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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 6 more


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.
  • Visit Corcovado Mountain and get up-close to Christ the Redeemer - a must when in Rio!
  • Ride the cog train or van up through Tijuca Rain Forest for spectacular city views (options with ticket included or excluded).
  • Roundtrip transport from Rio de Janeiro hotels included

Climb aboard our vehicle at your hotel and get on the road to Corcovado Mountain.

You'll disembark at Cosme Velho station to take the cog train through the Tijuca Rain Forest or drive up to the Visitor Centre to board the van to the top.

When you reach the top, lace up your shoes and climb the 220 steps or opt for the easier route by riding the elevator. At the 2,300-foot (700-meter) summit, find yourself in the presence of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Listen as your guide explains the history of the statue, constructed in 1931 from concrete and sandstone and named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The statue's armspan is 98 feet (30 meters,) and it stands 130 feet (39 meters) tall. Spend half an hour admiring the statue and taking photos of the panoramic views of Rio.

Return to your Rio hotel for drop-off after this 4-hour excursion.

Please note: This tour offers options with and without tickets included. Ensure you select your preference when booking. 


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, Jul 2018

The tour guide was absolutely marvelous, He spoke every language of all the people who where on the tour. He interacted and was a great asset . The sights were monumental and life changing the Christ Redeemer is what you think, beautiful touching, warm heartfelt and captivating , The Heights an view of the mountain was impeccable

, Feb 2018

The actual tour was just over an hour and was brilliant but nearly 5 hours in the bus which was late in arriving, would have been quicker and probably cheaper just getting a taxi to and from the hotel!

, Nov 2017


, Nov 2017

This was a very relaxing first day activity ... They pick you up in comfortable bus and drive you through the city to the base Corcovado Mountain. The guide buys the tickets for the charming cog train, which takes you up to the top of the mountain, with great views. We got about 45 minutes at the top to see the statue and views, which was plenty of time and it went quickly. Our guide was extremely nice. The mountain and statue are basically must-sees for any trip to Rio. Yes, you can figure it out getting there yourself at a cheaper price, but who wants to do that when they've just arrived and are severely jet lagged?
Two things to be aware of ... The guide on my trip was basically handling logistics. We were given audio guides to learn about Rio, and they weren't that great. They were kind of simplistic and a bit dopey.
The other issue is that the pick-up places are basically around Copacabana and Ipanema. I was staying in a different part of the city, so they wouldn't pick me up at my hotel. I had to take the metro to Copacabana, which was easy enough but not what I had in mind when I booked the trip. So keep that in mind if you're not staying on the beach.

, Oct 2017

A large group tour but with a fluent, knowledgeable multilingual guide. Unfortunately I didn't realize it's better to take the morning tour, esp if you want ideal pix of the statue behind. It's very crowded up top and the sun angle limits your photos.

, Sep 2017

A must in Rio.

, Jun 2017

I though the Christ Redeemer was GREAT. It was a clear day.

, May 2017

This excursion is a self-guided experience that provides you ticketed access to both the Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue. I went midday on a weekday and the statue was PACKED! Add the massive crowd to the rolling high-altitude fog, and youll understand why youll need to be patient when it comes to quality photo opportunities of the statue. Id recommend at least two hours for this excursion to ascend the mountain by cable car longer if youre opting to hike maneuver around the crowds to take in the sights and posted facts and snap awesome pictures! All in all, the excursion is worth the price as roundtrip transportation was included from my hotel. With the transportation included, youre treated to an impromptu tour of the city both going and coming from the attraction. Just remember to pack your patience, and some water.

, Feb 2017

The tour was great. The guide gave us time to look around and take in the experience.

, Jan 2017

This was a great tour our guide made sure that our wait in line was short. It was a beautiful day and the scenes from the top of the mountain were outstanding. Our guide continued to provide valuable information from the time we got in the bus until our departure. Great trip!

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