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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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Took an open top jeep tour through the National Park. Very cool. The Chinese lookout is a must stop for pictures - once of the best views of Rio because you get both Christ the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Took an open top jeep tour through the National Park. Very cool. The Chinese lookout is a must stop for pictures - once of the best views of Rio because you get both Christ the Redeemer and the Sugarloaf in the same picture. Taunay waterfall is lovely - though in Winter I bet it's more impressive because the water levels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We did a medium-tough hike up to the peak of Tijuca - which was a fantastic experience for kids. You do not need a guide if you can get to the entrance - the trail is well marked, but a guide would not hurt. You can see the whole Rio from the top - 360˚ but cannot see Christ o... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took a tour with about 5 other people and a very sweet guide. It was so great to get into the jungle and breath fresh air. I would love to come back and just walk up there some time. We didn't see any animals but learned about some of the different trees and the history of the place. I... More 

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Chelsea, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We drove through the forest. It is very hilly and I was glad our guide was driving. Do stop at the Chinese view for pics. So green and beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great local rainforest. Take a taxi or jeep tour through...latter is open air for views but no offloading. Vista, waterfall, short hike on Jeep tour.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nature at its basic state - lush green trees, beautiful waterfalls and amazing wildlife Don't forget to put your insect repellant on - I did and got bitten by something that made me itch for days

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

its basically a forest on the edge of the city. its worth seeing if you have time to kill or like to cycle/walk, but would not go out of your way to fit this into your schedule. other than the decent views from the top, there is not much to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not a priority, but if you have the time, spending a few hours to visit the park is worth it. But it is difficult to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite places when we visit Rio. The park provides a nice break from the city. On our last visit we encountered a monitor lizard which caused great excitement with the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I thought I would have to go to the top of Pedra da Gavea to get to the top of Rio. Not so! Hike to the top of this park and you'll be just slightly higher without the frightening climb that I've been reading about. You may drive partially up the mountain, stopping along the way to see a beautiful... More 

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