Tijuca National Park 4x4 and Walking Tour
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- The forest: Take a walk (and a drive) on the wild side of Rio at Tijuca National Park, where more than 9,500 acres of land reveal spectacular views, stunning foliage, and exotic creatures.
- Flora and fauna: Tijuca Forest is home to all manner of creatures. You'll be guided through the dense foliage, where seemingly endless species of exotic birds, howler monkeys, and even sloths live.
- Getting around: Your open-air jeep offers an intimate mode of transportation. And where it can't go, your legs can. Your guide will lead you along trails to uncover Tijuca's hidden beauty.
About this Rio de Janeiro tour
One of the world's largest urban forests is found right smack in the middle of Rio, and it's a wonder to behold. Tijuca Forest, also known as Tijuca National Park, offers 15 square miles of some of the lushest, most dense rainforest in the world. It's home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many still threatened by extinction.
It's also where you'll find Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, along with the Rock of the Topsail (Pedra da Gavea in Portuguese). Rock of the Topsail is a granite mountain that, at 2,624 feet, is one of the world's tallest mountains to end in the sea. There are also 30 waterfalls, a mural-painted chapel, a pagoda-style gazebo outlook, and a giant granite picnic area known as the Emperor's Table.
Explore this natural wonder on a tour that takes you via jeep, and on foot, along the trails of Tijuca. Your guide will tell you all about the monkeys, ocelots, birds, and butterflies you might see. And if you get lucky, you may even spot a sloth or two.
This trip takes you off the beaten path, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the vibrant center of Rio de Janeiro. As you wind your way on four wheels and two legs through the dense foliage, you might find it hard to believe that you're actually in the middle of a sprawling city.
Coffee, sugar, and fresh water
Emperor Dom Pedro II liked coffee and sugar as much as any imperial ruler, but when he saw how growing those crops eroded the land around Rio and diminished its water supply; he ordered that Tijuca Forest be replanted. It took slaves and paid laborers 10 years to do so, but the forward-thinking emperor lived to see the land and the water supply saved.
Please proceed pier side to meet your guide. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Due to ongoing construction, itinerary alterations and routes may change based on traffic situations and regulations in Rio.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible and travelers must be fit to walk over gravel paths for at least one hour.
Adventure, Walking Tour, Wilderness/Wildlife, Scenic
10-seat 4X4 military jeep. In case of rain, jeeps are covered.
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for travelers 12 years of age and older. Due to the local conditions and physical nature of the tour, it may not be suitable for all seniors.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited to travelers in very good physical condition. It is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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