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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 #19 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Surrey, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took a short trail to the waterfall. Packed a lunch. Good picnic and BBQ facilities. Adequate toilets. Love park used by locals. We took a bus that stopped just outside. (Not recommended to walk around at night). Park is safe with guards on site. Beautiful waterfall. We had the trail to ourselves.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Positives: The view from Chinese Vista and seeing Tucan/ Monkeys/ Coffee beans/ average waterfall. Nice to be in the forest if as the guide said the" lungs and kidneys of Rio. Negatives: Traffic to get there, limited things to see or do otherwise. Would have liked longer doing trail walking. Overall: good to get out of the city. I wouldn't... More

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North Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A man-created rain forest atop a mountain in the city. A relaxing retreat including waterfalls and wildlife.

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North Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A man-created rain forest atop a mountain in the city. A relaxing retreat including waterfalls and wildlife.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you are looking for a jungle experience in the city, I would higly recommend this. You can Hike or drive around the Jungle but I would highly recommend going in larger groups is you plan to hike. They have some very nice places you can stop and check out. They have some very spectacular views if you go all... More

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Enjoyed a drive with our tour guide through the rainforest and seeing the beautiful vegetation everywhere. Huge trees and plants all around. We got to see some great waterfalls. A few birds as well. So peaceful out there hard to believe you are in the city.

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Bogota, Colombia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I fell in love with the place, there is so much nature that I just felt happy walking through it. You just have to remember to bring water, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and obviously a photo camera.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The rain forest in Rio is an excellent area to really see the beauty of Rio from the top , various sites of interest and magnificent view.

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our guide, Daniel Cabral, took us on a driving tour of the Atlantic Rain Forest. We stopped to see waterfalls and views along the way. At one stop we saw both marmoset monkeys and capuchin monkeys. They were quite entertaining as they watched us watching them!

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Bellingham, MA
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I followed the advice from Barry W's review and we found success. We had the taxi driver take us up into the park and then hiked from there. Do not let the taxi driver let you off at the gate. IF you do, you will be walking 2 kilometers up hill. Have him drive you to the tourist information center... More

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