Golden Lion Tamarin Tour

$350.00 - By car

What makes this tour unique?

Golden Lion Tamarin Tour take you in a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Silva Jardim, 1.5 hours away, where you will be dazzled by the beauty and diversity of fauna and flora. Have your camera on hand to make beautiful photos during your trip where nature is often still untouchable until you reach the area where you can see the Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey in the wild.

It’s amazing to know that these monkeys were almost extinct (less than 200 animals) and now, you can see the results of long term conservation planning and international cooperation; there are over 2000 animals in the wild! Don’t miss the Golden Lion Tamarin Tour.

The Golden Lion Tamarin forms social family groups. Males help to raise their offspring, and often carry their young on their backs in between feedings. Tamarin young are usually twins.

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What to expect: Golden Lion Tamarin Tour is a great chance to see those small, beautiful golden monkeys called Golden Lion Tamarin.
At only 1 1/2 hours’ drive from Rio you can see the results of long term conservation planning and international cooperation. The beautiful Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey, unique to a small area of the State of Rio de Janeiro, nearly went extinct in the wild.
Golden lion Tamarins live in the heavily populated Atlantic coastal regions of southeastern Brazil. They live in humid forests with many vines, bromeliads, and other epiphytes.
Lion Tamarins take their name from their impressive manes—thick rings of hair reminiscent of Africa’s great cats. The Golden Lion Tamarin may be the most beautiful of the four lion tamarin species.
Golden Lion Tamarin Tour will help you understand why it nearly went extinct and how the conservation program, not only brought the population numbers back up, but also changed the region and helped create many private reserves. The golden lion tamarin is today considered an endangered species as there are estimated to be around 1,000 golden lion tamarin individuals left in the wild.
You will stop on a country road and met our local guide, who carries a radio and large antenna. You will follow the local guide through a small field before entering a wooded area and emerge into another meadow a few minutes later. Upon our arrival, wild tamarins immediately appear in the trees at the edge of the meadow. Small radio monitors around the females’ necks allow us to locate them with his antenna. The monkeys are bright orange color, with wizard’s faces and long tails. They are not afraid of us at all and chatter constantly among themselves as they leapt from branch to branch. Golden Lion Tamarin Tour don’t miss it.

Tour not running because of covid-19

Additional information

About this activity:

Hotel, pier or airport pick up Informative, friendly and professional bilingual guide Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day Small-group tour by Deluxe vehicles transportation


6-7 hours


Pick-ups between 7am and 7:30am

(Monday to Friday – morning tour)

Tour departs from selected hotels along the shore of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact us to know the best pick up location and time.


Drop-offs at the original departure point

Tour Cost Includes

Professional guide

Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs (selected hotels only)

Small-group tour transported by an air-conditioned deluxe minivan

Tour Cost Excludes

Entrance fees by AMLD

Food and drinks

Good to know before you go:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Tours operated in English and Spanish. Other languages under request

Terms of risk assumption need to be completed and signed –we will send after booking confirmation,

vaccination card against yellow fever at least 15 days before the visit need to be send

full name, nationality, profession / occupation, date of birth and email will be required for the visit

Payment Info:

Price: 1-4 people US $350.00

Price: 5-7 people US $400.00

Price: 8-14 people US $500.00

Infant (0-5 years old, sitting on the lap) with ID: Free


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