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“Recommended excursion” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joao Pessoa Botanic Garden Benjamim Maranhao

Joao Pessoa Botanic Garden Benjamim Maranhao
Ranked #13 of 115 things to do in Joao Pessoa
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Recommended excursion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent a lovely hour being guided along the trail into the jungle. The guide had excellent English and was extremely knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the area. The walk itself wasn't overly strenuous and we got to see some beautiful scenery and plantlife. The animals were shy on our visit but we did get to see a couple of sloths. All this was for the low, low price of FREE! Don't miss this.

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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

The overall experience was fantastic. Wandering through the pathways of ancient rain forest is unbelievable with birds, plants and animals to look out for. I found ground growing orchids right through to seeing a truly wild sloth up the tree where the vanilla is growing. We found the visitor centre very interesting.

OK, so you can't walk on your own (need an escort because of gangs which operate in the area), but it was worth it I particularly liked the notices in English as well as Portuguese, and it was FREE!

Their ethos is better than all English sites of ancient woodland that I have seen. They ask you to "Listen to the sounds and let them act on you. Feel the wind, the earth you step on and the coolness of the water. Join the birds in their flight, And above all, live in your heart the unity that comes from all the life."

They ask you to show Respect - "All lives are sacred. Try to leave the Garden better than it was when you came. Fill it with your love."

Visited October 2013
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João pessoa, Pb
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“it is pretty amatour in serving people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

The natural beauty is inversely proportional to the service offered( is there a service offered?) The place is a botanical garden and a water distribution center!?! You never know who are the guides or the government workers who work there in the water board!

Visited July 2011
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