The Tijuca Forest and Corcovado Tour , is a two in one package. It starts with a visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the new seven wonders of the planet . The Corcovado (“Hunchback”) mountain, was named for its shape, due to its narrow summit . Building the statue back in 1926 was a big challenge for the engineers. It is the most popular attraction of Corcovado mountain and brings over 300,000 visitors every year. From the peak’s platform, the panoramic view includes downtown Rio, as well as the south area.
TIJUCA FOREST and CORCOVADO TOUR
After visiting the statue, tour continues to Tijuca Forest . The name “Tijuca” comes from Tupi language and means “water that smells bad”. Indians called the nearby mangrove “Tijuca”, which is a saline coastal habitat with a strong water smell. Later, the name Tijuca also became the name of the mountains and the neighborhood around it. It is a natural boundary that separates the West from the South, Central and North zones of the city. The park has over 3000 species of plants, and hundreds of bird types. Without the park, the city temperature would probably increase around 2 degrees celsius. Tour includes visits to corcovado, Chinese View, Taunay`s Waterfalls and Visitor Center.
Around 06 hours round trip.
Wear sunblock , a cap or a hat for sunny days. Also wear light clothes and comfortable shoes. Don`t forget the camera.
Transportation and experienced guides. Attention: Entry fee to Corcovado not included in the price
Regular price: R$ 308,00 per person
Combo Price: R$ 219,00 per person
Daily, Under request. Hotel Pick ups between 7:30 and 8:30 am year round.
How to Book :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and pay a deposit of R$ 99,00 now. 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.