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Rio Highlight: Botanical Gardens

Visiting the Botanical Gardens in Rio

Idyllic and serene among the commotion of Rio de Janeiro, the tranquil botanical gardens – or Jardim Botanico – is an ideal place to gaze at tropical flora. The extensive UNESCO biosphere reserve is home to over 6,000 species of plants, including 900 species of palm trees and 2,000 species of orchids. Whether you are a nature lover or not, this ecological sanctuary blooming with exotic flowers as well as imported plants is bound to impress you. The abundant vegetation also provides protection for a wealth of wildlife including Marmoset monkeys, Toucans and much more. The Botanical Gardens extend across 350 acres so walking around may not be practical for everyone. There are drive-thru tours of the gardens in electrical cars that leave every hour from the main entrance and that can seat up to 8 people. Another highlight is the sensory garden, which is designed to tickle your senses as it is filled with herbal and aromatic plants. The quiet birdsong and the trickling fountain add to the tranquility of the scene and make it an ideal visit for blind visitors. See more of our favorite experiences in Rio de Janeiro…

Rio de Janeiro, Botanical Gardens

Explore the 350 acre Botanical Gardens in Rio

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