Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden Expedition

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From USD 79

This tour will introduce you the best of Rio's tropical magnificence at the Botanical Gardens or, as the locals say, Jardim Botânico. This world-class attraction is located in the district of the same name. It is a showcase of the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora, a sea of tranquility in this usually bustling metropolis. Your next experience will be a stopover at the outstanding Vista Chinesa overlook point, high up a winding mountain road (Estrada da Vista Chinesa) that links the Jardim Botânico area with the Tijuca National Forest. The Tijuca park is the world's largest urban forestland, a protected sub-tropical cloud forest located entirely within Rio de Janeiro's city limits, stretching across some 32 km². Once inside, we will visit the Taunay Waterfall and Mayrink Chapel. This snug, simple, pastel pink chapel features murals by renown Brazilian painter Cândido Portinari. Finally, there will be a chance to stop in São Conrado to enjoy one of Rio's most beautiful beaches.

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To check availability and make a reservation please send an inquiry or click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. Our system is set up to provide you with quick and efficient bookings. Fun fact: Did you know that the Vista Chinesa Viewpoint was built at the beginning of the 20th century, between 1902 and 1906, with the intention to honor the Chinese culture and people in Brazil? Yes, mainly with the cultivation and importation of tea in the country. The creator of the work, the architect Luís Rey, had the brilliant idea of building the place in the middle of a glade and taking advantage of the beautiful surrounding landscape. Take some breathtaking photos of this hidden paradise!

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included
  • Botanical Garden
  • Vista Chinesa Viewpoint
  • Cascatinha Taunay Waterfall
  • Capela Mayrink (Chapel only from 14h to 16h)
  • Tijuca Forest hike
  • Approximately 6 hours

Route

  1. Jardim Botânico
  2. Vista Chinesa
  3. Estrada das Paineiras, S/N - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
  4. Tijuca Forest