Rio Adventures offers a Tree Canopy Tour in Rio, right inside the Tijuca Forest. The circuit of suspended steel cables is considered an adventure high rope course , with 360º views of hillside, forest, beaches and fine residences. It has 30 + obstacles, and features over 1 kilometer of cables, with 3 zip lines, a variety of swings (log, pendulum, Tarzan), tunnels, all divided in 2 levels of difficulty. Its obstacles vary from 15ft (5m) to 100ft (35m) in length and are suspended at heights ranging from 30ft (10m) to 90ft (30m). More important than upper-arm strength, balance is the key to complete the whole course without using your extra body batteries . Unlike many tree canopy courses, we provide a combination of fun and challenge as you go through all of its obstacles. When doing the zip-slides for example, you are hanging on a bar, rather than sitting comfortably in a harness.
Tree Canopy Tour in Rio – Program
A tourist checking her skills over the trees.
Only premium quality, safety tested equipment is utilized, so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest. After the initial introduction to the safety equipment, visitors are fitted with the highest quality harnesses by professional guides. Soon after, riders will begin their adventure over the forest, after a 5 minutes hike through the jungle. Travelers start with the yellow course first, like a warm up, classified as an easy to moderate level course. After finishing the yellow, participants are welcome to try the red one, with tougher obstacles and elements. Both courses together can take as long as 2 hours, according to everyone`s speed and group size. It is a fantastic canopy course, designed for testing your strength, agility, courage, balance, endurance, and fear of heights. It is intellectually exciting and physically challenging, done in a beautiful environment. And since it is in the jungle, you may encounter wild animals at the tree tops, like monkeys and toucans for example. Come zip lining in Rio !
3 to 4 hours round trip, with 1 to 2 hours spent over the trees
Transportation, equipment rentals and guiding services.
Easy to Moderate
Daily, under request between 8:00 am and 11:00 am, or in the afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, year round
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Small cameras are welcome
Minimum of 02 people
* Discounts available for groups of 04 or more people
The Terms and Conditionsdisplayed below are a very important part of the booking procedure. Here you will find everything you need to know about our tour policies.
Prices for tours in Rio are valid for tours, starting january 1st 2013 until December 31st 2013. Rates are quoted in BRAZILIAN REAL inclusive of taxes and are correct at time of publication. Prices may be subject to change at the discretion of Rio Adventures. We only have a 6% surcharge if customers ask for full payment through Paypal. We normally ask for down payments between 20% and 50% the tour price.
Customers must fill out the booking form in order to request a tour. Do not miss any required information, otherwise the booking form will not go through. Within a few moments we will answer the request by e-mail, confirming availability. After confirmation, we send an invoice to the customer through Paypal. After payment is registered, booking procedure is complete.
In case the customer needs to change the pick up address, no extra fees will be applied. In case of tour date changes, see the tour date changes policy below.
Seat availability is guaranteed upon payment of deposit. A 20% to 50% deposit (according to the tour and # of people) is required at the time of booking, through Paypal or Bank Wire. Through Paypal, we sen an invoice that contains detailed info about the tour, including tour price, amount requested as deposit and remainder, to be paid on tour date, in cash to our guide in charge.
Customers must have an account with Paypal in order to make the payment. Paypal is a secured payment system used in more than 180 countries.
Soon after the transaction is made, you will receive an email with your receipt from Paypal. We do not send receipts as it is done by Paypal. We do send an e-mail confirming that payment went through and that the booking procedure is complete. The remainder will be paid in cash to our guide in charge.
Customers may choose to pay in full through Paypal , but in these cases, a 6% surcharge will be applied.
Payments though Paypal have to be made with the use of a credit , debit card or e-checks. In case of payments with e-checks, please note that this type of payment takes at least 5 days to clear, so if your tour is scheduled for any of the next 4 days, customers will have to use a credit card instead . If you are planning to book a tour in Rio for at least a week from now, then an e-check payment can be made.
Customers should note that adventure travel in Rio involves a higher than normal risk and a liability release will be available for reading, and will have to be agreed with, when filling out the booking form, otherwise one will not be able to complete the booking form and therefore, will not be able to participate in any of our tours.
Rio Adventures also assumes no responsibility for any act of negligence or omission whatsoever, by any company whose services are used as part of packages provided.
Rio Adventures will make every effort to safeguard its customers and their personal property , but cannot be held responsible for personal injury , damage or loss due to events beyond the tour operators control, or to damage sustained by tourists including those occurring outside the touring program.
Cancellation made by Rio Adventures
Rio de Janeiro has a very heavy and unpredictable traffic condition as well as sudden weather changes and because of that, Rio Adventures reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary of any of its sightseeing tours and arrange alternative routes to those advertised if necessary. The main tourist spots of the sightseeing tours will be preserved, but the route we use to access these spots may be changed according to our needs.
No refunds will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay, either during pick up or drop off time, including events of severe weather conditions , traffic jams or mechanical failure.
Most tours including sightseeing trips in Rio and adventure tours in Rio will happen with rain, so only our staff is entitled to cancel a tour due to that matter. Rio is a tropical city, hot and humid, so sudden rain is very common, especially in the forests.
If a decision needs to be made, in terms of changing the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, like forest fires, floods, breakdowns, traffic jams, heavy rain, thunder storms or anything else that cannot be foreseen at this time, it will all be left to the discretion of the tour guide in charge.
If a sightseeing or an adventure tour needs to be cancelled during the process, due to weather issues, we will then take customers back to their address in Rio. In this particular case, we will retain 20% of total tour price, to cover our expenses with transportation. If the same thing happens during an adventure tour instead, we must collect a transportation fee only, which is R$ 30,00 per person.
If the tour needs to be cancelled by Rio Adventures right before it starts, for any possible reason, a full refund will be given to customers through Paypal or in cash (if deposit was made in cash). The group may also choose another alternative date for the tour. In this case, the deposit previously paid will be held, and the remaining balance will be paid in cash on the date the tour is rescheduled for.
Cancellation made by customers
Rio Adventures offers full and partial refunds according to the date the customer requests it (please check the REFUND POLICY below). Tours operate rain or shine (other weather permitting). Customers cannot cancel a tour based on their own assumption that the weather represents a risk and still expect a refund . Also, for sightseeing tours, we cannot guarantee visibility, especially in places like Corcovado and Sugar loaf. If customers cancel a tour based on that, we reserve the right to retain the deposit paid previously.
Tour canceled by customer over 30 days before its schedule : full refund of what was paid as deposit
Tour canceled by customer between 30 and 15 days before its schedule : 50% refund of what was paid as deposit
Tour canceled by customer between 14 and 7 days before its schedule: 25% refund of what was paid as deposit
Tour canceled by customer between 6 days and tour day : No refund
BOOKING CHANGES POLICY
In case the customer needs to change the pickup address or increase the number of participants, no fee will be applied. If a discount was given to a group, based on the number of people, in case the number decreases, In case of tour date changes, we charge a fee of 25% the tour price to reschedule it. To avoid that fee, please request the date change at least 7 days before original schedule.
CHILD POLICY*/AGE RESTRICTIONS
Minimum ages change , according to the sightseeing tour or adventure tour you choose. Check below.
Minimum ages required for tours:
Hang gliding in Rio, paragliding in Rio, parachuting in Rio: 18 years or older
Paintball in Rio,Mountaineering in Rio, Climbing in Rio, Go kart in Rio, Kayaking in Rio: 14 years or older
Hiking in Rio, Rafting in Rio, Ducking in Rio ,and SUP (Stand Up Paddling in Rio): 12 years or older
Surfing in Rio and Tree Canopy Tour in Rio: 8 years or older
Sightseeing tours in Rio: No age restriction
Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to travel unless accompanied by an adult.
Children between 7-11 years get a 50% discount on sightseeing tours only. Children up to 6 years of age, do not pay for sightseeing tours, as long as they do not occupy seats, and sit on parents lap. There are no discounts for adventure tours, except for hiking trips.
Children 12 years or older pay full adult fare in any activity that they may be eligible to participate.
We reserve the right to have at least two adults paying the full price , in order to issue discounts and free passes for children
Tickets to attractions are not included. Discount policy regarding children may vary from one tour spot to another. We have no responsibility over the amount of discount given to children by the administration of places such as Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, as well as museums and any other odd tour spot.
Any minimum group of 2 people or more, who request a combo tour, a combo adventure in Rio or a customized combo tour in Rio will get at least a 10% discount on regular tour price. A combo is a mixing of one sightseeing tour and one adventure tour or 2 adventure tours or 2 sightseeing tours or sometimes 3 activities combined.
Discounts can be applied to a group of 03 or more people. According to the group size, discounts can be higher or lower. Unlike other adventure tour operators in Rio, during high season or special events in Rio ( except for hang gliding and paragliding), we normally do not increase our prices, therefore, we may not offer discounts to groups.
Examples of Group Discounts:
Any group of friends or family, travelling together, with at least 3 people, who request a sightseeing tour or an adventure tour, can also get a discount, except for Helicopter tour , Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Parachuting. For these last 4 activities we may be able to offer free transportation from and to hotel.
Discount rates can vary from 5% to 15% off, according to the tour, number of people and season.
FITNESS and PARTICIPATION
Our adventure tours in Rio are active and most require a reasonable level of fitness. NOTE: Tours graded Moderate and Difficult are only suitable for very fit and active people who enjoy outdoor sports. They are not suitable for children. If you have any doubts about your capability of participating on a tour, please contact us by e-mail or phone and we will be happy to assist you. People with history of heart or lung diseases shall not participate in any adventure tour.
Rio Adventures may refuse to carry a person whose behavior is detrimental to the enjoyment of the group. By travelling with Rio Adventures, you agree to accept the authority of the guides and accept their decisions. Our staff are entitled to a safe working environment and our passengers to a great holiday. Any threats to safety, being physical or verbal, or inappropriate behavior may result in removal from the tour. If a guide requires a passenger to leave the vehicle, no refunds will be given and that passenger will be responsible for his/her own travel costs and arrangements from that point.
MINIMUM PASSENGER NUMBER
Most of our tours require a minimum number of 2 passengers to operate at a regular rate. Solo travelers can join an upcoming tour. Just check our upcoming activities page for future tours.
DAYS OF OPERATIONS
In your trip to Rio, please note that we operate tours 7 days a week, under request, year round, except on December 31st and January 1st . Some tours operated outside Rio may not work in certain holidays due to long traffic jams.
Read carefully before applying for the request
Due to the large volume of e-mail requests received at Rio Adventures, responses can take from 15 minutes to 2 hours. For a more immediate response, in case you wish to book a tour for tomorrow, or even today, please call us at 2705 5747 or 7744 3674or 8290 1980. We answer calls from Monday thru Sunday, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. If you are calling from overseas, please dial 55 (country code) + 21 (area code) and then any of the numbers displayed above. After 6:00 PM, we do not answer phone calls anymore, but may be able to respond to some requests until 8:00 PM through e-mail
If you wish to book a tour for tomorrow , there are a few tours that do not require you to check availability first, as we have regular departures 7 days a week. They are: Hang Gliding and Paragliding . So if you want to book any of these activities, just go ahead and fill out the booking form. But in case you wish to fly today, please send us an e-mail or call the office for availability
For other sports and sightseeing tours, you can go straight to the booking form and fill it out as long as your request is for at least 48 hours from now.
For adventure side trips, you may fill out the booking form on the right, as long as your request is for at least 72 hours from now.
If the dates you are planning your trip for, do not meet those requirements, instead of filling out the booking form, just go to thecontact page and fill out the request availability form, to check if we can help you with your short notice request. Filling out the request availability form first, will prevent you from reading and accepting our terms and conditions page without knowing whether or not we can help you with your request. You can only send the booking form after reading and agreeing with the terms.
If you are unsure about the tour you wish to book, as well as how the booking procedure works, please check our HOW TO BOOK A TOUR page first.