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Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

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Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

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Enjoy a full-day adventure with expert guides as you hike incredible trails and rappel at Bico do Papagaio on the second largest mountain in the Tijuca National Park.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel located in the tourist zone of Rio de Janeiro (only in supported hotels).
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided hike through several trails in Tijuca National Park to reach Bico do Papagaio mountain
  • Visit the second highest peak in the Tijuca Forest
  • Experience a natural shower at Cachoeira das Almas waterfall
Full description
The Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world and is located in the limits of the National Park of Tijuca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich diversity of natural beauty, historical attractions and eco-tourism known worldwide. The trail and Bico do Papagaio rappel begins at the entrance gate of the Tijuca National Park and includes trails through the Mata Atlântica forest, a trip to the visitor center, park museum, Cachoeira das Almas and the trail and rappel at Bico do Parrot. The trek goes on as far as the base of the mountain, where you will find a few more natural obstacles, and a more rugged and steep climb. From the summit of Bico do Papagaio you can enjoy the main mountains of the Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Pedra do Conde, Cocanha, Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea, as well as Sumaré and a small part of Corcovado and Cristo Redentor. The rappel (abseiling) activity is done at the summit of Bico do Papagaio, which is the second highest mountain in the park. The Bico do Papagaio trail and rappel has an estimated duration of eight hours.
Includes
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Guided hiking tour to Bico do Papagaio and several trails inside Tijuca Forest
  • Guided visit to Tijuca National Park Museum
  • Natural shower at Cachoeira das Almas waterfall
  • Certified climbing equipment for local use
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option is chosen)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Praça Afonso Viseu, 104 - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20531-580, Brasil

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Water
    • Daypack

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during activity, as well as possession of weapons of any kind, is not allowed, under penalty of cancellation of the activity
    • The itinerary and the order of sightseeing may change due to weather and/or adverse conditions inherent in the practice of the supplier
    • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Wear comfortable footwear with good grip
    • Bring a light snack, water (3 liters are recommended) and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      2.5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5

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    A perfect way to spend a Sunday in Rio if you want to have a bit of an adventure. Juliana was an amazing guide through Tijuca forest and the rappelling was so much fun. Getting to the top does require some fitness but if you’re moderately athletic it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Cooling down in the waterfall also definitely recommended :D

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    March 8, 2022

    Had an awesome hiking and rapelling (we actually did it twice :)) ) experiece with my guide Diogo. He is super energetic and full of positive energy. He is very knowledgeable about the Tijuca National Park and its ecosystem as well. At the end of the activity, the shower at the natural waterfall "cachoeira das almas" is just the icing on the cake. Thanks a lot to my guide Diogo for making my day. If you book this activity ask for him as your guide. You wont be dissapointed. Highly reccomended :)

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    September 23, 2019

    It is an activity of great physical resistance.

    January 21, 2019

    Product ID: 160079