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

4.3 / 5

30 reviews

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

From US$ 37.63 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, 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.


  • 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
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Covid-19 Update

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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 (if option selected)
  • 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
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The Vista Chinesa and some points of the Tijuca Forest may sometimes be inaccessible by vehicles and temporarily out of the itinerary. There is no discount or refund policy for these cases. When the access is allowed, the locations will return immediately to the itinerary.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 30 reviews

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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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