• Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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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.

Highlights

  • Rio de Janeiro full-day Super Saver combo tour
  • Get an overall look at the vibrant city of Rio, from mountains to historic buildings to dance
  • See city attractions like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelandia Square and the Sambadrome
  • Visit the summits of the city’s two famous mountains — Sugar Loaf and Corcovado
  • Enjoy an up-close look at the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Watch a 2-hour performance of samba and other Brazilian cultural dance and music styles at the Ginga Tropical Show
  • Lunch, cable car ride and cog wheel train ride are all included

What You Can Expect

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Ginga Tropical Show

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour (10 hours) Following pickup in the morning at the cruise port or your Rio hotel, set out on a guided tour of downtown Rio. Stop at the famous pyramid-shaped Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedtral) and see the historic buildings in Cinelandia Square. Pass the Sambadromo, where the yearly samba competition takes place during Carinval. Continue to the Urca neighborhood, where you'll board the cable car for the scenic ride to the summit of Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain). The car will stop halfway up the mountain at a scenic viewpoint that offers fantastic photo ops of the entire city and Guanabara Bay. At the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, enjoy views of Fortaleza Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Fortress), Copacabana Beach and Corcovado Mountain.
Stop at a local barbecue restaurant for a traditional lunch (included) in a Brazilian Churrascaria that offers a wide variety of sides and alternative options, in case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. 
Drive through Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas district, a large park and entertainment complex where many cariocas (residents of Rio) spend their leisure time. At Cosme Velho station, board the cog train for a scenic ride through the Tijuca Rainforest to the top of Corcovado Mountain, the site of Rio's most photographed landmark: the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. This iconic piece of art stands 98 feet (30 meters) high and its outstretched arms have a wingspan of 92 feet (28 meters). Spend 45 minutes here before descending the mountain and returning to your hotel for a short rest before starting the evening portion of your tour.

Ginga Tropical Show in Rio de Janeiro (3.5 hours)

Following pickup at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro, travel Ginga Tropical Show venue. During the Ginga Tropical Show, you'll see dancers perform bossa nova, samba and a variety of other musical and dance styles found in Brazil. The cast of dancers and musicians will perform the dance of forró, the sultry lambada and athletic displays of capoeira. Learn through music and dance tales of folklore from the Amazon, the Pampas, Lapa, as well as the mystic rituals of Bahia. When dancers appear in outrageous Carnival costumes and shake their hips to the beat of the live drums, that can only mean one thing: it's time for you to get up and dance, too. At the conclusion of the show, enjoy drop-off at your Rio hotel.

Customer Reviews

william a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Christ the Redeemer is an all time highlight of any trip. Sugar Loaf is also great fun and gives you good views over the city.

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We were given great advice on arrival, to separate the Plataforma Show to the next day, and this was arranged accordingly by Grayline. The tour to Sugar Loaf and Corcovado were terrific. The show next day was also good.

drkarl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Remarkable views of Rio. Great experience to be at the Cristo Redentor statue. Sugar Loaf was amazing. The lunch and dinner was at the same place. The Samba show was very good.

Mrs Fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The day tour was as expected....the lunch was at a local buffet.

The evening samba show and the restaurant were both exceptional!

It was a long day, but more wonderful than I expected.

Jabari W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent and well worth the cost. The Samba show was terrific, way beyond my expectations. Our tour guides Fatima and Camille were great. The only setback was having lunch and dinner at the same Brazilian steakhouse...another place would be ideal. Other than that, enjoyed every minute of it.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great all round. Possible evening dance hiccup, but sorted amicably. Thank you

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We loved Rio!!. Definitely need to experience Rio on NYE! Amazing experience! Our next trip will be for Carnival.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip with fantastic views, the Samba show was really entertaining and the food was great. Picking up all the people is the worst part of the trip as it takes so long. The guide forgot my hotel and drove past it at midnight so delayed in getting back to hotel.

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved seeing Rio from both Sugar Loaf and Corcovdo and the fun ride on the cog railway. The rhythms of the samba show were really great, along with the costumes.

Herlena W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was outstanding, Sugar Loaf Mountain had a view that was unbelievable, Corcovado was amazing, and the Samba Show was fantastic. Note the all you could eat lunch and dinner was excellent, I ate until I could not eat another thing. I am already making plans to return to Rio and I will use your agency to book my tours.

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