Gray Line Brazil

Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

Rio De Janeiro 6 hours

See both the world famous Christ Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain and Sugar Loaf, and contemplate on climbing the famous Selaron steps. Capture beautiful scenic beaches in your camera as you move along Rio while picking up other guests. Visit these beaches and explore the free and colourful life bestowed upon Rio. Santa Teresa is a hub for art and relaxed attitude of Rio. For all the art lovers and artists, it is a sacred place as you will observe that the Selaron steps hold the essence of street art in its form. After spending some time here we either have the option to go back to the hotel or go uphill to the Tijuca National Park on whose visitor's centre we make our way to the famous all embracing statue of Christ. The majestic form of Jesus will unfailingly fill awe within you. Gain interesting facts and insights into Rio's history as it is in the modern times. Head to the Botafogo neighbourhood where Sugar Loaf stands. Admire the huge monolith that resembles a loaf from the beach. After exploring Rio, let us head for more fun and memories. Enjoy the awesome and breathtaking views of Rio as you travel in the cable car suspended till Urca Hill. The vast panoramic beaches of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Urca's neighbourhood and Corcovado Mountain are beautiful. From up there, you will have no trouble understanding why Rio is nicknamed Wonderful City. Enjoy the splendid view of the beaches of Niteroi and Copacabana Beach. After peaceful minutes, we return to our hotels. This 1 day tour will give you all of Rio's main attractions, its history, its lifestyle and delicious food. In all, it is a crash course in being a local in Rio.

Highlights

Behold the famous Christ Redeemer Statue Catch up splendid views from the Corcovado Mountain Get great perspective of the charming city of Rio de Janeiro Pass by Santa Teresa charming neighbourhood Visit the Selaron Steps Take a cable car to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) and Sugar Loaf Enjoy the view from Sugar Loaf to the Guanabara Bay Enjoy the sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf

Itinerary

Join our small group tour and enjoy a great opportunity to meet 2 of the greatest Rio’s landmarks in the same day, on an intimate express tour. You will also get acquainted with Santa Teresa and its unique charming architecture and visit the famous Selaron Steps. A van will do the pickup and the drop off at most hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. On the tour we will make most of your time by showing you 3 of Rio’s biggest attractions, leaving you with more free time to get to know many other wonders in Rio. This is an excellent option to see the best of Rio if you want limited time in the city. After hotel pickups, the van takes you up Corcovado Mountain through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125 ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The guide has between 40 and 50 minutes to show the wonderful sights of Rio. From the top, enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After riding the van back down, you will visit the charming Santa Teresa before arriving at Sugar Loaf. As you make your way to Sugar Loaf, you will get acquainted with Santa Teresa, a neighbourhood with a completely different vibe from the rest of Rio. Here, Old Rio comes alive. Santa Teresa is a neighbourhood where laid back outlook and tradition meet. But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps. The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selaron are one of a kind. You will have about 10 minutes or so to contemplate it before continue your tour back to your hotel or continuing on to Sugar Loaf Mountain. After that, if you have selected the option you’ll travel all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf 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, the Rio Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niteroi. Enjoy this magnificent scenery for about 45 minutes until you have to get back down to catch the van which will bring you back to your hotel. If visiting in the afternoon, prepare yourself for the spectacular sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf.

Includes

All transports: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in Sao, Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone) and some in Barra da Tijuca Professional tour guide Van ticket to Corcovado Mountain Cable Car ticket (if option selected)

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