National Forest

This is the largest urban forest in the world, of great importance to the city of Rio in its fauna, flora and all the abundant nature that exists within it.

Recently, ICMBio employees (Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation) have done an excellent job on the sensory trail, giving accessibility to all who want to know it and making it even easier to refresh in one of the several hidden streams over there.


Nonetheless, the incredible Visitor Center and access to the Cascade Gabriela with picnic tables where people of all ages can bathe during the intense summer of Rio de Janeiro, which can reach more than 90 Fahrenheit degrees.

Tijuca Forest is increasingly aiming at a visit accessible to people with disabilities, and for this they opened the Dom Pedro Augusto trail with direction and reading support for the blind, as well as an easy way for the wheelchair users.

It is a show apart when we have a chance to see the animals showing up, guaranteeing smiles to our visit.

The Rio Accessible Tour offers a tour with a help of our amphibious chair, turning easier the access of people with disabilities to get in the waterfalls and streams.