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Waterfalls in the forest, the Carioca Sierra in Tijuca National Park

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 74 reviews.Jardim Botânico, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Folopo

6 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

We will do a beautiful hike under the forest canopy and visit amazing waterfalls in the Serra da Carioca (Sector B) of Tijuca National Park. I visit these waterfalls for more than 20 years. I will present you more secret and hidden places than you will find in internet guides and tourist sites. I will show you some of the places I like most in the city to relax in this great urban forest (Atlantic Tropical Forest). I will share my knowledge about the forest we will be at, its importance to the city and some of the park's history. In total we will walk around 7km on marked trails (Transcarioca trails, moderate level) in the Atlantic Forest. This experience involves walking (hiking) and a minimum level of physical effort is involved. There are waterfalls within easy reach too, ideal for families - send me a message before booking so we can discuss.
8:00 we meet
80:15 arrival at the trailhead
9:00 first waterfall
9:20 trail to next waterfalls
10:15 second and third waterfalls (beautiful place with sunlight)
11:00 fourth waterfall
11:45 we start our return (2.5km) - there is one more waterfall to visit on the way back.
13:30 we exit the park
We will do a beautiful hike under the forest canopy and visit amazing waterfalls in the Serra da Carioca (Sector B) of Tijuca National Park. I visit these waterfalls for more than 20 years. I will present you more secret and hidden places than you will find in internet guides and tourist sites. I will show you some of the places I like most in the city to relax in this great urban forest (Atlantic Tropical Forest). I will share my knowledge about…

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Fri, 13 Nov
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
₹2,018 per person
₹2,018 per person
Mon, 16 Nov
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
₹2,018 per person
₹2,018 per person
Thu, 19 Nov
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
₹2,018 per person
₹2,018 per person

Meet your host, Folopo

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 74 Reviews
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instagram: @folopo
Wilderness First Aid certified (WFA/WMAI-Brasil). Economist and MSc Ecosystem Services. I am offering experiences since May 2019. I am an experienced traveler in Brazil when it comes to hiking and trekking in remote areas. I have also lived in Germany and Scotland and I speak four languages. I am Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. My favourite place on Earth is Chapada Diamantina (Bahia).
I will he happy to present you my favorite waterfalls in the city and share my knowledge and enthusiasm about Rio's history, the creation of the Tijuca National Park and the reasons to protect the large urban forest it hosts.
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)
instagram: @folopo
Wilderness First Aid certified (WFA/WMAI-Brasil). Economist and MSc Ecosystem Services. I am offering experiences since May 2019. I am an experienced traveler in Brazil when it comes to hiking and trekking in remote areas. I have also lived in Germany and Scotland and I speak four languages. I am Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. My favourite place on Earth is Chapada Diamantina (Bahia).
I will he happy to present you my favorite waterfalls in the city an…
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Where you'll be

We don't need a car for this experience. I will present you several waterfalls located in the "Serra da Carioca" Sector, in the Tijuca National Park. I propose a pleasant hike in the forest, visiting several waterfalls, all great for bathing. Level of effort required is moderate and the last part is more difficult as it requires the use of the hands to hang on some roots. Families visit these places and I shall take guests in safety - which is the most important always.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 74 reviews.

Gabriela
February 2020
Tivemos uma ótima experiência, diferente de tudo o que as pessoas que estão de passagem costumam fazer pelo Rio. A floresta e as cachoeiras são incríveis. Felipe e Pedro foram super simpáticos e hospitaleiros. Recomendo muito!
Kim
January 2020
The forest is magical, the waterfalls are beautiful, and Felipe is an excellent guide and super nice guy with lots of knowledge to share.
Sophie
January 2020
This was a very nice way to discover the Tijuca park, and a perfect introduction to Rio and its natural surroundings. Folopo was friendly and took us to multiple waterfalls where we could bathe, all different and fun! He was also very knowledgeable about the park and shared interesting facts with us. I highly recommend it!
This was a very nice way to discover the Tijuca park, and a perfect introduction to Rio and its natural surroundings. Folopo was friendly and took us to multiple waterfalls where w…
Edson
January 2020
Foi uma experiência gratificante. Nos aventuramos eu e um filho de 13 anos e gostamos bastante. Passamos por várias cachoeiras límpidas durante o percurso e excelentes para quem gosta de se refrescar em contato com a natureza. Folopo é sensacional. Manteve o contato e a atenção com todos do grupo deixando a caminhada mais leve e agradável.
Foi uma experiência gratificante. Nos aventuramos eu e um filho de 13 anos e gostamos bastante. Passamos por várias cachoeiras límpidas durante o percurso e excelentes para quem go…
Amelia
January 2020
Excellent experience! The views were beautiful and the waterfalls felt like such special places. The walking was hot and tiring by the end but it was a lot of fun and we would certainly recommend it!
Nicolle
January 2020
Folopo was absolutely amazing! We had a great time with him, and left feeling like he was one of the family :) the hike was great and such a great reminder of nature in the middle of a busy city!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

I always enjoy taking friends for this hike, which is very pleasant, inside the forest. Some physical effort is necessary for this hike and the last section requires the use of hands. Please bring water to spend the day and insect repellent, plastic bag (for your litter) and perhaps a light towel. Sun protection lotion is not needed.

What to bring

drinking water to spend the day (1.5L)

trail snacks (due to the padnemic I cannot offer those. I recommend nuts, fruits or energy bar and a sandwich