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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 Admission Ticket

Founded in 1808 by D. João VI, the Botanical Garden is an important touristic side of the city and so much visited by researchers who study the hundreds species that are there. With total area of 137 hectares, being 54 of acreage, the Botanical Garden houses rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants. The Garden also has constructions in the beginning of the century XVI, saving a rich historical and cultural heritage. Between the monuments, we highlight the Eco and Narciso de mestre Valentim statues, the portal of the Academy of Fine Arts, projected by Grandjean de Montigny, and the Japonese Garden, created in 1935, from the donation of 65 species of tipical Japanese plants. The Park also is an excellent place to observe the birds, because there are more than hundred different species in the crowns and trunks of their trees.
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Nature & Wildlife

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Hiking & Camping

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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Photography Tours

Private Customized Photo Shoot Experience with 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.
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Fashion Shows & Tours

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.
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Full-day Tours

Full Day Rio de Janeiro by Jeep Including Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bothanical Garden By Bike

While Rio de Janeiro is an enormous metropolis, many of the city’s most beautiful natural attractions can be traveled between by bike. This half-day cycling tour lets visitors take in the city’s atmosphere, the perfect activity for those looking for a more exciting alternative to traveling on a cramped tour bus.
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Hiking & Camping

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Tijuca Forest Trail Running Tour

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Nature & Wildlife

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Private Sightseeing Tours

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