Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. During your journey, pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis.
At Sugar Loaf Mountain, get spectacular views of the sprawling city
Pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis
Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds
Travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue
I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone. Keko and his driver picked me up promptly at my hotel at 7:30 am (what a nice perk!), we went off to pick the other 4 tour goers at their hotels on the way to Christ Redeemer. Keko was friendly, knowledgeable, local and made us all feel very comfortable. Because of this, the entire group got along very well. He allowed us thirty minutes of free time at Christ Redeemer and also 30 minutes or so at the top of Sugar Loaf which was fantastic. The tour left me with some knowledge of the area, the history, and with some new friends!
We were looking for a tour that gave us the two key highlights we came to Rio to see -- Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. Our van was comfortable, the group was friendly and our tour guide Sergio was upbeat and knowledgeable. We appreciated that we had plenty of time to spend on our own enjoying each of the sites. We did not feel rushed and really felt that each spot was our own to explore safely and easily, They were easy to reach out to and showed up in less than 10 minutes from the time we were told to be at our pick up spot.
I was picked up from my hotel promptly and the guides did a good job of making everyone feel at ease. With small bits of helpful knowledge, we picked up the remaining guests and traveled to Christ Redeemer statue. We were told what to expect and how long we had to sight see. The same as we traveled to Sugar Loaf and then we were taken to a nice lunch.
Only criticism I had was that there are a few small expenses on top of the fee for the booking. We had to purchase tickets for the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf as well as lunch cost. Nothing too expensive, but that would still have been nice to know ahead of time.
A really good tour made even better by our amazing guide Sergio Campos and roberto the driver. Sergio was very entertaining and full of great information, he really did make the tour for us. We were picked up on time and taken to the Christ redeemer first. On the way he explained the history about it and the city and answered any questions we had. He was very engaging and made us feel comfortable and relaxed and was able to talk about all sorts of topics with him, it was a great insight into the city and Brazil. After Christ redeemer he then took us to sugar loaf where views are are amazing, both these sights are a must for a visit to Rio and doing them both on this tour was hassle free and would highly recommend.
With Matilde having us on the road early we escaped from the crowds at both venues. Matilde was a great tour guide being both energetic and knowledgeable, giving us lots of details about each venue visited. She also explained exactly where she was going to meet us after our time was up at each site. Thanks Matilde for a great tour of your beautiful city.
We visited Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain on a morning tour. The tour itself was marvellous but a big thanks goes to Vincent our guide who was absolutely brilliant. He was so knowledgeable, answered all our questions and spoke english really well.
Great to hear that!!!
We are really happy to know you had such an excellent time in Rio. Vicente is really an amazing guide and he will like to know you enjoyed the tour.
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Mirella Schvaitzer, on behalf of Efraim Schvaitzer
We were a little apprehensive at first, but we were so glad we choose to do the tour rather than doing it ourselves. It really took the stress out of the day and our guide (Sandra) and driver were both fantastic. Sandra really had excellent knowledge and was very entertaining. We were only a small group of 5 people and tour had the right amount of guided parts and then free time to explore both Sugarloaf and Christ the redeemer. I am not great with heights and was a little nervous, but i knew i couldn't come to Rio and not see both of these iconic attractions. Sandra made me feel completely comfortable and reassured me the cable car wouldn't be too traumatic and she was correct, it was very stable and there were plenty of places to stand away from the windows if needed.
I would definitely do another tour with Sandra as she made it a perfect day.
I’ve been on many many tours in many many countries . I have to say Katia is one of the best. She made you feel welcome from the first moment . She was knowledgeable and funny. Very patient and was there for anything you needed. Went above and beyond
Well organised trip with Carmen. Unfortunately Sugar Loaf mountain wAs closed for maintenance which they advised us of beforehand. While that was disappointing it was out of anyones control, So they substituted with some other sights that we wouldnt otherwise have seen. Carmen was a great guide, took photos of all the family and was easy to understand.