"Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Rio's rainforest" Parque Nacional da Tijuca by Willettsworld

Parque Nacional da Tijuca Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 38 photos

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 rainforest 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 which the 35m high Cascatinha de Taunay is the most spectacular, and trails that can take you up to several peaks the highest of which is Pico da Tijuca at 1012m.

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