RIO BY DAY: Christ by Train, Sugarloaf, Panoramic tour with lunch




About this tour

Point of interest (from 08:00 to 18:00, 10 hours)


  1. Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
  2. Rio de Janeiro Cathedral
  3. Cinelândia
  4. Municipal Theatre
  5. National Library
  6. Museum of Modern Art
  7. Sugarloaf Mountain
  8. Christ the Redeemer

First thing in the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken through downtown Rio for a panoramic tour. See the Sambrodome, stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the Cinelandia Square and its wealth of historical buildings. The Municipal Theatre, National Library, and National Museum of Fine Arts are all on your way as well as you head towards the Urca neighbourhood, home of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Ride the iconic cable car all the way up to the summit and admire the jaw-dropping vistas. Stopping at Urca Hill mid-way you can take advantage of the spectacular vantage point overlooking Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado mountain. Finish your ascent to the top of Sugarloaf, at a height of 396 metres where you can enjoy the most gorgeous views of the Copacabana beach and Santa Cruz Fortress with your camera at hand to capture this special moment!

Enjoy a lunch at a barbecue house before you head over to the base of Corcovado Mountain via the Cosme Vehlo Train. Ride through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue crowning the Corcovado summit. Standing guard over the city of Rio, not only does it boast impeccable views, but the statue itself has a fascinating history—your knowledgeable hometown guide will share all the secrets with you before you head back to your hotel.

Spanish, English or Portuguese depending on the option chosen.

The specific departure time for this tour is subject to change. You will be notified of the departure time upon tour confirmation.

Starting points

Pick-up available from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

End point
Same as Starting Point

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