Ride by open off-road jeep through Jardim Botânico district and start the climb of the Tijuca Forest reaching the Chinese View look out spot where a short stop is made for the magnificent view. Continue the ride until we reach the Tijuca National Park, an area of 3.200 hectares of protected Atlantic Forest and shelter to a variety of birds and butterflies as well as "prego" and "sagui" monkeys. The forest is also home to hundreds of species of plants, many of them threatened by extinction. Located in the heart of the city, the Tijuca National Park is the largest urban reserve in the world. A 15 minutes walk is planned from this point until the waterfall of Cascatinha where there's a rest stop and refreshments available. Continue by jeep through the forest passing by Mayrink Chapel, Açude da Solidão descending via São Conrado beach and returning to the pier via beaches.