Day trip

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

Day trip

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

From US$ 109.50 per person

Come with us to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, on top of Corcovado Hill, and to enjoy more spectacular views at the top of the Sugar Loaf Complex. Add on an optional tour of Rio's highlights.

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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. Enjoy the views and nature
  • 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. 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 a full day sightseeing tour.
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only) in the neighborhoods of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leme
  • Christ the Redeemer statue ticket
  • Sugar Loaf Complex ticket
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch (only with the Full Day option)
  • Sightseeing downtown city tour (only with the Full Day option)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  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 143 reviews

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Sabine is an excellent guide. She is friendly and attentive and she knows a lot of things. The day went very well, with the typical attractions no morning, a quality lunch in a churrasqueira, and the city tour in the afternoon allows you to learn more about Rio. Really perfect to start discovering the city or for those in a hurry!

March 28, 2023

This was a great tour. There was a hiccup in pickup (not with me, but with a group at a far away hotel) which delayed our start. After that delay it was a great tour that allowed me just to enjoy Sugarloaf and the Christ without dealing with tickets, long lines, or translation. I added the Rio city tour option and liked seeing the steps and stadium. Thank you!

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March 28, 2023

Our tour was great! The pick up from our hotel was a little delayed, but I called as we were waiting and they gave us a new ETA, which was accurate and it was no big deal overall to me or my group. Once we were picked up, we began driving toward the Christ statue. On the way, Victoria was great about pointing out key building or facts about the buildings or areas we were passing by. She was very knowledgeable about the city as a whole and we really enjoyed hearing commentary on what we were driving past on the way to the main attractions. She even recommended dinner spots for us that we ended up trying and loving! It was definitely a great bang for our buck and we really enjoyed the entire day!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 73913