Our Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro will take you to Tijuca Peak, the highest mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The peak stands 1022 meters ( 3352 feet) , and is the second highest mountain in the city of Rio.
Before we reach the trail, we visit the Tijuca Forest, passing by Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and Cascata Taunay ( Taunay`s Waterfalls). The trail starts at a cozy location inside the park, called Bom Retiro, with a large parking lot and restrooms.
There is about 700 meters of elevation that needs to be covered in a 5 km trail. The trail is considered to be easy for most hikers and it takes around 80 minutes to reach the summit. Small mammals like raccoons and monkeys, as well as different species of birds may be seen along the way. Once we are near the summit, a stone stairway calls everyone`s attention. It was especially made for the Belgian King, Albert the 1st, an avid mountaineer who visited Rio de Janeiro in 1920.
Rio de Janeiro city, from customer`s hotel or airbnb apartment .
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Pick ups at 8:00 am . In summer, pick ups at 7:00 am. Daily under request.
Wear good walking or hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take a small backpack with plenty of water.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$69.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
After collecting our customers at 8:00am, we head out towards the Tijuca Forest, where the Tijuca Peak is located.
We start the hike around 9:00 am. At 10:20am we reach the summit
At 11:00 am we start going down the mountain towards our vehicle. At 12:00 noon we reach our vehicle .
Around 1:00 pm the guide will be taking back our customers to their hotels and airbnb apartments in Rio