Hike in Rio - Tijuca Forest All Ages

Alto da Boa Vista, Brazil

Experience hosted by Alessandra

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

What you'll do

We'll meet at Alto da Boa Vista and entry the National Park where our experience begins.
After 5 min hiking we'll meet the Taunay Waterfall, the most famous cascade in the Park with its 35m free fall beauty.
From there we start with a 30min hike. Along the way we will discover historical places and incredible exemples of the native and exotic flora that create the stunning scenery of the Park.
After reaching the Visitors Center we'll hike for 40 minutes alongside a small river until we find the Soul Waterfall, where we can relax, allowing time to enjoy the place and feel the Rain Forest.
The trail is easy and accesible to all ages, and there are no great difficulties but some bits of humid and slipery soil.
From there will hike back on a slightly different path where we'll have the oportunity to visit a historical ruin of a coffee plantation property and if we are lucky we can bump into some local species of the local fauna.

This hiking circuit was built to cater all ages regardless of your experience.
But it's always good to have some attention, like eating a good breakfast before the hike and wear suitable footwear: trainers or hiking boots.
Bring your own medication in case you need (ex: pain killer, aantihistamine, etc), some snacks and a bottle of water.
Request a walking stick in advance if you want!
And bring all your good vibes!

Lets go to the jungle!!
We'll meet at Alto da Boa Vista and entry the National Park where our experience begins.
After 5 min hiking we'll meet the Taunay Waterfall, the most famous cascade in the Park with its 35m free fall beauty.
From there we start with a 30min hike. Along the way we will discover historical places and incredible exemples of the native and exotic flora that create the stunning scenery of the Park.
After reaching the Visitors Center…

What's included

  • Transportation
  • Equipment
    Walking sticks

Meet your Host, Alessandra

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 60 Reviews
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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.
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
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.
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…
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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 mountains and it gathers the North, South and West Zones of the city

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Mellisa
October 2021
We are glad that we did this tour with Alessandra. She is not only very easy to talk to, but also very knowledgable regarding the flora and fauna in the forest. Alessandra also took the time to show us the best location for photos (and also took photos for us). It was definitely a very pleasant tour that we can recommend for everyone to try!
Karri
September 2021
Private tour with Alessandra on Monday was really private since during tour we met vety few other people. Alessandra is an exellent guide to explain both Tijuca park and Braxilian history. Your was defenetly worth of each penny.
Malin
September 2021
What a great hike to see the local rainforrest! Alli knows the history of the plantations, reforrestation and a lot of the flora and fauna! Great for solo travelers, Alli was a great guide. 10/10 recommend‼️
Marine
August 2021
The experience was amazing. Our guide was Renata, a very experienced guide who told us a lot of interesting stories about the forest. The tour is really worth it and I’d recommend it to everyone that enjoys nature and good company.
Emma
August 2021
My partner and I was hosted by Renata (the co-host). She was very knowledgeable about the forest and the history of the area. She consistently checked on us to ensure we are good and took us to see some breathtaking views. Her stories kept us engaged and peaked our interests. I booked this as a birthday gift for my partner and ended up being pleasantly surprised myself as well. The waterfalls, the animals, and the view made it truly worth wild. We even met up before hand and split the Uber. I would definitely recommend this vacation for anyone who enjoying hiking, and amazing story telling. THANK YOU RENATA!
Slavcho
August 2021
It was very nice and beautiful hike easy to walk , Renata shared a lot of Brazilian history with us. Would recommend to anyone who wants to spend some time in nature with nice people.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is light.

What to bring

Water
Sun protection
Repelent
Snacks (there is no food available inside the park)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.