Tijuca National Park is a national park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The park is a huge green area which is mainly tropical rainforest. It has one of the largest urban forests in the world. Most of the park was man made including the forest which was made from the replanting of trees in the 19th century to replace land that had been cleared to grow coffee. The national park is filled with wildlife. It also has a number of waterfalls flowing at various points.
The national park is situated west of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The 301, 302 and 345 buses travel to the national park.
Opening Times and Admission
For safety purposes, It is best to access the national park in daylight. The park has numerous walking trails that you can follow but it is recommended that you explore the forest with a guide as it is fairly easy to get lost.