1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro: Botanical Garden Guided Tour

Product ID: 389442
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Stroll through Rio's tranquil Botanic Gardens on a half-day tour. Marvel at the beauty of the Atlantic Forest and explore the remains of the 19th-century buildings.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo, Catete and Centro Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Tour guide will call you by your name in the hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire orchids. bromeliads, and more native vegetation
  • See buildings that date back to the 19th-century, when the gardens were founded
  • Learn about Brazilian history and nature
Full description
After pickup head straight to the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, the oldest such garden in Brazil. The gardens were founded in 1808, around the same time that the Portuguese Royal Family arrived in Brazil. Dom João VI, then a prince, wanted to see if Caribbean spices would adapt to Rio’s climate.

Start with a visit to the Environment Museum before walking around the grounds and admiring the native vegetation. Enjoy the beauty of Frei Leandro Lake and victoria amazonica, a species of flowering plant and the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies from the Amazon Rainforest. Admire the orchids and the bromeliads collections.

Learn about 19th-century Brazilian history from your guide as you stroll amongst the buildings in the garden. Marvel at the beauty of Musas Fountain and explore Pedro Cachimbo rose garden. Take photos between palm trees and make a stop at the Japanese Garden, created in 1935 from the donation of 65 species of typical Japanese plants.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Fee to Botanic Garden.
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine

From £30.02 per person

Organized by

Rio Carioca Tours

Product ID: 389442