Pantanal Carioca Sightseeing Boat Tour With Optional Lunch - Rio De Janeiro

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Enjoy an unforgettable ride through the amazing Lagoon Complex of Barra da Tijuca, unraveling all its secrets and biodiversity. Along with your guide, learn what makes the Marapendi wetlands, commonly known as 'Pantanal Carioca' so unique. A wonderful tour to see a new side of Rio de Janeiro.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Free snacks included
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

The city of Rio de Janeiro, besides it's worldly known attractions, is home to secrets unknown even to the local "Cariocas."

The Barra da Tijuca lagoon system is one of this unique marvels. Hidden in one of the most hectic areas of town the Marapendi wetlands, also known as "Pantanal Carioca" surprise everyone who visits them.

On this 3-hour tour, you will ride along these waters to learn and admire the amazing biodiversity they hold. Your guide, with vast local knowledge and years of experience in the international tour industry, will provide you with commentary about this natural wonder.

Aboard a cutting-edge vessel, spot some wildlife such as birds, feel the breeze and admire the lush green forest surrounding these waters. Enjoy snacks and drinks as you learn more about them from your guide.

This is a great tour filled with entertainment, great company and unforgettable views. It will truly show you a side of Rio you've never seen before.

Inclusions for Pantanal Carioca Sightseeing Boat Tour With Optional Lunch

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Tour escort/host
  • Live commentary on board
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Exclusions for Pantanal Carioca Sightseeing Boat Tour With Optional Lunch

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheelchair accessible.

Lunch or Dinner (if option selected) at partner Restaurants on the Islands' waterfront; Seafood or meat course with 2 "caipirinhas" and deserts included (Per couple)

Hotel pickups and drop-offs (if option selected) available*. (*Please check Hotels in Barra da Tijuca that DO NOT need ground transportation/ dock nearby).

*Hotels in Barra da Tijuca with docks nearby (Ground Transportation NOT necessary): AC by Marriott, Barra Bella Hotel Residência, Bourbon Residence Barra Premium, Brisa Barra Hotel, Novotel RJ Barra da Tijuca, Promenade Casa del Mar, Promenade Barra First, Promenade Paradiso All Suites, Sheraton Barra Hotel & Suites, Transamérica Prime, Windsor Barra Hotel & Congressos, Windsor Marapendi Hotel, Windsor Oceânico Hotel, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro.

Note: Please contact the local tour operator upon booking to confirm your exact pickup point and time of departure.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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20 reviews by the users

  • My wife and I have been to Rio three times and thought there was nothing new to see. We discovered a whole new side of Rio in this tour! The guide was very friendly. The food was really good and very local, don't expect gourmet, and the tour shows a non tourist more real side of life in Rio

  • Beautiful place, fine restaurant, good service

  • excellent to see a different rio!

  • Ronny our enthusiastic guide and boatman went to all extremes for us. First it was unclear that we were not to be picked up at our Copacabana hotel. However a phone call came to the front desk and Ronny assured us that he would wait for us to taxi there. BE CLEAR that hotel pickup is strictly locals of Barra da Tijuca. We with some confusion did make it and behold the tour was just for the two of us. Ronny offered profuse apologies and felt there is some contradiction on pick ups. ANYHOW this is a really nice trip down the Panatanal Carioca inland waterway. It was very hot and wildlife was pretty much on siesta. We drank some cold Mate and had snacks. Interesting was this quiet retreat from the bustle of Rio. We were given a good idea of the wildlife their with photos and descriptions on his iPad. Being from Florida much is the same as in the mangroves there. Lifestyles varied from fisherman living on the river to 5 star
    restaurants and nice homes on the islands. You will see some sensational views! Ronny got us on a taxi back to our hotel for half what I paid to get to the launch site. Thank you for a nice afternoon!

  • Good tour! Great guide! Romy is friendly, fun , informative! Would rate tour higher but 3 hour tour could be shorter.
    Shelagh and Ken

  • see Rio from a different perspective... very relaxing and very friendly guide... you may catch a glimpse of an alligator or two and some nice birds.... water may be a little odorous in some parts... but I really recommend it... and you get free drinks and snacks too...

  • Our guide was very knowledgeable in showing us around the boat tour. Great sightseeing of various boat towns around the area.

  • Just something fine

  • WOW! Amazing boat tour and a fantastic guide! We saw lots of wildlife and gorgeous scenery! We stopped at a local restaurant and the food was lovely. Our guide was so passionate....5 out of 5!

  • I would describe this trip as an urban Brazilian boat tour with wild life. Mainly birds but also Caymans and Capybaras-the world's largest rodents The boat tour provided an overhead canopy giving welcome shade from the sun, lasted three hours and provided a good chance to see a little known and interesting part of Rio in a relaxing and comfortable environment. Hidden behind hotels and residential roads this tour explores the waterways, lagoons and islands in a small but comfortable shuttle boat. Captained by the enthusiastic and exuberant Romy who is passionate about preserving and protecting the waterways the boat cruises the local channels. which leads to a lagoon then turns around going past the starting jetty and travelling beyond to the very interesting nearby island communities. The area of 'little Venice' was an unexpected surprise and the trip provided lovely views of the Rio mountains. Some guests opted to be dropped off at one of lovely local restaurants for a late lunch- with Romy. set to pick them up later.
    Something relaxing and different from anything else we did in Rio.

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