This dramatic mountain is a well-known Rio landmark and also an under-explored tourist attraction. Why not try the unique experience of reaching the summit on your own two feet?
Discover the nature and history of the park, its amazing scenery, experience nature and adventure as you hike through peaks and waterfalls with landscapes not featured in classic tours. Understand the history of Brazil and learn all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, in its golden years before reforestation started in XIX century.
The Jungle Me hike is designed for regular people, who workout when guilt mounts up, so the hike is relatively light, picturesque, educational and entertaining. You can also ask for a more challenging hike. The guide knows how to make a walk in the woods very interesting, going over the history of Brazil and how that pertains to this urban forest (one of the largest in the world). He will drive you up halfway up the Tijuca mountain, to where the hike will start, then you’ll hike for 2 hours till you get to the peak. You’ll stop for lunch, which you brought in your backpack, then head to the waterfall down below, for a revitalizing shower (bring swimming gear) before heading back home.
Jungle Me tel: 4105-7533 [email protected] www.jungleme.com.br Price: Tijuca Forest Hike (full-day): from 245pp. Total duration 8 to 9h, hike 4 to 5h Tijuca Forest Hike (half-day): from 195pp. Total duration 4 to 5h, hike 1,5 to 2h.