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SHARED CITY TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO - BIG DUDE

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This specially designed 7-hour tour around the city of Rio de Janeiro provides a unique chance to see the attractions of Rio de Janeiro with a professional English-speaking tour guide showing you all around.

The day tour starts with pick-up at your hotel or hostel in Rio. Your first stop will be at Chrsit Statue (ticket included) to avoid the crowd we arrive early there.

From there, you will visit Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the greenest tropical rainforest. This is the best spot to check how nature and the urban area can coexist, while seeing waterfalls, tropical plants, and wildlife.

After that, stop for lunch (not included) and then hit the road again, this time to visit Maracana Stadium from outside, then go towards the Centro to go to Cinelandia (Municipal Theater) from outside and the Cathedral (visit inside). Then finally we will visit the Selaron Steps at Lapa and Santa Teresa Neighborhood.

At the end of your day you will be offered the option to be dropped off at Sugarloaf Mountain in time for enjoying the sunset or to be dropped off back at your hotel or hostel.                                                                                     Pick-up is available from the following neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon.
The local supplier will confirm the exact time of your hotel pick-up by email. It can be at anytime between 7:30 and 8:00 depending on the location of your hotel. Wait in the looby 10 minutes before.

This is a group tour, so if you are alone in Rio and wanto to get to know people, we recommend to join the tour.

Christ the Redeemer: A Symbol of Faith and Humanity

Standing majestically atop the Corcovado Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the most iconic landmarks in Rio de Janeiro and a symbol recognized worldwide. This towering figure of Jesus Christ, with arms outstretched, seems to embrace the entire city, offering a message of peace and welcoming visitors from all corners of the globe.

  • Historical Significance: Inaugurated on October 12, 1931, Christ the Redeemer was designed by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and French sculptor Paul Landowski. This masterpiece took nine years to complete and stands 30 meters tall, with an additional 8-meter pedestal.

  • Cultural Impact: Beyond its architectural brilliance, the statue is a cultural and religious beacon. It represents the warmth and hospitality of the Brazilian people, as well as their strong Christian faith. It has been listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, reflecting its global significance.

  • Visitor Experience: A visit to Christ the Redeemer offers more than just a close-up view of the statue. The journey to the summit includes a scenic train ride through the lush Tijuca Forest National Park. Once at the top, you are treated to panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, including its famous beaches, the bustling cityscape, and the distant mountains.

Sugarloaf Mountain: A Natural Marvel

Rising 396 meters above the harbor, Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is another must-see attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Its unique shape and breathtaking views make it a favorite among tourists and locals alike.

  • Geological Wonder: Sugarloaf Mountain is a granite peak that stands at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Its name is believed to come from its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar used during the 16th century.

  • Adventure and Access: Visitors can reach the summit via a thrilling cable car ride, known as the Bondinho. The journey is done in two stages: the first takes you to Morro da Urca, and the second ascends to the top of Sugarloaf. Each stage offers stunning views of the city, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains.

  • Panoramic Views: From the top, you are treated to a 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro. You can see Copacabana Beach, the vast expanse of Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, and even the distant outlines of the Serra do Mar mountains. The sight of the sun setting behind the city is particularly spectacular, painting the sky in hues of orange, pink, and purple.

  • Activities and Amenities: Sugarloaf Mountain is not just about the views. At the base and on Morro da Urca, there are several restaurants, cafes, and shops where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. Adventure enthusiasts can also try rock climbing on the mountain’s various routes.

Experience Rio de Janeiro Like Never Before

Exploring Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain offers a perfect blend of cultural, historical, and natural beauty, making your visit to Rio de Janeiro unforgettable. Whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or adventure seeker, these iconic sights provide a captivating glimpse into the heart and soul of Brazil.

Join us on this incredible journey and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy and stunning landscapes of Rio de Janeiro. Book your tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!
 

After completing, you will be directed to payment page and must pay the amount of R$109,00 per person for a reservation fee..
 

Please read and agree to our terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT. Reservation must be paid by credit card (PayPal) or by account deposit (only for people who have a Brazilian account). The rest of the amount must be paid in cash, directly to the responsible guide at the tour beginning. We usually need at least 48 hours notice to schedule this tour. If the chosen date does not appear on our reservation calendar, send us an email requesting availability. If you wish to pay full amount in advance, we can send you an invoice via PayPal. Payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
 

Every transaction will be charged with a 7% due to Paypal fee.
 

We do not operate this tour during Carnival season, on holidays sundays, December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.

R$ 329,00

per person

no minimum group

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS!

DISCOUNTS

The number of guides and the type of vehicle used on the tours will be our responsibility depending on the number of clients in each group. If you are in a bigger group with more than 07 pax, we recommend to buy the private tour instead.


 

MINIMUM GROUP

This is a shared tour with daily departures. There is no minimum group required.

 

SCRIPT

Meeting at the hotel - Paineiras Viewpoint - Visit to Corcovado - Visitor center - Maracanã - Municipal Theater - Cathedral - Lapa - Selarón Staircase - Santa Teresa Neighborhood - Drop off at Sugar Loaf/Hotel or Hostel.

TOUR DURATION

07 hours 
 

SUGGESTED BEGINNING TIME

07:30/08:00 a.m.

 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

 

WE RECOMMEND

Light clothing, bathing suits, water, sunscreen and sneakers.

 

 

RIDE INCLUDES

- Van tour

- Round-trip transportation

- Bilingual accredited guide.

- Christ the Redeemer ticket

RIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Food and Beverages.

- Sugar loaf ticket

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS

Please consult Corcovado´s site:
https://www.tremdocorcovado.rio/

Please consult Sugar Loaf´s site:
https://bondinho.com.br/

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