Private tour

Rio: Sitio Burle Marx and Cachaça Distillery Private Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Rio: Sitio Burle Marx and Cachaça Distillery Private Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 219.59 per group up to 1

Visit the incredible Sítio Burle Marx and make a stop at a Cachaça distillery. Then, enjoy a visit to a local beach or visit some more museums.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is possible from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone) and Barra da Tijuca. If your hotel is outside the pickup zone or is difficult to access, the local partner will inform you of the closest meeting point. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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  • Explore the Sitio Burle Marx and be amazed by the large collection of tropical plants
  • Stop at a Cachaça distillery to learn how the famous Brazilian drink is made
  • Sunbathe at Grumari or Prainha beaches or visit the House of Pontal
Full description
Start your day with a visit to the Sitio Burle Marx, the former residence of the well-known landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Located in Barra de Guaratiba, the site has one of the most important collections of tropical and semi-tropical plants in the world. The on-site museum also displays art and handicrafts acquired or made by Burle Marx throughout his life.  Then, make a stop at the Max Cana Cachaça distillery to learn how the famous Brazilian drink is made. Visit the warehouse and see the machinery. Enjoy a stop here to buy lunch at the distillery restaurant, or head to another local restaurant recommended by the tour guide. If you choose the wild beaches option, you will then head to the beautiful beaches of Grumari or Prainha, where you'll have free time to swim and relax in the sun. You also have the chance to practice stand-up paddling at Restinga da Marambaia.  Alternatively, if you choose the museums option, the next stop after lunch will be House of Pontal Museum. Considered the largest and most significant museum of popular art in the country, its collection is composed of approximately 8,500 pieces by 300 Brazilian artists. The final stop would be at the Brazilian Confederation Museum. Trophies, photos, images and cutting-edge technology will make this visit an interactive, memorable experience.
  • Pickup from hotels in South Zone and Barra da Tijuca
  • Professional Spanish, English or Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Burle Marx Site
  • Entrance to museums (if option selected)
  • Optional stand-up paddle
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to museums (if beach option selected)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the route is different after the Cachaça Distillery depending on the option chosen
  • Stand-up paddle is optional and subject to availability and weather conditions. The price is around BRL 50,00 per person for 30 minutes and is paid locally
  • If you choose the option with wild beaches, in case of bad weather, alternative arrangements will be made. You can take a panoramic tour of the beaches with stops, switch to the museum itinerary, or go to the mall. Museum tickets need to be purchased on-site.

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