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Tijuca National Park

Estrada da Cascatinha, 850 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2491-1700
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Ranked #19 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Forests, National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We went there with a guided jeep tour! A beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. The views from Vista Chinesa are spectacular. We saw beautiful, huge butterflies and stunning vegetation.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent to get away from city noise. A open jeep made the drive refreshing and fun. The fresh air washed away city noise and gave a real sense of value to open space. Many bicycle groups sharing the road. Beautiful views of the city.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a great time taking some short hikes around the park one afternoon--- would have liked to have stayed longer. There are some really lovely hikes in the park, for many different skill levels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The tijuca national park throughout the years has been trying to maintain the original local flora and animal diversity thus offering the visitors a wonderful visit. I can´t say anything wrong about the place, since i am into the plants and conservation movement.

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Shrewsbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Do the hang gliding its amazin about £100 views out of this world. For someone that's scared of heights after some reassuring words from Ruy I did it and so glad I did

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Pico da Tijuca is the highest point in Rio with a near 360 view of the city and on a great day the whole bay of Guanabara and the coast line and mountains beyond. It is truly amazing - and very much worth your attempt to make it happen. The logistics are a bit tricky: first you need a car/taxi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like trails, this is the place to go right in the middle of the concrete chaos of Rio. One of these trails is called Cova da Onça, leading to perhaps the only suspension bridge in the park. It's nothing like Capilano in Vancouver, but worth a try. Apart from that, infinite routes to discover on foot. Tour guide... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. The views from Vista Chinesa are spectacular. We saw beautiful, huge butterflies and stunning vegetation.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We hired a private tour guide (Daniel Cabral) to take us to this wonderful park and had a lovely excursion. The views at the top of a climb were magnificent and it was great to take some time on the trails to enjoy some of Rio's rugged beauty away from the beaches. In the stillness, there were opportunities to really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Corcovado was not something we had high on our wish list. However, since we were in Rio, it was a top thing to do. Glad we did. It was awesome.

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