Rio de Janeiro
Even those who have already strolled through the wooded areas full of stories from the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro will be able to have a new experience in visitation. There are new two models of guided tours: on foot or in electric carts, on weekends and holidays. The guided tour services bring the public closer to the history and the research work done at the Botanical Gardens. Knowledge needs to be shared and experienced to promote belonging and engagement – says Ana Lúcia Santoro, president of the institution. Cart visits will be divided into circular and premium. In the first case, the visitor will have the opportunity to enjoy the service throughout the day. The second model will serve up to six people in the same group for an hour. In the pandemic, the circular line will take only five people. Starting on January 19th, the circular model route will have mandatory disembarkation at seven stops: headquarters of the old Engenho, Bromeliário, Playground, Chafariz das Musas, Pacheco Leão 101, Lago do Pescador and Jardim Japones.
In the initial service, the bracelets will be limited to 70 in the morning and 70 in the afternoon. Cars will have 15 minute intervals between points. According to the Botanical Garden, all vehicles of the circular model will be cleaned by the driver himself at each end of the circuit.If the visitor wants to choose to use the same cart from the beginning to the end of the visitation, the Premium model promises to meet expectations, with the route through the main highlights of the Garden: Pau-Brasil, Frei Leandro Lake, Casa dos Pilões, Bromeliário and Orquidário and Restinga Canteiro, among others.