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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
USD 84.99
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.
What to Expect
After early morning hotel pickup, you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way, you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach, Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara (State government palace). Before heading up, you'll reach Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness.

Then, you'll head to Sugar Loaf continuing to Botafogo beach towards Praia Vermelha, in the district of Urca, passing by the imposing neo-classical buildings like the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute Benjamim Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. You'll get to the Sugar Loaf touristic complex to board the cable-car to rich Urca Hill (220m) and Sugar Loaf (396m), staying there for around 30 minutes at the top.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic

Our tour guide, Margareth (Margo) was wonderful! She was a wealth of knowledge, had a wonderful sense of humour and really gave us a sense of wonderful Rio. The tour made visiting Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain a breeze and Margareth knew the...More

Thank michelle w
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much Michelle! We are really happy to know you had a fantastic day in Rio!! Sugar loaf and Corcovado are definitely worth visiting no matter how little time you have in the city. And getting on top of the hills before the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gorgeous Rio with knowledgeable and personable guide!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf with Margareth. She shared much information and was very kind and accommodating. The sites were magnificent and we never felt rushed. We would take another tour with Margareth!More

1  Thank Carolyn A
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Carolyn, 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...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Rio essential

This tour is a must for anyone visiting Rio. Our tour guide was friendly, fun, and extremely knowledgeable, and the tour route was perfect.More

1  Thank Nick S
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you very much Nick, 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...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Great tour and guide!

Thank so much for the tour! Fantastic views and an adorable guide, Cristina. Great experience. I´m coming back to Río!More

1  Thank Monita79
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

It is great to hear that!!! Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful and full of life city! There is no way you won't have fun during all your days while here. Thanks for your review. Cristina will be happy to know also that you really...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018
It was a wonderful experience

I was really satisfied with the tour organized by Carioca Tropical Tour, they were very organized and everything was perfect especially our great professional guide Vicente who was very informative, caring and helpful.More

1  Thank Ghazwan A
Mirella S, Guest Relations Manager at Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for taking your time reviewing us!! We are excited to know you had an amazing time visiting our city with Vicente! He will be happy to know you enjoyed it all. Hope the rest of your trip was equally good! We will be ready...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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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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