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Tijuca National Park

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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Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue...
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Ranked #54 of 494 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Forests, National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Hiking, Hang-gliding
Fee: No
Owner description: You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Forests, National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Hiking, 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, probably best explored by jeep tour.
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We were a little disappointed since the ride in the jeep was long and stops short but there is no other way to access the Tijuca National Park than with the tour. We had booked the tour via Viator online and they showed on time to pick us up from our hotel. On the way back we were able to... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A great place to walk & wander on the trails under the mature canopy of a Brazilian woods. Definitely worth a trip.

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A beautiful rain forest with great views of Rio. We liked everything and our guide from freechoicetour.com showed us all the best parts that we could reach by car.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This have to be one of the most green places in the middle of a big city as Rio de Janeiro. We used our car and drived the road from Lagoa/ Jardim Botanico, it is a bitt longer than via Barra or Tijuca but the road trip via Floresta dos Macacos gives some grate stopes on the way. Please be... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you take a Jeep tour you can be inebiated by the atmosphere and that counts. Forest, Waterfall, small chapel, high point views ...

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a nice spot for a walk in the shade on a hot day. There are great viewpoints. In several spots there are small falls for a cool off too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not sure if there are walking paths through this but if so would not probably take them as there are slum areas that are situated within the park so would not feel safe. I took the train as part of the journey to Cristo so possibly only saw a limited amount of the park- perhaps not fair of me to... More 

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Haslemere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have visited other rain forests in tropical areas and had high expectations. We had a local guide who took us around the park for various walks (4 hours). It felt more like a walk in pleasant woods with occasonal wild life, but we had hoped to see much more. We did see 2 toucans, so achieved one of our... More 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Being high up, temperature cooler than on beach. Good walking trails, and good views even from the car or scooter. but most adequate probably really is to walk or use a bicicle.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great vistas. A lot of bikers and families. Could not believe we were in the middle of Rio. Don't have to be in a 4x4 but it would make it more of an adventure. Enjoy

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