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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

US$ 75.00 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Visit a green paradise and the world′s only urban rain forest
  • Get close to nature on an easy 1-hour hike
  • A great introduction to Brazilian wildlife
  • Many stunning photo-opportunities
  • Knowledgeable guide to accompany you
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off from all Rio de Janeiro hotels

Overview

Escape the ‘concrete jungle’ to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the living forest.

Travel by open jeep through Tijuca Rain Forest, the only rain forest in the world found within a city. Enjoy the fresh air and luxuriant greenery and see the cascading waterfalls and magnificent views.

Trek through the jungle with an expert and learn about the tropical plants and their adaptations to forest life. See colourful butterflies flitting over the path and look out for monkeys and exotic birds in the canopy.

You’ll be amazed to learn that, in spite of its luxuriance, this rich jungle is quite new, having been completely replanted in the second half of the 19th century.

Don’t forget the camera as there will be plenty of stupendous photo-opportunities!

Itinerary

Explore a green paradise on the Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro. This delightful half-day excursion is available in the morning or the afternoon.

At a time pre-arranged with the activity operator, you will be picked up from your hotel (or the cruise port). You will travel in an open jeep to the Tijuca Rain Forest, a beautiful National Park on the fringes of Rio. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on the trip.

The area has an interesting history, having been replanted in the 19th century after the original forest had been felled for coffee farms.Today, Tijuca National Park is the largest urban forest in the world, home to 30 waterfalls, hundreds of plants and trees and at least 100 different species of animals. The park actually reduces the medium temperature of Rio by approximately 9 degrees!

You will pass by the ‘Cachoeira dos macacos’ (Monkey’s Waterfall). At ‘Vista Chinesa’ (Chinese view) you can take pictures. Your guide will tell you about the ecology of the forest, known to scientists as ‘Mata Atlântica’ (Atlantic Forest), and why it is important to human beings and to wildlife.

You will also pass by the ‘Mesa do Imperador’ (Emperor’s table), Cascatinha (Taunay’s Waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel).

Next, you will enjoy an approximately 1-hour hike along an easy trail in which your guide will tell you about the amazing plants of Tijuca. During the hike you will see many different types of tropical fruits and trees, plus monkeys, birds and butterflies.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to the city and dropped back at the starting point.

Find the hotel pick up list. Download the list of Hotels

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Reviews

Martin our tour guide made this such a fun and enjoyable tour. He is so knowleageble about the city and Brazil as a whole. The weather was perfect for an open jeep type tour. ... Martha Aparicio

It was a great trip. Well organised, relaxed and our guide was pleasant and knowledgable. We also thought it was great value for money. And of course, unbelievable views of R... beverley manton

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 08:00am. Exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation.
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator on arrival in Rio, or 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a jeep
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

Do/Dont's

Wear loose casual clothing and comfortable shoes for walking. Take a hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, insect repellent and a bottle of water. Remember the camera, and binoculars if you have them

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Please note

Upon arrival in Brazil, please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding the coach.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

We picks up from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If we are not able to pick up from your hotel of stay, an alternate pick up location will be arranged upon reconfirmation.

Please wait 5 minutes prior to the informed time at the lobby of your hotel, with your voucher. The guide will come in and call you by name.

This tour is subject to a minimum passenger requirement and depends on weather conditions. Therefore it is mandatory to call the local isango! partner at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the tour to confirm the departure time and location.

“If you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off other passengers, please ask for the last meeting point location when calling to reconfirm or when selecting your pick up point.
On Week days at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00am. After that, at the Marina Palace hotel.
On Saturday at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours.
On Sundays and holidays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for all tours.”


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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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  • 3.5Reviews (4)
  • "Great & Fun Tour of Tijuca Rain Forest" Martin our tour guide made this such a fun and enjoyable tour. He is so knowleageble about the city and Brazil as a whole. The weather was perfect for an open jeep type tour. ...
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