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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 482 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great time hiking Tijuca Peak. We did it with JungleMe tours but we could have done it on our own. The park is extremely well maintained and the trails are clearly marked with lots of signs. They might be even better marked than some of the trails I've hiked in the US. The park rangers take their... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went on a tour of the Tijuca and I was very impressed, included a beautiful lookout, where we could see most of Rio, Copa Cabana, Sugarloaf, etc. Then there was a massive waterfall! Then we went on an easy trek on a trail through the forest, and though i was a bit disappointed not to see any wildlife, it... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a private car tour of Tijuca National Park and thought it was money well spent. If you're the outdoorsy type, you can hike or bike the different trails but make sure to time it properly as people have gotten lost in the park in the dark and Tijuca is the largest rainforest park in the world. We allowed... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sugar loaf during the World Cup had a four wait to get to the top. While Chinese lookout had 10 people for probably the best view in the city. This is by far the best kept secret in Rio. Its about a 20 minute drive to the top. I had the cab driver wait for us which cost us an... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm not a hiker or a nature buff but the idea of exploring a man-made rainforest had me intrigued from the moment I started planning this trip. Everyone I talked to said it wouldn't be wise for me (solo, female traveler) to explore Tijuca National Park by myself. After being turned away from many overpriced/overbooked tours, on my last day... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went here on a beautiful morning for a gliding session with Beto Rotor. Fantastic first time experience, amazing views, definitely would do it again. Bucket list material!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went onf a jeep tour to Tijuca, apart from a couple of short strolls on a couple of well-trodden trails we stook pretty much to the road. We did see a couple of small monkeys but no other widlife. It would be better to spend longer there and explore a bit deeper.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you like to Hike/Cycle on a terrain with many hills/turn within a beautiful forrest then this is for you. We spend over 45mins to 1 hour driven to get there and saw a The Tijuca National Park Waterfalls (Signs said cannot go into the falls). It was really small and there was mosquitos all over the place near the... More

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White Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The park is huge and if you are into hiking it may be good for you. Too hilly and not enough wildlife for my taste, but we did a drive through on a tour. Unless you have a lot of time in a Rio, I would skip this one.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful lush forest with waterfalls and a walkway, incredible views of Rio. Wonderful for nature lovers.

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