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The landscaper Burle Marx and its site - cultural heritage

The landscaper Burle Marx and its site - cultural heritage
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Burle Marx, the multiple artist, was a collector of plants and objects of art and design, among which Brazilian folk art stands out, displayed on the site where one can visit the seventeenth-century church restored by him. The visit to the Burle Marx Site is a highly inspiring and rare opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of nature preservation as we observe one of the most important collections of tropical plants in the world. After the visit to the site, we will continue to Pedra de Guaratiba and its lush beaches. In an attempt to dominate Rio de Janeiro in the XVI century, the French chose this place to setlle down and follow by land towards the shores of Guanabara Bay. Pedra de Guaratiba keeps many stories to tell its visitors. Following the beaches of Grumari, Prainha, Macumba, Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado, Leblon and Ipanema.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44838P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Note: Upon request, by a message, we can pick you up and drop you off at your lodging location, including port Cruise, within a 15 km radius of the Meeting Point: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The local supplier will confirm the exact time of your hotel pick-up by Phone or email.
  • Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Rio de Janeiro Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Note: Upon request, by a message, we can pick you up and drop you off at your lodging location, including port Cruise, within a 15 km radius of the Meeting Point: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The local supplier will confirm the exact time of your hotel pick-up by Phone or email.
  • Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Rio de Janeiro Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Jul 2020
A note from The landscaper Burle Marx and its site - cultural heritage
We follow the rules of the Health Ministry and the Wolrd Health Organization.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Av. Atlântica, 1702
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Sitio Roberto Burle Marx
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    • Observe a true genetic bank of important species from the Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, and Amazon biomes, among other tropical regions. • See how Burle Marx discovered the potential of tropical flora in the application of modern landscaping, breaking with traditional European styles. • Visit Barra de Guaratiba and its lush beaches. • Know the potential of an artist who projects the gardens of UNESCO headquarters, Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana boardwalk. • Visit the collection of plants and objects of art and design and visit the seventeenth-century church restored by him.
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    Pass by
    Barra da Tijuca
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gary F
Chicagoland61 contributions
Mar 2020
Given the effects of COVID19, we had to cancel our Wowtours of Sitio Burle Marx. We greatly appreciate our communication with Camilo and the quick refund. We hope that later this year we can take the tour. Thank you for your help. I am sure that it would have been a great tour - and that it will be.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
camilosequeira
Hello Gary, Thank you very much for considering our refund policy to be a prompt response. For us, at Wowtour Experience, the most important thing is customer satisfaction. And in this time of crisis under the Corona Virus, we need to encourage everyone to quarantine until the pandemic passes. Then we will have time to have fun and travel. Rest assured that we are waiting for you to visit the Burle Marx Site, which UNESCO will soon classify as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Written 19 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark H
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visiting Sítio was a dream of mine. Camilo made it happen! And his English is great too! The tour also includes a little bag of snacks and a bottle of water. We had a good breakfast, so we saved ours till the trip back when we were hungry.

He picked us up early and got us out of the city without too many problems with Rio’s traffic. As we drive, he told us about each neighborhood we passed through, and pointed out and named the mountains we passed by. He is super knowledgeable about the area!

We arrived to Sítio early, just a bit before the first tour. The guide spoke a bit of English, but the tour was mainly in Portuguese. No problem, Camilo translated the whole thing. He’s been on the tour before, so he also ended telling us a few tidbits before the guide got to them. He also photographed the whole thing for us, and will share the pictures via google drive later.

Sítio itself it truly amazing. This is one of the few places in the world where the genius of Roberto Burle Marx is preserved and on full display. The plantings are so beautiful, bold and overwhelming. The tiles, paths, plants, water features, and buildings are all incredible. I’ve studies Burle Marx’s work, so I thought I knew what to expect. What I saw was much
Much more incredible than I thought it would be. This place is magical.

On the way back to Rio we drove through a mangrove forest and by the beaches. It was a very beautiful drive. And interesting, because Camilo added a bunch of information about everything we drove past.

There were 4 of us on the tour, and we were all amazed and super happy we went. It couldn’t have been a better experience.
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Mark, I was really flattered by your assessment of the Burle Marx tour. I am sure it will help more tourists to visit this landscaping lab and to become a World Heritage Site very soon. Thank the others for being so friendly and making the visit very enjoyable.
Written 22 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jardindemiramar
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions
landscape is good, most of those seen in Philippines. Guide Camilo of WOW Is knowledgable and covers over and above tourism.
Written 15 September 2019
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camilosequeira
Thank you so much for your review. For sure, it will help more tourists visit this place and it will soon become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written 16 September 2019
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William R
London, UK21 contributions
Sep 2019
Camilo is an excellent guide.. The drive is over one hour from Rio centre but he made it interesting and fun, describing each of the areas and the history of Rio as we went along. The gardens are spectacular, a must for anyone interested in garden design, horticulture or who just wants to experience a uniquely Brazilian landscape. The drive back took us along the spectacular coastline south of Rio. Highly recommended!!
Written 6 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
camilosequeira
Dear William Rice, your highly positive assessment of the Burle Marx Site predates UNESCO's assessment of this site as a World Heritage Site by 2020. Surely you are contributing to more people visiting one of the wonders of world landscaping. So, thank you very much.
Written 7 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

taniajimenez
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The place is worth the trip. Luscious tropical forest, beautiful scenery an interesting information to discover. Small groups and enough time to appreciate the gardens. It is far from the city (Subway + 2xBRT + Bus), so I would recommend to hire Wowtour to get there. Camilo is very kind and professional.
Written 1 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
camilosequeira
We at Wowtour Experience greatly appreciate your feedback. It will be a motivating factor for more people to visit this place that is a candidate for World Cultural Heritage. Thank you so much Tania.
Written 2 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RoudyG
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Excellent half a day trip to a wonderful tropical garden created by famous landscaper and artist Roberto Burle Marx. Nice drive from Rio hotel to the site, and then exploration of the garden in a very small group (3 people) with a local guide/biologist. Visit to Burle Marx house, with his other works of art (painting, sculpture, furniture, collection of stones and ancient art).
The small group allows a full priviledged visit to the site.
Written 25 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review of this site by the landscaper Burle Marx. We are sure that it will help other travellers to visit a place considered national patrimony and, soon, may become a UNESCO world heritage site.
Written 28 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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