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Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

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Stop At: Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico), Rua Jardim Botanico 1008 Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-000 Brazil

The park, founded on June 13, 1808 was initially created by decision of the then Prince Regent D. John to be a gunpowder factory and also a garden for acclimatization of plant species from other parts of the world. They are 54 hectares containing more than 6,500 species of trees, plants and flowers, some of them threatened with extinction. The Botanical Garden has been listed by IPHAN since 1937 and has been considered a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since 1991.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vista Chinesa, Estrada Dona Castorina Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-320 Brazil

Built in the early twentieth century in honor of the Chinese and imported tea cultivation in Brazil, the monument of Vista Chinesa offers a wide panorama full of green of the southern zone of Rio. The trail has easy access and is fully paved, leading to the lookout on a demanding, steep climb, but it pays off with one of the most beautiful peaks in town!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Emperor's Table, Rua Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21043-080 Brazil

From 1856 the Botanic Garden was connected to Alto de Boa Vista by a cantilevered road, opened by influence of Baron of Bom Retiro and whose execution and maintenance was contracted to Thomas Cochrane. It records the chronicle of the age that, in this work, workers were employed "cules" brought from China (Macau) to develop the rice crop, but which, having demonstrated no ability to agriculture, were used to build the road. This region presents an astounding coincidence of Chinese presence, begun with the arrival of the tea planters of D. João VI. After the failure of this crop, according to Brazil Gerson, the Chinese would have spread "through the diapers of Tijuca." In 1844 a map of the area records a building called "Casa dos Chinas", probably a remnant of this primitive experience. This "vocation" probably explains why the City Hall (Mayor Pereira Passos, in 1903, with a project by the architect Luis Rey, in mortar copying the bamboo) built a pavilion called "Vista Chinesa", a few years later, which can still be visited. Above, a place prepared to serve as a resting place on the frequent walks of the Royal Family gained the name of Table of the Emperor.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cascatinha Taunay, Estrada Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-510 Brazil

In 1860, engineer Job de Alcântara was commissioned by the Imperial Government to construct the beautiful stone bridge, in Roman arch format, which stands in front of the Taunay Cascatinha. The highest PNT waterfall is formed by the fall of the waters of the Tijuca River, the Conde River and other tributaries. In 1817, the artist Nicolas Antoine Taunay built a small house near the cascatinha and, enchanting, immortalized the beauty of the waterfall in his pictures. He became the great host of the forest, organizing meetings for the court. The house of Taunay was demolished in 1946. On the site, the old Cascatinha restaurant was built, which is currently being prepared and refurbished to house a café and a new restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we do the transfer from any point of Rio de Janeiro, except in non strategic points of tourism or outside the commercial route stipulated for the day. Prefer to stay in points south of Rio de Janeiro like Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema.
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tickets for the Botanic garden
  • Entry/Admission - Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Perfect trip for you and you gang off friends or with your family. Its very child friendly as well. We saw all kind off cool stuff and eddison was very good to explain, show, and learning us stuff. Eddie drive very safe as well compared to other people in Rio. You will se all
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It was an amazing tour that showed us everything we intended to see. The tour guide was very friendly and even offered us food at a great restaurant!
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We booked a trip for the Tijuca forest and the botanical gardens, and we got just what we wished for. Ederson was a really good guide who told us alot about the history of Rio and Brazil in the botanical gardens, and then later took us to some very nice viewpoints in the Tijuca
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