Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This tour was great! Our guide Marcello was terrific to say the least!!! He is very knowledgeable on so many subjects,,,,,,both in the Botanical Garden and the Rainforest EcoTour. Great driver too. .Fabulous day and I highly recommend this experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Great tour of Rio wildlife and forest. Taken on the tour on an open top jeep which added to the tour. Recommend!

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent in every way.

Dalal T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The botanical garden was amazing! And the rainforest was a bit less than what I expected but worth the vist ! I loved this tour! And they were right on time !

Sachia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Had a wonderful time on my your, the group was small and we were to explore the grounds without feeling rushed. The tour guide was an excellent photographer who helped those on the your by themselves. Would definitely recommend

Anatoli S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Wonderful tour of the Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest in an open-top jeep.Great views of the city. Never seen so many jack-fruit trees in one place. It was expertly handled by a professional guide. Don't miss it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Effectively a private tour, with just three of us plus the guide. Tremendous and interesting day out in Tigre,plus first-class up-market meal in Villa Julia. This trip and the Fiests Gaucha day are wonderful and Viators partners here are excellent (more than can be said for the rip-off Colonia day tripwhich costs more than double these wonderful days out)

Bob B

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2018

Nice overview of the area and great lookouts over the city.

John H

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2017

It's a good trip but could do with longer in the botanical gardens and definitely in the rainforest.

Ronaldo H

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2016

I was just by myself during the tour. I need to walk going to the mountains because we can't find the driver. It was an adventure but I like my guide since he's very knowledgeable.


4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

I loved the intimacy of the excursion. Only six people.T

William L USA

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2012

The Rainforest is fantastic. We made several stops along the way to overlook the city, view the waterfall and visit the visitors center. We then made a couple stops to watch the hangliders from the mountatin and then the beach. The only negative was that we did not go to the Botanical Gardens at all.


3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2015

For four hours tour it's worth it

Dusan V

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2015

First of all, we even didnt go to the Tijuca Rainforest.

I could have gone to the Botanical Garden by myself, is very central and the guide, even thought helpful, told us things about the trees, fruits, but nothing worth paying for this.

Shani H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2015

Botanical gardens was beautiful and the rainforest was an amazing sight seeing, animal spotting opportunity. I would recommend that you take plenty of water due to the sun exposure in an open top jeep. Overall good tour however was not worth the money i could have done this myself a lot cheaper

Joseph T. Z

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

Tour was scheduled for 8 AM. Hotel Concierge call local phone # and was told pick up would be 9 AM. Guide (Jeep Tours) didn't arrive until 9:30 AM. Tour was only 3 hrs including time stuck in traffic plus picking up and dropping off others at different hotels. Guide was very friendly.

Evelyn B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2013

Yes, I wanted to see the Botanical Gardens, but the tour probably stayed there too long. We drove up into the rainforest, but only had time to look at a photograph of the waterfall we should have hiked to. I am not sure why we had to sit in full sun in the back of an open jeep when we never drove anywhere but on sealed roads. Disappointing as it did not deliver what was promised.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this
February 2015

Disappointing. Hardly any flowers in the Botanical Gardens. There were only half a dozen orchjds. Did not see any monkeys. The rain forest for the most part you drove up and down the mountain. The falls were nice. Not enough sights. Excellent tour guide 2 star

Susan G

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2013

This tour was a waste of my time and money. The tour guide rushed us through the Botanical Garden and would not see the areas of the park containing the orchids. He was not well informed and I could have done this tour by myself, as all he did was read the signs in the park and rainforest.

Chen H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
March 2012

The tour jeep was an hour late. Someone who took the same tour two days ago warned me of that. So being an hour late twice in three days is unuausal.
The rainforest is not that spectacular. And we only stopped for a waterfall and a Chinese pavillion.

Note from Viator: During the Carnival periods in Brazil, street celebrations causing heavy traffic is a common problem. Since many tours can be delayed due to this, it is highly recommended that you stay in contact with the local tour operator in order to be prepared for a change in departure time.

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