Parque Nacional da Tijuca Travel Guide

  • Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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  • Parque Nacional da Tijuca
    by Romannies
  • Parque Nacional da Tijuca
    by Romannies

Parque Nacional da Tijuca Things to Do

  • Capela do Mayrink

    I think it's called this but I can't be sure. Anyway, it's on the main road that takes you up the mountain in the forest.

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  • Cascatinha de Taunay (waterfall)

    The forest has several waterfalls, of which the 35m high Cascatinha de Taunay is the most spectacular. It's located near the entrance and there's a restaurant/toliets nearby.

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  • Floresta da Tijuca

    To escape the noise and busyness of Rio I recommend coming here. Surrounding Corcovado is the dense, tropical Tijuca Forest which is 120 sq km of jungle right on Rio's doorstep. Once part of a Brazilian nobleman's estate, it's studded with exotic trees and thick jungle vines and is ideal to take a strol around. The forest has several waterfalls, of...

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  • FROM THE CHINESE BELVEDERE

    The idea of what you see from the Chinese Belvedere(from where you have 13 scenic views..)is how it's almost theatrical to be in a rainforest in this South America metropolis-the heart of a jungle and the heart of a concrete jungle !!

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  • WATERFALLS..

    The one what impressed more is certainly "Cascatinha Taunay",a 30 metter waterfall,formed by the cachoeira River.

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  • NATURE....

    As this place is the closest of a rainforest you will find in Rio,the fauna & flora is diversity too.According to the Botanic Foundation,here there are 200 types of Bromelias,4 species of Orchids,Sagui,Spider and Golden monkeys,2 types of miniature parrots,etc..Be on the lookout for a wide variety of butterflies and birds,and you also may be lucky...

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca Restaurants

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    by janaina Updated Oct 18, 2002

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    The most famous restaurant in the area is "Esquilo"(the squirrel),but I can't personally recomend it as I never ate there!
    It's in the middle of the park,and usually,it looks full!

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca Transportation

  • Jeep to the top

    I didn't take this as I chose to walk up, but there are jeeps that take you up to the top of the forest mountain and around the small twisty roads. They leave from the car park near the entrance.

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  • Reaching Floresta da Tijuca

    To get to Floresta da Tijuca, take the metro to Saens Pena and then take a bus going to Barra da Tijuca. It's best to let the driver know that you wish to get off at Tijuca. I said "Tijuca" to some of the passengers and they let me know when to get off.

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca Off The Beaten Path

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    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I never tryed but I heard that off-road trips became popular in this area!
    The jeep tours stop at the picturesque and historic points throughoutthe forest,and the drivers are professional guides.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca Sports & Outdoors

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    by janaina Written Oct 18, 2002

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    Hanggliders hotest point is here,you can see them at Pedra Bonita everyday!
    Once in Rio,you will understand why hiking is part of the "Cariocas" life,people like to walk to move around!
    One of the best hikings is through the Tijuca Park,but you need to know where you are going though,it's so huge that once in a while,people get lost here!

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca Favorites

  • ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS

    Polution,littering,creation of new poverty neighbourhoods,acid rain are some examples of the obvious dangers when a National Park is so close to a big city!

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  • CLIMATE & BEST TIME FOR VISITATION

    Generally,the climate is tropical,and is humid and rainy during the winter.The park is open daily from 08:00 to 19:00,tickets around 5,00 reais.The vegetation is a tipical Atlantic Forest flora,the fauna is in extremelly high danger,and many kinds of mamals cannot be found here as in many years ago.

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  • THE REMAINS OF A HUGE FOREST..

    I just had a quick research at the web about the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Rio,and there was a picture of it from 1900 and nowadays!It's shocking how it became almost nothing!In this article I also read that the actual forest keeps the city about 5 celsius cooler than if totally lost!One of the problems with the "green" areas in Rio,is that the...

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