The Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour will take you to Tijuca Peak, the highest mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The peak stands 1022 meters ( 3352 feet) , and is the second highest mountain in the city.
Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour – Program
After the pick up, we head out towards the Tijuca Forest, passing by Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and Cascata Taunay ( Taunay`s Waterfalls). The trail starts at a cozy location inside the park, called Bom Retiro, with a large parking lot and restrooms. The trails takes about 1:20 minutes to the summit , mostly sheltered and considered to be easy even for first timers. There is about 700 m of elevation that needs to be covered in a 5 km trail, with an average incline of around 14%. Small mammals like raccoons and monkeys, as well as different species of birds may be seen along the way. Once we are near the summit, a stone stairway calls everyone`s attention. It was especially made for the Belgian King, Albert the 1st, an avid mountaineer who visited Rio de Janeiro in 1920.
Some historians speculate that the King Albert never really used the stairway, but instead, he went natural, despite the bad weather conditions at the time. After going up the steps, at the summit, a perfect 360 degree view of the whole city can be contemplated.
05/06 hours round trip, with a 1:20 hours hike to the summit
Guiding services, and transportation ( pick up at hotel or any address within the covered areas)
From 02 to 28 people
Daily under request. Pick ups at 8:00 am . In summer, pick ups at 7:00 am
Wear good walking or hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap and sun block on sunny days. Take a small backpack with plenty of water
How to Book :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and fill out the booking form. Please read and agree with our terms and conditions, then pay the R$ 59,00 deposit . Choose an available date. We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.