Full Day Carioca Tropical  
Tour Price per person USD 110.00
Deposit per person USD 50.00

We require booking a tour with at least 24 hours in advance. If you need to book your tour within 24 hours, please contact us at: (carioca@cariocatropical.com

This is the most complete daily tour available in the city.

After an early morning hotel pick up we will begin our tour visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue, on the top of Corcovado Hill, before the usual crowd. On our way there you will enjoy the views of Copacabana beach, Botafogo beach and Guanabara Palace.

Before heading up to the statue you will enter the Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the official vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument will last approximately 45 minutes.

Remark: In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we will make an alternative stop at the look out point, Mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness.


After that we will head to Sugar Loaf driving along Botafogo beach towards Praia Vermelha, in the district of Urca, passing by the imposing neo-classical buildings like the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute Benjamim Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources.

We will then reach the Sugar Loaf touristic complex to board the cable-car to go up to Urca Hill (220m) and to Sugar Loaf Mountain (396m), staying at the top for approximately 30 minutes.

After visiting Sugar Loaf there is an optional stop for lunch at Ipanema's restaurant district where you will be able to choose among several types of food from a complete meal at a Brazilian steakhouse or a light sandwich from a snack bar. If you prefer you can also use this time to explore Ipanema district and its shops.

Continuing our tour we will pass by the Maracanã Stadium then we will head to the Sambadrome, which is the stadium for the city's main Carnival parade. We will then stop to take some photos and to try on the famous Samba School costumes used during Carnival.

As we continue through the city, we will see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. There we will visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a major landmark in this Brazilian city and a masterpiece of modern art.

Next we will visit the Escadaria Selarón which is mosaic steps creating one of the most fascinating staircases in the world, followed by the São Bento Monastery. A place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the dome and the Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento.

On our way back to the hotel, looking outward along the Aterro do Flamengo, you'll see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, and the Church of the Outeiro da Glória. You will also be able to see the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo as we return via Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

 

Tour Features

Tour availability:  Daily
Duration: Approximately 8,5 / 9 hours
Inclusions: 

● Hotel pick up and drop off in a selected range of hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana

● Transportation in a Deluxe Van

● Bilingual licensed guide

● Corcovado Mountain (Christ Redeemer statue) ticket

Exclusions: 

● Sugar Loaf cable car ticket. Our guide will assist you with your purchase.

● Lunch and Drink - Entirely optional. You will have many options to choose from so pick the best one for you. A Brazilian steakhouse or a light sandwich. Are you vegetarian? No problem. Would you like to have a Brazilian dish? Just talk with your tour guide.

Additional info:

● Children, Students, and Seniors receive a discount with a proper passport copy or an ID with photo at the Sugar Loaf.

Visits or stops: Paineiras, Monument to Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Tourist Complex, Maracanã Stadium (outside ONLY), Lapa Arches, Metropolitan Cathedral, São Bento Monastery and Selaron Stairs

Price: US $110.00 per person

Infant with ID (0-5 on the lap) Free

* Deposit required of US $50.00 per person (non refundable).

Please pay the remaining amount in cash (American Dollars or equivalent in Brazilian currency, Reais), to your tour guide on the day of your tour.

Carioca Tropical - Tour Operator
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 - Bloco A - apto 501  CEP: 22031-071 - Copacabana - Rio Janeiro- RJ - Brasil
Tel.: RJ - +55 (21) 2547-6327 - +55 (21) 2256-6273
Cel.: 55 21 98619-0708
carioca@cariocatropical.com