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Tijuca National Park

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Address: Estrada da Cascatinha, 850 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: (21) 2491-1700
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking, Viewing foliage, Hang-gliding
Description: You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a...
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.
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Great bit of nature very close to a huge city

This is a lovely park that you get to see on the trip to Corcovado, it's great to see to see a huge swathe of greenery so close to this huge city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely park that you get to see on the trip to Corcovado, it's great to see to see a huge swathe of greenery so close to this huge city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fun way to spend a few hours. the Scenery is great and the waterfall is the best part. Amazing what the city planners started so long ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We really enjoyed this jeep tour. There is quite a lot of beautiful vantage points of the city of Rio. There are some lovely waterfalls and it was interesting to see the tropical rain forest. We had good weather, but it still was good to bring a jacket because it can get chilly in the forest. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was part of a private tour, so I was lucky to see the most scenic spots within a minimal amount of time. There's so much greenery, not much wildlife but I did get to see a couple monkeys and anteater like creatures- very neat. I'd say the view of Rio was excellent from a high point in the forest... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Tijuca Park buy a tour company that picked us up at 0900.The trip took 4 hours and were shown some nice sights in the National Park. To me it was a bit disappointing as I thought we would see more than just a forest. We stopped a few times to take photos . The views were good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you choose to take a tour of Tijuca National Park and the rainforest and opt to do it in an open air 8 passenger jeep...don't do it on a day it is pouring cats and dogs! The park is probably really lovely...and we did see some pretty waterfalls but mostly we some some forest...and a lot of rain! It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tijuca forest and National park it's in the centre of Rio! Amazing! How many cities in the world can say they have a 40sqkm of tropical forest downtown. There are many tours to the forest, and it includes the Corcovado Mountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great place to visit and it comes for free. We drove up the road by car. On the way there is a beautiful waterfall. Once you get on top you can park the car, and from there it took us 1h15mins to hike to the top - Pico da Tijuca. It all comes for free and was definitely worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Drove through the Tijuca National Park with a private guide, Marcos (from Rio on the Map. I highly recommend Marcos who's friendly, easygoing and a great guide!) We went on a 30minute nature walk through the park which might be the best part of my tour. It was a wonderful experience to walk through the urban rainforest and enjoy a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We did the jeep tour through the park. Our favorite place was the Chinese Overlook and the jeep ride through town was the best part. I would choose the Botanical Garden (go on the Atlantic Forest trail) over the full park visit.

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