Rio de Janeiro: Animal Tour to BioParque do Rio and AquaRio

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Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

Rio de Janeiro: Animal Tour to BioParque do Rio and AquaRio

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

From US$ 53.73 per person

Discover Brazil's colorful biodiversity with a guided visit to the BioPark of Rio and Marine Aquarium, two of the primary centers for wildlife research and conservation in Rio.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from hotels in the South Zone (Botafogo, Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon) in Rio de Janeiro. If you're staying in a hostel or B&B you will be informed of the nearest hotel for pickup and drop-off. Please contact the company responsible for the tour to inform the name of your hotel and confirm your pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step into the special environments created for the more than 1,000 animals at BioPark
  • Spot more than 8,000 animals representing 350 different species up close at AquaRio
  • Learn about the importance of these centers in biodiversity conservation and research
  • Take the children on a fun and educational tour of these unique animal enclosures
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a fascinating exploration of Brazil's wildlife
Full description

Behold Brazil’s incredible terrestrial and aquatic animal life with this guided tour to the BioPark of Rio and the Marine Aquarium of Rio. Learn all about how they have become leading centers for education, research, and biodiversity conservation.

Start your tour at the BioPark, where animals no longer live in cages, but instead roam in environments designed for their well-being. Explore the more than 1,000 animals representing 140 different species. Stroll the Reptile Village, Primate Island, Pollinators area, and more.

Next, head to the Marine Aquarium of Rio, or Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro, the largest aquarium in South America. Get ready for the 5,000 animals from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. Interact with a variety of fish, invertebrates, rays, sharks, and corals.

  • Entrance fee to BioParque do Rio
  • Entrance fee to AquaRio (if you choose the option with all tickets included)
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in the South Zone
  • Entrance fee to AquaRio (if you choose the option without AquaRio ticket included)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • A minimum number of participants is required; in case of cancellation due to a lack of participants, you will be offered a full refund, an alternate date or different experience
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Pickup is not available from hostels or bed and breakfasts
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Newton was such a great guide—so full of passion for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil itself. He’s definitely THE guide to get if you want to go on a tour in Rio. Just an amazing all-around, kind-hearted individual. We even struck up a friendship and he took me to my destination in Brazil. I can’t say enough great things about Newton. He was what made the tour worth it! The cute animals were just an added bonus

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July 8, 2022

September 1, 2022


Le guide très gentil et très drôle, merci beaucoup à lui.

August 18, 2022


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