Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Full-Day Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Combine two of Rio's most popular excursions on a shore excursion with an action-packed day for jaw-dropping views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a scenic city tour and have the option of riding a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch, you'll travel through the Tijuca Rainforest on a cogwheel train to the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. This tour is a great option if your time in Rio de Janeiro is limited, giving you the best of Rio in a single day.



Highlights

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

The morning tour begins with a scenic tour of downtown Rio where you can pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition space for renowned samba schools in Rio. A brief stop will be made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape. Admire its beauty and rarity from the outside and inside!

Your panoramic city tour continues with a visit to the traditional Cinelandia Square where you can visit the various historical buildings such as the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Head to the neighborhood of Urca, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is found, Mount Sugar Loaf.

Travel up Sugar Loaf Mountain on a cable car, stopping briefly at a viewpoint 215m above sea level. Capture the incomparable panoramic view of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Mount Corcovado. You can then climb to the top of the Sugar Loaf for stunning views of Copacabana Beach, Santa Cruz Fortress, and the beaches of Niteroi.



You can then enjoy lunch (included in the price) at a seafood restaurant before starting the afternoon tour. After lunch, you will pass through the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas neighborhood (except Sundays) as you head to the Cosme Velho train station. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Tijuca rainforest up to 38m, at the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. You'll spend around 45 minutes at the statue, and can capture once-in-a-lifetime shots. After the train ride down, you will be dropped off at the cruise ship dock.


Carefree Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Rio de Janeiro for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange to take you to the next port of call. See our terms and conditions for more details.


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