Bairro Cosme Velho Tours

Bairro Cosme Velho
The Cosme Velho neighborhood is best known as the jumping-off point to ascend Corcovado Mountain to Christ the Redeemer. Most visitors to Rio will set foot in this small, historic area on their way to the city’s most iconic attraction, but it’s worth it to explore beyond that. From shady plazas overgrown with jungle to colonial architecture, Cosme Velho offers a taste of Rio’s old-time charm. The neighborhood’s principal street, Rua Cosme Velho, snakes up into the hilly area and to ‘Estação de Ferro do Corcovado,’ where visitors catch the funicular to the Christ Statue. Beyond the station, the neighborhood becomes mostly residential and continues way up the hill into the rain forest.

While in Cosme Velho, before or after seeing the Christ, allot some time to roam the winding, leafy avenues with quaint shops, or grab something to eat in one of the many open-air cafes. Just across the street and a few yards up from the funicular station lies Boticário Square (Largo do Boticário). This plaza of early 19th-century Portuguese buildings has fallen into disrepair, but the brightly colored colonial structures set among the rain forest scenery retain the square’s original charm. Art-lovers can head to the International Museum of Naïf Art just down the road from the station, where they’ll find a small colonial-era building housing an impressive collection of 6,000 paintings from 120 different countries, which focus on struggle and marginalized populations.

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Cosme Velho is located in Rio’s South Zone, west of the Laranjeiras and Flamengo neighborhoods. It is accessible from Ipanema and Leblon on bus 570 and from Ipanema and Copacabana from bus 583.
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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 by van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 or 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to 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 the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

While your cruise ship is in port, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of Corcovado Mountain during this half-day tour. Reach the top of Corcovado Mountain by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, an urban forest located just 10 minutes outside the center of Rio. This 5-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to see Rio's most famous sight and still have time to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

Visit Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the afternoon during this 4-hour tour. Ride the cog train up the steep mountainside through the Tijuca Rainforest, disembarking at the top to panoramic views of Rio. Spend time admiring the iconic statue and snapping photos of the surrounding scenery. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off

Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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CHRIST PLUS FARMER'S MARKET AND SELARON'S STAIRCASE

Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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6 hours Private Tour - Christ - Botanic Garden - Waterfall Shower

Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Duration: 2 days
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