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Hiking in Rio – The Jungle Around Us

By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the greatest attributes of Rio de Janeiro is how it is embedded in rain forest, thick green carpet covering the dramatic hills. It is both pleasing to the eye and offers many accessible hikes where you can get great views and experience wildlife.

Rio’s rain forest sits within “The Tijuca National Park”, the largest urban forest in the world. In the mid 19th century Manuel Gomes Archer foresaw an upcoming shortage of fresh water. His solution was to replant the Atlantic rain forest, which at that point was almost . . .

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