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Favela guided tour with rainforest jeep tour

Based on 6 reviews
Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • From the harsh realities of favela to the beauty of the Tijuca rainforest
  • Do a walking tour of a favela with a professional guide
  • 20-30 minute hike through the Tijuca rainforest with a guide
  • Learn more about the favelas structure and communities
What to expect

A great full day trip to get away from the city in the morning and hike the rainforest of Tijuca, and to discover life inside a the favela da Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, in the afternoon. Just a few steps from the streets of Rio lies the thriving oasis of Tijuca, the world’s largest urban rainforest. Contained within the city limits, this lush jungle is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. In the afternoon, see various communities within the favela, a Brazilian version of the shanty towns in South-Africa. Get a clear idea of the lifestyles and understand the structure and system of a favela.

On this tour you will:

  • travel by jeep to the Tijuca rainforest that surrounds Rio and explore the largest urban rainforest
  • hike approximately 20 to 30 minutes along a trail that takes you under the rainforest canopy
  • see various wildlife as you enjoy the tranquility of the area
  • feel the spray of Cachoeira dos Macacos (Waterfall of the Monkeys) and Taunay Waterfall
  • enjoy the impressive views of Rio from the pavilion on top of Tijuca National Park, Vista Chinesa (Chinese View)
  • do a guided walking tour through the streets and alleys of the favela
  • meet the locals and gain insight into the challenges these communities face
  • learn how even through such difficulties the people of the favela are able to smile and welcome visitors
  • ... and more!
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What's included
  • Roundtrip transfer
  • Professional tour guide
  • 20-30 minute hike
What's not included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
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  • Children (3-12): reduced

R. Maria Quitéria, 23 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22410-040, Brazil

Meeting point:
  • Roundtrip transfer is included from and to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra, Santa Teresa and Centro
What to remember
  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation
  • Roundtrip transfer is included from and to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra, Santa Teresa and Centro
  • Please call to confirm your tour at least 72 hours prior to the activity time to organize your pick-up
  • You will need to present your voucher on the day of the tour. You can choose to print it or to bring a mobile version of it on your smartphone or tablet
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  • This tour is available daily at 8.00am
    • Departure time: 08.00am
    • Return time: 1.00pm
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