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Bico do Papagaio Hiking Tour at Tijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil, Brazil

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  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Hike to Bico do Papagaio in Tijuca National Park and marvel at magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro from above. Follow an informative guide on a nature trail in the Tijuca Forest during this full-day tour. Splash under the Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls) and visit the Tijuca National Park Museum.
The tour starts at the Tijuca National Park entrance gate,  you will get to the top of Bico do Papagaio stone, at over 3200 feet (989 m) above sea level, taking you into an easy hiking until you reach the base of the mountain. This is where, you will enjoy an exciting ascent during the last 20 minutes of the hike. It will be steep and rugged, with roots and rocks. From the summit, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, seeing Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita, Pico da Tijuca, Barra da Tijuca beach and Recreio beach.

Duration: 7 hours

Location: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

You will hike several trails containing forest history records. After visiting the Taunay Waterfall to take some pictures.

Duration: 5 minutes

Location: Cascatinha Taunay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

In the visitor center you can learn a little history of the park, Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban green areas in the world. It has 3,972 hectares and it is located in the Tijuca National Park. Much of its vegetation is secondary, due to the reforestation to replace the coffee farms.

Duration: 20 minutes

Location: Tijuca National Park Visitor Center

After visiting the Taunay Waterfall and the Tijuca National Park Visitor Center, you will take the way toward the Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls) where you can bathe. This beautiful waterfall is formed by the River of Souls, which was named because of the slaves who used to promote cults of their religions on this place, due to its privacy.

Duration: 20 minutes

Location: Cachoeira das Almas, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

You will get to the top of Bico do Papagaio stone, at over 3200 feet (989 m) above sea level, taking you into an easy hiking until you reach the base of the mountain. This is where, you will enjoy an exciting ascent during the last 20 minutes of the hike. It will be steep and rugged, with roots and rocks. From the summit, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, seeing Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita, Pico da Tijuca, Barra da Tijuca beach and Recreio beach.

Duration: 20 minutes

Location: Bico do Papagaio

Information

Includes:
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Any item not listed as included
  • Transportation is not included in regular tour option
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • A high amount of walking is involved
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour, date or full refund
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes with good grip, a light snack, water, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of this tour and for the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated by alcool or or drugs and show signs of intoxication, and if you are not permitted to attend, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Meeting Point

Praça Afonso Vizeu, 212

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time:
8:00 AM
Departure Comments:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
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