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Tijuca National Park

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Address: Estrada da Cascatinha 850 | Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 21 2491 1700
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a...

You’ll find historical spots, spectacular views, a beautiful waterfall, a small chapel and unusual trees in this dense, tropical national park, probably best explored by jeep tour.

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Really a beautiful place to visit while in Rio!

Our tour guide Manu Peclat (See my review of him) took us here on our tour thru Rio. It is really a beautiful place with a lot of great photo opportunities. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide Manu Peclat (See my review of him) took us here on our tour thru Rio. It is really a beautiful place with a lot of great photo opportunities. I highly recommend.

Thank EDinSB
Rhenen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a jungle tour for half a day. Experiencing the jungle is nice, the guide 's English was very good, and the trip was very informative, but we were mostly in the jeep and just had a small walk through close to the main road. We saw no animals. So it was hardly a jungle experience.

Thank AnneFloor2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing natural beauty, waterfalls, monkeys, turtles and fresh clean air. Amazing day and highly recommended

Thank Emma C
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very unique forest, with a story to tell. Peaceful and calm views. A contrast to the city below. Beautiful scenery , fresh and green.

Thank LeeSom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an extra few hours during your visit, I would recommend a visit to the Park. Important that you have a good guide and a tour company that specializes in Tijuca National Park. The vegetation gives you a sense for the various kinds of flora and fauna present in a typical tropical forest of Brazil.

Thank Sanjay S
Morristown, New Jersey
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A few waterfalls, small museum, and lots of flora. But if it's at all cloudy, you'll miss the the views of Rio. It's a long drive up and back from the city so you should allow at least 3-4 hours for a tour.

Thank David A
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We did this as part of the Big Dude Tour and saw enough to satisfy our curiosity. The park is beautiful and if we were coming back to Rio, I would plan to spend more time here. Easy to do on your own if you have transportation.

Thank CarlisleLori
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This tropical park starts in the city of Rio de Janeiro and spreads out over Gavea high up. Dont miss the Vista Chinesa. If you are in shape do it by bike, stunning views

Thank PhoenixSaoPaulo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lovely to see but the roads are very twisty. was busy when we were there but and enjoyable visit if u have extra time

Thank darryl57
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

With monkeys roaming freely, many scenic view points, including the Chinese vista, and an abundance of flora and fauna, this park seems so far removed from the city of Rio.

Thank Julie A

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