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

Highlights

  • Conquer Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain in one day (options with tickets included or excluded).
  • Board the cog train or a van 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
  • Lunch (if option selected) and roundtrip transport to Rio hotels included

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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.

Then drive through downtown Rio and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. 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.

After lunch you can either 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 or go by Van, crusing through the forest. Spend about 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. Alternatively, if you are taking the 6 hour option, start by going straight to Christ Redeemer By Van to catch the views from the top and then drive through Santa Teresa to make your way to Sugar Loaf and get back to the hotel just in time for  lunch.

Customer Reviews

JEROME M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Another wonderful tour. The train ride up the mountain was great. To be at one of the most famous things to see in Rio, was awesome.

Joann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Both great tours. Well worth the experience.

Katherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

SHARON H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful and magical. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative, aside from being friendly and accommodating. Would recommend this tour to anyonr

Yvonne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good overall sights. Include an amazing Brazilian roasted meat luncheon buffet.

Emelia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Recommended

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour. Well organized, punctual and with knowledgeable guides. Very comfortable transportation. They kept us safe, entertained and informed while allowing sufficient time at the several attractions.

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Nice tour, with enough time to enjoy view and take photos. Guides are kind and prepared. Lunch was good and much. Bring water with you. :

Sasha R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We booked a tour through Gray Line Tours on our weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro. The tour took us to Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. I really enjoyed this tour, because it allowed us to see several city highlights all in one day. I enjoyed being able to meet other travelers, and was glad we were encouraged to sit together at lunch, which made the tour seem more inclusive.

I was glad our tour guide gave us plenty of time to roam around each area individually, which gave us time to take pictures and explore at our own pace.

This is the perfect tour for travelers who like to explore!

Benjamin H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great views but very crowded.

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