A must-see! Discover the mythical Corcovado mountain where the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro.
After a transfer from your hotel in the centre of Rio, you will take a bus to the north of the city. The guide (or audioguide if available) will explain the different neighbourhoods and sites you will see along the way, such as Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas or the Botanical Garden.
Your first stop will be at the famous Maracanã stadium, which you can see and photograph from the outside (visit to the inside of the stadium not included). Inaugurated in 1950, for the first World Cup in Brazil, it was for a long time the biggest stadium in the world. From here you will take the bus to Rio's main attraction: the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain.
From the Cosme Velho station at the foot of Corcovado Mountain, you will take the train (pre-booked tickets to save time) for a 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban rainforest in the world. Once at the terminus, you have two choices to reach the top: a lift and then an escalator, or by the stairs (222 steps). At 710 meters above sea level, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of most of the city: Sugarloaf, Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the entire southern area, all the way to Niteroi. You will have about 40 minutes to admire the view and the statue of Christ the Redeemer above you, and take pictures.
You will then return by train to your starting point after an unforgettable half day in Rio de Janeiro!