Between 8 and 8:30am, your tour begins with pickup from your Rio de Janeiro hotel. After boarding an air-conditioned minivan and greeting your guide, you’ll ascend the hills of Tijuca Forest to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New7Wonders of the World.
Here, your guide provides history-rich commentary and allows you to capture pictures beneath the outstretched arms of the iconic statue. After absorbing spectacular views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Rio's beaches, you'll proceed to your next stop: the Botanical Garden.
Commissioned by a Portuguese monarch, the garden boasts a colorful array of flowers and plants from around the world: cacti, orchids, and bromeliads are just three of thousands of flora species inside.
Following approximately one hour to explore independently, continue to your next stop: Ipanema Beach. Famed for its white sands and views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the urban beach is an ideal place to relax.
Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.