Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Botanical Garden Guided Tour & Parque Lage

Rio de Janeiro: Botanical Garden Guided Tour & Parque Lage

From US$ 45.69 per person

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

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
Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
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

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. As a bonus, enjoy complimentary access also to the Parque Lage. Explore the English-style gardens, forested trails, artificial caves, and the stunning mansion at the center of this beautiful park.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to the Parque Lage
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fee to the Botanical Garden (prices vary from 15 BRL to 60 BRL)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Amazing experience with this company. Our tour guide Monica was stellar. Kind, knowledgeable and attentive. Simply amazing!

September 10, 2021

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