Tour of Corcovado and Rio with Airport Transfer
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Scenic drive: On your guided drive through the city, your host will point out places rich in history, including Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, the opera house, Carioca Square, Rio's double-decker Roman-style aqueduct, and Flamengo Park.
- Rio's cathedral: View the exterior of the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern salute to the Mayan pyramids. This glass and steel building has four stained glass windows that reach from floor to ceiling – a span of 210 feet.
- Christ the Redeemer: Venture to the world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado Mountain, which will be ascended by cog wheel train.
- Cruise Port to Airport transfer: Let us pick you up! Enjoy the convenience of an airport transfer so you won’t have to worry about finding transport from the pier, so you can focus on the sights of Rio.
About this Rio de Janeiro tour
Rio de Janeiro is a cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), known for its endless beaches, parties, and populated by women in practically nonexistent bikinis. But there's more to Rio than its sultry samba rhythms. There's history and striking architecture to be found here, something you can discover while exploring the city from street level.
But to appreciate all of Rio, perhaps the best way is aboard a cable car suspended nearly 1,300 feet overhead. Sugar Loaf Mountain – Pao de Acucar to the locals – offers an amazing vantage point. The two cable cars it takes to get there offer half the fun … particularly for fans of 007 himself, James Bond, who nearly got thrown from one by the dentally challenged Jaws in the film Moonraker.
The first car takes you 722 feet up to Morro da Urca, where you'll find shops, snack bars, a restaurant, and views of Guanabara Bay and the coastline. Climb into the second cable car to reach the zenith at Pao de Acucar, and prepare to have your breath taken away. The views over Rio are unlike any you've ever seen, where a sprawling metropolis seems to spill down from the mountains and into the sea.
Looking at you below, from his perch atop Mount Corcovado, is the 124-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue. And no, he's not judging you for the caipirinha in your hand (purchased from the nearby drink stand). He's probably admiring the view, too.
A sweet idea for Sugar Loaf Mountain
During the peak of Brazil's sugar cane trade in the 16th century, blocks of sugar were placed in clay conical molds for shipping, the same shape as the mountain that came to be named Sugar Loaf. But it wasn't until 1907 that a Brazilian engineer had the idea to transport people up the mountain via cable cars. The first tram opened in 1912, and it was made of coated wood. It wasn't until 1972 that steel cars made their way up the mountain.
Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
It is reasonable to expect long lines at the Corcovado train station. Due to ongoing construction work in Rio for the upcoming Olympic Games, itinerary alterations and routes may change based on traffic situations and regulations in Rio. This is out of the control of the tour operator; however they will endeavor to operate as described with minimal changes.
Vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. There are stairs at Corcovado Christ statue. Trains to ascend Corcovado mountain and to reach the statue have capacity for 120 passengers and are wheelchair accessible
Private Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly
Sedan or Van
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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