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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro City Essentials Including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
"Begin your day with convenient pickup service at either your hotel the airport or cruise terminal. Board a private vehicle with your English-speaking driver/guide. Head to the Corcovado train station. Leave your driver/guide and take the train up the mountain. Visit Christ the Redeemer Statue. Return to the designated m along a scenic drive through Tijuca Park. See the world's largest urban forest. Visit the Chinese View and the Emperor's Table observation points. Head north of the city to Maracana one of the world's most famous football stadiums. Take a 40-minute tour of the stadium (own expense). Enjoy some Brazilian cuisine at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to the Selaron Stairs. Admire this staircase decorated with colo an old aqueduct and interesting architectural landmark. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive through Flamengo Park to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain on your own. See the majestic landscape and view the sunset from at a wealthy neighborhood dating back to the 1920s. Relax during a short drive through this area.Return to hotel at the end of the tour."""
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One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour
"This tour begins with a visit to the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is 710 meters tall and from that point you'll get a privileged view of the city. The ride to the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a short drive of about 20 minutes through th you are greeted by the main monument of Brazil and a World Heritage site which introduces you to the city of Rio. After this visit the tour heads towards the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro then the Sambódromo and the city tour ends with a visit to Journalist Mario Filho Stadium popularly known as Maracanã for an outside visit. You'll then head to a steakhouse for lunch and then visit the Sugar Loaf. Located at the Urca neighborhood
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
"After early morning hotel pickup you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up you'll reach Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m)
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Tijuca Forest Tips (27)

TIJUCA FOREST : Stunning biodiversity into a city

Please , dont waste the opportunity of admire our green areas.The Tijuca forest is part of the Tijuca National Park , the biggest forest park into an urban area , in the whole world.This is the heart...
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Jun 05, 2015

Parque Nacional de Tijuca

Parque Nacional de Tijuca is the largest area of urban rainforest in the world, and is testament to the huge success of a reforestation scheme from the Brazilian government. When the Portuguese...
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Jun 12, 2011

Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca is all thats left of the Atlantic rain forest that used to surround Rio De Janeiro. It is near the city (15 mins drive) and is roughly about 120 sq km. This tropical jungle has beautiful...
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Oct 03, 2009

Waterfall of the souls

An easy to do hike is the one to the Cachoeira das Almas (waterfall of the souls).It begins close to the park authorities' headquarter and passes through beautiful "jungle" pathes alongside a little...
Jun 22, 2008

Tandem Flight

Begin the adventurous sport enthusiast that I am; While in Rio (vacation September 2007), I experienced hang gliding and it was most memorable adventure. I was given precise instructions prior to...
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Oct 10, 2007

tijuca forest---be warned, it's an expensive cab

this is definitely worth it....i mean, when else are you going to be in brazil let alone in rio? so, the cab ride is about $30 from copa (USD). . . one way. you can take a bus but good luck with that....
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May 15, 2007

A Jungle in the city

The Floresta da Tijuca is an amazing example of an urban forest. There are existing different possiblities to discover this forest and see intersting flowers and animals! I can highly recommend to...
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Apr 29, 2007

Tijuca National Forest

The Tijuca National Forest is all what is left of the original rain forest that once surrounded Rio de Janeiro. The park is only open during the day time and it is quiet heavily policed. Various...
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Feb 22, 2007

Forest in the middle of the city!

Home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, found only in the Atlantic Rainforest, the Tijuca Forest is the world's largest urban forest, covering some 3,200 hectares.It's situated just a...
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Aug 27, 2006

Tijuca...gotta go

This was a great trip to go on. The history in the forest and the whole adventure is worth it. Make sure you get a TOUR GUIDE. Otherwise it is not as good on a self guided trip. The waterfall were...
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Mar 09, 2006

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...
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Oct 03, 2005


The Tijuca Forest is part of the Tijuca National park, and the hill of dona Marta is part of the park, and also one of the best stop for viewing the city of Rio.Ghaith, my good friend from Jordan went...
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Jul 13, 2005
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Quinta da Boa Vista Park

Ceramics from Seculo XVI and XIX. The Macacu 2 site is the one with the highest concentration of fine earthenware and stoneware. Linked to a period between the mid-eighteenth century until the late...
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You can manage this soft hiking through a lovely hill that had been locked for all of us because of security reasons , but now is opened as a brightful revelation ! From there you can face 4 districts...
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I was mugged within the first few hours of arrival, outside of one of the best hotels on the strip. Lots of people witnessed, yet no one went after the thief. A few days later, some gypsy-type...
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Santa Teresa

Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes,...
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Igreja de Nossa

The church museum was founded in 1939 ready for the church's bicentennial. It contains objects such as documents, plates, chalices, paintings and furniture previously used for celebrating mass and...
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Urca is a naturally lush and beautiful residential neighborhood in Rio that sometimes goes unnoticed. It's only a 10 minute cab ride from Copacabana and it should cost you about $10-15. Urca is...
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