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Tijuca Forest
'Family Hike'

A half-day Tijuca Forest easy hike

Tijuca Forest Easy trail hike

Total duration

HALF-DAY
approx. 5h

Hike details

4,5km (2.8mi) / 2,5h
elev. gain: 313m (1026ft)

Prices

collective: 250BRL/person
private: from 550BRL

Difficulty level


 EASY  

Highlights

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The Tour

On this Tijuca Forest easy hike, in the main sector of the National Park, history and culture are all over us. You’ll get to know the most important attractions as the Taunay Waterfall (highest of the park), Job de Alcântara Bridge, built in 1860 (used as a location in the movie Hulk), the  Mayrink Chapel (built in 1850), and the Visitors’ Center. Our team will lead you in a 2,5h hike (up and downhill), using trails and ancient paths of old coffe farms, walking next to rivers, experiencing nature and discovering the tropical rainforest, considered one of the largest urban forests in the world until reach the Cascatinha Summit, 525m (1722ft). From the summit, an amazing view of the valley is revealed and it’s possible to see the whole mountain range and the highest peak of the park,  Tijuca Peak (1,021m=3,350ft)

During the tour, learn and discover the history of Rio, Brazil and Tijuca Forest, all about the coffee farms that occupied that area, the re-forestation held in the XIX century and a lot of information and curiosities about the local fauna, flora and the atlantic tropical rainforest biome.

After the hike, you are invited to refresh yourself and take a splah on Maracanã river, Poço da Cascatinha* (bring towel and bathing suit).

*(water flow on the river varies with the intensity and recency of the rain)

The Tijuca Forest easy hike (Family Hike) is an EASY half-day tour, if you prefer a more adventurous and challenging hike (HARD full-day hiking tour) please check our other option of hike at Tijuca Forest (Tijuca Adventure Circuit). We also have a tour with NO HIKING, an eco-sightseeing activity, the Rio Eco Secrets Citytour.

1) Start time shown on the calendar below is an ESTIMATION. Pick up time depends on your meeting point. We’ll email you on the night before (08:10pm) to inform exact pick-up time for your meeting point.

2) All participants must be aware and CAPABLE FIT to perform the Tijuca Forest easy hike  (4,5km = 2.8mi / 2,5h / elev.gain 313m = 1026ft)

3) Total duration can vary due to traffic, so we DO NOT recommend to book a tour on dates with other important appointments (flights, other tours etc).

4) Required for the insurance for ALL participants: full name, date of birth and passport numbers.

5) Payment options:
• total amount online (credit card or PayPal)
• total amount in CASH to the tour guide.
• deposit fee online (100BRL/person) + balance cash to the tour guide (if you choose private, 50% deposit)

6) Transport is included from designated hotels in the South Rio. Check the chart below with the complete list (if you’re not in any of them, choose the closest option).

7) In case of RAIN and really BAD WEATHER, the tour can be rescheduled (according to yours and our availability). If we do not agree with a new date nothing will be charged.

Includes:

[click for complete list of hotels pick-up/meeting points]

What to take and wear:

Features:

Requires some fitness. Tijuca Forest easy hike (2,5h trail walk), ascending going up and down hill on rough terrain, inside the tropical rainforest. Age: above 8 years old.

Price/capacity:

Regular / collective tour (maximum 6 people)
Adult (age + 13): 250BRL/person Child (8 to 12): 190BRL/person
Private group (total price BRL) - exclusive car and tour guide
1 2 3 4 5 6
650BRL 800 950 1200 1400 1500
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Collective
Private

🢄 250BRL / person


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NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE TOUR ABOVE?

Check some other hikes at Tijuca Forest and eco-tours.

Tijuca Forest Adventure Circuit

Full-day | from 299BRL

Hike in  Tijuca Forest National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. An off the beaten track circuit of trails to discover its nature and history. Visit peaks, ruins, caves and waterfalls, hiking in the deep jungle, over suspension bridges and streams, in a more hidden area of Tijuca National Park. Get ready to hike and adventure yourself! [INCLUDES]: transport + tour guide + insurance, waterfall shower, Taunay Waterfall. (read)

  • Hike: HARD (9km=5.6mi) / 4 to 5h / elev. gain 651m (2135ft)
  • Total duration: approx. 8 to 9h (full-day tour)
  • Regular collective (max. 6 participants): 280BRL/person
  • Private: from 650BRL

Rio Eco Secrets
('The Eco Citytour')

Full-day | from 299BRL

Visit 7 attractions in 5 different nature parks. Discover in 1 day all the beautiful nature and lush of Rio, visiting a diverse variety of ecosystems and amazing landscapes. Tropical rainforest, secluded beaches, mountains, waterfalls, lagoons and maybe some wildlife.  (read)

  • Eco-sightseeing: VERY EASY. The tour do NOT include hiking, only low impact short walks on each of the 7 attractions
  • Total duration: approx. 8h (full-day tour)
  • Regular/collective (max. 6 participants): 280BRL/person
  • Private: from 650BRL

In addition to this Tijuca Forest easy hike, check other tours and also our blog for more information about tourism, things to do in Rio and the city oficial guide Visit.Rio.

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