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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 #18 of 488 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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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This park includes the Christ the Redeemer statue. In addition, there is a waterfall and several vistas. Our favorite was the Chinese Vista because you could see both Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf from this one spot. The roads have many switchbacks so if you get car sick, this may not be the best drive for you. Otherwise, the park... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

this was included in a tour we had and they listed various wildlife that would be seen, however the whole experience wasn't worth it and only one monkey was spotted the whole trip

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roslyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For those who must see the flora in short distance . This park will satisfy most travelers to whet their appetite to have a panoramic view and a falls

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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was hoping to see some sloths... no dice. The waterfall was beautiful. The museum inside the park was small, but informative! There are playgrounds and nice places to picnic around the area.. and the walking paths are nice and a cool retreat from the hot sun!

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Roanoke Rapids, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We toured the Tijuca National Park on two separate occasions. Once while Zip lining and doing a ropes course and the other on the way to a Hang Gliding experience. Beautiful park.

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here on our way to cristo redentor. You can see a lot of the brazilian vegetation if you make a trip into the park.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Parque Nacional da Tijuca is a lovely lovely wooded forest right in the city of Rio. It is definitely one of the largest forests that is within a city. So worth a visit. Plan to include Vista Chinesa, Pedra Bonita as well on your visit to the Park. There are hiking trails, waterfalls and lovely forests to walk through.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great to walk around. Monkeys and birds are everywhere and it is a unique URBAN rainforest. There is nothing not to like.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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