Tijuca National Park Hiking + Santa Teresa and Lapa Private Tour

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Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Old-fashioned tram stands empty on the streets of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro
Old-fashioned tram stands empty on the streets of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro
The Tram line in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
The Tram line in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Atlantic Rainforest waterfall in Tijuca Forest National Park
Atlantic Rainforest waterfall in Tijuca Forest National Park
Hiking to Pico da Tijuca
Hiking to Pico da Tijuca
Tijuca Forest National Park
Tijuca Forest National Park
Rio de Janeiro Brazil view
Rio de Janeiro Brazil view
Train drives along Lapa Arches in Rio de Janeiro
Train drives along Lapa Arches in Rio de Janeiro
Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beautiful Tropical Landscape, Beautiful Tijuca Forest Mountains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Old-fashioned tram stands empty on the streets of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro
The Tram line in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Atlantic Rainforest waterfall in Tijuca Forest National Park
Hiking to Pico da Tijuca
Tijuca Forest National Park
Rio de Janeiro Brazil view
Train drives along Lapa Arches in Rio de Janeiro
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What To Expect

Explore the Tijuca National Park, known as the largest urban forest in the world during a 2 hours and a half hike. Get to see some of the park’s highlights, such as the Vista Chinesa view point and the Taunay Waterfall and hike up to the summit of Rio’s highest mountain, Tijuca Peak. Then, visit the charming neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa.

Highlights

  • Discover the largest urban forest on earth at Tijuca National Park

  • Hike in the tropical mountains to Tijuca Peak, and enjoy superb views from the top

  • Explore the 19th century disctricts of Santa Teresa and Lapa and their charming cobblestoned streets

  • Private guided tour: it's only you and your tour guide!

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Departs From:
Rio de Janeiro
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
7 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
7276
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Description

You will be picked up from your hotel for a 6 to 7 hours tour including a hike in the Tijuca National Park up to the Tijuca Peak - a perfect choice if you are looking for a half-day hike in the Atlantic Rain Forest - and a walking tour in Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods.

You will see some of Tijuca National Park's highlights, such as the Vista Chinesa view point from where you'll enjoy spectacular views on Ipanema and Leblon beaches as well as Morro Dois Irmaos. Then you will go to the Taunay Waterfall before hiking up to the summit of Rio’s highest mountain, Tijuca Peak (3300ft - 1021 mts).

Take in the views on the largest urban forest on earth, on the huge mountains covered with tropical vegetation that contrast with dramatic granite rocks forming the unique background for Rio's beaches and constructions. You will also have time to relax at Tijuca Peak before hiking down.

You will be taken to Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods after this 2:30 hours hike.

Enjoy a walking tour in those charming and historical districts of Rio. Santa Teresa and Lapa are famous for their lifestyle, culture, ancient architecture and tram line. You'll travel back in time with their hilly cobblestone streets and old buildings from the 19th century), interesting museums and Rio's last surviving tram line.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Itinerary

  • 08:00 - Pick-up at the hotel

  • Drive to the Tijuca National Park

  • Visit the Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and the Taunay Cascade.

  • 2.5 hour hike to Tijuca Peak (roundtrip)

  • Rest at the summit, at 3300ft

  • Drive from Tijuca National Park to Santa Teresa

  • Walking Tour in Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods

  • 15:00 - Return to hotel

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Round-trip transportation to Tijuca National Park

  • Bilingual guide

  • Private tour

  • 2:30 hours hike to Tijuca Peak

  • Walking Tour in Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods

  • Personal insurance

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • The difficulty level of this tour is easy / moderate.

  • We recommend you wear light clothing, a sun hat and hiking shoes.

  • We recommend you bring a backpack, sunscreen and bug repellent, water and extra money for meals and drinks.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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