Golden Lion Tamarin

Atlantic Forest, Río de Janeiro, Brazil

Golden Lion Tamarin photography tours Brazil

One of the most beautiful animals in the world.

Golden Lion Tamarin, Atlantic Forest, Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photography: Mariana Munn. Golden Lion Tamarin Photo Tour.

 

A “rock star” of the conservation world…

 

Land Price (1 morning)

US$ 640 per person

The land price includes escorted transfers, private excursion with a naturalist guide, all land transportation and travel insurance for guests through the age of 59 years (over that age, there is a supplementary fee). All prices are per person based on a minimum of two people.

 

 

Golden Lion Tamarin photography tours Brazil

See the monkeys at 2 to 4 feet from your camera lens!

A family of Golden Lion Tamarins, Atlantic Forest, Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photography: Mariana Munn. Golden Lion Tamarin Photo Tour.

 

The Golden Lion Tamarin is not only one of the most beautiful animals in the world, but an amazing success story in conservation. These creatures are only found in the lowland rainforest north of the city of Río de Janeiro. By 1970, destruction of the forest and illegal capture for the pet trade had reduced their number to only 200 animals in the wild. From then until now, an international effort to breed them in zoos around the world and reintroduce them to their native forests near Río has brought the wild population up to 2,000.

The scarce, remaining patches of lowland rainforest have been protected and are being regrown. Now you can see this amazing animal in the wild in the forests north of Río. The entire round trip outing to see these furry gems takes a morning from your Río hotel. You see the monkeys at 2 to 4 feet from your camera lens! Very few people in the world know that you can now go see some tame, wild families of this “rock star” of the conservation world.

The Golden Lion Tamarin: A Conservation Success by Dr. Charles A. Munn

 

Itinerary

7 am: Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel.

9 am: After a two-hour drive from the city of Río de Janeiro, arrive at a unique tract of the endangered, species-rich Atlantic Forest for a close encounter with one of the world’s most beautiful and endangered vertebrates – the Golden Lion Tamarin. This tract is the only place in the world where you can see these monkeys in the wild – guaranteed and up close. Since 1980, this stunning creature has come back from the very brink of extinction and now can be seen at 2 to 10 meters in natural rainforest.

15 minutes to find the Golden Lion Tamarins.

90 minutes of face-time with the monkeys. There are now three families that accept visits, and you often see more than one of them. All three are very tame. You can watch them with their babies from a distance of 2 to 10 meters.

15 minutes to walk back to the car.

11 am: Begin the return drive to Río.

1 pm: Arrival at your hotel.

 

 

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