Exploring the forest

Exploring the forest. Enjoying the Cascatinha Taunay, which is the highest cascade in the forest.

Exploring the forest. Students enjoying the view of the Cascatinha Taunay

Floresta da tijuca ist ein großer Naturpark in Rio. Der Ausflug dorthin war ein sehr schönes Erlebnis: Ein Führer zeigte uns die wichtigsten Pflanzen und erzählte einiges über die Geschichte. Höhepunkt war der Aussichtspunkt Vista Chinesa! Es war ein richtig schöner Tag, auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!

Claudia Schulte, Germany.

Last Wednesday was Children’s Day in Brazil, and to celebrate this, we spent our day exploring the forest of Tijuca. The day dawned beautiful, with plenty of sunshine and few clouds, perfect for exploring the charms and curiosities of Rio’s nature. Many families like to go there to do picnic, hike and enjoy the day off.

When we got there the first thing we found was the Cascatinha Taunay, which is the largest and best-known cascade of the forest. There are many waterfalls and cascades, and during our tour, we visited some of them. In addition to the Cascatinha Taunay, we visited Cascata Gabriela and Cachoeira da Baronesa, which are very beautiful. We visited also the Capela Mayrink, which is a small and historic church into the forest.

Taunay Cascade. The highest and most known cascade there.

Taunay Cascade. The highest and most known cascade there.

Our student Franz with one of the several fountains

Our student Franz with one of the several fountains

The Capela Mayrink is a little church into the forest. It is very historic and known there.

Students in front of the very charming Capela Mayrink

The students had fun while doing the various trails through the forest. We saw some plant species, very large trees, fruits and interesting ways. We also talked with very old forest dwellers. These are people who have been there for a long time and know each corner there.

Students sharing the smell of a brazilian plant specie

Students sharing the smell of a brazilian plant specie

Walking through the jungle and learning new ways

Walking through the jungle and learning new ways

After visiting the immense forest of Tijuca, we went to the Vista Chinesa. There, we enjoyed the beautiful view of the city and rest a little, after all, our walk was long and we practiced too much Portuguese.

Yasuhiro enjoying the view from Vista Chinesa

Yasuhiro enjoying the view from Vista Chinesa

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