Rio Tijuca Explore


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

The biggest urban forest in the world

This tour is about Rio's nature, starting at Tijuca rain forest, the biggest urban forest in the world our first stop will be at the Chinese view, this Belvedere has one of the best angles of Rio, inside the Tijuca rainforest we will take the road up to the Rio's famous waterfall - Taunay.

Next, I will take you to the pick of Pedra Bonita mountain where you can watch the hang gliding and paragliding takeoffs - very exciting!

From there we will visit a ¨private beach¨ inside the Joatinga hilltop mansions complex where you find the most expensive houses of Rio all surrounded by a jaw-dropping landscape.

Next, we'll get to the unique part of this tour, where we will leave the car behind and begin a pantoon boat tour around little islands at the Marapendi wetlands where very often is possible to see our Brazilian crocs, Capybaras and exotic birds. Our way back will be along the coast of Rio, with stunning views to end our day.

This whole tour will help you comprehend the diversity of our nature!


Tijuca Forest (Chinese view, Taunay waterfall)
Joatinga (Private beach)
Barra da Tijuca -pantoon boat (Marapendi wetlands)
Rio's coast

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Wherever requested on the south, west and centre zone of Rio de Janeiro .

End location: Drop off can be organized in front of your hotel, apartment, cruise ship terminal, or anywhere else in the south or the center of Rio city.

Duration: 6 hours

In case this tour takes more than 6 hours because of traffic problems there is no extra charge


Vehicle(Nissan Grand Livina)
fisherman raft boat

What’s Included

Other: Driver-guide in English, Spanish, or Italian.
Transport (Nissan Grand Livina up to 6 people)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 BRL - Restaurant, snacks, water.

20 BRL for the boat (per person)

What’s Extra

Other: Boat trip (20 BRL per person)

Over 6 people I will arrange a bigger vehicle (Upon request)

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