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    Full-Day Tour of Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf Mountain

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    Combine two of Rio's most popular excursions into one full-day for breathtaking views. You'll travel through the rain and rainforest of Tijuca by cogwheel train to the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. After lunch, you will be transported from a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour is a great option if your time in Rio de Janeiro is limited, giving you the best of Rio in one big day.



    Highlights

    • Performed in French, English
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Stunning aerial views
    • Rail tour
    • Lunch included

    Corcovado Mountain Tour
    The tour starts in the morning with a trip to the Cosme Velho station, where you will take the cogwheel train. The train takes you through the dense Atlantic rainforest of Tijuca to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Mount Corcovado. You'll spend nearly an hour here with your guide, who shows you around Rio's sights from this soaring high mountain vantage point. After your morning tour, relax and enjoy lunch at a seafood restaurant.

    Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour
    In the afternoon you will be driven to downtown Rio, past its fine collection of Portuguese colonial style buildings, to take the cable car back to Prai Vermelha (Red Beach). The cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for a magnificent view of Rio de Janeiro nestled between the mountains and the sea, and the magical sight of the sun dipping down onto Copacabana Beach.


    Please note : if the train is not running during your stay, you will travel to the Christ the Redeemer statue via the standard route.


    Detailed schedule

    Starting point :
    Pickup is available from most major hotels in the Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana areas or the cruise ship port


    Departure time :
    08.30 p.m

    Hotel pickups begin before this time; exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

    Return details:
    back to the starting point

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