For sure Marapendi is not part of the tourist attractions in Rio, it is just a normal district of Rio in the way to Barra da Tijuca, in the west side of Rio. We take a boat , like a "boat bus" close to a shopping mall and a gas station. Only Rafa knows how to take you there!
It is one of our most favorite districts of Rio, we love it...hidden views that will be a real success in your travel photography, amazing restaurants with the best of the Brazilian Food. It is indeed a Rio that you do not expect to find!
Such a quiet and peaceful corner close to the crazy rhythm of Barra da Tijuca, for sure you would never think to find such a lush green neighborhood of Rio, only a local and a person completely in love with Rio can take you there...in that case, of course, it is me! :)
I should have kept the secret but I cannot resist...you see some local wildlife, well it is not like a safari in Africa, but if you love birds you will like to go there, if you like all animals, the capivaras will make this day very special.
There will be way more surprises and things to see in Marapendi, it is up to you to visit these wetlands, a little wildlife spot in Rio.
Do not hesitate to contact me, I will show you more secrets of Rio.
Rafael Torres Lopes
Tour Guide and Travel Planner
whatsapp: +5521 97540 4501