Your visit to the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open top jeep will provide you a unique overview of the delicate balance of a tropical jungle located in the heart of a large, thriving urban area.
What to Expect
Venture into the Tijuca Rain Forest in an open jeep where you will discover a tropical forest in the middle of a large city. Drive past the "Cachoeira dos macacos" (monkey's waterfall) and learn about the history of the reforestation process and the importance of the "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Forrest) at "Vista Chinesa" (Chinese view).
Tijuca National Park is the largest city-surrounded urban forest and the second largest urban forest in the world.
Photo opportunities abound as you pass the "Mesa do Imperador" (Emperor's table), Cascatinha (Taunay's waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel). Your tour continues with a half-hour hike on an easy trail where you will learn more and have direct interaction with the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. This tour is highlighted by the variety of tropical fruits, trees, monkeys and the multitude of birds and butterflies that live in this unique forest.
- Roundtrip transportation from select Rio hotels or the cruise ship port
- Guided walking tour
- Expert narration
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Meals and Beverages
Know Before You Go
This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.