home beautiful photos with professional camera. So...are you ready to fall in love with Rio?
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.87
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$64.87

Rio do Amanhã: Alternative tour of Rio de Janeiro | Guide, Transfer and Tickets

Rio do Amanhã: Alternative tour of Rio de Janeiro | Guide, Transfer and Tickets

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On our "Rio do Amanhã" tour, the day starts with a visit to one of the largest urban forests in the world: the Tijuca Forest, which has a vast tropical fauna and flora. Within its immediate vicinity we will go to Vista Chinesa, the Falls of Cascatinha and the Visitor Center, the Tijuca Park, which is an important and interesting stop for those who visit the reserve for the first time, because brochures with maps of routes and trails will be available, library, exhibitions on the fauna, flora, and on the history of the park and its replanting. In addition to visiting Tijuca Forest, we will also go to the Museum of Tomorrow, which is very well located in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, being one of the most visited museums in the city, and we will finish our tour in the afternoon in the Fort of Copacabana , with a privileged view of the whole of Copacabana.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.33
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$84.33

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco Trip

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour - Rio de Janeiro by Rio Eco Trip

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Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour The Tijuca Peak is the highest point in the Tijuca National Park, 1022 meters above sea level, the second highest in Rio. Accessible by track, your plateau allows observation of the city in 360 degrees, making it a Rios reference. The staircase with 177 steps at the end of the trail was excavated in the early twentieth century. The president sent sculpt the staircase to the visit of the King of Belgium. On the way we’ll visit the famous Chinese View, located in the Alto da Boa Vista and also the Taunay Waterfall, with 35m, the largest in the Forest! The Tijuca Peak trail has an extension of 4.700m (round trip), and approximately 300 meters of vertical rise. Most of the way is inside the forest, listening toucans, watching monkeys and large groups of raccoons, famous for entering the bins and steal food from people. If you are traveling alone let us know that we can include you in an existing group.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.57
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$61.57
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Christ with Tijuca Forest - Private Tour

Christ with Tijuca Forest - Private Tour

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Private Christ and Tijuca Forest Tour Let´s head together from Christ to the Tijuca Forest! If you already have seen Sugar Loaf, this city tour could be a great option for you. Tijuca Forest is the fourth largest urban forest in the world. Being located in the middle of Rio, the forest has borders with all the 4 zones of Rio. Recovered and back to life, Tijuca Forest, which was almost completely deforested for coffee planting, is now the lung of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It has an area of ​​4 thousand hectares, having 95% of this area reforested by D. Pedro II over 13 years, from 1861. - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Christ the Redeemer: simply the main attraction of Rio de Janeiro. - 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. - Driving tour by the Forest. - Drop-off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.31
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$94.31
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Multi Sports: MTB Tijuca Forest + Trail + Parrot Beak Abseiling

Multi Sports: MTB Tijuca Forest + Trail + Parrot Beak Abseiling

Unique and exclusive itinerary for Nattrip customers. 360º view of the second highest point of Tijuca National Park Rappelling with internationally certified equipment MTB Bikes Visit to Rio postcards like Tijuca Forest, Emperor's Table and Chinese View
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.54
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$203.54
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Pedra Bonita Hike + Tijuca Forest - Private Tour

Pedra Bonita Hike + Tijuca Forest - Private Tour

Pedra Bonita Hike + Tijuca Forest Tour For those who like hiking, Pedra Bonita, located inside the Tijuca Forest National Park, will widelight you with the view from the top of the mountain! The best known and most cost-effective hike (physical x visual effort) in Rio is the Pedra Bonita trail, which does not require much of the hikers and offers a surreally wonderful view: Barra da Tijuca on one side, Pedra da Gávea in the middle and the South Zone with Christ the Redeemer and Guanabara Bay on the other side. We will also have a driving tour by the Tijuca Forest, visiting the main attractions of it. - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Pedra Bonita: about 45 minutes hike up, and another 35 minutes hike down. - Chinese View: from this chinese pagoda you will see a view with a different perspective of the city. - Taunay Waterfall: the biggest waterfall of Rio. - Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant (in the south or central zone).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.55
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$99.55
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Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest

Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest

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Explore the lush rainforest and rugged terrain of Tijuca Forest on a 4-hour, small-group Jeep tour from Rio de Janeiro that includes round-trip hotel transfer from Rio’s South Zone. Get sweeping views of the city from Vista Chinesa, see a scenic waterfall, and visit the park’s museum and visitor center, while enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s natural side.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour private 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. Customize your itinerary to reflect your interests and enjoy informative commentary and personal attention from your guide along the way. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that fits up to 4 passengers. Round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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