Brazil: Half-Day Tour of Rio’s Botanical Garden
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You had me at "900 varietals of palm trees".
Discover the Botanical Gardens of Rio on this guided tour. The gardens are home to more than 6,500 types of plants!
Botanical Gardens, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stroll through the various outdoor spaces and greenhouses of the Botanical Gardens of Rio. The 6,500+ types of plants on display include bromeliads, orchids, carnivorous plants, and cacti. You can also look forward to seeing a 2,400-foot (750-meter) row of palm trees called the Avenue of Royal Palms. The park has 900 types of palm trees in total. Plants are not the only features of the gardens. Keep an eye out for exotic animals and birds such as howler monkeys, tufted-eared marmosets, dusky-legged guans, slaty-breasted rail, channel-billed toucans, and many more! The gardens were first created in 1808 to make spice plants such as nutmeg and cinnamon acclimatized to the local conditions. Then, it became open to the public in 1822. You can visit between 8:00 am and 17:00 pm each day, except for Christmas and New Years (December 25th and January 1st). The tour comes with an expert English-speaking guide and lasts between 3 and 4 hours.