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You'll be hiking in a very unusual part of TIjuca Forest, one of the biggest urban forests in the world. On this circuit of trails, discover the nature and beauty of the jungle, reaching Taquara Hill (814m=2670ft), a 100m higher than Christ Redeemer, with views to the valley of the forest and the city, in clear days. Visit caves and also coffee farms ruins. After the hike, refresh in a waterfall* (bring towel/ bathing suit). The scenery of this tour is amazing with nature and a lot of adventure. You'll also learn the history of Brazil,of  Tijuca Forest and everything about the coffee farms of that area, and  the reforestation that happened in the 1800's.*The water flow on the waterfalls varies according to the intensity of the rain.

Description:

Highlights: 
Cascatinha Taunay Fall (35m, highest in Tijuca Park)
- Vista Chinesa Summit
Tijuca Forest Taquara Hill (814m)
- Refreshing in a waterfall after the hike

8 to 9:00 - pick-up from the hotel (South Zone area of Rio only)(*1)
9 to 10:00 - drive to park and visit Cascatinha Taunay (Taunay Waterfall) (highest of the Tijuca Park, 35m=115ft)
10 to 10:30 - tour guide speech about the history of Rio, Brazil and the Tijuca Rainforest
10:30 to 12:30 - Hike to Taquara HIll (elevation gain 651m=2135ft, peak height 814m=2670ft)
12:30 to 1:30pm - Rest, fun, pictures and lunch (*2) at the summit
1:30pm to 2:30pm - Hike to Humaitá Ruins, an old coffee farm
2:30pm to 3pm - Hike to the grotto and cave areas visting the biggest gnaisse cave in Brazil
3 to 3:30pm - Hike down by to Cascata da Baronesa Waterfall (refreshing and showering is possible(*3)
3:30pm to 4pm - Hike back to the starting point
4:30 to 5:30pm - drive back to the city/hotels drop-off(*4)
(*1) - starting time (precise pickup time will be informed on the day before the tour according to the pick-up point)
(*2) - Lunch/drinks/water are NOT included - please take ready-to-eat food and water (about 2 liters/person)
(*3) - the flow at the waterfall varies according to the intensity of rains 
(*4) -  times here are approximately and total duration of the tour can vary according to the pace of the group and traffic. Please DO NOT schedule IMPORTANT appointments (flights, meetings, other tours) for right after the tour.



Highlights:

    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Duration: 9 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:

      Pick up and transport included from designated hotels in the South Zone area of Rio.



      Departure Time: 8 to 9am (a precise time will be informed on the night before at 8:10pm by email)

      Departure Time Comments:

      Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.



      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    • Inclusions:
      • Entrance fees
      • Driver/guide
      • Professional guide
      • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
      • Walking tour

    • Exclusions:
      • Food and drinks
      • Hotel pick up/drop off OUT of the designated areas

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Fitness required. HARD level hike. NO technical rock climbing, just hiking.
      • Hike details: 8 to 9km (up and down rough terrain), 4 to 5h, elev. gain 651m=2135ft.
      • Passport name, number, and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants (for insurance)
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
      • Not recommended for child under 14 and they must be accompanied.
      • Maximum of 10 participants on the tour


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