Guided tour

Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours
Guided tour

Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

Activity provider: Rio Carioca Tours

From US$ 161.69 per person

Maximize your layover in Rio de Janeiro with a private 5-hour tour including pickup from either Santos Dumont (SDU) or Galeão (GIG) airports. Enjoy panoramic views from Christ the Redeemer and the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French
Pickup included
Tour guide will hold a sign with your name on it at arrival hall on selected airport.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Benefit from a private tour to the top sights of Rio
  • Ride through Tijuca Forest to reach the top of the Corcovado Mountain and see Christ the Redeemer.
  • Take a cable car ride to Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the views below
Full description
Start with pickup from either Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) or Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG). Sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you to see two of Rio’s main highlights on this private tour. Enjoy great jungle views as you drive through Tijuca Forest and take in the stunning surroundings of the Corcovado Mountain. Ascend to the peak of the mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Admire the sweeping views of Rio behind those famous arms that open across the city. Next, head to the Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a cablecar ride to the summit and look down at the city and sea below. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the tour, benefit from drop off at one of the airports and continue to your next destination.
  • Private tour and transportation
  • Pickup and drop off
  • Entry Fees
  • Multilingual tour Guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Contact us to confirm pickup time and location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Geweldige ervaring. Prima gids. Aanrader.

November 12, 2022


Fernandes was wonderful. He speaks good English. He recommended a place for us for lunch and it was fabulous. That wasn’t even part of the tour. He goes above and beyond. Would definitely recommend this tour if you have a 6-8 hour layover at the airport.

September 15, 2022

May 26, 2022

Product ID: 389738