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Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

1. Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

Visit a variety of lesser-known attractions in the Tijuca Forest National Park on the Tijuca Forest tour circuit. On a 6-km-long walk, hike along trails made in the 19th century, a period when this area was occupied by coffee plantations. Discover the history of the park, the world’s largest replanted urban forest. Along the circuit, visit the Cascatinha Taunay, the largest waterfall in the National Park, the Mayrink Chapel from 1850, the Cova da Onça Suspension Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest which houses an old slave cemetery, and the Morcego’s Grotto, the largest gneiss cave in Brazil. Next, cool off at the Baronesa Cascade waterfall. Then, start the journey back to the starting point passing the former residence of Barão d’Escragnolle, one of the park’s managers in the past (now The Esquilos restaurant). Also see the Wallace Fountain, with a sculpture representing goodness, charity, sobriety and simplicity, a gift from the English philanthropist Richard Wallace to Brazil and produced inFrance in 1870. This circuit combines adventure, history, nature, a waterfall shower, among other things, passing through hidden spots and attractions that reveal the richness and personality of Rio de Janeiro and its tropical rainforest. Hike: MODERATE (6km=3.7mi) / 3h / elev. gain 354m (1,161ft) Requires good fitness to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill

Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike

2. Rio de Janeiro: Tijuca Forest Waterfall of Souls Hike

Experience a mediated opportunity to connect with nature and experience nature’s healing powers. Learn ancestral knowledge and the keys that open the way for freedom and peace from a local guide, through accessing natural powers and learning about natures’ green spirits. Grow faith in nature, through its timeless and borderless deities. Brazilians carry beliefs that originated on Afro-indigenous faith which strengthens many in everyday life. Discover how knowledge within this faith is shared through generations, its original source present in natural elements, represented by different orishas or indigenous entities. Begin the experience with an introduction to the guide and spiritual healing powers of the forest. Try a breathing exercise, stretches, and open your heart through acknowledgment before beginning. Enter the trail to the waterfall, and at the first stream enter, cleanse, and refresh. Reach the “Cachoeira das Almas Fall” and stop to grab some snacks, enter the falls, take pictures, and chill out. Take a different route to close the circuit and visit the painters’ escape garden and lake and the “Mayrink Chapel”. Finish at the parks’ gate and stop for lunch or dinner. In cases of physical limitations that prevent walking longer distances, these trails can be removed from this experience and the route to the waterfalls can be done by car. After visiting the falls, head to one of the two restaurants near the park or in the Tijuca neighborhood for a traditional afro Brazilian dish.

Ilha Grande: Private Hiking with Forest, Beaches & Waterfall

3. Ilha Grande: Private Hiking with Forest, Beaches & Waterfall

After meeting your guide, you will have a safety briefing, receive the protective gear, and we are set to start our Hiking Adventure in the Atlantic Forest. We will depart from Vila do Abraão with a historical walking tour, towards the Praia Preta (Preta Beach), the ruins of the Lazareto, an architectural landmark of Brazilian Imperial times and across the arches of the 19th-century Aqueduct that was considered one of the boldest structures of the time. The trail we use is considered moderate, with ups and downs through the lush beauty of the Atlantic Forest with its incredible biodiversity of fauna and flora. After approx 2 hour of walking we reach Feiticeira Waterfall. Feiticeira is 13 meter high water veil incrusted in the heart of the forest. After a break for a refreshing waterfall shower, we continue our tour towards the fantastic beaches of Eseada das Estrelas. We need approximately another 45 minutes to reach the fantastic beaches of Camiranga and Pereque where we can have another break to make the most of the day. Our last destination for today is Fora beach. Here ,we will stop to enjoy the beach and taste a complimentary drink, you also have the opportunity to taste de delicious Brazilian cuisine. (not included) Once we finish the brake, it is time to put the shoes back on and hike our way back to Abraao Village using the same trail we took at the beginning of the day. All together we will hike approximately 12km (both ways)

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro (State)

We loved this hike and especially the comments of our guide Alex on the forest but also on life in Rio!! We recommend 100% to discover the biodiversity of the tijuca forest. Sabrina and Camille

Unforgettable and unique experience, in the company of Kelly. Excursion that corresponds to the description. Thank you for sharing this unique moment with us.