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Tijuca Peaks Hike & Secret Waterfall

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Luiz Guilherme

4 hoursHosted in Portuguese, English and Spanish
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Up to 6 people

What you'll do

This tour will be done in one of the Tijuca National Park’s areas, with gateway in Alto da Boa Vista. The park was created in 1967 and is responsible for housing one of the most important urban forests in the world. It is possible to see wild animals, plants and trees of various species and be in total contact with nature.
We will be able to choose between the following hikes that have the same outset.
Waterfalls Circuit: in it we will pass through some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the park with ducha and bathe. This is one of the park's light hikes.
Caves Circuit: in this we will get to find some of the caves hidden in the middle of the forest. Being a moderate hike.
Summit Circuit: this is the tour for those who really want to spend energy. We will start at an altitude of 345 meters and go up to 1021 meters (the highest point in the city). There will be more than 20 kilometers covered. From the summit we will have a 360 ° view of the city of Rio de Janeiro making it possible to view Pedra da Gávea and Bonita, Corcovado, Cantagalo and Andaraí. We will also see the Maracanã and Engenhão stadiums, the Rio Niterói Bridge, as well as the central area of the city.
At the end of the tour, we can take a bath in one of the waterfalls in the park to wash our bodies and refresh our souls!
This is an activity that demands favorable weather conditions, subject to cancellation.
This tour will be done in one of the Tijuca National Park’s areas, with gateway in Alto da Boa Vista. The park was created in 1967 and is responsible for housing one of the most important urban forests in the world. It is possible to see wild animals, plants and trees of various species and be in total contact with nature.
We will be able to choose between the following hikes that have the same outset.
Waterfalls Circuit: in it we will…

Meet your host, Luiz Guilherme

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am 36 years old. Geologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and now a tour guide! In addition to climbing and passionate about trails. Being in touch with nature is part of my essence and it renews me every second. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I have been doing this type of walking for over 20 years, learning more and more how to interact constructively with nature. Playing sports outdoors allows for rewarding self-knowledge, rewarding not only the body but also the mind.
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Thu, 22 Apr
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Fri, 23 Apr
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Sat, 24 Apr
£21 per person
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Where you'll be

We will walk the park trails that are classified from moderate to heavy. We will enjoy a total contact with the flora and fauna. Being our responsibility to act in a minimally impacting way to the place. This is an experience that requires physical conditioning, for a better enjoy. We were exposed to the heat and sun of Rio de Janeiro for a considerable period. Being recommended to be hydrated and rested.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Paola
September 2019
La experiencia es maravillosa!!! Hicimos la misma con niños, de 8 y 10 años sin problema. Guilherme es muy amable, una persona encantadora en especial con los pequeños. Habló un español perfecto y se preocupó porque nos sintiéramos especiales, nos invitó la merienda y nos ayudó con el transporte. La vista de Río desde el Pico da Tijuca es indescriptible, recomendamos la experiencia!!!
La experiencia es maravillosa!!! Hicimos la misma con niños, de 8 y 10 años sin problema. Guilherme es muy amable, una persona encantadora en especial con los pequeños. Habló un es…
Nicolas
August 2019
Great hike towards the pico do tijuca with Luiz ! He has extended knowledge of the place, plus he's funny and laid back. Definitely a good choice !
Homero
August 2019
Luiz foi pontual, preciso e muito atencioso. A vista do pico da Tijuca é realmente deslumbrante, as fotos não fazem jus à experiência em si. Boa parte da subida é em carro, numa área com boa estrutura do parque nacional, então a trilha de 2,6 km não é das mais difíceis.
Luiz foi pontual, preciso e muito atencioso. A vista do pico da Tijuca é realmente deslumbrante, as fotos não fazem jus à experiência em si. Boa parte da subida é em carro, numa ár…
Clint
July 2019
We had an amazing experience with Luiz. He went out of his way to work around our schedule. The hike was spectacular and comes highly recommended... a must do!!!
Marina
January 2019
In mezzo alla gigantesca metropoli, una piccola foresta conserva tutta la forza e la dignità del paesaggio selvaggio. Non lo sospettavo nemmeno e non dimenticherò mai la sorpresa e l'emozione che questa esperienza mi ha regalato. Ho scoperto una Rio che raramente i turisti conoscono. La passeggiata richiede una moderata preparazione, non sono mancate le occasioni di godere degli scorci mozzafiato ed abbiamo concluso il cammino con una doccia gelida sotto una cascata naturale: un rinascita per il corpo. Se volete trascorrere un pomeriggio in ottima compagnia, regalando a corpo e mente un'attività estremamente rigenerante, questo è ciò che fa per voi... e se non volete fatelo lo stesso perché ne rimarrete estasiati. Grazie per il bellissimo pomeriggio.
In mezzo alla gigantesca metropoli, una piccola foresta conserva tutta la forza e la dignità del paesaggio selvaggio. Non lo sospettavo nemmeno e non dimenticherò mai la sorpresa e…
Christian
December 2019
A great hike, wonderful scenery, the waterfall really makes it that much better. I highly recommend it.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Light clothing with comfortable tennis shoes.

Water to drink (at least 1 liter per person)