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Address: Estrada Dona Castorina 110 | Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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+55 21 2492-2253
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro
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Tijuca National Park Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Good Rio de Janeiro view

One of the most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. Turistic place indicated to appreciate the view, walk, to take a breath..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ana C
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. Turistic place indicated to appreciate the view, walk, to take a breath..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Take a taxi here as the road up the mountain is long and unpleasant to walk. The views are spectacular so come on a clear day. You can see the beaches Ipanema and Leblon as well as Morro Dois Irmaos. From here you can also hike up to the Mesa do Imperador and explore the Tijuca rain forest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

As you can read in the many reviews, you can indeed take an uber or taxi to the vista chinesa. We decided to hike. We took an uber until parque da cidade in gavea (estrada santa marinha). You enter the park and will see several signs to trilha. After a while you arrive more in the woods on a dirt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Even if there are a lot of look outs to see Rio from the top, each one gives you a different view of the city, and this one is worth doing as it is only about 10 minutes by car by Corcovado. Worth the additional ride

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Sarnia, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is by far the best place to see the city and beaches below! The views are fantastic! We would highly recommend everyone to go to this vista

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It might take you some physical strength to go up the hill (or you take a taxi), but it is definitely worth it. Beautiful view over the city, not crowded, and it's for free. ;) Tip: Grab some food and drinks for your way up there, you might want to stay there for a while to enjoy th view over... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The view is amazing, it's a great way to see the neighborhoods divided. The road up there is also pretty cool...Some people were walking it and some were biking-that's a work out...we drove :)

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Local authorities prohibited the sales of a T-Shirt saying: "I left my hart in Rio de Janeiro toghether with my wallet my cellphone my watch my sneakers Go to vista chinesa and you'll feel necessity to find this T-Shirt

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was one of the stops during our Jeep Tour of Tijuca. It had the most breathtaking views of all the bays. Steep climb to the top, passing many cyclists on route

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Vista Chinesa is the name this pavilion and observatory in Chinese style architecture is called, located by the side of a steep road, near some parking spots to accommodate cars, and at the side of Tijuca's National Preservation Park, it is a good place to visit, during the day, with a group of travellers preferably. Sometimes big monkeys from the... More 

Thank João S

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