Rio Nature Secrets - The Eco Citytour (small group or private)

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From $69.11

2 reviews   (5.00)

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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 tour combines all the main and green nature areas of Rio (Tijuca Forest, Prainha, Grumari, Dois Irmãos Park, Chico Mendes Lagoon) stopping at 7 different attractions in 4 parks. Within 1 day you'll visit these parks that are not easily accessible and featured in the classic tours and experience all the different ecosystems in Rio (beach, mountains, tropical rainforest, waterfalls, lagoon, mangrove).

1) Penhasco Dois Irmãos Park - a great view to Leblon and Ipanema
2) Tijuca Forest National Park: 3 attractions Chinese View summit, Taunay Waterfall and Canoas Summit
3) Break for lunch (not included)
4) Chico Mendes Lagoon - a mangrove where is possible to see caimans and capybaras
5) Prainha - a protected and secluded beach, surrounded by mountains and rainforest . Take a walk on the beach, or a dip in the ocean.
6) Mirante do Roncador - amazing viewpoint with a great view to the "Sleeping Giant", the mountain range of Rio

* This tour do NOT visit Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Guided tour


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, water, drinks

Pick up/drop off OUT of the designated meeting points/areas

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 75

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Maximum of 6 participants on the tour (or you can choose a private option)
  • Passport name, number and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants (for insurance)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Morro Dois Irmaos
We'll visit the Penhasco Dois Irmãos Park, a cute nature park that is the limit between the beach area and the rainforest and mountains. You'll be a bit higher up with great views to Ipanema and Leblon beaches and also to Lagoon and Christ Redeemer. (there´s some walking but not hiking up the Dois Irmãos hills).

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vista Chinesa
The Chinese View summit has one of the best views in Rio and is one of the very few places where you can see and capture Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer in the same frame. The scenic spot also has a pagoda built with chinese style to honor a group of chinese farmers who immigrated in the beginning of the 1900s.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cascatinha Taunay
Taunay Waterfall is the highestin the Tijuca Forest National Park and really loved by locals. We'll stop close to the falls to admire its beauty, feel its drops and also visit an old bridge built in 1860 that is now mixed and composed with the tropical ranforest around. Amazing spot for pictures and to feel "inside the forest' and away from the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mirante das canoas
Stopping by this summit, we'll be able to see Pedra da Gavea, the highest monolith close to the ocean in the world, and Pedra Bonita, the mountain where the hang-gliders take off. These 2 beautiful mountains are part of the amazing and unique Rio de Janeiro landscape and you'll have a very close angle view with the mountains, the forest and the ocean. After this attraction, we'll stop for a lunch break.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chico Mendes Ecological Park
After the break for lunch, we'll visit Chico Mendes Park, named to honor the Brazilian environment activist. On this park, in a lagoon and mangrove area located in the West Rio, we'll take a 15 min. walk (it´s flat terrain - no hiking up). On the lagoon, it´s possible to see capybaras and caimans and also some more wildliefe like birds, lizards and more. This stop reveals how much different the eco-systems can change within Rio limits.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Prainha Beach
Prainha is a small, protected and secluded beach on the West Zone of Rio, considered the best surfing spot in the city. It's very scenic, with rainforest, mountains and rocks all around. We'll have the chance to visit it, take some pictures and maybe drink some coconut water enjoying the lush of this area.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Roncador Lookout
Viewpoint on the West RIo, inside Prainha Nature Park with amazing view to the 'Sleeping Giant', the mountain rage of Rio that is also a local legend.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent alternative site-seeing experience
MStanleylon, 13-09-2022
Having taken a city sites tour the day before we were keen to experience Rios green areas so booked the Nature Secrets tour.
We were really very fortunate in being the only participants, probably down to time of year so we ended up with a private tour guides by Alex and Ricardo.
We began with a spectacular viewing point about the city and enjoyed a history lesson complete with diagrams of how Rio came to be since the 1700s which was emailed to is afterwards.
From there we drove to the Tijuca forest in the heart of Rio to see the waterfalls, visited a national park where we met our first Capybara and Capuchin monkeys, and later round to the secret surf beach which was unspoilt and very beautiful
Alex was a mine of information and happy to answer our many questions, he demonstrated a real passion for what he does and is a genuine environmentalist
I’d recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see an alternative side of Rio
Excellent tour…
249leynab, 20-08-2022
The tour was really informative and the guide was really knowledgeable and passionate about her job. Saw some really good sites and was well worth the money! Would most definitely recommend Jungle Me!

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