Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Price: $150.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. A light jacket may be appreciated while at the statue, where it can be windy.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation and walk over paved, cobblestone, and gravel surfaces, some of which are at an incline. Steps are required to visit some sites. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Join a very special small group tour where you will be in the company of no more than 18 guests, offering a very one-on-one experience with your local, professional tour guide. Take advantage of this great opportunity to experience three of Rio's greatest landmarks in the same day, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Selaron Steps, and Sugar Loaf.

After meeting your local, friendly guide at the pier area your van takes you to the South Zone and Copacabana before you will make your way up Corcovado Mountain through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ the Redeemer Statue. The guide will allow for approximately 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 pass through 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 neighborhood with a completely different vibe from the rest of Rio. Here, Old Rio comes alive as Santa Teresa is a neighborhood where the laid-back and traditional meet. But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps. The beautiful steps crafted in ceramic by artist Jorge Selaron are one of a kind. From here you will continue to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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 of 215 meters high which grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. At 395 meters enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. Enjoy your time here for approximately 50 minutes before you will return down to meet your waiting van which will bring you back to port.

Please Note: Van and admission to Christ the Redeemer Statue is included; Cable Car Ticket to Urca and Sugar Loaf Mountain is also included. Crowds are to be expected at all sites. Streets are narrow, and traffic can come to a standstill. Time is built into the tour in case of delays. Tour timing is approximate, and crowd and traffic conditions may affect the actual tour duration. On certain days heavy traffic, and during Carnival weekend, may disrupt the visit through Santa Teresa and the Selaron Steps, the itinerary may vary or be changed.