Three of the most famous sights in Rio de Janeiro are at your fingertips on this day-long tour.  Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, including the impressive Christ Redeemer statue overlooking the city and a stop at the Maracana Stadium - they all should definitely be at the top of your list when visiting Rio.

This full day tour will give you Rio's main attractions, its history, its lifestyle and delicious food.

GPS-triggered audio guide tour commentary available in 9 languages:  Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin & Russian.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(South Zone Pickup, Ages 13+):
$115.31
Child Rate
(South Zone Pickup, Ages 3-12):
$87.23
Adult Rate
(Barra Pickup, Ages 13+):
$124.05
Child Rate
(Barra Pickup, Ages 3-12):
$92.79
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

10 hours
8:00 am daily
(See Special Schedule Details)
Estimated departure time; you will be provided your specific tour departure time when you reconfirm your reservation (details on E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone) and some in Barra da Tijuca.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

Currently, all travelers arriving in Brazil by air must provide all of the following documentation:

  • A negative Covid-19 Antigen test within 24 hours of flight departure OR a negative Covid-19 Laboratory RT-PCR test within 72 hours of flight.
  • Proof of vaccination for applicable ages - either printed or electronic - of immunization approved by ANVISA, WHO or health authorities in the country where immunized - whose last dose has occurred at least 14 days before the flight departure. Some exeptions apply for specific circumstances and anyone declared exempt must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Must present to airline before boarding printed or electronic proof of filling out the "Travelers Health Declaration" within a maximum of 24 hours before the flight.

 

Special Schedule Details

  • No tours are scheduled on January 1, during Carnaval, December 24, December 25 or December 31.

 

Hotel Pickup Options

Pricing is set by pickup location.  Please make sure to choose the pricing appropriate for the location of your hotel.  There are two pricing options - South Zone and Barra.  If you are staying in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana, please select the option for South Zone hotels.  If you are staying in Barra da Tijuca, please select the option for Barra hotels.

 

Itinerary

In the morning, while the tour moves along the beaches of the South Zone of Rio to collect guests, you will catch some nice views from famous beaches such as Leblon Beach next to the famous Ipanema Beach. In Copacabana, you will testify why cariocas have such a beautiful tan. While you travel through these neighborhoods, you will hear a few tips on what to do around them and the interesting stories that took place in these streets.

Head downtown through the charming Botafogo shore where you will have a first glimpse of Sugar Loaf. Then you will pass through the historic Laranjeiras neighborhood, which hosts the Guanabara Palace, the ancient home of Princess Isabel who signed the Golden Law to free all slaves. Nowadays, the Palace is the official headquarters of the government of Rio de Janeiro. After going through the Santa Barbara tunnel, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio, passing next to the Sambodrome and a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. You will have a few minutes to visit the Cathedral until time to get back to the bus for perspectives of the traditional Cinelandia Square with its historical buildings and look at the Municipal Theater with its Art Nouveau Architecture. From there, the tour makes its way to Urca through Aterro do Flamengo and its parks, designed by Burle Marx, and hear all about Brazil's participation in World War II as well as the founding of the city back in the late 1500s, just before arriving at Sugar Loaf.

Travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, Santos Dummont Airport, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the Urca neighborhood and Corcovado Mountain. From there, a second cable car takes you up to the top. When you get there, you will understand why Rio is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At 395 meters, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Copacabana beach, Niteroi and the Santa Cruz fortress. Explore Urca and Sugar Loaf hills for about 45 minutes before getting back to the bus. Here you can catch views of the charming city, see the native rainforest and snap some of the best photos you will ever take.

Back down, behold Rio's scenery on your way to have a traditional Barbecue Lunch - all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide on a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted.

After lunch, it's on to Maracana Stadium where the tour will take a panoramic lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup.

From there, on to Cosme Velho train station in Laranjeiras neighborhood to catch a 20 minute train ride up Corcovado Mountain through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue. Standing guard over the city of Rio, up to 38m tall (125ft). Looking up, you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms. now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! You can see most of Rio from there - all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. It is a unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to enjoy the views and take more great photos. After riding the train back down, guests are taken back to their hotels while having a chance to hear about Rio's economy, the World Cups held in Brazil and life in the Favelas.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone) and some in Barra da Tijuca
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Inernal visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Cog Train Tour
  • Barbeque Lunch
  • Bus Transportation to Sugar Loaf
  • Cable Car Tour up Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Live audio guide – available in 9 different languages

 

Not Included

  • Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off at most hotels in Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone) and some in Barra da Tijuca.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  This tour is not wheelchair-friendly.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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