Hike to the top of Bico do Papagaio stone, at over 3200 feet (989 m) above sea level. This stone is located at Sector A of the Tijuca National Park, a sector known as Tijuca Forest. To reach Bico do Papagaio, you will hike through several segments of trails in the Tijuca Forest. Also, visit the museum and enjoy a break the Almas waterfall (Waterfall of Souls) while hiking.
Hike to Bico do Papagaio in Tijuca National Park and marvel at magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro from above. Follow an informative guide on a nature trail in the Tijuca Forest during this full-day tour. Splash under the Cachoeira das Almas (Waterfall of the Souls) and visit the Tijuca National Park Museum.
The tour starts at the Tijuca National Park entrance gate, you will get to the top of Bico do Papagaio stone, at over 3200 feet (989 m) above sea level, taking you into an easy hiking until you reach the base of the mountain. This is where, you will enjoy an exciting ascent during the last 20 minutes of the hike. It will be steep and rugged, with roots and rocks. From the summit, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, seeing Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita, Pico da Tijuca, Barra da Tijuca beach and Recreio beach.
Admire the views from there, which is the second highest mountain in the park and third highest in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Learn from your guide a bit of history about it. Given its pointed shape, the mountain was referred to as Tooth Stone or Tooth of the Spirits Stone by the superstitious Tupinaba Indians.
The hike has an approximate duration of 6 hours and the climate inside the Atlantic Rainforest is hot and humid, making this an excellent exercise and outdoor activity. Come and experience the beautiful view of Bico do Papagaio, the beauties and charms of the Tijuca Forest and the blend of it with the city of Rio de Janeiro.