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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 494 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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very refreshing place with waterfalls, abundant greenery and lovely wildlife nature. To enjoy it you need few hours depends on your timetable. We were on a guided tour and it was amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I took a botanical garden and Tiujca National Park Tour and it was insightful however I did not get enough exposure the the park. I took another guided hiking tour and it was total fantastic. You hike the waterfalls and follow established trails. Where sunblock, mosquito repellant,carry a bottled water and do not get lost. Watch your step there are... More

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Garden Grove, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Well this really didn't feel like a thick rainforest like I expected. More like portland forests. Pretty and free. Not very easy to get there by bus. But can be done. Maybe it would have been better if I had a car and could stay longer than 1 hour.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful nature, very well reserved... You can easily spend a day there alone. Start with some hiking, take pictures on the chinese view, maybe picnic at Emperors Table (e.one do) and on the way back stop by the waterfall, its a nice fun climb, and get fresh in the cold water....

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Malmo, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went there as part of jeep tour. Very touristy and we had no chance to really do any trekking. A nice city park though.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we did a hike in the national park. the view from the top is amazing, you see the whole city. the forest is very popular, but there are trails that are more quiet, and is rather an amazing place to be

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Winter Haven, Florida
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50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tijuca National park have the sights, the vegetations and trees, the waterfall, picnic areas, trekking trails - what more can you ask for. For nature lover and those who aren't so, this place tells you you should: Appreciate the significance of green vegetation and forest to human existence, Realize that in spite of problem (in this case, ecological degradation and... More

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Dubai
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great hike and experience here. The park is like a mini preview of the amazon :) Enjoyed the lush green scenery and fresh look of plants which we really want to see as living in the UAE doesnt have those (all artificial)...so it's a best experience especially the hike around going to the falls.

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Los Angeles, California
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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