1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Tijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro: 4-Hour Botanical Garden & Tijuca Forest Tour

Product ID: 241482
Discover flora from Brazil and the world on a tour through Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden. Take in panoramic views and follow a trail through Tijuca National Park.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in South Zone Rio area (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Leme). Estimated times: between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM (pickup) and 6:00 PM (approximate drop off) – subject to change according to traffic conditions. Passengers not staying at one of the hotels in our pickup list will be informed of the nearest pickup point and time. Please contact the company responsible for the tour to confirm the pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get up close to the nature of Rio de Janeiro
  • Learn about local and international flora at the Botanical Garden
  • Bask in the panoramic views from the Vista Chinesa gazebo
  • Walk a trail through Tijuca National Forest
  • Pass by the famous São Conrado beach
Full description
Experience the diverse nature of Rio de Janeiro up close. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden. See the Brazilwood tree after which the country is named, the Turtle Lake and floating giant water lilies. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the Orchidarium and Bromeliad house.
Then, climb up to the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forests, and ocean at 388 meters (about 1,273 feet) above sea level. In the distance, you can also clearly make out Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.
Next, go on an adventure through Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Gaze up at the Taunay Waterfall and follow a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna.
Once back in the vehicle, pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders. Take in breathtaking panoramic views on route back to the hotel.
  • Round-trip transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tickets to the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in the South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, and Leblon)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Insect repellent
Know before you go
Please bring a sun hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, and a jacket, as the forest is high in altitude and can be chilly.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Good but a bit short ...

Very little walking in the forest we did everything by bus and the visit to the botanical park was short because it is dark at 5.30pm! For the price we would have liked a little more services The positive point is the guide which is perfect and the view from the top of the forest which is amazing

October 8, 2019

Newton was a great guide, was speaking very well English. We were picked up from our hotel and we felt like VIPs. I would be happy to pay a bit more for a private tour. This time things went well. The whole tour was a great experience for me and my wife thanks to our guide Newton. Obviously, Newton likes his job and shows passion to show everything that matters. 5 stars for the whole experience!!!

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August 21, 2019

It was awesome and the guide was great. He spoke English and Spanish and was able to communicate with the group.

December 30, 2019

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Product ID: 241482