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Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

1. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Then, take a train ride up the Corcovado Mountain and sit beneath the Christ Redeemer Statue looking down on the marvelous city of Rio. Don't miss the chance to snap terrific photographs.

Rio: Maracanã Stadium & Christ the Redeemer by Rack Railway

2. Rio: Maracanã Stadium & Christ the Redeemer by Rack Railway

Make your way to Maracanã where you will take a lap around the outside of the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There, you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950, when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Once the biggest stadium in the world, the stadium was used extensively during the World Cups and recent Olympics, and it's often used for local games and concerts. Next you head to the Cosme Velho Train Station to make your way to Rio’s major attraction: The Christ Redeemer Statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the rack railway train from Cosme Velho station, through the Tijuca rainforest, and up Corcovado Mountain (maybe you'll see a monkey on the way up). The train ride ends at the top of Corcovado Mountain where you'll have about 1 hour to view the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, the symbol of Rio de Janeiro for many years. Enjoy views across the whole of Rio and beyond and spot Ipanema and Copacabana from way up high.

Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer Guided Hike

3. Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer Guided Hike

Discover the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Rainforest and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The hike will start at Parque Lage at the base of Corcovado Mountain, a park covered with Atlantic Rainforest, with a beautiful and imponent old mansion and many century-old palm trees. The ascent lasts about two hours and goes through some beautiful waterfalls with plenty of freshwater. Experience the marvelous view of one of Rio’s most privileged belvederes.

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What people are saying about Christ the Redeemer

the tour was misleadingly described, getyourguide once wrote "a round at the maracana stadium" and under 'more info' a round around the stadium - and that was it, a bus trip around the stadium, with 5 minutes !!! Photo stop without really seeing the stadium. pretty brazen hoax otherwise good guide, Christos statue and the train going there okay. enough time on the mountain, hotel transfer perfect and inclusive. So better leave out the stadium - you can see better from above anyway - instead take a longer stop at the Sambadrom, but it is not nice either.

Very well organised and sufficient time given at all important places.

We were picked-up from the hotel at scheduled time and dropped back at the hotel or another place at the choice of the tourists. Guides were excellent and spoke good English and other languages as required. Lunch was excellent, in a good restaurant, and the food was sumptuous with lot of variety. I highly recommend this tour for all.

Amazing views of Rio

Would be helpful to issue a map which identified the attractions from vantage points at the top - many attractions such as this actually have this at the viewpoints always there so people can refer to the info

Poor arrangement and notification of changes

If I had not enquired I wouldn't have known changed time. Weather was awful. No point in going up at all least of all to keep changing times.

Tour was great, longer than expected due to traffic congestion but still brilliant