Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro: Founded in 1808 by King John VI of Portugal, The Botanical Garden shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora. The 140-hectare park lies at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, far below the right arm of the statue of Christ the Redeemer and contains more than 6,000 different species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees, including 900 varieties of palm trees.
The Garden also houses monuments of historical, artistic and archaeological significance. The Botanical Garden has an important research institute, which develops a wide range of botanical studies in Brazil.
Points of interest/ itinerary:
The area was defined by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve area.
Fountain of the Muses and the avenue of Royal Palms.
Victoria Lillies in the Lago Frei Leandro Pond
Old Gunpowder Factory
Many Sculptures and Fountains
Variety of birds and monkeys
Great historical, cultural, scientific and landscaping importance
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 2pm.
End/closing time: At 6pm.