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Tijuca National Park

Estrada da Cascatinha, 850 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
(21) 2491-1700
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Ranked #19 of 496 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks, Beaches, Natural History Museums, Hiking Trails, Forests
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking, Viewing foliage, Hang-gliding
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a small chapel and unusual trees in this dense, tropical national park,... more » Owner description: You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a small chapel and unusual trees in this dense, tropical national park, probably best explored by jeep tour. « less
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were taken to the Ticuja national park by Bernard Moraes, our tour guide. We went on our first day in Rio and got a great feel for the nature of Brazil. A great day out with teenage boys. Beautiful and peaceful.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

besides the closing time (always 5pm any week day), great place to spend time getting close to nature

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

nice place to go and take nice pics and discover a bit of the park life, September is not busy, so a good time to go there

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very refreshing place with waterfalls, abundant greenery and lovely wildlife nature. To enjoy it you need few hours depends on your timetable. We were on a guided tour and it was amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I took a botanical garden and Tiujca National Park Tour and it was insightful however I did not get enough exposure the the park. I took another guided hiking tour and it was total fantastic. You hike the waterfalls and follow established trails. Where sunblock, mosquito repellant,carry a bottled water and do not get lost. Watch your step there are... More

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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well this really didn't feel like a thick rainforest like I expected. More like portland forests. Pretty and free. Not very easy to get there by bus. But can be done. Maybe it would have been better if I had a car and could stay longer than 1 hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful nature, very well reserved... You can easily spend a day there alone. Start with some hiking, take pictures on the chinese view, maybe picnic at Emperors Table (e.one do) and on the way back stop by the waterfall, its a nice fun climb, and get fresh in the cold water....

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went there as part of jeep tour. Very touristy and we had no chance to really do any trekking. A nice city park though.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we did a hike in the national park. the view from the top is amazing, you see the whole city. the forest is very popular, but there are trails that are more quiet, and is rather an amazing place to be

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tijuca National park have the sights, the vegetations and trees, the waterfall, picnic areas, trekking trails - what more can you ask for. For nature lover and those who aren't so, this place tells you you should: Appreciate the significance of green vegetation and forest to human existence, Realize that in spite of problem (in this case, ecological degradation and... More

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