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Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 4-hour Tijuca Forest tour from Rio
  • Get views of the city from above
  • Visit a forest waterfall
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour for a personal experience
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off - from hotels in the south zone of the city (Ipanema/Leblon/Copacabana/Botafogo)
Personal accidents insurance
Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Begin with pickup at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone, then travel to Tijuca Forest in a Jeep with a driver/guide. Climb high above the city to the Vista Chinesa, where an elegant pagoda commands a classic view of Rio de Janeiro from 1247 feet (380 mt.) above sea level. Take in city landmarks like Lugoa and Pão de Açucár, the Sugarloaf, and snap aerial photographs of Guanabara Bay.

Continue into the Tijuca Forest, a second-growth area that was once cleared for sugar and coffee plantations. Covering 7% of Rio de Janeiro’s area, Tijuca Forest is now called the ‘Lungs of Rio’ for the dense trees and vegetation that make up one of the world’s largest urban forests, and helps protect Rio's water supply. Drive to the base of Taunay Waterfall, which flows 114 feet (35 mt.) through deep green foliage, and is a favorite place for spotting coati and other wildlife.

Learn about the natural and cultural history of Tijuca Forest in the visitor center and park museum, then make the return trip into the city, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel.
Stop At:  
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vista Chinesa
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AboutRio

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Very Enjoyable Tour Through Tijuca Forest
, Aug 2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour which took us from our hotel to the many waterfalls and other beautiful sites inside this urban forest. We stopped several times along the way to take pictures and did a short walk along an easy trail. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and our driver was safe and professional. This tour is a definite recommend.

Product code: 30272P7

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