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“a walk to a view”
Review of Vista Chinesa

Vista Chinesa
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro
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Private Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer Tour
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Manama, Bahrain
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75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“a walk to a view”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

started from Jardim Botanico and followed the google map directions up to Parque Nacional Tijuca... it was easy following the road and the lovely shade of the forest trees made the uphill walk easier and you can stop by the waterfall for a dip to freshen up. Would be nice if there had distance markers to show how far the vista was. But just keep walking and the view from the vista pagoda is definitely worth it. Loved the walk back downhill.

Visited March 2014
Thank Grace L
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New York, New York, United States
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“Total Highlight”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We arrived in the morning and this attraction really blew us away. What an incredible view. The drive up to this location was as rewarding as the view itself. Truly a rainforest we felt refreshed just breathing the air. The view was magnificent and contained so much of rio. There was virtually no crowd which allowed us to take fantastic pictures. Highly recommend.

Visited March 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

a place where you can see Rio from upside.
It looks like a painting when youou go in the dawn.
Breath the air of the forest and be in contact with nature. I also recommend going up rinding a bike. Its really nice, but a a tuff ride.

Visited February 2014
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
“Excellent sightseeing”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

One of the best views of Rio... Breathtaking... How to go? Easiest and cheapest way is to walk from Botanic garden until the enrance of the Tijuca National Park and hitchiking :) Its just a 4km distance. You can even try to walk in the beautiful nature of Tijuca forest.

Thank soner o
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Definately worthwhile”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

From this point you can so all of the Zona Suda as well as the Christ. It is really breath taking. I personally walked up to this point (about 2 hours uphill), but it can also be done by bike or car. On the way up you follow a paved road, but it is almost always covered by trees, so its very pretty. Halfway up the road, there is a waterfall locals enjoy going to, and if you follow a small jungle path into the forrest, you will get to another waterfall, which is a lot prettier.

Visited February 2014
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