Half Day City Tour – Christ Statue & Sugar Loaf

From: $65.00

NOW $ 55.00 !
Booking during 2021 you get a “$10 discount per person” !

What makes this tour unique?

You will have the chance to live one of the greatest experiences of your life; see the Christ Redeemer Statue before most people arrive and enjoy the peace that the top of this mountain offers early in the morning. Then discover the breathtaking views of the Sugar Loaf complex, the third cable car built in the world and still in operation.

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What to expect:
Half Day City Tour – Christ Statue & Sugar Loaf: After hotel pickup, you’ll head to visit Corcovado hill. The peak of Corcovado is a big granite dome, which describes a generally vertical rocky formation to see Brazil’s greatest national icon – The Christ Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro. Is an Art Deco statue created by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. On the way, you’ll see Copacabana beachBotafogo Soccer ClubFederal University, Guanabara Palace, the official residence of the State’s Governor, Fluminense Soccer Club and São Judas Tadeu Church. You’ll then reach Tijuca Forest, is a tropical rainforest in the city. It is claimed to be the world’s largest urban forest, covering some 32 km² (12.4 mi²) and stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes. After this visit, you will go to the almost centenary Sugarloaf cable-car station (the first service in South America and the world’s third oldest). The monument is located in the neighborhood of Urca, near where the first settlement of the city of Rio de Janeiro was made. Attractions include the “Bondinho” cable car ride, inaugurated in 1912. On the way, you will see the Yacht ClubInstitute Benjamim Constant, for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Visit Urca Hill (200m or 656 ft) and Sugar Loaf (395m or 1296 ft) and stay around 30 minutes at the top of Sugarloaf. Have in this Half Day City Tour – Christ Statue & Sugar Loaf!

Visits or stops: Tijuca Forest – Paineiras Touristic Center – Christ Statue – Urca Hill – Sugar Loaf Mountain

Additional information

About this activity:

Hotel pick up in a range of hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana

Informative, friendly and professional bilingual guide

Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Small-group tour by deluxe van transportation


4-5 hours


Pick-ups between 7am and 7:30am

Tour departs from selected hotels along the shore of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact us to know the best pick up location and time.


Drop-offs at the original departure point

Tour Cost Includes

Professional guide

Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs (selected hotels only)

Small-group tour transported by an air-conditioned deluxe minivan

The Trip Cost Excludes

Entrances fees* – Estimated local cash needed for tickets: USD 40 = BRL 140.00 per person. Our guide will assist you with your purchase.

* Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions. Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

Discount at the Sugar Loaf tickets for: Children, juveniles, students and seniors above 60 years old and people with disabilities. To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.

Good to know before you go:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers older than 6 years

Infants with ID (0-5 on the lap) are free of charges

Tours operated in English and Spanish

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking to check if possible

Payment Info:

Price: US $65.00 per person

Infant (0-5 years old, sitting on the lap) with ID: Free

Deposit required of US $25.00 per person (non-refundable).

Please pay the remaining amount in cash (American Dollars or equivalent in Brazilian currency, Reais) to your tour guide on the da

Online bookings usually need to be made at advance, If you need to book your tour with in 24 hours. please contact us at: contact@retornosms.com.br

Tour Full Payment

In case you prefer to do the full payment of the tour, please contact us by email contact@retornosms.com.br and we will send an Invoice for payment online, with credit card.


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