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Tijuca Adventure Circuit (Hidden Trails)

Tijuca Adventure Circuit
Hike: 4 to 5h /9km(5.6mi)
elev.gain: 651m (2135ft)
Total duration:
approx. 8 to 9h
from 260BRL/person


Features: Requires good fitness. Long trail, steep and rough terrain with height exposure and cliffs at the trail and summit.
Includes: insurance + transport* + bilingual ecotour guide (English and Portuguese - Spanish upon request).
*Transfers/meeting point: transfers (roundtrip) will be provided from several neighborhoods of the South Zone of Rio.*
Not included: food, water/drinks, transport out of covered area.
What to take: ready-to-eat lunch (fruits, sandwich, etc), water (2 liters/person), sunscreen, insect repellent and a small backpack (to keep the hands free). Towel and bathing suit for the waterfall.
What to wear: athletic clothes and shoes (no sandals!), hat.
Maximum capacity on regular tours: (260BRL/person) - 6 participants. (email us for bigger groups)
PRIVATE tour: 990BRL per group (up to 4 participants)

• Visit Tijuca Forest main sector
• Taunay Waterfall (biggest in the park)
• Vista Chinesa (most famous summit of the park)
• Hike to Tauqara Hill (814m), 100m higher than Christ statue
• Waterfall shower after the hike
The tour
This circuit was designed by our team of experts in the Tijuca National Park using trails and sites that are more hidden and unique. The tour offers the opportunity to hike through the Tijuca Tropical Rainforest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Our tour takes the group through an off the beaten track circuit of trails to discover its nature and history reaching the Taquara Hill (814m=2670ft), 100m higher than Christ Redeemer, with magnificent views to the West part of Rio, in clear days. This tour also visits ruins of an old coffee farm, caves and waterfalls hiking in the deep jungle, over suspension bridges and streams. Get ready to walk, hike and adventure yourself!

After the hike, refresh yourself showering in a waterfall* (bring towel and bathing suit).

The scenery of this tour is amazing and more than nature, it has a lot of adventurous moments inside the rainforest visiting sites that are not featured in most tours. On our way up, you will discover the history of Rio and Tijuca Forest and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years and the reforestation that took place in the XIX century.

*The water flow on the falls varies according to the intensity of the rain.


1) Type of tours:

• Collective (other participants may join): 260BRL/person
• Private (just you and your group – maximum 4 participants): 990BRL total
(for more than 4 participants email us at booking@jungleme.com.br)

2) Payment:

- deposit fee on PayPal (110BRL/person) + balance 150BRL/person cash to the tour guide

- total amount cash (260BRL/person) to the tour guide.

3) Required for ALL participants: full name, date of birth and passport numbers (for insurance).

4) Transport is included from designated hotels in the South Rio, check the list and pick the best meeting point (if you’re not in any of them, choose the closest option).

5) Time shown here is an estimation of the start time. We’ll email you on the night before 08:10pm to inform exact pick up time for your meeting point.

6) Total duration can vary due to traffic and other issues, so we DO NOT recommend to book a tour on dates with important appointments (flights, other tours etc).

7) If any thing goes wrong on the booking process, email us booking@jungleme.com.br.

No available places on desired date? Email us at booking@jungleme.com.br