Explore Tijuca Park, the world’s largest urban rainforest.
Tijuca Park Tour Highlights:
Explore the largest urban rainforest in the world
See some of the most inspirational views in all of Rio de Janeiro
Visit one of the world’s most biodiverse spots, home to hundreds of endangered species
Take in the views of Christ the Redeemer and Pedra da Gávea
Support the local community
Tijuca Tour Details:
|Time:||Flexible (we recommend 10:00 AM)|
|Meeting point:||Flexible – typically your hotel or apartment|
|Languages spoken:||English, Portuguese|
Join Real Rio Tours as we take you on an exploration of the largest urban rainforest in the world, Tijuca Park. Home to hundreds of species of plants and animals, Tijuca Park serves as a striking reminder of the Atlantic rainforest that used to cover the entire eastern coast of South America.
Your tour begins when your guide meets your group at your preferred location, typically your hotel or apartment. After a quick ride to the park, your guide will take you into Tijuca and show you the best of the verdant rainforest. You’ll start near the entrance with a view of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Latin America.
Then you’ll start to ascend Pico da Tijuca , Rio’s highest peak, to learn about the park’s fragile ecosystem and witness why the locals call the park the “lungs of Rio”. Only a moderately-challenging hike at 1,017 m, the Pico da Tijuca summit, is well worth the trip. At the top you’ll take in one of the most impressive views in all of Rio, enjoying a panorama that includes Guanabara Bay and the legendary Maracanã Stadium.
After taking that in, your Tijuca Park tour will continue through the forest where, if you look closely, you may see exotic plants and animals like the Saguis and Capuchin monkeys, toucans, hawks, quatis (Brazilian raccoon), and countless exotic plants. Truly designed to please our nature-loving guests, don’t hesitate to book your tour today!