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Pantanal Carioca Sightseeing Boat Tour with Optional Lunch

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover the 'Pantanal Carioca', the wetlands hidden in the middle of Rio, during this 3-hour eco-tour. Navigate the waters in a modern vessel, listening as your guide outlines the amazing biodiversity of the Marapendi wetlands, otherwise known as the Barra di TIjuca lagoon. Spot various species of native birds, feel the breeze and admire the lush green forest surrounding these waters. Enjoy snacks and drinks during the boat ride. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Discover the 'Pantanal Carioca', the wetlands hidden in the middle of Rio
  • Navigate the waters in a modern vessel
  • Listen to your guide outlines the amazing biodiversity of the Marapendi wetlands, otherwise known as the Barra di TIjuca lagoon
  • Spot various species of native birds, feel the breeze and admire the lush green forest surrounding these waters
  • Enjoy snacks and drinks during the boat ride
  • Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included
Beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Live commentary on board
Port pickup and drop-off
Tour escort/host
Bottled water
Snacks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Several pickup points throughout Barra da Tijuca depending on the client's location. Hotel pickups and drop-offs (if option selected) available

Departure Time

Yearly hours:
10am
1pm
4pm (Sunset Cruise)
Summer hours (October 15, 2017 - February 17, 2018):
11am
2pm
5pm (Sunset Cruise)

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *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.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs (if option selected) available*. (*Please check Hotels in Barra da Tijuca that DO NOT need ground transportation/ dock nearby).
  • 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)
  • Note: Please contact the local tour operator upon booking to confirm your exact pickup point and time of departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Barra Water Shuttle

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pantanal Carioca Sightseeing Boat Tour with Optional Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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  • "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" See review

Reviews

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star-4
Good boat tour and so nice to see a...
karick16
, Nov 2017
Good boat tour and so nice to see a different side of Rio de Janeiro. We saw lots of birds, particularly egrets. Would recommend this tour.
star-5
My wife and I have been to Rio three...
JUAN JOSÉ A
, Oct 2017
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
star-5
Ronny our enthusiastic guide and...
Jay
, Jan 2017
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!
star-3
Good tour! Great guide! Romy is...
Shelagh G
, Dec 2016
Good tour! Great guide! Romy is friendly, fun , informative! Would rate tour higher but 3 hour tour could be shorter. Shelagh and Ken
star-4
see Rio from a different perspective...
Sherif E
, Dec 2016
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...
star-5
Our guide was very knowledgeable in...
Richard L
, Aug 2016
Our guide was very knowledgeable in showing us around the boat tour. Great sightseeing of various boat towns around the area.
star-5
WOW! Amazing boat tour and a fantastic...
Miss L
, Jun 2016
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!
star-4
I would describe this trip as an urban...
Ms J P
, Mar 2016
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.
star-5
this tour was unbelievable, we enjoyed...
Karla C
, Jan 2016
this tour was unbelievable, we enjoyed the peace of the Lagoa de Marapendi, so beautiful!!!, I am so glad we did it, it is a experience that we will never forget, it was really amazing. Romulo, our tour guide, was incredible friendly, He always made sure we are having a good time. Thank you Romulo :
star-5
The trip surpassed my expectation. You...
James L
, Oct 2015
The trip surpassed my expectation. You see a lot in the several trip and the guy was very knowledgable and friendly. His English is excellent, you have no problem to communicate with him and learn a lot of local information. The lunch was super and like to tell our friends to go if they visit Rio.

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