Rio De Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Roundtrip from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend an idyllic tour at the world-famous Rio de janeiro Botanical Garden, or Jardim Botnico. On this guided tour of the sprawling UNESCO biosphere reserve, amble down the Avenue of the Royal Palms, and stroll past trees and plant life from around the world, including gigantic water lilies from the Amazon. Learn the gardens history and glimpse wildlife such as monkeys and toucans along the way. Then enjoy free time to wander the grounds on your own before taking transport back to Rio hotels.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup in Rio, travel with your guide southeast of the city to the historic Rio de janeiro Botanical Garden, or Jardim Botnico, a 346-acre (140-hectare) park located at the foot of Corcovado Mountain, far below the Christ the redeemer statue.

Follow your guide into this large ecological sanctuary founded by King John VI of Portugal in 1808. With more than 6,000 different species of plants from around the world, including 900 varieties of palm trees, the garden was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1992 and operates as a research institute for botanical studies.

Admire the Avenue of Royal Palms, planted when the garden first opened, lined with 134 towering palm trees, and learn about these trees grown from a single tree, originally reserved for the royal family only. Stroll past the Lago Frei Leandro pond, blanketed with Victoria Regia water lilies, the largest water lilies in the word, and a greenhouse housing more than 500 types of orchids.

Pass an old gunpowder factory, a Japanese garden, and a number of sculptures and fountains, including the Fountain of the Muses. Dont be surprised if you see marmoset monkeys, toucans and other wildlife lurking in the Amazonian trees.

During your 1.5-hour guided tour, learn about the different plants you see and receive a historical and cultural overview of the garden. Then spend approx. 2 hours of free time (depending on your groups preferences) to wander the garden on your own. Visit the on-site botany library, a gift shop, or head inside the Museu do Meio Ambiente and check out its environmentally focused exhibits.

Afterward, regroup with your guide at a designated meeting point and enjoy transport back to your hotel.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off



Food and drinks

Botanical Garden Ticket

Entry/Admission - Botanical Garden

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Light clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended

Most travelers can participate

Tickets to the Botanical Garden are not included. Prices are as follows:

Entrance fee for foreign visitors: BRL 60.00.

Entrance fee for Mercosur visitors: BRL 45.00.

Entrance fee for visitors residing in Brazil: BRL 24.00.

The above prices are subject to change without notice.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-May-2021

    Luis was amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. We had such a good tour with him at the jardim botanica! He is also a wonderful photographer. I would highly suggest doing a tour with Luis!

  • 03-Dec-2020

    Lugar muito lindo no meio da cidade com muito verde e história A entrada é cobrada um valor ,tem meia entrada para estudante e idosos Para quem gosta de fotografar pássaros é um prato cheio A vista para o corcovado é linda

  • 14-Feb-2020

    It takes a very special guide to make a tour interesting on a very rainy day & JB managed to accomplish this! The garden is wonderful & JB is very knowledgeable & enthusiastic.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    Realmente es un lugar atrapante. Debes ir con tiempo, puedes llegar a camibar horas. Posee ejemplares hermosos, caminos selváticos, cursos de agua, estanques, un espacio de meditación, un jardín japonés, un jardín sensorial... volveré con seguridad

  • 17-Dec-2019

    Excellent overview of the creation of the garden and of the plant types, where they come from and what they were used for. Really enjoyed it.

  • 16-Dec-2019

    Excellent overview of the creation of the garden and of the plant types, where they come from and what they were used for. Really enjoyed it.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    Lugar onde nos mostra, parte da nossa historia antiga, onde mostra uma flora muito rica, implantada desde o colonialismo e imperialismo, do seculo XIX, o acesso ao JB e muito bom rápido, pelo fato do parque ser muito extenso, a caminha e longa. Recomendo irem preparados para uma boa caminhada. Fomos guiado, pelo um senhor (JB), muito simpático, sábio, extrovertido, de um conhecimento histórico sem igual. ficamos satisfeito, com o passeio, superou nossas expectativas...

  • 24-Aug-2019

    Le jardin botanique de Rio est vraiment un lieu magnifique et unique. 33 hectares de plantes exotiques du monde entier. Sans oublier les toucans poissons géants, singes, lézards, perroquets.... Jean Bernard un excellent guide francophone nous a fait découvrir ce jardin dans ses moindres recoins et l’histoire qui va avec. Un homme remarquable de savoir et de gentillesse qui a été notre guide privé durant cette visite. Un vrai moment magique. À faire sans aucun doute

  • 06-Aug-2019

    This is a very easy walking garden. Didn’t see as many orchids as I expected but they did have some unusual varieties. A little confusing on how to follow the paths.

  • 07-May-2019

    Não fui de excursão, fui por conta. Lugar lindo, mas precisa ir com tempo e disposição para caminhar, o lugar é enorme.

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