Visiting the Golden Lion Tamarins

Hi all.  I am making a trip to the Pantanal next September. In the process of planning that trip I thought about staying in Rio and going make a trip to see the GLT.  However, I had a hard time getting reliable information on how to do this.  I contacted the ‘Save the Golden Lion Tamarin’ organization here in the US.  I just heard back from them with some visitor information.  Sounds like they have now set up formal way to make this visit.  Too bad this information came long after my plans were finalized and I can’t change them now.  But, I thought I would pass along the attached in case anyone else was interested.  Hopefully, this pdf attachment comes through OK in this post.




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    Jon Hall 3 years ago

    Thanks Alan – this is helpful. I will link to this on my Brazil page too. Sorry you won’t get a chance to visit. Jon

  2. Livetowander 3 years ago

    I’ve also been exploring the option of visiting the Tamarins from Rio and have been in communication with Eugenio Souza ( ) . Otherwise I also found information to be quite scarce.

  3. Paul 3 years ago

    I wish I had known about this. I saw the Tamarins during summer of 2015 and have trip report that Jon help post. I have contact information for local guide that can arrange.

  4. Aniket 10 months ago

    Has anyone made this trip recently? Something Im quite interested to do as some point, although would probably want a few days there to get decent images. The review on Trip Advisor says a day trip costs $625 per person! Would be interested to hear if anyone spent a few days there.

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    Alan D 1 week ago

    Hi Aniket. We are going to Brazil soon and will be in Rio where we have planned a trip to see the GLTs. This was much harder than I anticipated. First off, even though their website talks about how to plan a half day visit ( they really were no help to independent travelers. Here are some things I found out:

    – They will not furnish English speaking guides. You need to book your own guide if you want to go
    – You must have Yellow Fever vaccination and must send proof of that to them in advance and bring it with you
    – Their tour is supposed to include lunch at the Fazenda dos Cordeiros. Since they have over night accommodations we thought about staying there for a few days but there are no guides that will take you from there. They all leave and return to Rio and the Fazenda was not good at email communication so we dropped that idea.

    We have ended up hiring a guide for Rio area wildlife watching, sightseeing, and he arranged the trip to the GLTs for us. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly. I will provide a summary of our trip and any other tips when we get back.


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