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Rio Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Duration: Full-day—approximately 8 hours

Discover two of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic attractions, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain, in this incredible 8-hour tour.

Begin after breakfast with a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon towards the foot of Corcovado Mountain in Cosme Velho.

Explore the small museum that explains the history of Christ the Redeemer.

Afterwards, head through lush rainforest on a cozy train ride to the top of Corcovado Mountain—where you’ll find out why Christ the Redeemer is named one of the 7 Modern World Wonders. Take lots of photos!

After descending Corcovado Mountain, go to a traditional Brazilian steakhouse for a BBQ lunch for your fill of Rio’s delicious cuisine.

Then make your way towards the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you take two cable cars: the first to Urca Hill, and the second to Sugar Loaf Mountain itself.

The mountain is the most romantic spot in Rio to watch the sunset and offers a perfect 360-degree view of Rio. Finish the tour and arrive back at your hotel.

Included:

  • Driver
  • Guide
  • BBQ lunch

Rio by Bicycle Tour

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The bicycle tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore Rio like a local.

After getting picked up from your hotel, begin your bike tour at Parque dos Patins. Ride around the edge of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon via a spacious bike lane. You’ll have plenty of stops on the way to take in the amazing scenery, so bring your camera!

After biking to Leblon, stop for a quick drink before heading to Ipanema along the beach.

Continue through Arpoador and Leme before finally reaching the world-famous Copacabana beach.

Don’t worry if you get tired along the way. A car is available to bring you back to your hotel at anytime during the tour.

Finish the tour by car or by bike and arrive back at your hotel.

Included:

  • Guide
  • Urban bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • Cereal bar
  • Backup car
Difficulty Level:

Easy

Rio, City of Samba Tour

Duration: Half-day—approximately 4 hours

Host to the largest annual Carnival celebration in the world, Rio de Janeiro’s nickname “City of Samba” is well-deserved. On this tour you’ll see the massive amount of work that goes into Carnival preparations each year.

Get picked up from your hotel head to the Academicos da Grande Rio warehouse and explore the place where costumes and curiosities are stored. A guide will explain the history and significance of Carnival and how samba became the national dance of Brazil.

Then, once you’ve learned what it means to celebrate Carnival Rio-style, get into the spirit and practice your samba! Try on some of the Carnival costumes, take pictures, and give in to the thrill that makes Rio such a dynamic and lively city.

Toast the city with a refreshing caipirinha, Brazil’s traditional lime-and-rum cocktail, and return to your hotel. Cheers!

Included:

  • Driver
  • Guide
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Rio by Helicopter Tour

Duration: Approximately 6–30 minutes

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With a helicopter tour, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of gorgeous Rio de Janeiro and be able to see a little bit of everything. Depart from the Lagoon Heliport or Sugar Loaf Heliport and spend anywhere from 6 minutes to 30 minutes up in the air. If you aren’t combining this tour with another all-day tour, transfers to and from your hotel are available at an additional cost. We highly recommend touring Rio by helicopter if you’ll only be in the city for a short time.

What you might see on your tour:

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Guanabara Bay
  • Maracanã Stadium
  • Sambadrome
  • Santa Cruz Fortress
  • Copacabana and Ipanema beaches

* Tour does not include hotel pickup and drop off—we recommend combining with another day tour.

* Prices exclude babies held in lap
* Children pay the same rate as adults.

Corcovado Tour

Duration: Half-day—approximately 4 hours

Christ the Redeemer statue, called one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, is an absolute must-see attraction for anyone who comes to Rio de Janeiro. The statue, located 710 meters above sea-level atop Corcovado Mountain, has inspired millions with its benevolent smile and welcoming embrace.

Begin your tour by riding along scenic Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon until you reach the foot of Corcovado Mountain in Cosme Velho.

From there, embark on a pleasant train ride that winds through the mountainside jungle. Keep an eye out for monkeys swinging in the far-off trees!

After reaching the top of Corcovado Mountain, climb the stairs and find yourself face to face with the enormous Christ the Redeemer statue. Measuring over 38 meters tall, it stands guard over the entire city. Take a photo of yourself laying down in front of the statue, then stop and take in the amazing view of Rio.

Descend the mountain via train and return to your hotel.

Included:

  • Driver
  • Guide
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Duration: Half-day—approximately 4 hours

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Every year, more than 1 million visitors come to see gorgeous Sugar Loaf Mountain, an iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro.

Begin by getting picked up from your hotel. Drive around Guanabara Bay to reach the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain, named after the traditional shape of refined sugar loaf.

Get on the first glass cable car and ride up to the top of Urca Hill. Take in the view of the surrounding bay and islands.

From Urca Hill, take one more cable car up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. At 395 meters above sea level, you’ll have an incredible 360-degree view of Rio.

The mountaintop is definitely one of the most romantic spots in the city, so find a private spot and let yourself unwind.

Afterward, descend Sugar Loaf Mountain and Urca Hill via cable car. Return to your hotel and finish the tour.

Included:

  • Driver
  • Guide

Rio Surf and Sun Tour

Duration: Full day—Approximately 8 hours

Prainha Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive and pristine beach. Although it’s located within driving distance of the city, it’s far enough from the hustle and bustle of downtown to provide gorgeous sands, great waves and plenty of green space.

Begin your tour by boarding the “Surf Bus” and make your way to the private entrance of Prainha Beach. Enjoy a few hours at the beach as you swim, surf, or tan.

Leave Prainha Beach and ride to Zona Sul’s chic Sao Conrado neighborhood, home of Pepino Beach.

At Pepino Beach you’ll see some of Rio’s most stylish and outgoing personalities exercising and playing sports. You’ll also spot hang-gliders descending from Pedra da Gavea.

After enjoying a full day at 2 phenomenal beaches, return to your hotel.

Included:

  • Surf Bus
  • Taxi
  • Guide
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Rio Botanical Garden Tour

Duration: Half-day—approximately 4 hours

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Rio de Janeiro’s Botanical Garden, one of the 10 most important ecological sanctuaries in the world, was founded in 1808 by the reigning Portuguese king, Dom João VI. Originally an acclimation garden for exotic plants, it later became a national botanical research institute.

Today the 140-hectare park still holds over 6,000 plant species from around the world.

Begin your tour by leaving your hotel and driving towards the foot of Corcovado Mountain, home of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

Wind your way through the forest and enter via the stunning Avenue of Royal Palms, lined with 134 picturesque royal palm trees.

Stroll along the pathways of the park and take in the sounds of Brazil’s birds and other wildlife.

Explore the rare orchid collection. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the beauty of this unforgettable botanical garden.

Finish the tour and return to your hotel.

Included:

  • Driver
  • Guide

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