Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden Tour
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- Duration: 4 hours
Visit a variety of lesser-known attractions in the Tijuca Forest National Park on the Tijuca Forest tour circuit. On a 6-km-long walk, hike along trails made in the 19th century, a period when this area was occupied by coffee plantations. Discover the history of the park, the world’s largest replanted urban forest. Along the circuit, visit the Cascatinha Taunay, the largest waterfall in the National Park, the Mayrink Chapel from 1850, the Cova da Onça Suspension Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest which houses an old slave cemetery, and the Morcego’s Grotto, the largest gneiss cave in Brazil. Next, cool off at the Baronesa Cascade waterfall. Then, start the journey back to the starting point passing the former residence of Barão d’Escragnolle, one of the park’s managers in the past (now The Esquilos restaurant). Also see the Wallace Fountain, with a sculpture representing goodness, charity,...
The Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in the world and offers much more than a tour. This tropical rainforest, which sits on the edge of the city, offers the chance to become familiar with the endemic wild nature. The Tijuca Rainforest and Botanical Gardens are unsurprisingly some of the most popular tours in the city of Rio de Janeiro . Your tour begins as you head to a popular viewpoint "Vista Chinesa", which translates to Chinese View. Taking its name from a small Chinese-built temple which sits there, it offers unforgettable views of the city. You will then head to the Tijuca National Park to visit the Taunay waterfalls, the beautiful Mayrink Chapel, and the visitor center of the Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro. Finally, you will finish your amazing half-day tour at the Botanical Gardens, where you will find yourself immersed in its magnificent flora.
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