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Rio in Tours hiking and trekking

In the early 1960s, the foundations for the rescue program of the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), endemic to the state of Rio de Janeiro, were laid. At the time, there were about 200 monkeys left in the wild. Since 1992, this work has been led by the Golden Lion Tamarin Association (AMLD) and has a network of partners.

Recognizing the critical situation of the species' habitat, the Poço das Antas Biological Reserve was created, the first storage unit of this category in Brazil. The conservation of species such as the golden lion tamarim, requires the identification of the factors that threaten its survival thus establishing the priorities to save the species from extinction.

Very difficult for AMLD and scientists, educators, civil servants, conservationists and local communities is that there are now 3,200 Golden Lion Tamarin lions living freely. However, much remains to be done, as monkeys need a larger area of ​​forest.

In addition to forest restoration, with the planting of native trees of the Atlantic Forest and forest corridors, AMLD develops environmental education programs inside and outside Brazil.

Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin

Agile, mischievous and very beautiful. The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), also known as piranga marmoset and tamarin-of-fire, leads the list of the World Wild-Life Foundation species to be protected internationally.

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Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin

Mother takes her baby in the back by lush Atlantic forest.

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Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin

In small groups we have the largest experience in nature with small and majestic tamarins Golden Lions who are repopulating the Atlantic forest.

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Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin

Agile, mischievous and very beautiful. The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), also known as piranga marmoset and tamarin-of-fire, leads the list of the World Wild-Life Foundation species to be protected internationally.

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THE TRAIL IS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH GOOD PHYSICAL FITNESS 

INCLUDED

Pick up & drop off hotel
Private car with driver
bilingual tour guide 
Lunch and dessert per person

TECNICAL SHEET

Tour Duration: 8 hours without lunch
Effort: average of 2 and a half hours.
Difficulty: low degree of difficulty

Suggestion

Wear comfortable shoes;
Take in your backpack: water; Cap or hat; Sunscreen; Mosquito repellent; Sunglasses; Raincoat; Have binoculars and cameras ready to accompany birds through the forest and their unexpected flights.

* It is mandatory to fill out medical forms and a declaration of responsibility.

Walk & See It All In 8 Hours

Please be ready in the lobby at 7:30 am, a representative from Rio in Tours must be ready to take you via Poço das Antas biological reserve, located in the municipalities of Silva Jardim, about 120 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro for 1 hour. The area that concentrates the largest population of golden lion tamarins with just over 560 individuals. Like any biological reserve, tourist visits are not allowed. For this reason, the visit will be in one of the private reserves for the re-entry of the tamarins, where we will meet with one of the reserve technicians who takes us through the forest in search of the best sighting of the tamarins.
* Please note that the tour is private with a bilingual tour guide.

After the walk, we continue to one of the farms for a typical lunch with homemade food and delicious sweets. As a guide, we will learn a little about the farm's work in cultivating seedlings of native plants. To make your visit eternal you will be invited to plant a tree.
A visit to the visitor center of the biological reserve to know the chronology of the work of preserving the Golden Lion Tamarin.

* Please follow the guidelines of your tour guide. Stay with your group.