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Waterfalls & Caves of Tijuca Forest

nature walk

Waterfalls & Caves of Tijuca Forest

8 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish
nature walk

Waterfalls & Caves of Tijuca Forest

nature walk

Waterfalls & Caves of Tijuca Forest

8 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish

What you'll do

We'll meet at Barra and drive 30 min to Tijuca National Park where we'll be welcomed with the stunning view of the Taunay Waterfall, the most famous cascade in the Park with its 35m free fall beauty. From there we drive to the Visitors Center where we start our hiking experience that will last 3 hours on beautiful trails. We will discover historical places and walk inside the impressive vegetation of the Rain Forest that create the stunning scenery of the Park. Our first stop is at Cachoeira das Almas (waterfall) where we can take a ‘shower” under its fall. Then we keep hiking and pass by the Floresta restaurant, a historical building, to hit the Caves Trail and discover the Belmiro, Archer and Bats Caves, being surprised by huge rocks and granit walls along this part of the Forest. After visiting the caves we'll stop at the Cristalina and Baronesa waterfalls to fresh n’ up and hike back on a different path, allowing time to visit to the Gabriela fall where we take time to relax, have a snack, enjoy the place and feel the Rain Forest. The trails are mostly easy, with some small bits of humid and slipery soil, but no big difficulties. All the waterfalls have natural crystal water that rises from the water basins of the Park. All the caves visited are safe and do not pose any danger to the guests. Driving back to the meeting point, we will stop at the Canoas Viewpoint!

Your host

Learn more about Alessandra

Alessandra

I was born in Rio and have been a host of experiences since 2017. My passion for nature has led me to explore trails from a very young age and today I have great pleasure in sharing this passion with my guests, showing them the most beautiful places in Rio, such as our beautiful beaches and rainforests with spectacular views. I am a professional and certified tour guide, specialized in Outdoor Activities. I truly believe that experiences in direct contact with nature can bring great happiness in everyone's life. Check out my profile, you'll see my other experiences and great reviews from my previous guests. In my experiences, I'lll respect your time and limits, make you feel at ease and relaxed. With respect, kindness and positivity. @hikeinrio

What's included

Transportation
Transportation from Jardim Oceânico Metro Station to the Park. Return transportation from the Park to Jardim Oceânico Metro…
Equipment
Walking sticks

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Where you'll be

We will visit the Tijuca Forest inside the Tijuca National Park. The Forest is located in the North Zone of the city.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. You don´t need to be an athlete, but fit enough to walk for aproximately 10 km in outdoors environment.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please ensure you eat breakfast. Wear suitable footwear— trainers or hiking boots. Please bring your own medication in case you need (ex: pain killer, aantihistamine, etc) Snacks are recommended as there is no food available inside the park.

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Alessandra
Waterfalls & Caves of Tijuca Forest
8 reviews
From $47/person
8 reviews
From $47/person