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Estrada da Cascatinha 850, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, , Brazil

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Great views, Free, Off the beaten path

Widely known as the best place in Rio to explore nature, this lush Atlantic rain forest has spectacular views, unusual trees, beautiful waterfalls (around 30 of them), and Capuchin monkeys—one of the hundreds of species of flora and fauna, many exclusive to the region. Jeep tours are a popular way to explore the forest; most offer four hours in an open-air vehicle with a short hike at the end. Visitors should prepare with rain gear and sunscreen.

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Tijuca National Park

Widely known as the best place in Rio to explore nature, this lush Atlantic rain forest has spectacular views, unusual trees, beautiful waterfalls (around 30 of them), and Capuchin monkeys—one of the hundreds of species of flora and fauna, many exclusive to the region. Jeep tours are a popular way to explore the forest; most offer four hours in an open-air vehicle with a short hike at the end. Visitors should prepare with rain gear and sunscreen.