Tijuca Forest w/ Chinese View,cascatinha Taunay,horto waterfall and parque laje

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 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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The Tijuca Forest represents one of the greatest natural treasures of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Trip in Rio offers the best guides and all the conditions necessary for you to have the best experience in our marvelous city. During this trip you will get to see some of Tijuca's most famous attractions such as the Chinese view, the emperor's table and Taunay cascatinha. See wildlife and feel nature in its most beautiful and full natural beauty.

What's Included

Car or Jeep (more than 5 people)

Tour guide

What's Not Included

Bottled water


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 59
  • SENIOR: Age: 60 - 120

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Vista Chinesa
Built in the early twentieth century in honor of the Chinese and imported tea cultivation in Brazil, the monument of Vista Chinesa offers a wide panorama full of green of the southern zone of Rio. The trail has easy access and is fully paved, leading to the lookout on a demanding, steep climb, but it pays off with one of the most beautiful peaks in town!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Emperor's Table
From 1856 the Botanic Garden was connected to Alto de Boa Vista by a cantilevered road, opened by influence of Baron of Bom Retiro and whose execution and maintenance was contracted to Thomas Cochrane. It records the chronicle of the age that, in this work, workers were employed "cules" brought from China (Macau) to develop the rice crop, but which, having demonstrated no ability to agriculture, were used to build the road. This region presents an astounding coincidence of Chinese presence, begun with the arrival of the tea planters of D. João VI. After the failure of this crop, according to Brazil Gerson, the Chinese would have spread "through the diapers of Tijuca." In 1844 a map of the area records a building called "Casa dos Chinas", probably a remnant of this primitive experience. This "vocation" probably explains why the City Hall (Mayor Pereira Passos, in 1903, with a project by the architect Luis Rey, in mortar copying the bamboo) built a pavilion called "Vista Chinesa", a few years later, which can still be visited. Above, a place prepared to serve as a resting place on the frequent walks of the Royal Family gained the name of Table of the Emperor.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cascatinha Taunay
In 1860, engineer Job de Alcântara was commissioned by the Imperial Government to construct the beautiful stone bridge, in Roman arch format, which stands in front of the Taunay Cascatinha. The highest PNT waterfall is formed by the fall of the waters of the Tijuca River, the Conde River and other tributaries. In 1817, the artist Nicolas Antoine Taunay built a small house near the cascatinha and, enchanting, immortalized the beauty of the waterfall in his pictures. He became the great host of the forest, organizing meetings for the court. The house of Taunay was demolished in 1946. On the site, the old Cascatinha restaurant was built, which is currently being prepared and refurbished to house a café and a new restaurant.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Lage
Parque Lage is located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, close to attractions such as the Jardim Botânico and the Cristo Redentor. With an area of ​​52 hectares of forests, the space is surrounded by the Atlantic Forest and is part of the Tijuca National Park.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Amazing forest in the middle of the city
Jayden_B, 05-01-2023
Ended up being the only one on the tour which gave a much more personal experience. This is definitely a must do for anyone interested in nature and history - despite being in the middle of the city, you feel a million miles away
Awesome tour, experience to remember!
jenniferwZ4140XN, 05-12-2022
An amazing tour with an awesome guide! You spend the perfect amount of time at each destination and learn so much about the history and nature - having fun at the same time! We were lucky enough to see a huge snake, monkeys and a toucan! Our guide was amazing, a really good guy and would definitely recommend the tour to anyone coming to Rio. The Tijuca forest is beautiful and pictures don’t do it justice! Will treasure the memories and can’t thank our guide enough.
Amazing Tour
FranzPeter_W, 10-03-2020
best Guide in the City wonderful tour amazing rainforest waterfall and botanic garden we had a wonderful time
An unforgettable day!
CelineSunshine, 10-03-2020
If you are few days in Rio, just book this tour with Ederson. The hike to Pedro del telegrapho worth it and the view at the top is just stunning!! Afterwards you can chill on the most beautiful beaches, where locals go with their families. Ederson knows where to go!! Follow his tips you will enjoy! Thanks Ederson for this unforgettable day!
Amazing day trip!
sunshines78, 09-03-2020
We booked a second day trip with our guide Ederson to the Pedro do Telegrafo and some pristine beaches outside of Rio! This is such a highly recommended trip...the drive to Grumari beach is just stunning and the hike up to the famous Pedra do Telegrafo is just so much worth it! The view up there is impressive! Once again a big thank you to Ederson who is the best guide in Rio

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