Guided tour

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

From US$ 54.50 per person

Be one of the first to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue, on top of Corcovado Hill. After enjoying the most iconic statue in the city head to the Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy more spectacular views. Add on an optional tour of Rio's highlights.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pickup available from most hotels in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leme. Please provide your hotel name and address in order to arrange pickup. In case your hotel is outside the pickup list, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.


  • Arrive before the crowds on top of the most famous landmarks in Brazil
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the World’s Seven Wonders, and enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Ride the cable car to visit the Sugar Loaf Complex and enjoy the views and nature (ticket not included)
  • Cater the tour to your desires and schedule, with the option to book a full-day tour of Rio
Full description
​​​Be picked up early in the morning to head to the most incredible landmark in Rio de Janeiro: The Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Hill. Start at Copacabana Beach and pass Botafogo Beach and the Palácio Guanabara, the official residence of the State Governor. See the old mansion houses of the coffee barons in the Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho districts. Arrive at Tijuca Forest and board the vehicles of the National Park Authority at Paineiras. Then, go to the top of the Hill to see the Christ the Redeemer statue and be amazed by the magnificent landscape. If you wish to visit Sugar Loaf, continue along Botafogo Beach to reach Praia Vermelha. Then, board the cable car to ride up Sugarloaf Mountain for a 30-minute stop to enjoy the views and its natural beauty (ticket not included). You can also choose to be dropped off at the same pickup point and enjoy the rest of your day. Upgrade your visit to include a downtown city tour and visit all of the well-known landmarks in Rio de Janeiro in an 8.5-hour sightseeing tour.
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only) in the neighborhoods of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leme
  • Christ the Redeemer statue ticket
  • Group tour (maximum 19 people)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Sightseeing downtown city tour (if option chosen)
  • Sugar Loaf cable car ticket
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please note, the cost of the cable car ticket is not included in the tour price
  •  Please note that if the road is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking
  • Stops include Paineiras, the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Sugarloaf tourist complex
  • In the event of poor visibility on the summit of Corcovado Mountain, you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362 meters), where it is usually less affected by the clouds
  • Children, students and seniors receive a discount with a paper passport copy or photographic ID at Sugar Loaf
  • Please note that during Carnival period the afternoon part of this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 111 reviews

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Very well organized and excellent guided by Sergio!

Originally we had only bought and planned to visit Cristo Redentor and the Sugarloaf mountain. However the weather was not the best to get the most out of those 2 and the guide suggested we started with a tour in the city, I e the Selaron Steps, Maracanã Stadium and some churches/cathedral- very very nice! We had not booked this, it was very easy to adjust the booking and the planning of the day. The guide, Sergio, was very informative the full day and together with the driver they planned the day excellent, adjusted the activities to the weather and we got the best views and very smooth passes in the lines to all activities the full day. Can really recommend the tour as well as the guide, Sergio!

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July 19, 2019

Superb tour of two iconic sights

The local tour operator contacted me promptly, after I purchased the tickets on this website, to arrange the pick up time and location. The tour was very well organised and our guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and friendly. The great thing about this particular tour was that it was early so we got to Christ the Redeemer before other tourists arrived en mass. If you buy the option with Sugarloaf Mountain, you should double check whether or not the local operator is aware because I ended up paying for more tickets when we got there and then had to contact Get Your Guide afterwards to get a refund. It was handled quickly and pleasantly, but was just a bit of extra hassle.

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June 12, 2019

Easy and enjoyable

I’m glad we took advantage of an early access tour. There were still quite a few people at Corcovado when we actually arrived at the top (8:30 or so), but nothing compared to normal traffic, according to our tour guide. The convenience of the provided transportation and very kind tour guide was worth it. You’re never going to be alone at the Cristo statue, but going early is best.

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January 30, 2019

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