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  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

this is a MUST in Rio ! You will enjoy it and photography is awesome

E G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

very good

Anthony L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour guide and bus driver. Saw many things in Rio as we travelled through Rio beyond what was mentioned in the write up. Lunch was great fun, Brazilian bbq.

silcock6215

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour itineray was changed due to cloud cover which was wonderful as we did not think we were going to see anything.Highly recommend this tour picked up and dropped of at hotel.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Vehicle on time, good guide. The whole experience was great.

BobChase USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Outstanding tour

Sheila B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was perfect for my friend and I 2 female retired teachers, traveling on our own. It was well organized, punctual, and very informative. We had a great time!!

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour guides, and the lunch fantastic, lots of waiting in lines for attractions but beyond Viator control but worth waiting for, fantastic views at both locations and good way to see the city as well

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour with friendly tour guide

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My trip to Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour were outstanding. It was a trip which took my breath away, and once I was on top, having the view and wide spread of land spread underneath me, has an everlasting effect on me. I will advise you to have this type of tour if you are about to visit Rio De Janeiro, I thought I would have done it on my own, but no, I wouldn't have been able to see and visit these places, as the way it was all co-ordinated and planned by the tour leader himself. Talking about the tour leader, he was a guy full of spirit. As he was explaining all about the places we were in, and, in between he joked and made sure to keep that smile on your face. His English was perfect by the way, so there was no doubt that I would not get an answer off him whenever I asked the question. Midway during the tour, we were taken to a restaurant where the food still bursts my taste buds whenever I seem to think about it... So all in a short phrase,it was a perfect day to remember, it was a remarkable holiday, and worth the money spent on it. Go for it... you know you want to...

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