Adventure & History at Tijuca Forest (small group or private)

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From $58.25

9 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This Tijuca Forest tour circuit, visits a variety of attractions in the National Park that are not well known so it has a more exclusive touch. HIking approx. 6 km, on trails made in 19th century, when the area was occupied by coffee farms and you’ll discover and learn the history of Tijuca National Park, one of the largest replanted urban forest in the planet.
Along the way we visit Cascatinha Taunay (highes waterfall in the park), the Mayrink Chapel (from 1850), the Cova da Onça Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest (an old slave cemetery) and the Bats’s Grotto (biggest gneiss cave in Brazil).
After that you cool off at Baronesa Cascade waterfall, and start descending to the starting point and on the way visitng some other historical attractions of the park.
The tour combines history, adventure, nature, a waterfall shower, among other attractions, visiting somehow hidden spots that reveal the beauty and personality of Rio and its tropical rainforest.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Guided Hike


Licensed tour guide

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Transport in small vehicle (max. 6 people) / (optional air conditioner)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pick up/drop off OUT of the designated areas

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 12 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Maximum of 6 participants on the tour (or you can choose a private option)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Fitness required. MODERATE level hike. NO technical rock climbing, just hiking.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hike details: aprox. 6km (up and down rough terrain), 3h, elev. gain 354m=1161ft.
  • Not recommended for child under 12 and they must be accompanied.
  • Passport name, number, and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants (for insurance)
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Great experience!
Manekasheffield, 25-11-2022
Excellent day doing a half day hike. Overall great experience with the company, they are very organized and have excellent communication. Our guide, Alex, was great and made for a fun day! He was very knowledgeable and shared very interesting information. I would highly recommend!
Awesome hike
R1553RZmaria, 01-08-2022
Our hike through Tijuca Rainforest with Jungle Me was amazing. Renata, our fun and knowledgeable guide, showed us many special spots in the forest (waterfalls, caves, plants, views...) and we learned a lot about the history, flora and fauna of Brazil. One of our best days here in Rio.
Awesome hike through the Tijuca Forest in Rio!
Mi87Co87, 19-07-2022
Great experience without seeing other tourists (besides the people in our group), but instead nature, animals and amazing view points of Rio!! Well organized, good communication before the tour! Perfect! Many thanks to our guide Alex and the whole Jungle Me Team!
Great tour and company
Pwagjiani, 18-07-2022
Renata was a great guide who knew the forest well and knew a lot about the history of Rio. She was friendly and spoke English which was great. The hike was good, it took about 3 hours in total and I would say it was a fairly easy hike but with some steep uphill areas which were tough. We visited a waterfall where you could swim but it was very cold! We also went into a cave. The company were very good, we only booked onto the tour the night before we were due to go. They communicated with us through WhatsApp and were quick to book us onto the tour and provide us with the link for payment. They picked us up from our hotel in Copacabana and returned us there after the tour. Overall a good tour and great service, would recommend.
Excellent history and beautiful hike!
799db, 15-07-2022
Our group had a great time learning more about Brazil and seeing the beauty of the Tijuca Forest, including waterfalls, caves, monkeys, and more. Our guide was excellent - knowledgeable, fluent in English, and attentive to the various needs in the group. I would highly recommend!

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