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Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.


  • Conquer Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain in one day
  • Board the cog train through lush Tijuca Rain Forest
  • Admire the view of Rio's sprawling beaches from the top of Corcovado Mountain
  • Spend up to an hour with your guide at Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Take the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain in time to see the sun set over Copacabana Beach
  • Lunch and roundtrip transport to Rio hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You see the can't-miss Rio sights all in one action-packed day. Ride a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain and a cog train up Corcovado Mountain to see the Christ the Redeemer statue and the most jaw-dropping views of the city.

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What You Can Expect

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

After pickup from your Rio hotel in the morning, board your vehicle for the panoramic sightseeing tour of the city.
Start with visits to the Metropolitan Cathedral, well-known for its unlikely pyramid shape, and the famous Sambodromo, which hosts the festivities for the yearly Carnaval and is the major exhibition hall for Rio's samba schools.
See Cinelandia Square, home to historic cultural buildings like the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library and the Municipal Theater. Then travel through Urca, the neighborhood where Sugar Loaf Mountain resides. Board the cable car up the mountain, making a stop for a scenic photo op and views over Corcovado Mountain, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Guanabara Bay on the way. At the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, pause to admire the expansive scenery, including the beaches of Niteroi, the Fortaleza Santa Cruz and the famous Copacabana.
Enjoy the included lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on your marathon tour in the afternoon. Head for the Cosme de Velho station, where you'll hop on the cog train and ride through the Tijuca Rainforest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Spend 45 minutes at the top of the mountain, marveling at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoying views out over Rio and its surroundings.
At the end of your 10-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour in Rio, enjoy drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic trip, great tour guide, very informative, the view from sugarloaf mountain fantastic, would have been the same from Christ redeemer unfortunately weather let us down was very overcast and cloudy after a day raining. Would highly recommended booking via victor again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I enjoyed the tour and thought the lunch was good. Our guides were good and knowledgeable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really enjoyed it. Great tour guides, very good lunch

Humberto M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Beautiful view


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


Jenny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a great tour with all the highlights in Rio, can completely recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

nice tour, great lunch, my only recommendation would be to have the Cristo tour first then Sugar Loaf

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A wonderful day out with a great multi-lingual guide. Highly recommended!

Elba C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great way to spend the day and the food at the location was pretty good....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A long but excellent day out the only problem being the dense volume of traffic in Rio. There was no pick up from our Hilton hotel at Barra de Tijuca so we had to get a taxi very early to get to the Sheraton hotel.We visited Sugar Loaf mountain and enjoyed 2 cable car rides this was followed by a city tour with a stop at the cathedral. We then enjoyed included lunch in a downtown restaurant which was very good with a self service buffet and various meats delivered and carved at our table. No drinks were included which seemed a little unusual. After lunch we went to Corcovado mountain where we rode a cog wheel railway close to the summit and finally escalators to reach the statue of Christ the Redeemer which although very crowded gave amazing views over the city.Our return journey took rather a long time as the traffic downtown was gridlocked and many of our fellow travellers who were in beachfront hotels elected to walk the rest of their journeys. It was a wonderful day out and gave us a great insight into Rio with amazing photo opportunities.Would highly recommend

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