One of the options for tours to take place in Rio de Janeiro is a visit to the Tijuca National Park. Located in the “heart metropolitan” city of Rio de Janeiro, Tijuca National Park extends from the mountains of Tijuca Massif, diving the city in the North Zone and South Zone.
The park has a very diverse flora and fauna, natural beauty, such as cave and waterfalls, architectural works of great historical and artistic value, and perform environmental services, such as aid in the regulation of water balance, erosion control of slopes, prevention silting of water courses, conservation of soil quality and climate regulation.
Among the animals present withing the Park are similar to the Atlantic slope of the Serra do Mar, like insects, spiders, mammals, birds and snakes. The flora of the park is represented by the Tropical Rain Forest.
The recreational activities that can be made in the Tijuca National Park are hiking, swimming in waterfalls, bike rides and picnics.
To know the whole park and know its main sights is required on average two days, being able to know the following sectors: Serra da Carioca; Tijuca Forest; Pedra Bonita/Pedra da Gávea.