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Lagoon and Wildlife in Barra da Tijuca

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Rio Art Tours

  • Locations

    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Activities

    Eco Tour, Nature

  • Price
    $300 USD per trip
  • Duration

    6 Hours

  • Avg Distance

    20 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    10 AM daily

  • Starting Location

    Pick-up at your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Car, driver, boat trip, licensed tour guide


  • Explore the neighborhood with the longest beach in Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca.
  • Take a boat trip through one of the last remaining lagoons of the region.
  • See wildlife, mangroves, and alternative ways of living in a busy metropolis.
  • Keep on the look-out for alligators, capybaras, crabs and herons.
  • Gain unique insight into the area from an experienced and knowledgeable guide.


Trip Info

In the new neighborhood Barra da Tijuca, housing estates push in on the city’s last remaining mangrove forests. Take this boat trip and get to know the islands and the biodiversity of the lakes, enabling you to imagine how Rio’s untouched landscape would have once looked. In this oasis inside a metropolis, we might encounter alligators, capybaras, crabs and herons. And during a walk through islands where cars are not allowed, we talk about ecology, urban sustainability and the challenges of the 2016 Olympic Games organization.

Your adventure awaits!

Rio Art Tours

Narrativas Cariocas – Rio Art Tours is a collective for exclusive tours in Rio de Janeiro based on the research of a historian from Brazil and a cultural scientist from Germany. With us you can visit Rio’s classic sights and benefit from our knowledge, enabling you to see things that are not visible at first sight while experiencing Rio de Janeiro intensely and safely. We are very proud of our innovative tours through the most intriguing neighborhoods and our special interest tours highlighting arts, biodiversity and social issues. Come with us and explore the Cidade Maravilhosa, the Wonderful City! Our tours are full of enthusiasm for the beauty of this unique place of dreams. You just relax and enjoy, letting our local and experienced tour guides take care of the rest.

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