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Make the most of your day with our best options.You can start your day being one of the first visitors to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue, a famous landmark in Rio de Janeiro, on top of the Corcovado Hill, without the usual crowd early in the morning.If you want to make it better, you can visit the 2 of the most famous spots in Rio in just one morning just adding to your tour an option to enjoy the stunning views from Sugar Loaf Mountain.You also can complete your city tour adding the Downtown area in the tour. This way you can visit ,in an 8.5-hour sightseeing tour, all of the well known landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.And to make your tour a perfect one and to turn it to Rio's Best Tour you can simply add all tickets and lunch to your option. Your only duty in this case will be enjoying your day!!!

After an early morning hotel pickup, we will begin the tour with a viewing of the Christ the Redeemer statue without interference from any crowds. On the way, you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach, Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up, you'll enter Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m or 1188 ft) instead, a place less affected by cloudiness.

Then, if choose the option, you'll head to Sugar Loaf continuing to Botafogo beach towards Praia Vermelha to reach the Sugar Hill Complex. There we will travel to the top in two steps by cable car. The first will take you to  Urca Hill, at the height of 220 meters above sea level where you already will have great views from Baia de Guanabara. From there, after enjoying theviews for a bit, will take the second cable car all the way to the top of  Sugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro.We will stay at the top for approximately 30 minutes.

After visiting Sugar Loaf there is an optional stop for lunch at Ipanema's restaurant district where you will be able to choose among several types of food from a complete meal at a Brazilian steakhouse or a light sandwich from a snack bar. If you prefer you can also use this time to explore Ipanema district and its shops.

To complete your day, If you can add the Downtown area in your too. After a visit to the Maracanã Stadium from the outside (you may stop at Bellini's statue for pictures) you will then head to the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city's main Carnival parade).

As you continue through the city, you'll see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. Visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a major landmark in this Brazilian city and a masterpiece of modern art. Next, visit the Escadaria Selarón – one of the most fascinating staircases in the world. See the São Bento Monastery after, a place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil. There is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the cross vaulting and the Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento. 

On your way back to your hotel, looking outward along the Aterro do Flamengo, you'll see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, and the Church of the Outeiro da Glória. You will also be able to see the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo as you return via Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.


    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Duration: 3 to 9 hrs

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      Departure Point:
      Hotel pick up in a range of hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If you are staying in a different neighbourhood please contact us after booking.

      Departure Time: Between 7:00am and 7:30am

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Drop-off at the same pick-up location

    • Inclusions:
      • Professional guide
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Small-group tour
      • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
      • Entrance fees (only if that option is chosen)
      • Lunch (only if that option is chosen)

    • Exclusions:
      • Entrance fees (unless option with ticket is purchased)
      • Lunch (unless option with lunch is purchased)
      • Drinks and dessert

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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Casual and comfortable clothing and shoes.
      • Don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen.

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