Parque Lage Tours

Those who have already been enchanted by the Jardim Bôtanico, but are looking for a less popular venue, will find a tranquil paradise at Parque Lage. The small park at the foot of Corcovado Mountain was once the residence of the rich industrialist Enrique Large and his wife, the singer Gabriella Besanzoni. Surrounded by monkeys and birds hopping from branch to branch in the Atlantic rain forest, the park resembles an oasis and it is easy to see why the couple decided to settle down here. The mansion was built in the colonial style, but was later remodeled by Italian architect Mario Vodrelan and enclosed by a perfectly landscaped English-style garden. Today, the building hosts the Escola de Artes Visuais – the visual arts school – as well as a café, both of which are open to the public.

Behind the turquoise pool in the courtyard, the wooden benches of the café and the embellished facade, Christ the Redeemer rises into the sky and creates the perfect backdrop for a day away from busy Rio. Apart from the nice view of the Christ, the delightful pastries at the café and the occasional exhibition or event, the Parque Lage also offers nice walks through the lush landscape with lots of things to discover. Visitors can enjoy fish tanks holding a variety of Brazilian species, admire fountains, ponds, caves and a tower and find plenty of benches to sit and take in the scenery.

Practical Info

Parque Lage opens daily from 8am to 6pm and the admission is free. The public park can be found in the Jardim Bôtanico district along the Rua Jardim Bôtanico, where a number of busses make a stop. 
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Address: R. Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Hours: Daily 8am-6pm
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Art and Fashion Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Immerse yourself in the art and fashion of cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro on this guided 5-hour tour. Visit the Jardim Botânico neighborhood's Parque Lage, home to the Escola de Artes Visuais (School of Visual Arts), where free art exhibitions and occasional performances take place. Head to Ipanema, the epicenter of fashion and luxury, to tour the H Stern factory and get a look at the jewelry-making process. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Private Custom Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Get private transportation, and a flexible itinerary on this 9-hour private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. With your private group of up to 13 people, visit the city's landmarks and highlights, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain. Round-trip transportation from accommodations in Rio is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$240.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$200.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Botanical Gardens and Parque Lage Photography Tour

Visit the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden on this private, 4-hour photography tour. See the historic park with its diverse flora and fauna, plus the scientific research institute and garden trails. Then along with a professional photographer guide, travel to the historic Parque Lage. Wander through artificial caves, have a picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the trails that lead to Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterward, receive a high-resolution digital photo album and a printed souvenir photo. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$115.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Rio de Janeiro Customized Photography Tour by SUV Car

Opt for a personalized experience of Rio de Janeiro on a private and customizable photography tour, a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Traveling by SUV with just your party and private guide, you’ll create your own itinerary of Rio highlights and capture impressive photographs for your online portfolio. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included to avoid the stress of finding a meeting point.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$250.00 USD
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Corcovado Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Hike up Rio's famous Corcovado Mountain for excellent views of the city and an up-close encounter with the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Following an experienced hiking guide, make your way through the Tijuca Rainforest to the mountain's summit. This advanced trek takes about 2.5 hours, and the tour takes 6 hours in total. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$145.00 USD
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Christ the Redeemer Statue Shared Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Discover the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Rainforest and famous Christ the Redeemer Statues on a 6-hour hiking tour. Start the moderate hike at Parque Lage, at the base of Corcovado Mountain, with your guide and a small group of 15 guests or less. Take in the aerial views from the top of the mountain and look out for local wildlife along the way.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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