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Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

Product ID: 65598
Enjoy a private, flexible full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, taking in 2 of its iconic landmarks at the Christ The Redeemer statue on Corcovado, and ride the cable car up Sugarloaf mountain. See the Maracanã and Sambódromo stadiums and more.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon e Leme.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro with a private guide
  • Go to the top of Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue up close
  • Ride the cable car up the Sugar Loaf mountain for panoramic views of the city
  • Visit the colorful Selarón Steps and Metropolitan Cathedral
  • See the legendary Sambódromo and Maracanã stadium
Full description
Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you.

Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain.

Descend Corcovado and continue your tour with an external view of the Maracanã Stadium, Mario Filho (which staged two World Cups and one Olympic Games). Visit the Sambódromo, the famous parade ares of Rio's carnival. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral to observe its impressive and unusual architecture. Go to the brightly-colored Selarón Steps in Lapa, one of the most visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. Take time to lunch at a restaurant of your choice (not included). Head to the Urca neighborhood to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in 2 stages.

Board the cable car to Urca Mount, 224 meters above sea level, and then continue to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, 395 meters above sea level. Here, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic views of the city before you return via the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana en route to your hotel drop off.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned sedan or SUV
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance tickets to Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Foods or drinks (available to purchase at the attractions)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
• Adult pricing applies to all other travelers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Booking the private tour with C2Rio was easily the best money we spent in Rio. Our wonderful guide João had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city. He adjusted the tour to suit our particular interest in architecture and design, fitting in extra sights and experiences between the normal places. João even helped us build an itinerary for our next day in Rio. If you are on the fence about a private vs a group tour definitely make the private tour happen!

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January 20, 2020

Great tour with knowledgeable and nice tour-guide Alexander.

Group comprised of 3 businessmen who have travelled to RJ several times for meetings without seeing anything of the city. Alexander of c2rio organized a fantastic tour including the main spots. Alexander was flexible (early pick-up due to evening flight, late lunch), yet super realiable. Tour was in a modern and clean SUV. Alexander is very knowledgeable on RJ, Brazil and its people (history, culture, living, etc.) and fluent in several languages (Portuguese, English, German). I highly recommend c2rio and Alexander and will book him again when we have our next business trip to RJ.

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July 3, 2016

Wir haben heute eine private, individuelle Tour durch Rio erlebt. João hat uns mit seinem Wissen über Rio und Brasilien einen einzigartigen Eindruck dieser wunderschönen Stadt und deren Bewohner vermittelt. Wir waren jederzeit sicher, João war sehr zuverlässig, pünktlich und gebildet. Deutsch spricht er perfekt, wie auch andere Sprachen. Danke João - es war toll

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February 24, 2020

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