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Rio de Janeiro State

Adventure Tours / Brazil – With 44.000 square kilometers, which corresponds approximately to the size of the Netherlands, Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state of Brazil's southeast region. With 6 million inhabitants, its capital, the city of Rio de Janeiro is, behind São Paulo, the countries second largest metropolitan area.

Rio de Janeiro preserves about 280.000 hectares of Atlantic Rainforest / (Mata Atlântica), in form of 21 integral protection conservation units (see map). Recommended ecotourism and adventure tour destinations are Ilha Grande State Park, Juatinga / Paraty and the national parks of Serra da Bocaina, Serra dos Órgãos and Tijuca – Brazil Travel / Mata Atlântica.

See also: Tour São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro
                 Tour Visconde de Mauá - Ilha Grande
                 Map of Rio de Janeiro State