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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Take a 6-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf.
Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio.
Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs. Maximum group size is four people.

per adult from

$79

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned car driven by your tour guide.
    • Tolls and parking fees
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Meals or drinks (if any)
    • Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: BRL 250.00 per person
    • Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted.
    • Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice
    • Your Admission tickets for the attractions visited on the tour and meals/drinks ARE NOT INCLUDED.
    • Entry/Admission - Trem do Corcovado
    • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-002 Brazil

    After leaving your hotel we’ll drive towards Cosme Velho neighborhood. On the way we’ll pass Palacio Guanabara and start the day going all the way up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain at 2,100 feet to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
    Places we will drive by on the way to the first attraction depend on your hotel location.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001 Brazil

    One of the nicest areas in Rio this tidal lagoon connects with the sea and it is surrounded by a bike lane.

    Pass By: Cosme Velho, Zona Sur, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-220 Brazil

    On the way to Corcovado Mountain we’ll drive through this neighborhood that was once the home for most embassies in Brazil when Rio was the country capital.

    Stop At: Trem do Corcovado, Rua Cosme Velho 513 Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-125 Brazil

    This is one of the ways to reach the Christ Monument on top of Corcovado Mountain.
    The cogwheel train runs up and down the mountain every 20 or 30 minutes taking 120 passengers each time.
    The admission ticket includes the visit to the Christ Monument.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Estrada da Cascatinha 850 Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590 Brazil

    We’ll cross the Tijuca National Park on the way to Corcovado Mountain. The diverse fauna and lush vegetation of the park can be observed.

    Pass By: Centro de Visitantes Paineiras, Estrada das Paineiras S/N Boarding center for Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

    The visitors center was created in 2013 and houses an environmental education center and can be visited when going to the Christ Monument by minibus.

    Stop At: Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, Estrada Redentor - Alto da Boa Vista Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

    The iconic monument, located inside the Tijuca National Park, is reachable by train or van, and the ride through Tijuca Forest is quite pleasant. Going by van we’ll make a quick stop at the Paineiras Visitors Center and take a shuttle van to reach the monument. The train does not stop at the visitors center. At the monument we’ll enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Floresta da Tijuca, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    Tijuca Forest is the largest reforested urban forest in the world. The forest takes 10% of the city area and houses the Tijuca National Park.

    Stop At: Mirante Do Leblon, Av. Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    After the first highlight, we’ll drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lake to reach Rio’s southern beaches. Starting at Leblon neighborhood, we’ll stop for pictures at Mirante do Leblon, or at Parque do Penhasco Dois Irmaos.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Leblon Beach, Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    Very nice beach in the most expensive neighborhood in South America.

    Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

    The most fashionable beach in town.

    Pass By: Arpoador beach, Avenida Francisco Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-050 Brazil

    A rock at the end of Ipanema Beach considered one of the best spots in Rio to observe the sunset during the summer.

    Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil

    This worldwide famous beach is also the area where most hotels are located in Rio.

    Pass By: Avenida Atlantica, Avenida Atlantico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001 Brazil

    The seaside avenue in Copacabana is the most famous beach area in Rio.

    Pass By: Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    A less busy beach located at the very far end of Copacabana.

    Stop At: Praia do Leme, Avenida Atlantica Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-000 Brazil

    At the very end of Copacabana we’ll stop at Leme Beach for some more pictures.
    From there we’ll drive to the second most visited attraction in Rio.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    Guanabara Bay is 100 miles in diameter and has its 1 mile wide entrance at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.

    Pass By: Guanabara Palace, Rua Pinheiro Machado s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22231-901 Brazil

    This was the home of Princess Isabel, the daughter of Brazil’s second emperor. Today the beautiful building houses the headquarter of Rio de Janeiro State government.

    Pass By: Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240 Brazil

    A small and picturesque neighborhood is located at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.

    Pass By: Morro da Babilonia, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    This solid granite wall rises above the entrance of Sugarloaf cable car. Here we’re very likely to observe climbers trying to reach the mountain summit.

    Pass By: Trilha do Pao de Acucar, Pista Claudio Coutinho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil

    If you’re a hiker and rather access the monument by hiking trail, we’ll start out ascent from Claudio Coutinho Trail at the left hand side of Praia Vermelha. The hiking trail will take us to Morro da Urca, from where we’ll take a cable car to reach Sugarloaf Mountain.

    Pass By: Vermelha Beach, Praca General Tiburcio, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil

    At the foot of Urca Mountain lies a small and beautiful beach with red sand and surrounded by mountains in both sides.

    Pass By: Claudio Coutinho Trail, Praia Vermelha Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil

    This flat trail located at the base of Sugaloaf Moutain is a place for a short walk looking for marmoset monkeys with Sugarloaf and the Red Beach as background.

    Pass By: Morro da Urca, Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil

    The round shape of this mountain next to Sugarloaf reminded the Portuguese a ship used to carry sugar.
    This is the first step to reach Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car.


    Stop At: Sugarloaf Mountain, Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255 Brazil

    Sugarloaf is a monolithic solid granite block over 1,200 feet above sea level, located at the very entrance of Guanabara Bay in Rio. The access to the monument is at Urca neighborhood. The monument can be reached by taking 2 cable cars straight to the summit of Sugarloaf, or by a combination of hiking trail and cable car.

    The cable car station at Urca is at the foot of Morro da Babilonia, and the Swiss-made cable car will take us first to Morro da Urca, and then we’ll take another cable car to reach the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.

    If you’re a hiker and rather access the monument by hiking trail, we’ll start out ascent from Claudio Coutinho Trail at the left hand side of Praia Vermelha. The hiking trail will take us to Morro da Urca, from where we’ll take a cable car to reach Sugarloaf Mountain.

    The views are spectacular during the entire trip. Once you reach the summit of Sugarloaf, we’ll enjoy Rio’s skyline from a different perspective.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from the pier, airport, hotel or rental apartment in Rio.Please make sure to enter your hotel name.In case of a rental apartment or unlisted hotel please enter the full street address. Places we will drive by on the way to the first attraction will depend on your hotel location.Tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle driven by your tour guide.Airports
    • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    Ports
    • Pier Mauá
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. PORTUGUESE ONLY VERSION 9/26/2020 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    9/26/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    12/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ENGLISH, SPANISH & PORTUGUESE. 4/1/2020 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    12/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    12/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Luis Darin Tour Guide In Rio

Activity ID: V-53888P4

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