This tour includes HIKING and FITNESS is REQUIRED. Please read the description carefully.
Level: HARD > Total duration: approx. 8 to 9h > Hike:5h /9km(5,6mi) elev.gain: 651m(2135ft)
This circuit was designed by our team of experts in the Tijuca National Park using trails and sites that are more hidden and unique. The tour offers the opportunity to hike through the Tijuca Tropical Rainforest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Our tour takes the group through an off the beaten track circuit of trails to discover its nature and history reaching the Taquara Hill (814m=2670ft), 100m higher than Christ Redeemer, with magnificent views to the West part of Rio, in clear days. This tour also visits ruins of an old coffee farm, caves and waterfalls hiking in the deep jungle, over suspension bridges and streams. Get ready to walk, hike and adventure yourself!
After the hike, refresh yourself showering in a waterfall* (bring towel and bathing suit).
The scenery of this tour is amazing and more than nature, it has a lot of adventurous moments inside the rainforest visiting sites that are not featured in most tours. On our way up, you will discover the history of Rio and Tijuca Forest and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years and the reforestation that took place in the XIX century.
*The water flow on the falls varies according to the intensity of the rain and sometimes maybe not that strong.
Terms and Conditions
Booking online you'll have the option to pay a deposit fee or the full amount to guarantee your place(s). If you chose deposit, the balance must be PAID CASH on the day of the tour and the participants must have the balance with them before starting the tour (is not possible for our team to go with participants to banks or ATMs). Observe the details (duration, length, level of difficulty, etc.) of the chosen tour and be sure that you are able to do it before confirming the booking. When making the reservation you certify that you are physically fit and in good physical condition to complete the tour. The tour is not recommended for sedentary people or with a record of cardiovascular or lung problems. Children can participate if accompanied by a parent or another responsible who must sign a waiver statement. We recommend to children under 12 the half-day easy tours only. PARENTS must look carefully for the description of the track (extension, time, elevation gain, etc) and is also very important that the child is willing to participate and capable to do it. Transfers from the meeting point may be included or NOT. It depends on the tour and your location. Please check the description of the tour you chose. Please note that it´s very important that you be ready to leave in the meeting point you chose on the date and scheduled time. When making a reservation you agree and declare that you are aware that the tour is a hike with a physical activity that also involves risk of falling, slipping, stumbling, loss or breakage of personal belongings, physical exhaustion, falling of trees, falling of rocks and cliffs, insect bites, venomous animals, contact with stinging plants, contact with thorns, severe weather, among other risks inherent to an outdoor activity, and that such risks may cause damage or loss, small or severe. Before starting the tour each participant must sign a statement saying that they are aware of such risks. Jungle Me includes in the service a personal accident insurance with coverage up to the limits hired in the insurance policy (medical and hospital expenses R$3.000, disability and accidental death R$30.000) not including any pre-existing condition or disease. The insurance has no EXTRA cost but it will only be provided for the participant that informs the full name, date of birth and passport number (or CPF if Brazilian) with minimum 12h before the starting time of the tour. In case of rain, the tour may take place normally. The trails are usually wet and protected by trees and rain does not change these conditions. If the rain is strong enough to affect the safety of the tour, our team will cancel it and the customer can schedule another tour, according to availability, using the amount paid or request a chargeback. So, in case of rain, wait for our instructions. Jungle Me has the right to cancel, stop, change route and proceed with other changes in case of bad weather or any reason that threatens the safety of the group. We also may refuse any participant that we believe are unable to endure the activity and in this case, payment will be refunded. You should be ready to go to the meeting point, waiting for our transport at the scheduled start time of the tour. Some delay may occur to our transportation depending on the traffic conditions of the day. Stay at your meeting point waiting for them. It is expressly forbidden to get on the tour under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. The tour includes a personal accident insurance which is automatically suspended in this case. The schedule (beginning and ending) and duration of each tour can have some variations or delays according to the traffic, weather and other factors and is NOT recommended to schedule flights, travel or important appointments on the day of the tour. The security procedure within the trails must be the same as for the city. Our activities take place within national parks and APAs (Environmental Protected Areas), public areas where the security is under the responsibility of the State and the institutions that manage these areas. Statistics of incidents like robberies are very low but cases have been registered so it is recommended not to carry expensive equipment, passports, and valuables. If you need to cancel the tour for any reason you may do it 96 hours in advance without any cost. After this period it will be charged a penalty equal to the payment made. For cancellations communicated less than 24 hours before the tour and no-shows the total amount must be paid.