• Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • 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
  • This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else!

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 meeting-point in Rio, climb aboard a minivan 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 drop-off point, 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.

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 M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I had a wonderful experience. I was with Alex who had quite the job to translate everything he said into English, Spanish and Portuguese due to the varied nations his tour group came from. But he was fantastic. It was a bit cloudy but we were lucky that there were periods where it cleared up so we could get the great views. And going up to the Statue early makes all the difference. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a great tour! Our guide, Patricia, was excellentvery knowledgeable and excellent with both English and Spanish speaking guests. Going befor the crowds was a great decision. We got there early, but by the time we left, the place was crazy! Definitely take the early morning tour.

Tiffany T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Better than I expected. And great staff who made sure we saw the Statue, so many people were cutting in line! You will see Christ the Redeemer, the forest, the Favelas! and the steps

Daryl N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Definitely worth the early access pass ... was able to get some shots before the hoards of other tourists arrived. Sugar Loaf Mountain was also an enjoyable trip in the cable car.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was great, start to finish! Paulo was a wonderful guide! There was only 1 other person who spoke English but, he made sure to repeat everything for us, even the small talk and jokes. The views and information were top notch! Thanks Amigo Tours and special thanks to you Paulo!

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Thoroughly recommend this tour of you want to beat the crowds which build up very quickly. Our tour guide Paolo was full of life and interesting stories, made the tour even more enjoyable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The time was perfect! Our guide was great and helped me to take pictures due that I was traveling alone. Once in a lifetime experience.

Zaldy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were with Amigo Tours on this trip. Guille, the tour guide, had a great personality that he made the trip even more exciting! He spoke good English. The visit to the Christ Redeemer statue went well. But we were not able to do the Sugarloaf Mountain part because the access to the site was closed on December 27. Since we couldn't have another time to reschedule the Sugarloaf climb, Guille promised that he would work out for the refund of this part of our day's itinerary.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I did not believe that the access would indeed be 'exclusive', but it was. Our small group of 5 or 6 were the only people on the mountain top for a good 20 minutes. Absolutely fantastic!!

Shawn Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

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