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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Highlights
  • At Sugar Loaf Mountain, get spectacular views of the sprawling city
  • Pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis
  • Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
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Overview
Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. During your journey, pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis.
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Pass By: Copacabana Beach

After the pick-up we will start the tour from Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beach in the world.


Pass By: Botafogo Beach

Botafogo is a beachfront neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It is a mostly upper middle class and small commerce community, and is located between the hills of Mundo Novo, Dona Marta (which separates it from Laranjeiras) and São João (which separates it from Copacabana).


Pass By: Guanabara Palace

The official residence of the State Governor

Pass By: Tijuca National Park

The Tijuca Forest (Portuguese: Floresta da Tijuca) is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro covering an area of roughly 32 km² (12.4 mi²). The tour will reach Tijuca Forest with a stop at Paineiras to board the official vehicles of the National Park Authority to be able to reach the top of the Corcovado Hill where The Christ The Redeemer Statue is located.


Stop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

From the top of Corcovado Hill you will be able to admire The Christ of the Redeemer statue, which has 38m in height and was made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, and also will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the city.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mirante Dona Marta

Only in case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta which offers one of the most incredible views of the city, guaranteeing the title of one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can see the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Cristo Redentor, the Maracanã, the Guanabara Bay and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.


Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Boticario Square

The Largo do Boticário (Apothecary's Square) is a square in the Cosme Velho neighbourhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The area is characterised by large, neo-colonial houses and Atlantic Forest vegetation.


Stop At: Sugarloaf Mountain

We will travel to the top in two steps by cable car. The first will take you to Urca Hill, at the height of 220 meters above sea level where you already will have great views from Baia de Guanabara. From there, after enjoying the views for a bit, will take the second cable car all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is “The wonderful city”

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ipanema Beach

Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the South Zone, between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova jazz song, "The Girl from Ipanema" ("Garota de Ipanema"), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.

Pass By: Leblon Beach

Separated from its more famous neighbour, Ipanema, by a narrow canal, Leblon is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Rio, and accommodation here comes at a price.
Reviews (77)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great one day tour of iconic Rio sights

We had a great day exploring not only Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, but also some of Rio's other city sights. If you only have a day or two in Rio, make this tour one of the things you do!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharontravel2015
Reviewed 1 week ago
Top tour!

This tour is a great stress-free way to visit Rio’s top two attractions in half a day. It was nice that because we started out early at 7.15am, there were no queues to see the Christ statue, even if it was slightly shrouded in mist!!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suzanne P
MirellaSchvaitzer, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Suzanne, We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time with us during the tour. Thank you for your time to send us a feedback and hope to see you in Rio in the near future. Best regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience

Great experience and well prepare tourist guide. Everything was as planned, They were right on time to pick me up, the tourist guide (Bruno) is very prepared, the tour for me was expectacular to know these places (Christ, Sugarloaf, antigue church, etc.), above my expectation,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Klenny P
mirellaschvaitzer, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review about Carioca Tropical Tour Operators!! We are really happy to know you had a fantastic day in Rio!! Hope the rest of your trip was great! If you ever come back to Rio...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible experience

We were treated to a tour by Sandra. The tour was exceptional. Although it was overcast on the day, we still had an amazing time. The vehicle was clean, comfortable and had WiFi connectivity. The sights were breathtaking. Rio has a deep history. Our tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tebxa
MirellaSchvaitzer, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to review Carioca Tropical Tour Operators!! We are really happy to know you had a fantastic day in Rio!! Sugar loaf and Corcovado are always worth visiting. Hope the rest of your trip was great! If you...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Best of Rio with the best guide!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Did I say WOW!?! This is more of a compliment to the tour guide than anything else. I'll leave the destination reports to professionals. This could have started and ended up like any other tour, but the difference was the captivating and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pzsakayi
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Carioca Tropical on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that everything went well during the tour and that you were able to take home with you great memories of your day. It...More

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Nicole B
1 June 2018|
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Response from vinnibot | Reviewed this property |
I think I was picked up at about 7.15 and arrived back at my hotel I Copacabana at lunchtime between 12 - 12.30pm.
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alisonC5716PR
10 May 2018|
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Response from Pippa B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t remember it wasn’t a lot and you may be able to find it on the attractions website. They are both well worth the admission price
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