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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 489 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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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roslyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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80 helpful votes 80 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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