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Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Journey by jeep into ther most unique rainforest in the world located in central Rio de Janeiro.

Rainforest Jeep Tour

Journey by jeep into Tijuca Rainforest, the most unique rainforest in the world, located in central Rio de Janeiro.

Your tour begins when your professional guide meets you at the ship pier, where you will be driven to Tijuca Rainforest in an open-top jeep. Participants on this tour are seated in the back of the jeep and are driven by the professional guide.

The Tijuca Forest is a mountainous, hand-planted rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It's the world's largest urban forest, covering 12 square miles. The forest shares its name with the Tijuca Bairro, the neighborhood that contains it, and is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction, found only in the Atlantic Rainforest.

You will enter the rainforest in an open jeep, where it's possible to see the contrast between the stone jungle and a tropical forest in the middle of a large cosmopolitan city. You will pass beautiful "Cachoeira dos Macacos" (Monkey's Waterfall). You will also see the "Vista Chinesa" (Chinese View) where you can take amazing pictures.

Your professional guide will explain the history of the reforestation process and the importance of the "Mata Atlantica" (Atlantic Forest). Along the way, you will see many wonderful natural features, such as the "Mesa do Imperador" (Emperor's Table), Cascatinha (Taunay's Waterfall), and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel).

Next, you will enjoy an approximately 20 to 30-minute hike through an easy trail, where the botanical nature of the rainforest reveals itself. You will also see a fascinating array of tropical fruits, trees, animals (including monkeys), and various types of birds and butterflies.

Departing the rainforest, you will be driven back to your cruise ship.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $90.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural, Active
Tour Duration
5.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable and light clothing, long pants, and sensible, closed-toed walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, mosquito repellant, and sunscreen are suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, cobblestone, and gravel surfaces, some of which are at an incline. Steps are required to visit some sites. This tour is not accessible for guests with wheelchairs or walkers. Guests with neck, back or hip ailments and pregnant women should not participate on this tour.