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Time4 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer in the early morning on this Viator Exclusive tour. With your local guide and travel to the peak of Corcovado Mountain to view the Christ the Redeemer statue up close. Opt to upgrade your experience and hop on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic views from the city's high point as the early morning light bathes the city.

  • Enjoy first access to Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue in the early morning with an expert guide
  • Spend 30 minutes in tranquility atop Corcovado Mountain before crowds rush in
  • Be wowed by the stunning views of the city and beaches
  • Upgrade to include a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain for more amazing photo ops
  • This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else!

Following pickup at your meeting-point in Rio, climb aboard a minivan in the afternoon, meet your guide, and get on the road to Corcovado Mountain. You'll arrive there before most everyone else and have the opportunity to experience this famous landmark in peace and (relative) quiet.

When you reach your destination, lace up your shoes and climb the 220 steps or opt for the easier route by riding the elevator. At the 2,300-foot (700-meter) summit, find yourself in the presence of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Listen as your guide explains the history of the statue, constructed in 1931 from concrete and sandstone and named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The statue's arm span is 98 feet (30 meter), and it stands 130 feet (39 meters) tall. Spend half an hour admiring the statue and taking photos of the panoramic views of Rio. Return to your Rio drop-off point, unless you opt to upgrade to the Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour Upgrade:

Take this tour to settle the age-old argument between the Rio locals: whether Corcovado or Sugar Loaf offers better views.

Leaving Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado in your minivan, take a half-hour ride towards the Atlantic Ocean. Board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana and Santa Cruz Fortress.

Descend in the cable car and climb back aboard your vehicle for drop-off.

Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.

Reviews

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g
, Sep 2018

This was our first trip to Rio and to go again I would recommend using a service like this. We were at the pickup point and the van showed up on time. The guides name was Paulo and he was great. His English was strong and his facts/knowledge about the area were helpful. We arrived before the large crowds and did not have to wait in line. Once at site he gave everyone a meeting point and a time to meet back up.

Thank you Paulo!

K
, Aug 2018

We were picked up at our hotel at 7 am sharp, loaded on the van and driven through the city at up to the top of Corcovado Mountain. All the while our guide Paulo told us about the historytrue and tall tales of the the sights we were seeing. We arrived at the Christ the Redeemer statue by 8, before all of the crowds and had a good half hour of peace and quiet to get photos and just wander around the statue.
After about an hour, we got back on the van for the 30 minute trip to Pao de Acucar Sugar loaf Mountain. Again Paulo regaled with tall tales and jokes on the ride. He arranged all of the ticket for the park and the cable car to the top. Once at the top, the view of the city below was incredible and we spent a few hours marveling at the sights, taking photos and just walking around the summit. This was a good place to have lunch delicious vegetable and meat stuffed pastries and ice cream and shop for souvenirs. We were back at the hotel by 2 pm, giving us the rest of the day stroll along Copacabana beach. Thank you Paulo for a wonderful tour!

G
, Aug 2018

We did were the first ones!! their was no people in the Christ so we got him for ourselves took nice pictures even do the tour ended very quickly it was very nice gabrielle was our tour guide they everything was on time I highly recommended..

G
, Aug 2018

I bought a special promotion to do this tour plus a Brazilian barbeque, which I was very excited to try. My departing point was the Porto Bay Hotel in Copacabana at 7:00 am. I woke up late and had to skipped breakfast and run all the way to Porto Bay to be in time. Guide arrives at 7:20 am, he was waiting for other customers in the previous departing location. If I had knew they can wait for you, I would had take breakfast. By that time I was hungry and grumpy.

Visits to Cristo and Pan de Azucar were okay, we just wandered around taking pictures of the amazing views. The guide mentioned the tour will end up at Centro at about 3:30 pm, after a city tour. I said wait, I got an email from someone from Amigo Tours saying my tour ends at 12:30 pm at the Brazilian restaurant close to the Porto Bay, and I already have another 3:30 pm tour booked. I didn't asked for any city tour, the options were clear in the Viator page.

A lady from Singapur told the guide 3:30 pm is too late for her as well, she had a plane to catch and she only paid for the Cristo-Pan de Azucar-Brazilian barbeque just like me. A lady from Argentina said she just paid for the Cristo-Pan de Azucar-city tour, no lunch. The guide dropped me and the lady from Singapur in a cheap by-kilo restaurant near the Porto Bay HoteI, with lousy food. No Brazilian barbeque as promised and purchased. I don't know what hapenned to the lady from Argentina, maybe she had to wait while the rest of the people took their lunch.

I send a message to both Viator and Amigo Tours. Apparently my tour was entered into their system incorrectly due to an error on their side. Please receive our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused, we are extending a partial refund of 40. Both apologies and refund are greatly appreciated.

This is what I think really happened: there were three options in Viator's page when I got my ticket. Christ Redeemer Statue with optional Sugar Loaf, both attractions plus the Brazilian barbeque, and the whole thing plus the city tour. They didn't get enough customers to each individual choice for that day low season in Rio, and they had to mixed-up the three tours. Ergo, I ended up in this by-kilo restaurant with the lady from Singapur, the lady from Argentina had to sat in a restaurant waiting to the rest of the tour to continue, and who knows who else got trapped on this.

Please by any means take this tour when in promotion, because regular price is outstandingly high considering both attractions can be visited by yourself in an easy way. But skip the Brazilian barbeque, do not expose yourself to this by-kilo site.

C
, Aug 2018

Patricia was great.

P
, Jul 2018

Great day and Marcos was very knowledgeable and helpful. It is definitely worth going early as the crowds build through the morning. The Christ is quite outstanding and you dont really appreciate the scale of it until youre standing under it. Well worth doing.

P
, Jul 2018

The beginning of the tour was slow with all the hotel pickup. But when the tour began it was fun and the early access was worth it. Was able to take photos before the crowd arrived.

K
, Jun 2018

Amazing, worth every penny!!

J
, Jun 2018

I wish this tour would do pick ups at your hotel instead of meeting at the hotels, but other than that, it was a well organized tour. Our tour guide Alex did a wonderful job making sure everyone was taken care of and accounted for. He also spoke three languages so everyone was well informed and up to speed about what certain things were and what we needed to do. There was the perfect amount of time at each place..not too much time and not too rushed. We ended up getting Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, and lunch, and it was well worth the price since you didn't have to plan anything yourself. If you only have a weekend in Rio, I would take this tour.

T
, Jun 2018

We absolutely loved this tour!! We got to Christ the Redeemer early and there were only about 15 or so people there with us. As we were leaving, buses and buses were arriving. Really enjoyed Sugarloaf Mountain tour as well. We lucked out with gorgeous weather on our tour. Marcos was an excellent tour guide spoke English as well as Spanish and Portuguese. He took photos of us throughout our tour and even tied my shoe once when it was untied! Our tour was on time and we have no complaints with our experience. Loved it!! Marcos even gave us a great recommendation for a restaurant for later that day by our hotel.


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