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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Escadaria Selarón

Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Selarón Steps Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 355290
Visit the Christ the Redeemer and the Selarón Steps, two of the most famous landmarks in Rio de Janeiro, on a half-day tour.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Enjoy incrediblle views of the entire city from the top of the Corcovado Mountain
  • Visit one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks, the world-famous Selarón Steps
Full description
Meet your group at the meeting point in Copacabana. Start your half-day and drive up to the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through a short and beautiful route through Tijuca Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world, before enjoying the incredible views of the entire city. When reaching the top of the mountain, visit the most famous tourist attraction in Brazil and get a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, 710 meters above sea level.

Return from Christ the Redeemer and drive past Santa Teresa, the famous neighborhood located on a hillside known for its narrow cobblestone streets, unique cultural flair, and iconic yellow tram. Arrive at the neighborhood of Lapa, a hot spot of Rio’s nightlife and known for the Carioca Aqueduct, before visiting the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps. Take some photos at one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. This landmark was created when Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón began renovating the dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. This now-iconic site has featured in many famous magazines, newspapers, travel shows, documentaries, and commercials.
  • Pickup and drop-off from a meeting point in Copacabana
  • Trilingual Spanish, English, and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tickets to the Christ the Redeemer Statue
What’s Not Included
  • Foods and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your group at meeting point: C2Rio Tours & Travel - Praça do Lido located at Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 21 - Copacabana, 10-minutes prior your selected starting time. Look for the C2Rio staff inside the store.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• For the starting time of 9:30 AM, the approximate drop-off at the meeting point will be around 1:30 PM
• For the starting time of 2:30 PM, the approximate drop-off at the meeting point will be around 6:30 PM
Customer reviews
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It was all so easy, I ubered it to the r2rio offices, we all got into a minivan and drove to Christ the Redeemer, right to the top. The staff were all so helpful and the guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. It is very winding when you get to the top so if like me you get car sick beware of this and sit at the front and dont eat breakfast or lunch. We did the 2.30pm tour which was good as there were less people. The only thing I would have liked was more time there as we only had 40 minutes. Dont forget to visit the little chapel at the top.

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March 4, 2020

This was a great tour, began on time at an easy to find meet up location, the guide very knowledgeable and friendly took some great pictures for us, they tried their best to get us up to christ the redeemer on a day with low visability by going reversing the tour and to the selaron steps first unfortunately it was a very cloudy day. make sure you pick a sunny day for this tour

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February 29, 2020

We expected to walk in the forest and reach Christ by walking. We had expressly taken a guide because the ride is strongly discouraged without a guide. Finally we were dropped off by mini bus at the foot of Christ and not the least sight in sight. So we paid for a service we didn't want because the description is confusing. That said, the guide was nice and we were positive because the places are exceptional.

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February 27, 2020

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Product ID: 355290