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The Jardim Botanico

Enjoy the wonderful botanic garden with tucans, sloths, orchid, giant water-lilies, carnivorous flowers and palm trees
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1.6 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

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Tips:  Catch a taxi to the Jardim Botanico.
The tour last between 1-3 hours, have a small bottle of water with you.

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Points of Interest

Dom João VI, by royal decree, ordered the creation of this botanic garden in 1808. About 5000 tropical species are on view, including a beautiful orchid museum. Do not miss the Amazon section, with a 1km long walk way bordered with giant palm trees and stunning large Vitoria Regia water lilies.

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2. Giant water lilies: Victoria Amazonica

Stunningly large Vitoria Regia water lilies, of the plant family Nymphaeaceae, with very large green leaves that float on the water's surface (see picture).

3. Orchids garden

In this small building a collection of fine and rare orchids is shown.

4. Sloth and Toucans

Pay attention, you may observe sloth and toucans in the highest trees. While the Toucans are easier to spot with their bright colors, you'll have to hunt to see the sloth.

5. Carnivorous Plants

This greenhouses features fascinating Venus flytraps and other carnivore plants that alone worth the visit.

6. Palm Trees Avenue

A quiet and majestic place, bulk of these palm trees are more than 100 years old! You can roughly estimate their age by counting the vertical arches, about one per year.