If your time is limited, this 1-day tour is an excellent option to see the best of Rio. In the morning, you will take a panoramic tour of downtown Rio. The tour passes by the Sambodrome and includes a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 314 feet (96 m) and a height of 263 feet (80 m).|
Familiarize yourself with traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Through the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where Sugar Loaf is located.
Travel to the top of the mountain in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 705 feet (215 m) high with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. A second cable car takes you up to the top. At 1296 feet (395 m) you will gaze over Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói.
After the morning tour, enjoy lunch at a seafood restaurant, before traveling to the Cosme Velho Train cog station at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain. Travel through the dense Tijuca rainforest to the top of the mountain and the 125-foot (38-m) Christ Redeemer Statue. Your guide will acquaint you with the sights as you enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After riding the train back down, you will be returned to your hotel at the end of this memorable Rio adventure.
- Panoramic city tour from downtown Rio
- Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral
- Cable car to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) and Sugar Loaf
- View from Sugar Loaf to the Guanabara Bay and surrounding areas
- Lunch in a restaurant in Ipanema
- Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon
- Train through the Tijuca Rainforest
- Christ Redeemer Statue
- Views from the Corcovado Mountain
- Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana
- Guide assistance
- Panoramic city tour
- Cable car ticket
- Train ticket
Approximately 10 hours
Departure time and location:
8 AM; from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana
Return time and location:
6 PM; to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana
Reservation confirmation is required. Please call Gray Line Rio de Janeiro 24 hours prior to your desired tour date. The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon confirmation. Participation is complimentary for children 4 and younger. Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. Bring your camera, a hat, sunscreen, and money for incidentals.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please call Gray Line Rio de Janeiro 24 hours prior to your desired tour date. The phone number will be listed on your printed voucher(s). Pick-up is available from most major Rio de Janeiro hotels. You may arrange hotel pick-up when confirming your reservations; please have your hotel information available when calling. On the day of your tour, please be in the lobby of your hotel 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Present your voucher(s) and photo identification upon pick-up.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|