Floresta da Tijuca – The World’s Largest Urban Forest

Deciding to take on the mountains in Tijuca:

– You can easily reach the tops of two, but not all the views may be cleared out. (Bring a machete or the like.)

– At one point, you will be rock climbing along a steep angle where the path will suddenly be very narrow. (Find foot holes and grab on to branches. Release your inner Tarzan.)

– The thought of falling off and no one knowing may cross your mind a couple of times. (I would not recommend going alone!) Yet, if you hike on your own you’ll probably see more of the rainforest than with a Jeep Tour.

– You’ll meet rainforest species. (Maybe a monkey if you’re lucky.)

– If you do it the day of your evening flight, you’ll have no problem falling asleep. (Making it the shortest flight of your life.)

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Anteater
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Waterfall Near the Start of the Trail
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View From the Trail that Curves Along the Waterfall
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Peak No. 1 (Approximately 1847 ft)
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The View of the Beach and Rio de Janeiro
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The Rock Climbing Part (The Only Way to Get Up Was to Grab that Branch!)
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Peak No. 2 (2680 ft)
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Children Playing Soccer in the Park at the End of the Trails
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Sign in Portugese (with Coordinates!)
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Map and Water Fountain
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Park Just Outside Tijuca
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