Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
In the morning, guests will be picked up from their hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations. Today we will journey through the Tijuca rainforest in an open-top Jeep. Here, it is possible to see the contrast between the concrete jungle and a tropical forest without leaving the city. We will pass by the notable landmarks in this forest, like the Monkey's Waterfall and the Chinese Vista, where we will stop to take photographs. Over the course of the day, we will learn about the history of the reforestation process and the importance of the Atlantic Rainforest. We will pass by the Emperor's Table, Taunay's Waterfall, and Mayrink Chapel. Afterward, we will enjoy a 1-hour hike along an easy trail where we can get close-up looks at the amazing foliage surrounding us. We will see different types of tropical fruits, trees, animals like monkeys, and various species of birds and butterflies.