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Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private) provided by Jungle Me - Hiking and Trekking Ecotours

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Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Oxygen saturation check of staff and customers. Positioning in the vehicles leaving an empty seat between participants that are not together. Face shield provided for customers.
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit the beautiful Tijuca Rainforest during this half-day hike from Rio. Hike to Pedra Bonita, standing at 2283 feet, and get beautiful views of the city as well as the famous Pedra da Gavea. Trek through lush rainforests and discover some of the local wildlife like small monkeys and toucans.
Highlights
  • Explore the best of the Tijuca Rainforest during this half-day hike from Rio
  • Hike to the top of Pedra Bonita, at 2283 feet, and take in the scenic views
  • Discover native wildlife like small monkeys and toucans during the trek
  • Learn the history of Rio de Janeiro and the Tijuca forest from your guide
What to Expect
Receive complimentary pickup from your Rio hotel—south zone only—before driving to the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Park. Listen to informative commentary about the history of Rio and the park from your guide. Begin the hike through lush rainforests and keep your eye out for native wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, and quatis. Trek to the top of Pedra Bonita, situated at 2283 feet, and take in the scenic views of the city and the ‘table mountain’ of Pedra da Gavea. After taking some great photos, hike down to the starting point and drive back to your Rio hotel to conclude the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
South Zone (Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Guided Hike
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport in small vehicle (max. 6 people) / (optional air conditioner)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Insurance
Exclusions
  • Food, water, drinks
  • Pick up/drop off OUT of the designated meeting points/areas
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Fitness required. EASY to MODERATE level hike. NO technical rock climbing, just hiking.
  • Hike details: 3,5km=2.2mi (up and down rough terrain), approx. 2h, elev. gain 203m=667ft.
  • Passport name, number, and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants (for insurance).
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not recommended for child under 5 (must be accompanied)
  • Maximum of 6 participants on the tour (or you can choose a private option)
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A S wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a lovely time hiking through the forest. Our guide was awesome, had a wonderful sense of humor, and answered our endless questions.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from junglemerio, General Manager at Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your opinion about our service. We are really hapy that you enjoyed the experience. Best regards The Jungle Me Team
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Unknown wrote a review Oct 2020
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When I first got to Rio 6 years ago, I discovered the Tijuca forest with Jungle me and it was a great experience. It led me to feel confident enough to explore on my own later. I highly recommend them if you are visiting Rio and would like a fun and safe way to hike here. When I
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from junglemerio, Manager at Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello! That's our goal. Take people to discover Tijuca Forest and do it the best and safest way possible.Good to know you enjoyed it and thanks for recommending us to your friends and family. Thanks a lot. Best regards The Jungle Me Team
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Kim wrote a review Feb 2020
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The hike was absolutely beautiful, as taken from a storybook, and it was a wide range of various nature scenarios. The difficult level was good With a combo of some harder leg work and some nicer strolling. BUT this was so much more than a hike because the tour guide Tiago gave
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from junglemerio, General Manager at Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hello Kim. Thanks for your kind words and positive review and also for sharing it with other travelers. If you ever come to Rio again let´s jump in another adventure.
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Sarah wrote a review Feb 2020
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What an incredible experience with Jungle Me! My friend and I ended up with a private tour and it was easily the highlight of our time in Rio. Roberto and Tito started off the morning with a top level history of Brazil, which was both informative and accessible. Then, as we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from junglemerio, General Manager at Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hello Sarah. Thanks for choosing our company and for taking an adventure with us. And also thank you for sharing your positive opinion with our team. ;)
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Teppo R wrote a review Jan 2020
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Hiking and throughout the half-day excursion with Alex was great experience. Alex told us some interesting details about Rio de Janeiro already on the way and gave a brief lesson on Brazilian geography and history before we starting to hike. The hiking route itself was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from junglemerio, General Manager at Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Hello! Yes, history and geography are other elements we add to the hike and nature trying to deliver a more complete experience. It´s great to know you enjoyed it as much as we do ourselves. Thanks a lot. The Jungle Me Team
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403gerbenm
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Nice easy jungle walk with great views
Very nice, easy walk with nice views, a friendly guide and great nature. Saw monkeys, heard tucans, and nice tropic
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FOX-HAMBURG
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Amazing Day
An amazing Day, with an amazing Guide. So many Experiences and Views. It was so nice. Thank u very much! A must ha
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dominik6436
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Well-guided tour with great nature and amazing views of Rio.
It was an amazing day with awesome views of the city. Plus, the tour guide had very interesting stories to tell and
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ElviraL102
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Great experience
It was the Highlight of our vacation. We realy had a fantastic guide and learned a lot. The park is fantastic
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191travellingsa
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My 2016 adventure (August 2016)
As a solo 18year old female traveller I wanted to explore the forest and waterfalls around Tijuca in Rio. This comp
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Companion784656
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A highlight of any trip to Rio!
A lovely day's hike in in the forest and amazing mountains in the centre of the Rio urban area. Good fun and good c
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weltenbummler753
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Great Tour!
The tour through the local rainforest was great! A lot of insight and information about nature and Brazil as a coun
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719hebert
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Professional, considerate towards the environment, and followed safety protocols due to COVID-19
Fantastic service! I took the long trek into the Tijuca Forest (almost full day) and the experience was excellent.
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josefinad552
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Very good!
The Tour was fantastic! Tito, the guide was very very good. He was funny and he made the tour very interesting.  Al
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saceja
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Incredible Experience
My boyfriend and I planned a trip to Rio and decided to book a tour with Jungle Me. We were extremely interested in
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Emilblomgaard99
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Great hike in great surroundings
Got picked up very close to hotel Great guide and good at explaining details Real jungle hike, with cave exploring
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bahjatia
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Best day of my trip
It was the best day in my entire trip. Our guide was really energetic and charming. He told us a lot about Brazil h
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Travel333531
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Weekend hike
I booked this hike last minute. It was the best decision I had made. Our tour guide Alina was fantastic, very inf
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carmenvI4572CA
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Great experience
Great hike and she told us the history of Rio which was a really nice and interesting. The hike is not too heavy or
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ross3602
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THE BEST DAY
What a fantastic day we had with our two tour guides and two other couples. These guys refuse to have large groups
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