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GOLDEN LION TAMARIN

FULL DAY PROGRAM - PRIMATE WATCHING PROGRAM

Mico-Leão- Dourado, Leontopithecus rosalia

POÇO DAS ANTAS BIOLOGICAL RESERVE

In the nearby hills, away from the bustle of Rio de Janeiro, high-pitched whistles pierce the air. Small islands of forest grow in an ocean of pasture land. Up in the trees a brilliant orange-gold flash leaps from one branch to another. Trapped in a narrow strip of forest alongside the interstate highway, the calls of the Golden Lion Tamarin can be heard - the last few hundred on earth. Few animals are given a second chance. This program is

doing just that for the Golden Lion Tamarins. Against all odds, the project set out in 1960s to save the species.The program began in the early 1970s as a collaboration between the United States National Zoological Park,

Smithsonian Institution, IBAMA, Brazilian Environment Bureau and the Centro de Primatologia do Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. 

ATLANTIC FOREST

The Atlantic Forest extends along the Brazilian coastline, from North to the extreme South. In the time of the early explorers, the Atlantic Forest alone covered more than 140,000 sq. miles (350,000 sq. km). Today, less than 5% of the original forest remains and less than 10% is protected in national parks, biological reserves, ecological stations, state parks or private reserves.

07:00 am Rio de Janeiro  Poço das Antas Biological Reserve

09:00 am Reintroduction area / Farm according with reintroduction staff

11:00 am Poço das Antas Biological Reserve

12:30 pm Fazenda dos Cordeiros

Hotel pick up. Transfer Rio-Silva Jardim, where the reserve is located.

Arrival to reintroduction area, where Lion Tamarins are being reintroduced to their natural habitat, with the supervision and guidance of Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project technical staff. Tracking through trails in the forest to observe the specimens&; reintegration to their natural habitat.

Transfer Farm-Reserve. After light snack, visit to the Environment Educational Center.

Transfer Fazenda Bom Retiro farm for lunch. The place has an informal but warm atmosphere where travelers will have a Brazilian regional meal. Buffet service.

Return to Rio.

03:30 pm Poço das Antas Biological Reserve Rio de Janeiro

05:00 pm Hotel estimated time arrival.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Important

A percentage of visitors' fees will be handed to the Golden Lion Tamarin Conserv. Project.

Capacity

Minimum of 2 & maximum of 24 travelers + 1 Tour Conductor.

Included

Transfer in / out to the Reserve, local transportation, guides, information, meals.

Not Included

Air tickets to/from Rio. Beverages. Medical expenses / hospitalization. Any kind of insurance.

Type / Level

Ecotourism Type / Light to Moderate Level Program.

Guide Idioms

English. Others languages: upon request.

Personal Gear

Long sleeved shirt, jeans or comfortable pants, sneakers or hiking boots, mosquito repellent

Optional Gear

Video and/or photo camera(s) & film, penknife, raincoat, small backpack.

UPON REQUEST – NOT AVAILABLE ON CARNIVAL.