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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.


  • Rio de Janeiro shore excursion to Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain
  • Take a ride on a cog train through Tijuaca rainforest
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to the port

What You Can Expect

Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

After pickup from the Rio cruise ship port, meet your tour guide and board your vehicle for the trip to the Cosme Velho station.

Climb aboard the cog train and ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the steep journey through the dense Atlantic forest, watching out for local wildlife along the way.

When you reach the top of the mountain, spend about an hour there. Marvel at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy views out over Rio and its surroundings. Your guide will provide engaging and informative commentary about the history of the site.

After descending the mountain, explore Pepino and São Conrado beaches, where you can watch surfers and hang gliders take advantage of the tropical wind and waves.

At the end of your 5-hour tour, enjoy drop-off back at the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Rio de Janeiro for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Elaine E L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour went very smoothly and was stress fee - not a lot of queuing for the cog up Corcovado Mountain, and the sight of Christ the Redeemer was amazing!We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our trip could not have been nicer. We were picked up at the cruise terminal right on time and I believe there were eight of us from the ms Maasdam. We stopped at a hotel to pick up more people, but none were there, so off to the mountain we went. Our guide (can't remember his name) was just great. This tour took place during Carnival but even with the throngs of people in Rio, everything was very smooth.
I highly recommend your company and this tour.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

WOW! The ride up to the statue gave some incredible sights of the city and forest. At the top by the base of the statue was like being on top of the world. The views, the statue....Rio is so blessed to have this as a tour in their city. WOW!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Very well organized. Everything was on time and very safe.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2013



4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

The half day tour was interesting and informative. It was good!

Barbara M

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2015

We enjoyed the trip. Surprised that we had to change buses a.good value. Three stars

Allan L Z

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2017

I was not met with a sign with my name as told.
I was not met at gate I was told to meet at.
I was met by Gray Line not Viator.
It was an extremely hot day and I was not even offered a bottle of water.
Tour guides were nice and informative.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2017

This tour is through Gray Line Company and it is HORRIBLE. DO NOT ever do a Gray Line tour. When we got off the ship our guide was no where to be found. We basically walked around till we saw the Gray Line bus and the driver was sitting in there all by himself. He didn't speak any English but I saw our names on the list so I knew we had the right bus. Finally the guide arrived and didn't even apologise or introduce himself. We then waited for 30mins for other passengers to find the bus. In the end the guide decided to leave even though there were 2 people who had yet to come so we don't know what happened to them. Then of course in typical horrible Gray Line style, we spent over an hour driving around in circles picking up people from the hotel. We couldn't even understand anything the guide was saying because his English was really bad. This was true for all our Gray Line tours in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Although they say they cater to English speaking people, they don't actually. There is a mixture of spanish and english people on the bus and the guides always spend way more time and explain better in spanish than they do in English. It is worth going to Christ the Redeemer. Just don't do it with Gray Line

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