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Tijuca Rainforest & Botanical Gardens Jeep Excursion

by Gray Line Brazil Duration 5h Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $89

Set out for a half-day exploration of Brazil’s rainforest flora and fauna and stunning coastal scenery by Jeep, and wander through the Jardim Botanico—a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1808 by King John VI of Portugal.

After being picked up from your hotel, hop into an open-air Jeep and head to the Jardim Botanico. This UNESCO-designated site was originally created to grow spices imported from the West Indies, but for the past 200 years has been a public park showcasing rich native and international plants. Admire the water lilies, redwood trees, and Imperial palm trees, as well as more than 500 varieties of orchids on display.

From there, cruise toward the Tijuca Rainforest for an unforgettable immersion into the lush trees and foliage. This hand-planted jungle is the world’s largest urban forest, and stands on land that was once cleared to grow sugar and coffee. From the pagoda at the Chinese Outlook, admire sweeping views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana.

Trek through the dense vegetation on a light walking tour, keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, and watch the tumbling cascade at Taunay Waterfall. Admire the murals at the Mayring Chapel, and then stop at Pepino Beach to watch the hang gliders soaring over the hills.

Set out for a half-day exploration of Brazil’s rainforest flora and fauna and stunning coastal scenery by Jeep, and wander through the Jardim Botanico—a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1808 by King John VI of Portugal.

After being picked up from your hotel, hop into an open-air Jeep and head to the Jardim Botanico. This UNESCO-designated site was originally created to grow spices imported from the West Indies, but for the past 200 years has been a public park showcasing rich native and international plants. Admire the water lilies, redwood trees, and Imperial palm trees, as well as more than 500 varieties of orchids on display.

From there, cruise toward the Tijuca Rainforest for an unforgettable immersion into the lush trees and foliage. This hand-planted jungle is the world’s largest urban forest, and stands on land that was once cleared to grow sugar and coffee. From the pagoda at the Chinese Outlook, admire sweeping views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana.

Trek through the dense vegetation on a light walking tour, keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, and watch the tumbling cascade at Taunay Waterfall. Admire the murals at the Mayring Chapel, and then stop at Pepino Beach to watch the hang gliders soaring over the hills.

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

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per adult
$89

Total price is $89, taxes included

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Tijuca Rainforest & Botanical Gardens Jeep Excursion

Activity Location

Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Rio de Janeiro


Highlights

  • Historic botanical gardens planted by King John VI

  • World's largest hand-planted urban forest at Tijuca

  • Lush rainforest & ocean vistas from the Chinese Outlook

  • Chance to see monkeys, sloths & exotic bird species

  • Sights include the Taunay Waterfall & Mayring Chapel


Inclusions

  • Guided Jeep excursion

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Rio de Janerio hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Tijuca Rainforest & Botanical Gardens Jeep Excursion ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3 out of 5

Jan 5, 2017

The trip was not what I was expecting. The guide rushed the entire trip, only letting us stop at each point for ten minutes. We ended the trip early at noon instead of one. The tour was definitely not worth the $85 dollars.

A verified traveler

United States

Jan 3, 2017

Not exactly depicted accurately. If I had not noticed the guide standing at the entrance to our hotel I am not sure how long it would have taken for him to ask if we were waiting for the tour. Depicted Tijuca as a rain forest in the description but not a true rain forest. The guide indicated he liked plants but knew nothing about them. Also we were very rushed at the Botanical gardens. There were some interesting points, I might recommend this tour if it was better run.

A verified traveler

Canada