The Tijuca Forest + Corcovado + Sugar Loaf Tour in Rio de Janeiro is a great way to explore the most famous tourist attractions of the city, specially if your time in Rio is limited, giving you the best of the city in one great day.
We start the tour with a visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the new seven wonders of the world , at the top of t the Corcovado mountain. After checking out the amazing views from the top of Corcovado mountain, tour heads out to Tijuca Forest National Park. The national park is a paradise , with lush vegetation and a huge variety of wild animals. In terms of territory, the park represents 7% of the whole city and is considered to be the lungs of Rio. We will take you around the forest to see its attractions like the Taunay`s waterfalls, the Chinese View, and with a bit of luck, mammals like monkeys, racoons, as well as many species of birds may be spotted along the way.
After the forest, tour heads out towards Sugar Loaf mountain. Once there, we take the cable car, in operation since 1912. It offers an exciting ride with a wonderful view of Urca, Copacabana and Botafogo areas. The first part takes you from Praia Vermelha to Morro da Urca. The second one goes all the way to the top, at 390 meters high, where an amazing view awaits you.
Once at the top, you will be able to see the Guanabara bay area, downtown Rio, Niteroi city across the bay, as well as the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Copacabana and ipanema. The place also offers coffee shops, restaurantes and some souvenirs stores, as well as a nice little museum, with videos and pictures about the construction of the cable car. Don`t miss this tour !
Pick ups at 08:00 am from hotels and airbnb apartments in Rio de Janeiro city. During summer, pick ups at 07:00 am. Please check the covered areas in our terms and conditions.
Wear sunblock , a cap or a hat for sunny days. Also wear light clothes and comfortable shoes.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button and fill out the booking form, with all the required info. After you check out you will be directed to Paypal to pay the required deposit of R$ 99.00 per person. If you do not have a Paypal account, simply open a free account, as it only take a few minutes. After booking the tour and paying the required deposit, you will receive a THANK YOU NOTE and a VOUCHER via e-mail. If not, please check your spambox. Voucher does not need to be printed , just keep it in your smartphone.
Tour starts with pick up at hotels, at 08:00 am. In summer we start at 07:00 am
We move towards corcovado mountain arriving at its gates between 08:30 am and 08:45 am.
After purchasing the van tickets, we go for a 5 minutes drive to the top of the mountain.
Visit takes about 45 to 60 minutes before we get back to our vehicle.
We then visit the Tijuca Forest for about 2.5 hours, before heading towards Sugar Loaf.
At Sugar Loaf the visitation takes around 1.5 hours. We get back to hotel between 02:30 pm and 03:00 pm.