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Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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US$ 108.57
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    What to Expect
    Following pickup at your centrally located meeting point in Rio, climb aboard a minivan in the morning, 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.

    Then, board a glassed-in cable car to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain, 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.

    Upgrade to include a delicious barbecue buffet lunch at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria for a chance to sample the local cuisine. A city tour upgrade is also available to visit the main highlights of Rio de Janeiro. Combine all options for a comprehensive tour of Rio.
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    Departure Point
    1: Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil
    2: Copacabana Praia Hotel, R. Francisco Otaviano, 38 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22040-080, Brazil
    3: PortoBay Rio Internacional, Av. Atlântica, 1500 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-000, Brazil
    4: Praia de Botafogo, 400 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22250-040, Brazil
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round transportation from meeting point
    • Professional guide
    • Access to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain tour
    • Brazilian lunch if the option is selected
    • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
    • Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Note: If the road is closed due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
    • Note: If you book this tour with just one hour in advance of the tour's departure, you must meet your guide at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel in Copacabana at 8am
    • Important: During High Season, Carnival and December 28th through December 30th, the lines at Christ the Redeemer may be longer than expected. The tour operator will do the best they can to get there as early as possible, but please take in mind, delays may occur
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews amigo tours guide paulo beat the crowds both locations great trip sugar loaf christ redeemer different languages fantastic photos spanish speakers recommend this trip early start bbq lunch dropped off hotel pickup great morning excellent tour
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    First of all Patrica was amazing, very funny and knowledgeable. As for the tour itself it was not early access whatsoever. We got picked up at 7.45 supposed to be 7.40 but I’ll let the 5 minutes go. As we left the guide said we...More

    Thank MarioMiceli
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had a great day with Gil seeing so many amazing sites in Rio. We started at Christ the Redeemer, went up to Sugar Loaf, then did the Maracana, Steps, Cathedral and a few other spots. Gil was a really great guide who was flexible...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LianeDavey
    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    You can reach the visitors center by bus, taxi, tramway, all quite easy. Some bus services are offered from Barra da Tijuca and o few other locations throughout town. From the visitor center you are taken to the top be mini buses, and that goes...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank PedroJapan
    Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

    I’m really disappointed. I always book through TripAdvisor and have never had an issue in the past till today. We’d signed up for this tour a little while ago to prepare for our trip to Rio in July 2019. As one of the pick up...More

    1  Thank MiliGoswami
    AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Amigo Tours Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Hello. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. In this case we are not able to identify your booking to open a proper case so we recommend you to contact your agency so they...More

    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    Very good and very interesting. Paulo told us lots about the history of the city and showed us good places to get picturesMore

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Gregory M
    Amigotours, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Amigo Tours Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

    Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with Paulo while in Río. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We have modified the...More

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    28 May 2019|
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    Response from milehighbill | Reviewed this property |
    We did the tour in March and it was not 8 hours. They do not pick up at individual hotels, but rather have 3 or so central meeting places. We were on Copacabana and I think we were the second stop. They did drop us off at... More
    3 April 2019|
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    Response from markbalakoohi | Reviewed this property |
    We originally didn't but everyone else in our group did so my tour guide asked us if we wanted to stay on and I'm very glad we did, definitely would have regretted not doing it. You get to conveniently see a lot of cool... More
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