Explore Rio's Famous Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountains

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Location:
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Departures:
    Departures: 7:00 AM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Duration:
    Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday
  • Experience Code:
    Experience Code: 12946
  • Discover Rio de Janerio's most iconic sights
  • Marvel at Brazil's greatest national icon, the Christ The Redeemer Statue, and beat the crowds
  • Venture along beautiful beaches and up lush hillsides
  • Explore some of the city's most historical districts
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Our Expert Guide will lead you on an incredible journey to explore some of Rio's most iconic sights while surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. You'll be one of the first visitors to reach the Christ The Redeemer Statue early in the morning, without the usual crowds of tourists​.

We'll begin our journey by picking you up right at your hotel and first heading to Corcovado Hill (704m), and Brazil's greatest national icon – the Christ The Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro. Along the way, we'll enjoy spectacular sights starting with Copacabana Beach, continuing along Botafogo Beach, and passing by Palácio Guanabara, the official residence of the State's Governor.

Next, we'll explore the Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho districts, where one can still appreciate the old manor homes of coffee plantation owners from the 1800's. Afterwards, we'll reach Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras where we'll hop on National Park Authority vehicles and visit the forest for about 45 minutes.

On the way down, en route to Sugar Loaf, we'll see Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis – relics of the Brazilian Empire. We'll then continue along Botafogo Beach towards Praia Vermelha, in the Urca district, passing by the imposing neo-classical buildings of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Benjamim Constant Institute for the Blind, and the National Institute for Mineral Resources.

Finally, we'll arrive at the almost century-old Sugar Loaf cable-car station (the first of its kind in South America and the world's third oldest). Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf (395m), we'll be welcomed by awe-inspiring views of the city and its surroundings. From this wonderful spot, you'll be able to enjoy postcard-perfect landscapes, guaranteed to be a sight you'll remember forever.

Join us and discover Rio's most fascinating attractions, topped off with a breathtaking view of the buzzing city.

Note: In case of poor visibility on the summit of Corcovado, we'll make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness.

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up in Rio de Janeiro
Return Point:
Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Rio de Janeiro

* Pickups available with this tour.

  • Adult: $69 USD
  • Children: $34 USD
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, bottle of water (especially on hot days)
What is included
  • Expert Guide, all entry fees, tickets
Explore Rio's Famous Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountains

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil