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Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer in the early morning on this Viator Exclusive tour. With your local guide and travel to the peak of Corcovado Mountain to view the Christ the Redeemer statue up close. Opt to upgrade your experience and hop on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic views from the city's high point as the early morning light bathes the city. Round-trip transportation from most hotels in southern Rio de Janeiro is included.

Highlights

  • Enjoy first access to Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue in the early morning with an expert guide
  • Spend 30 minutes in tranquility atop Corcovado Mountain before crowds rush in
  • Be wowed by the stunning views of the city and beaches
  • Upgrade to include a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain for more amazing photo ops
  • Pickup and drop-off from most southern Rio hotels included
  • This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else!

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Visit one of Rio's iconic symbols, Sugar Loaf Mountain

Following pickup at your hotel in Rio, climb aboard a minivan at your hotel in the afternoon, meet your guide, and get on the road to Corcovado Mountain. You'll arrive there before most everyone else and have the opportunity to experience this famous landmark in peace and (relative) quiet.

When you reach your destination, 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 arm span is 98 feet (30 meter), 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, unless you opt to upgrade to the Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour Upgrade:

Take this tour to settle the age-old argument between the Rio locals: whether Corcovado or Sugar Loaf offers better views.

Leaving Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado in your minivan, take a half-hour ride towards the Atlantic Ocean. Board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana and Santa Cruz Fortress.

Descend in the cable car and climb back aboard your vehicle for drop-off at your Rio hotel.

Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.

Customer Reviews

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The organisation of this trip was very smooth including the prompt hotel pick up. We were almost the first at the Christ Redeemer Statue which is great for taking photos before the crowds arrive. As it was cloudy, our guide made another stop on the way down where the views were spectacular. Our witty guide, Gill, was full of information and spilt his time really well between the English and Spanish speaking guests. Both Sugar Loaf and the Statue were amazing.

Valentino S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience. Our guide Vagner was very friendly and helpful. Recommended.

Sallyann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The guide was fantastic. He was knowledgable, his english was great, and I felt he looked after me as a loan traveller. The tour was great as we really beat the queues. I'd definitely recommend it

Jack M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour. Our tour guide, Patricia Cannabrava, was perhaps the friendliest and most responsive tour guide we've ever had. We were one of the first buses to reach the top of Corcovado, and really enjoyed visiting the iconic site before the crowds become too terrible. Worth your time if you're in Rio.

Robert E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We were sent an email saying they were going to pick us up at 6:50 but didn't arrive until 7:20. We were the only English speaking tourists but Paulo did a great job in making sure we got the same information as the others. He was very informative of the trip up the mountain. Doing the early access to Christ Redeemer statue was SMART! Got there before the crowds and had a great view. Because we were the only ones that did not choose to do Sugar Loaf there was a car ready to take us back to our hotel. It was a great trip! Loved every second.

ashleyccontreras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I definitely recommend this tour if you want to be the first ones up to see the Christ! We were picked up from our hotel on time and our tour guide Eliane was very friendly and informative. After we saw the Christ we headed to the Sugar Loaf Mountain with another tour guide Gill. He was very nice and knowledgable. I would most certainly book another tour with Amigo Tours!

ashleyccontreras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I definitely recommend this tour if you want to be the first ones up to see the Christ! We were picked up from our hotel on time and our tour guide Eliane was very friendly and informative. After we saw the Christ we headed to the Sugar Loaf Mountain with another tour guide Gill. He was very nice and knowledgable. I would most certainly book another tour with Amigo Tours!

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour! Guided by Solamon who was very friendly and informative. Was only a small group of us for the early morning tour which was great. It felt more like a private tour. Highly recommend Solomon for a tour guide. Nothing was too much trouble. Driver was very friendly and helpful too.

Maria K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Gorgeous view, and it was great to get in before all the other tourists stormed in. Best tour, will definitely book early access tours again in other cities. Our guide was fantastic!

Anna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing and a must-see in Rio de janeiro especially when your tour guide is Salomon! He made everything go smoothly and truly a remarkable experience!

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