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Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro provided by Rio Natural Ecotourism

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Trek to the top of Tijuca Peak without getting lost on a hiking tour
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Escape the crowds and see a side of Rio de Janeiro that most first-time visitors miss on a hiking tour of Tijuca National Park. Exploring with a guide ensures that you don’t get lost and increases your chances of identifying native flora and fauna. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off save you having to find a meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See Rio de Janeiro from viewpoints that only locals know about
  • An ideal choice for active travelers and nature lovers
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off are included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Rio de Janeiro from viewpoints that only locals know about
  • An ideal choice for active travelers and nature lovers
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off are included
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 13847P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up area is South Zone, City Center and Barra, the vast majority of hotels and rented flats are in these areas. If you are not staying in these areas you can choose as a meeting point a hotel that is closer to you within the covered area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for passengers with back problems
  • Medium degree of difficulty
  • It is recommended that you bring water and wear comfortable clothes, trekking or sport shoes, a bathing suit and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up area is South Zone, City Center and Barra, the vast majority of hotels and rented flats are in these areas. If you are not staying in these areas you can choose as a meeting point a hotel that is closer to you within the covered area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for passengers with back problems
  • Medium degree of difficulty
  • It is recommended that you bring water and wear comfortable clothes, trekking or sport shoes, a bathing suit and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Parque Nacional da Tijuca
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Vista Chinesa
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cascatinha Taunay
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tijuca Peak
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Sao Conrado Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
53 reviews
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Katharine H
Nampula8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We had a brilliant time! We were collected from our hotel by our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Rafael. He drove us through the Tijuca neighbourhood and into the forest, pointing out interesting features along the way and chatting to us in English and Portuguese. We stopped to look at a huge waterfall and fallen fruit before parking and setting off uphill towards Pico de Tijuca. It was steep but there were plenty of breaks when we needed them! We saw some beautiful birds, trees and butterflies along the way. The summit was in cloud but cleared as we were leaving so we got some incredible views across the city. On the way home Rafael took us to a waterfall to bathe, another amazing experience.

We didn't have long in Rio but this trip really helped us feel like we had seen and experienced a lot. Thank you Rio Nature and Rafael!
Written 28 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy to know that this adventure was one of your best experiences in Rio de Janeiro. Hope to see you again! Regards, Rio Natural Ecotourism
Written 4 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mrs_E_Adams
Maidstone, UK28 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Vini was a great tour guide and a genuinely nice person with a polite nature.

We were picked up promptly from our hotel so it was hassle free and we felt looked after from the minute we shook hands with Vini.

He drove us toward the national park pointing out things to note through the city along the way.

Whenever we stopped at a landmark Vini would let us call the shots on how long we wanted to stop and take in the surroundings.
Once we started the trek to the peak Vini was a very knowledgable guide who let us pick the pace in which we took the trek.
Being fitness freaks we wanted to challenge ourselves to get up quickly- to which he obliged.
A fab way to see Rio and the scenery is breathtaking.

I would definitely recommend.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathy B
Lenox, Massachusetts, United States1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went on the Tijuca classic tour with Daniel, owner of Rio Natural, and loved it. There was a chance of rain that day and Daniel was very flexible about possibly moving the tour. He kept a close eye on weather and visibility and the day was fine in the end. Daniel is very knowledgeable about the park and its history and gave us a lot of interesting info about it. Loved watching the hang gliders take off. The hike was beautiful. We did a moderate level hike and it was a bit challenging for me as it was all uphill but Daniel made sure to let us all go at our pace. I’m so glad we did that hike as the views at the top were breathtaking. All the stops along the tour were great and it actually went an hour over. Daniel is a terrific guide and gives generously of his time and knowledge about all aspects of Rio. I would recommend Daniel and his company for anyone looking for a top rate tour in Rio.
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy to know that this adventure was one of your best experiences in Rio de Janeiro. Hope to see you again! Regards, Rio Natural Ecotourism
Written 4 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madhurima P
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We were picked up by our tour guide Paolo on time and dropped off. The hike was awesome and we really enjoyed the view. Paolo also took pictures of our group and sent them to us later. Highly recommend this hike for the views.
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy to know that this adventure was one of your best experiences in Rio de Janeiro. Hope to see you again! Regards, Rio Natural Ecotourism
Written 4 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Davide Gianno909
16 contributions
Excellent tour to Tijuca Peak. Daniel turned out to be an excellent guide. On time at the arrival and at the return. You can grasp he has clearly a genuine passion for his job and showing people the natural beauties of his lovely country. Strongly recommended!
Written 18 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VivaMiFiesta
Raleigh, NC147 contributions
Aug 2011
Guilherme Meirelles is a great tour guide for the more active pursuits. We went hiking/climbing Sugarloaf and hiking Tijuca Peak - both have amazing views. He will customize your tours, for example we added on Corcovado/Jesus to our trip to Tijuca. Prices are reasonable. Service includes hotel pick-up. Highly recommend. http://www.rionatural.com.br/rionatural_ingles/index.html
Written 23 August 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

megjr2015
Moncton, Canada1 contribution
Nov 2015 • Friends
We had contacted Rio Natural Ecotourism on our last two days in Rio hoping they would have some availability for the Tijuca Forest hike. Without delay, they responded and were flexible with our payment issues. Daniel picked us up at our apartment (early!) and took us to various sites in the Park (Chinese Viewpoint, Tuguay Falls) and we completed the 5.6km hike up to highest viewpoint (breathtaking!). Daniel was extremely knowledgable about the area and the flora, answering all of our questions. He even took us to the landing base for paragliding and Acai juice (we passed).

Highly recommended above other tour operators - private, friendly, knowledgeable, fun!
Written 17 November 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mb0317
New Jersey2 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Great experience visiting Tijuca park and hiking Tijuca peak! Beautiful nature and the most amazing view point in Rio. Rio Natural Team was very professional - clear communication on planning, payments, schedule. My guide Rafael Caja made this an fantastic experience. He was full of very interesting information about the park, animals, plants, also Rio's geography, other natural points of interest, lifestyle. He was open to share his personal experiences as a guide, places that he visits, his passion for nature - very inspirational. He highly recommended to me to visit the Botanical Garden in Rio and I had very enjoyable time there. Thanks, Rafael!
Written 28 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

davisram
West Palm Beach, FL15 contributions
Aug 2019
Good way to spend a morning. The hike is about an hour or so to get to the top. Steep at the end but worth it. Rafael was our guide and he was great! Even brought bananas for everyone.
Written 14 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gisella M
Milan, Italy18 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I went on 2 hikes with Rionatural, first to the Dois Irmaos and then to the Pedra de Gavea. Both were memorable experiences. Our guide, Raphael, was very kind, welcoming and knowledgeable about the natural environment. The views from the top of Dois Irmaos and Pedra de Gavea are both wonderful, they cannot be missed - although the ascent to the Pedra de Gavea is a bit more difficult.
I also tried Hang Gliding and that was the highlight of my stay in Rio. In fact, I flew twice. After the first flight, I decided to try another one and I was not disappointed. While the first flight was quite short due to absence of wind, my second flight lasted almost 30 minutes thanks to the nice breeze coming from the ocean. A quite memorable experience during which I always felt safe. Fabio, the pilot, is very friendly and professional, he makes you feel safe all along and is very detailed in his explanations. He even let me 'drive' for a few minutes! Overall, I highly recommend Rionatural. They provide a good service and give you the opportunity to experience Rio de Janeiro off the beaten tracks and in contact with nature.
Written 29 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tessa S
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An Unforgettable Experience in Tijuca Forest!!
This was a perfect tour for my friends and I! We wanted to explore the coolest parts of Tijuca forest, while not fe
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arianamS6061HZ
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Highly recommend!
It was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide, Daniel, was extremely knowledgeable about the vegetation in the forest.
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428pippae
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Paragliding was amazing!!
Had the best experience hang gliding today!! Our instructors were very knowledgeable and spoke great English which
xbaoc
xbaoc
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Good, recommend
Good time, good guide. Views were spectacular, pick a sunny or slightly cloudy day. Good workout too. Probably bett
JKozma86
JKozma86
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Cool outing in Tijuca Forrest
Starting with the organisation, Rio Natural was very responsive and answered all the questions we had. Booking the
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Y8544KQnicoleo
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Had the time off my life!!
This was the best experience I've ever had! the tour guide was amazing and we got to customize our experience on th
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adrianlO9414GB
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Incredible experience!
Hangliding over Rio Had the most amazing experience flying high above the beach and forest, incredible day and sig
926russellp
926russellp
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Great alternative to escape the crowds
Highly recommend the hiking tour as a great way to experience the Pao de Azúcar. The hike is a little challenging (
skiracer92
skiracer92
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Tolle Natur, ein bisschen Geschichte und netter Guide
Hi, Eduardo was a super and very friendly tour guide. Although is was raining, he made the best out of the aftern
ashonlife
ashonlife
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A must do when in Rio!
We had an amazing time and Hugo was the best guide ever!! So knowledgeable about the landscape and the area we were
Elizabeth G
Elizabeth G
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Absolutely perfect Rio experience
Wow, where to begin? Having taken a solo trip to Rio, I am so grateful I booked three days’ worth of private tours
mandysimmons2011
mandysimmons2011
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Fantastic
Awesome time. Great, friendly, fun, knowledgeable guides. Used them for 2 separate adventures and definitely recomm
toebeeus
toebeeus
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Great hikes of Pedra da Gávea and Sugarloaf
We hiked Pedra da Gávea and on the next day up the sugarloaf with PAULO! Both hikes were marvellous as expected wit
Randm57
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Copacabana Stand Up Paddle
What an memorable stand up paddle experience. Paddling out from Copacabana Beach and heading toward Sugarloaf Moun
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120laurenw
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Incredible way to start my trip in Brazil
This hike was so much fun and our guide Rafael Caja was fantastic. The hike had many different types of hiking and
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