Tijuca Forest is a huge urban forest sprawling over Rio.
Tijuca Forest is a huge urban forest sprawling over Rio.

Tijuca Forest is a huge urban forest sprawling over Rio.

Gestern am Sonntag machten wir einen Ausflug nach “Floresta da Tijuca”. Wie meistens war auch dieser Ausflug ein unvergesslicher Tag. Morgens um 9 ging es los. Ein paar Minuten später waren wir im Wald wo wir mehrere “kleine” Wanderungen machten inklusive Schwimmen in einem “Naturbad”. Unbeschreiblich war der Ausblick vom “Pico da Tijuca” über Rio de Janeiro. Der lange, anstrengende Aufstieg wurde belohnt.

Markus Hübner, Germany

The water in Cascatinha Taunay plunges down from a height of 100ft.

The water in Cascatinha Taunay plunges down from a height of 100ft.

Tijuca Forest is a huge urban forest sprawling over Rio. The day was perfect for a day trip to a place where you can actually see some nature. For our RioLIVE! activity, we set out with our students to the largest tropical forest in the whole state. We started out with visits to Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and Mesa do Imperador (The Emperor’s table) from which we could see the entire south zone. Our weekend getaway also included fun hikes to Mirante da Cascatinha (Cascatinha Viewpoint) and Pico da Tijuca (Tijuca Peak) for more stunning views of the north zone. The tour also included swimming in the natural and cold waters of the natural pools by the waterfalls. It was a relaxing day and a good chance to put our Portuguese language skills to use! Want to come along next time? You can!

You can freshen up in the natural pools below the waterfalls.

You can freshen up in the natural pools below the waterfalls.

We hiked upwards Tijuca Peak.

We hiked upwards Tijuca Peak.

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Check out previous visits to Tijuca Forest
October 2016
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
July 2015
February 2013

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