Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

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  • Day8

    Orchid Gardens and Around the City

    November 9, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Love orchids so much, so was glad to see they had a dedicated orchid garden / greenhouse with the botanical gardens. Beside the gardens we have come across alot of orchids within the city too; mainly growing on trees for decoration and peace lilies are seen alot here tooRead more

  • Day8

    Botanical Gardens

    November 10, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Today we took a trip to the main botanical gardens within Río, which sits infront of the famous Tijuana forest behind it (3rd largest urban rainforest in the world, with a unique favela within its depths). Beautiful flora and forna, such a vast mix and with alot of wildlife on the rainforest side of the gardens.Read more

  • Day2

    Le Pokemon d'Amérique du Sud

    March 27, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Dès que nous ​le pouvons, nous allons à la chasse aux pokémons.

    Scarhino est le Pokémon d'Amérique du sud. Mais il a des noms différents dans tous les pays. Scarhino​ est son nom français. Ce Pokémon est doté d'une force extraordinaire qui lui permet de projeter ses ennemis très loin grâce à ses cornes. Ses pieds sont munis de griffes qui lui permettent de tenir parfaitement sur le sol et sur les arbres​. Ça lui est bien pratique pour récupérer le miel dont il raffole.

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    Marion Barth

    J'aime beaucoup !

  • Day4

    Day 3 - Rio

    April 6, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Having fully mastered the metro in Rio we decided to give the bus a go to visit Jardim Botanico. Fortunately for us, we had the nicest bus driver ever who shouted down the bus when we tried to get off the bus a stop early and then when we did get off, kept beeping his horn and pointing us in the right direction towards the botanical gardens!

    Within the first five minutes we spotted a hummingbird and 2 toucans! We didn't spot anymore for the rest of the time we were there so we felt very lucky to see them!

    The gardens were absolutely beautiful!

    This afternoon we did a walking tour of the Rocinha favela. Our guide was a chap called Wellington who used to live in the favela. The locals travel up and down the favela on mototaxi's so in order for us to get a true taste of favela life we jumped on the back of a bike and were driven up to the top of the mountain, weaving in and out of traffic and pedestrians. Literally everyone in the favela travels this way, including little old ladies with their groceries! Crazy!

    From the top you had an amazing view over the city and could see the contrast between the favela and the city. From the top, we walked back down through narrow streets between the houses which are all built on top of each other. We learnt a lot about the history of the favela and the way of life there. The government provides the favelas with water and electricity but in order to connect a home to the grid the locals connect themselves to the main power lines. The result is a messy spider web of wires travelling in all directions. Whilst we were there we saw a man on a step ladder with a pair of pliers playing around with the wires - terrifying!

    Tomorrow we leave Rio and head to Ilha Grande. Our parting thoughts on Rio are that it is a much friendlier city than the horror stories portray. We haven't felt unsafe at all and have really enjoyed our time here.
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    Very good to hear that! Sorry for the stories ;)

    Jackie Blake

    Glad you had a great time in Rio, sounds like you are having a ball . Looking forward to the next update! X

    Holly Lloyd

    Amazing pictures! What incredible experiences you've had already! So pleased you feel safe and are meeting some lovely people. Loving this blog! 💚

    Tricia Little

    Great to see your both having a fab time. Love to you both 👍💋

  • Day3

    Bikes, beaches and botanical gardens

    April 22, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We rented two bikes and set out to ride the entire length of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, then up around the lagoon to the botanical gardens where we figured there would be shady trees - it's 35C and this is autumn.

    Four hours and 20 km later we have the bikes back and enjoyed sunset on Copacabana. When we got back our hosts invited us to join them in caipirinhas and canapés as they had three friends coming over. We had a lovely evening swapping travel stories, gaining insight into Brazilian culture, politics and trying to explain British customs.
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  • Day61

    Rio: Jardim Botanico e Gavea (14.03.17)

    March 14, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Der botanische Garten wurde 1808 eroeffnet und beherbergt angeblich ueber 8000 exotische Pflanzenarten. Die Palmenallee ist noch aus der Zeit der Eroeffnung und zaehlt mit dem Orchideen-Haus zu den Hauptattraktionen. Eintritt: 15R$.

    Nachdem wir (wie schon oefters in Rio) beim erstenmal zu spaet am Eingang des Parks angekommen sind, waren wir zumindest heute rechtzeitig da. Ein gluecklicher Umstand; denn eig. war die Christusstatue geplant. Da der Stein-Jesus an diesem Tag im Himmel verborgen blieb und die tiefhaengenden Wolken nach Regen aussachen mussten wir auf halber Strecke mal wieder umplanen. Nach dem sonnigen Salvador hatten wir zwei nicht im Sinn, dass es in Rio mal ordentlich regnet.

    Der botanische Garten erfuellte unsere Erwartungen und die Ausstellungen dort waren einen Blick wert. Anschliessend ging es noch zu Fuss durch den Stadtteil Gavea. An einer Feuerwehr vorbeigekommen durften wir spontan mal die alten und neuen Wagen checken und einsteigen. Der freundliche Feuerwehrmann mit knapp 2,15m war der bislang groesste Brasilianer den wir gesehen haben!
    Dort um die Ecke kauften wir uns ein grosses Mittagessen fuer den Nachmittag und mussten leider (wieder) feststellen, dass die Aussage das Essen sei frei von Koriander, nicht Ernst zu nehmen ist. (Elly hasst das Zeug). Sie bekam jedoch die Beilage neu – eine saftige in den Preis eingerechnete Servicegebuehr fiel denoch an.

    Das geplante Pferderennen im Jockey Club, gab es dann doch nicht, weil wir durch einen Angestellten dort falsch informiert worden sind… Ja die Unterhaltungen laufen easy in Rio aber alle Angaben ohne Gewaehr…:D
    Anschliessend hatten wir Sparfuechse die tolle Idee, zu Fuss zur Ipanema zu gehen. Die Strecke erwiess sich als laenger und das Wetter wurde nasser. An der Ipanema angekommen erblickten wir einen leeren, riesigen Strand mit wildem Meer. Eine gefuehlte Ewigkeit gingen wir die windige Promenade entlang in Richtung Copacabana, entschlossen uns aber dann dagegen weiter zu machen.

    Die gute Gesellschaft im Hostel sorgte fuer Ablenkung am Abend. Wir lernten die deutsche Freundin des Barkeepers kennen und sahen einem chilenischen Paerchen bei einer gratis Break Dance Show zu. Doch ein guter Tag oder?
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  • Day105

    Rio de Janeiro - Jardim Bôtanico

    December 9, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    The Botanic Garden of Rio was opened to visitors already 200 years ago. It is huge and with an impressiv aisle of palm trees beautiful made. When we left the park we surprisingly discovered a turtle laying eggs. It was an amazing experience to be part of this process.Read more

  • Day5

    Lagoa und Botanischer Garten

    February 22, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Gott sei dank ist in Rio an jeder Ecke ein Berg damit man sich alles von oben anschauen kann und natürlich darf der Sport nicht fehlen damit wir nicht noch mehr in die Breite gehen.

    Mu Va

    Ich freu mich das es schöne neue Bilder gibt. Wunderschön.😘

    Anja Endler

    Sehr schöne Fotos.Traumhaft.☺

    Andrea Stäps

    Schön, dass wir euch begleiten dürfen, macht total Lust auf Urlaub! 🙋‍♀️


You might also know this place by the following names:

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro