Private tour

Rio: Botanical Garden, Tijuca Forest, and Parque Lage Tour

Rio: Botanical Garden, Tijuca Forest, and Parque Lage Tour

From US$ 94.80 per person

See a different side of Rio de Janeiro on a 5-hour ecological city tour. Explore one of the largest urban forests in the world and take time to enjoy the Marvelous City's other natural beauties on a guided tour with a local expert.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available at hotels located in Downtown (Lapa and Cinelândia), Catete, Flamengo, Botafogo Praia Shopping, Copacabana, Ipanema, and at Barra da Tijuca seafront (With added value). Wait for your guide at the hotel lobby. Sometimes the access for the transport could be impossible due to the narrow streets, if so, you will be provided the closest meeting point.
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  • Visit the beautiful Tijuca National Park in the heart of Rio de Janeiro
  • Take a light walk to Tijuca Forest's Taunay Waterfall and Chinese Lookout
  • Visit the magnificent Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
  • Take memorable pictures of Parque Lage's huge mansion at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue
Full description
Following a pickup from your hotel, the eco-tour will first explore one of the world's largest urban forests, Tijuca Forest. Stop to visit some important points of interest such as the Taunay Waterfall, Tijuca National Park Visitor Center, and the Chinese Lookout. If you wish, you can take a short walk through the Atlantic Forest as well. Next up, you'll go to Jardim Botânico, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, one of the most important botanical research centers in the world. At this attraction you can visit important points such as the Orchid Garden, Pestle House, the Sensory Garden, the Central Fountain, and the other fascinating diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora. Finally, you’ll go to Parque Lage to take the photographs of one of the most charming mansions in Rio set to the backdrop of Christ the Redeemer. The mansion is also equipped with a coffee bar, bistro, and art exhibitions.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Transportation with air conditioning
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Beautiful places traveled! Don't stop going! A Rio de Janeiro that we did not know. Marline, the guide, a genius!!! The best!!! beautiful places, do not stop going. a rio de janeiro that we did not know. Marline, the guide is a genius! The best!!!

February 20, 2022

It doesn’t worth the cost at all. Rain forest trip supposed to have ‘walking’, we were told during trip that since it was a rainy day path is slippery and dangerous to walk..! Heyy, it’s ‘rain forest’..!! of course it will be slippery all the time.. that was the reason I wanted to walk, if walking was not included they could have informed us before booking. Our time in ‘rain forest’ passed in the car..!!! Just stopped around a major water fall and that’s it. Famous ‘Chinese view’ was out of reach as well..! We have stopped by in botanical garden, which you don’t need a guide at all..!

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March 2, 2020

Very nice ride .. a beautiful tour .. very interesting ... the guide Cairo very friendly .. and the driver very nice .... they explained everything very well ... thank you !!!

February 28, 2020

Product ID: 308768