Luxuriate in a relaxed morning, maybe sleep in or finish up brunch, and then board a minivan in the afternoon from your selected meeting-point and travel with your guide directly to Corcovado Mountain.
Upon arrival at the mountain, huff up 220 steep steps or ride the elevator offering 360-degree views. When you reach the summit, 2,300 feet (700 meters) high, gaze at the art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor). Learn from your guide the history behind the world-famous statue, which was unveiled in 1931 and named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Constructed with sandstone and concrete, the protective Christ stands 130 feet (39 meters) tall, his arms stretching 98 feet (30 meters) wide.
Spend approx. 30 minutes here and click away with your camera. Whether the day is clear or cloudy, you'll capture beautiful shots of the city and beaches.
Your tour ends with return to your selected meeting-point unless you choose to upgrade to the optional tour below.
Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Sunset Tour:
Sunsets can be beautiful just about anywhere, but what if you could say you saw one from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain? Locals and tourists often argue which of Rio’s famous two mountains offers better city views, Corcovado or Sugar Loaf. Visit both and decide for yourself.
After visiting Christ the Redeemer, take a 30-minute drive in your minivan to a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. Disembark at the foot of Sugar Loaf and hop into a glass cable car. During the ascent, make a brief stop to soak up more breathtaking views of the city, as your guide points out the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay and Corcovado Mountain. Then reach the apex of Sugar Loaf, 1,299 feet (396 meters) high, for panoramas of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi.
Finally, watch the sunset bathe the city in dramatic colors. After an afternoon of memorable sights, enjoy transport back to your selected meeting-point.