There are around 9.000 species of plants from around the world, some endangered!
The Botanical Garden is one of the greatest tropical botanical gardens in the world and houses some of the rarest species of plants from the flora of Brazil and other countries. There are around 9.000 species (some endangered) distributed throughout an area of 54 hectares. There are also historical monuments and an important research center, which develops botanical studies in Brazil.
The Garden was founded in 1809 by King John VI of Portugal and was opened to the public in 1822. Originally intended for the acclimatization of spices like nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon imported from the West Indies.
This tour can be combined with a trip to the nearby Rainforest. Nearby, we find the CHINESE VIEW, where we have an indescribable view of the Lagoon, Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf at the same time. A little further through the forest, we reach the São Conrado Beach, where we watch the Hang Gliders and Tandem Flights and can drink a coconut or a caipirinha enjoining the sea breeze.