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Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Early Access and Sugarloaf

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From US$ 94.50 per person

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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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Covid-19 precautions
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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
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 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 118 reviews

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This day was beautiful! We (2 people) had booked the early tour with Christ, Sugarloaf and subsequent city tour (small group). All tickets were included in the price. Victoria is a great, very personable, funny and lovely guide who we had a very good chat with. We saw Christ under a bright blue sky, the view from there is indescribable. Even if the platform is full, it's definitely worth it! The subsequent tour to the Sugar Loaf was great: When the weather is nice, you also have fantastic views over Rio de Jainero from the summit! It's good to book the tour at short notice and check the weather beforehand, even though the weather in Rio changes quickly. Lunch was just fantastic! We went to a very good restaurant with a wide variety of food! The subsequent city tour to the Monastery of Sao Bento, Selaron Steps, Cathedral... Great! Thank you, Victoria!

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July 27, 2022

Excellent experience! Kattya picked us up at time provided. She was great at giving us the tour! She spoke very well English and Spanish. Gave us great information for purchasing souvenirs. Great ride, our driver drive very well. Christ was a bit crowded when we arrived however, not as much as when we departed. I guess early pick up was worth it.

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May 30, 2022

Tour itself good but really expensive! We were the first to get to the statue and were able to take great pictures !!! The tickets for the Sugar Loaf are not included and cost 30 euros per person !! So a proud price for 2 tourist attractions that are very crowded! Only this mega view and the unique experience makes up for the price!

September 19, 2019

Product ID: 73913