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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico) Tours

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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
A serene, verdant oasis in the midst of bustling Rio de Janeiro, the city’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico) offers a chance to see and learn about both Amazonian and imported plants. There are over 6,500 species of plant contained in the 133-acre (54-hectare) plot, as well as an important research facility and botanical library.
 
The Basics
Rio’s shady Botanical Garden, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to a part of the Atlantic Forest, is a lovely place to wander and escape the city’s crowds, traffic, and penetrating sunshine. Highlights include a lake containing massive water lilies, a huge catalog of orchids and bromeliads, and the Japanese Garden. Prince Regent Dom João founded the garden in 1808, and today they are used as a research center as well as for public enjoyment. Walk down the Avenue of Royal Palms, lined with 134 majestic palm trees, and into the garden, where you will find the first tea, cloves, and cinnamon imported and acclimated to Brazil. While admiring the flora, look out for native wildlife, including capuchin monkeys, tufted-ear marmosets, and more than 140 species of bird.
 
Guided tours of the Botanical Garden offer insights into its history and mission from a knowledgeable local guide. You can easily combine guided tours of Corcovado, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Sugar Loaf Mountain with a stop at the botanical garden, as well as other city highlights such as Ipanema, Copacabana, and Parque Lage.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Rio’s Jardim Botânico is a must for nature and wildlife lovers.
  • Entrance fees are payable in cash only. Guided tours of the garden typically include these fees.
  • The Children’s Park offers a sandbox and play structure for kids 10 years old and under, as well as picnic tables and a café with kid-friendly food. 
  • The Jarbô Café and Garden Café offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beverages.
 
How to Get There
The garden is situated in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood, in southeast Rio. Reach it easily by catching any bus marked Jardim Botânico from Centro or the 571, 572, or 594 from the Zona Sul.
 
When to Get There
The garden is open during daylight hours every day except December 25 and January 1. Check ahead for special programming including music and shows geared toward kids. Weekdays are known for peace and quiet; the garden is busy with families and visitors on the weekends.
 
Research at the Botanical Garden
The on-site Barbosa Rodrigues Library holds a collection of more than 109,000 volumes of rare works, dissertations, theses, and scientific papers on botany. The garden’s seed and plant catalog is part of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, aimed at saving current plant species from extinction.
Address: Jardim Botanico, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

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Get more out of your visit to the famous Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden when you go with a guide. Walk through the highlights of this UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve while learning about learning about its history and mission, plus see plants and animals from around the world like monkeys, toucans, and giant Amazonian water lilies. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.99
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Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

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Enjoy close the natural diversity of Rio de Janeiro. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden, the Brazilwood (tree that gives name to the country), the Turtle Lake and the lake with the giant-water-lily. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the orchidarium and bromeliad house. Then, visit the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forest and ocean at 388 meters above sea level. In a distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Follow to an adventure at Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forest in the world. Observe the Taunay Waterfall and walk through a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna. Get back to the vehicle and pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders, before returning to the hotel through a panoramic route.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.89
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The Best of Rio Helicopter Flight - Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

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The Best of Rio Helicopter Flight - Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

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It is perfect to know the main wonders of Rio in a short, fast and unforgettable journey. WE MAKE YOUR DREAM OF FLYING COME TRUE! We are a specialized company in panoramic flights through the city of RJ. We have started from the desire of showing our passengers a new landscape of the Wonderful City. Some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world are present in our itineraries, such as: Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Maracanã, the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer – one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Routes that surprise Cariocas and tourists from all over the world. Our aircraft carefully follow all the maintenance procedures recommended by the aircraft manufacturers and by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC); following international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualification and on permanent duty. Everything is to offer you more tranquility in the unforgettable experience of knowing the Wonderful City.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets

Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets

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See all of Rio's highlights on this guided private sightseeing tour. Spend as much or as little time as you like and customize your own itinerary to your interests, whether they be sports, art, history or food. Travel between stops in your comfortable private vehicle, enjoying commentary from your local guide. Upgrade your tour with a trip by cog train through Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain or by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.50
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

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Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$249.99
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Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Explore Brazil's diverse plant life on this tour of the Tijuca Rainforest and the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. During this 4-hour activity, visit the city's botanical garden to view a variety of exotic and native plants. Ride in a jeep through the Tijuca Rainforest, stopping for a leisurely hike with picturesque views and chances to see local wildlife. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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Botanic Garden & Parque Lage Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

Botanic Garden & Parque Lage Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

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Visit the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro on this guided tour. A popular tourist attraction, the garden houses rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, as well as other exotic plants, plus yards and yards of towering royal palm trees. In addition, you might possibly spot more than a hundred different species of birds that live in the trees.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.50
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Helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro

Helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro is already beautiful seeing from below, now imagine seeing from above, it becomes an unforgettable trip. We will fly over sights of the Marvelous City and we will know places and points from a different angle.
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  • 30 minutes
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US$163.09
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Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

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The Tijuca Forest represents one of the greatest natural treasures of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Trip in Rio offers the best guides and all the conditions necessary for you to have the best experience in our marvelous city. During this trip you will get to see some of Tijuca's most famous attractions such as the Chinese view, the emperor's table and Taunay cascatinha. See wildlife and feel nature in its most beautiful and full natural beauty.
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  • 4 hours
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Botanical Garden and Parque Lage Tour including Photo Shoot

Botanical Garden and Parque Lage Tour including Photo Shoot

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Natural Highlights of Rio

Natural Highlights of Rio

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Known throughout the world for its natural beauties, Rio de Janeiro offers countless places to be in direct contact with nature. Few places in the world have the privilege of integrating such a natural richness into a single territory. In this tour we will visit some of these places, forests, lagoons, gardens, beaches, waterfalls, sea, mountain, to surprise us with its beauties and escape a bit of urban life, making the most of these charms that the city offers. Let's tour together these beautiful places, so you can take the best memories of the great natural heritage of Rio de Janeiro.. The tour also includes free pick up at the south area hotels in Rio. You will be accompanied with a Tourism guide that will indicate the best options and give suggestions so that your trip be truly wonderful!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Custom Half-Day Layover tour Must-Sees in Rio

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Private Custom Half-Day Layover tour Must-Sees in Rio

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This customizable private half-day tour is the perfect way to see Rio in that laid-back Brazilian kind of way. Pick-up is when and where you want it, and then its ‘choose your own adventure’ time. Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach, the Selaron Steps, Sugarloaf Mountain, or some combination, it's up to you. And when you're hungry, stop for a delicious Brazilian lunch to refuel.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$147.03
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US$183.79
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.00
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Beaches, Lagoon, Botanical Garden and Sunset

Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Beaches, Lagoon, Botanical Garden and Sunset

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This Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tour lets you enjoy the city's legendary good weather as you cycle past its key sights. Take a leisurely ride from Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to the Leblon and Ipanema beaches, plus fashionable neighborhoods, city viewpoints, and favorite local spots. Along the way, stop to snap photos and learn about the attractions from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

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Experience Rio de Janeiro on a private, full-day tour with a licensed guide. Choose to explore with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide for more personal attention and local insights. Customize your own itinerary, see the sights that interest you most, and uncover local secrets and see little-known gems with your guide like the Chinese View and Santa Teresa.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$205.41
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Nature of Rio

Nature of Rio

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Ideal for those seeking to escape the heat and take refuge in the charming and verdant corners of Rio's forests, parks, gardens and beaches. All with the comfort of a premium SUV or Pickup that allows passengers a higher view. Multilingual guide with experience of over 35 years in tourism and hospitality.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$272.44
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Brazil Wildlife Tour

Brazil Wildlife Tour

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This jaguar holiday in the Pantanal Brazil includes seeing jaguar in the wild. This private tour also gives you the inside track to Rio de Janeiro, as well as Iguacu waterfalls. You'll explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the waterfalls with a private guide.
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  • 14 days
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US$6,317.57
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Private Tour: Rio Nature, Parque Lage and Beaches

Private Tour: Rio Nature, Parque Lage and Beaches

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Explore Parque Lage and the beaches south of Rio during this flexible private tour. With a dedicated guide and up to 4 people, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to access the beautiful landscapes just outside the city's borders. Stroll through Parque Lage, nestled at the foot of Corcovado Mountain, then continue on to the yellow sand and azure waters of the coast. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on this customizable private tour.
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  • 12 hours
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US$216.22
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Tour 4 ( 8 hours ) : Sugar Loaf , Botanical Garden , Favela and western beaches

Tour 4 ( 8 hours ) : Sugar Loaf , Botanical Garden , Favela and western beaches

I am born and raised in Rio and love my city . Besides I have lots of experience to make a very special tour
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  • 8 hours
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Tour 6 ( 4 hours ) : Sugar Loaf and Botanical Garden

Tour 6 ( 4 hours ) : Sugar Loaf and Botanical Garden

I am born and raised in Rio and love my city . Besides that I have lots of esperience to make a great tour
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  • 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro: Half Day Jardim Botãnico

Rio de Janeiro: Half Day Jardim Botãnico

Marvel at the beautiful dozens of hectares of nature with one of the most extensive flora species and one of the 10 most important botanical gardens in the world.
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  • 4 hours
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US$117.84
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Parque Lage, Botanical Garden and Jockey Club

Parque Lage, Botanical Garden and Jockey Club

Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel and drive towards Parque Lage, a charming public park located next to Corcovado Hill. Visit the listed palace and take photos next to the pool (swimming forbidden). Take a break for a delicious snack (optional, not included) at the Plage Café or explore the palace’s shop. Then go to the Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful and well preserved green areas in the city. Watch from up close Rio de Janeiro’s biodiversity, walk by the bicentennial imperial palm trees while discovering the incredible places of the area. Then, head to the Jockey Club Brasileiro/Hipódromo da Gávea and discover a beautiful location with imposing architecture and privileged location, the Jockey Club is open to the public and offers the possibility to watch horse races for free. If time is available, try your luck by playing a bet (minimum value R$ 2 - optional, not included) and feel the excitement of attending the live horse race.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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