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golden lion tamarin

Atlantic Forest

Golden Lion Tamarin

Conservation Reserve


The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia - family: Callitrichidaeis), is one of the world's most endangered mammals, with a population of about 3,500 individuals. The conservation status is EN= Endangered (IUCN 3.1).

Their distribution range of this magnificent small monkey is very limited and confined to a small area at less than 300m altitude, in the Atlantic Forest of the Rio de Janeiro state.
You can photograph these wonderful animals in a protected forest and visit the centre of conservation and reintroduction program.


  • Where: Rio de Janeiro
  • When: All year round
  • Duration: 2D/1N or Daily Tour
  • When to book: at least 2 months in advance
  • Private Guided Tour
  • By booking this tour you contribute to the conservation of the Golden Lion Tamarins


Dr. Rauno Vaisanen - FEB 2020

"We are more than happy to give feedback, since it was just fantastic with Wild Brazil exceeding all our expectations.
We saw two family groups of the golden lion tamarins. It was nice and easy, and the monkeys were just wonderful. We expected a strenuous hike, but it was only a short and pleasant stroll with two most friendly rangers.
It was also important to learn about the successful and challenging project of the Association, and the role of the Fazenda and other farmers in the restoration of forest and building up the habitat connectivity.
The Fazenda was a great experience of its own: Interesting and most friendly people, superb genuine food to say the least, biologically rich environment with nice birds, frogs and butterflies. The trails around might have yielded even more. The hosts were charming and the atmosphere was really memorable in their wonderful fazenda (we have stayed at wonderful farms also in Emas and Pantanal so that we really appreciated such a quality).
Ricardo was an excellent guide, professional and easy-going. Excellent company, providing us a lot of insight information of the nature, history and culture of Brazil. We loved It.
So, we can only say a humble thank you! We have visited Brazil several times, but a brief visit in the Atlantic rainforest in the Rio area was a surprisingly rewarding experience."

black lion tamarin

Other Tamarins you can photograph with Wild Brazil:

  • Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus)

This tour includes

  • Private transportation
  • Exclusive, English-speaking Wildlife Guide
  • Private safaris
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees



Yellow Fever Vaccination is required to enter the conservation forest. There is no risk of infection for the visitors, but it's a way to protect the tamarins.