Our Corcovado Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro takes you to one of the most famous mountans in the city of Rio. The name Corcovado means hunch back, and was given due to the mountain`s similarity to a camel back (corcova). The trail starts from Parque Laje (Laje Park), located in the south area of Rio de Janeiro city, not far from the Botanical Garden. The 2 hours hike on a steep trail, up to the top at 710 meters ( 2330 feet), is perfect for regular hikers or the more adventurous ones.
Is considered to be a moderate/difficult hike, so being in good physical conditions is a must. Along the way, within the lush Tijuca Forest, animals like toucans, capuchin monkeys and many other species may be spotted. Unlike the other hikes in Rio, this one does not take you to the summit, but close to it. The trail ends at the gate, where tickets to access the statue by van must be purchased. The ride inside the van takes only 5 minutes. The statue of Christ at the top, is 38 meters tall (around 120 feet) and is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Our Corcovado Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro gives you an opportunity to enjoy one of the greatest views of Rio. After visiting the statue, the group can get food at the local restaurants there, before we get back in the van to hit the trail again, towards parque Lage.
Rio de Janeiro city. Daily, under request.
Pick ups at 8:00 am . During summer, between december and february, pick ups at 7:00 am.
Wear good walking or hiking shoes, take a small backpack with plenty of water or other drinks, wear comfortable clothes, wear a cap and sun block on sunny days.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$69.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
Pick up at either 07:00am or 08:00am in Rio city, according to the season. We arrive at the trail about 30 minutes after pick up, at Parque Lage. After 02 hours hiking, we arrive at the Corcovado`s gate. We purchase the tickets for the van. After 10 minutes we reach the summit. After paying a visit to the statue , stopping for eating and checking the views, we head back to the trail again. Tour ends at hotel around 06 hours after pick up.