Combo tour will take you to the most famous places in Rio de Janeiro. You can do all the activities in one day or if you prefer you can split this tour in two different days. Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, including the impressive Christ Redeemer statue overlooking the city should definitely be at the top of your list.
Head Downtown through the charming Botafogo shore where you will have the first glimpse of Sugar Loaf, then you will pass through the historic Laranjeiras neighborhood, which hosts the Guanabara Palace, the ancient home of Princess Isabel who signed the Golden Law to free all slaves. After we cross the Santa Barbara tunnel, we will do a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome and a stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. You will have a few minutes to visit the Cathedral until it’s time to get back to the bus and get to know the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
From there, you will make your way to Urca through Aterro do Flamengo, just before arriving to Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, Santos Dummont Airport, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Urca’s neighborhood and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. When you get there, you will understand why Rio is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At 395 meters you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from Copacabana beach, Niterói and the Santa Cruz fortress. Explore Urca and Sugar Loaf hills for about 45 minutes before getting back to the bus.
Here you can catch up views of the charming city, see the native rainforest and take your best shots you will ever take. Back down behold Rio’s scenery on your way to have a traditional Barbecue Lunch, All you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options, in case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. After lunch we make our way to Cosme Velho neighborhood, from we will catch a 20 minute train ride up Corcovado Mountain through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue. Standing guard over the city of Rio, up to 38m tall (125ft).Looking up you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! From up there you can see most of the town, all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. It is a unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and Its worldwide known Christ Statue. Tour indludes also a ticket to the most famous live show in Rio. See a Carnaval show, complete with live Samba music and professional dancers. This full day tour will give you all of Rio de Janeiro: Its main attractions, its history, its lifestyle and delicious food.