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Rio Express Day Tour

Experience the magic of a cable-car ride to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain, tour the wonders of Downtown Rio, and marvel at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. One exhilarating day of sightseeing awaits. Book now.

Regular Price: US$99

Special Price US$90

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Regular Price: US$99

Special Price US$90


  • Transfer to and from Rio's meeting points in South and Central Zone.
  • Guide Coordinator in English, Spanish and Portuguese (See Notes).
  • Cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain.
  • Entrance to Christ the Redeemer

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday.
  • Departs at 1pm.
  • During Carnival (February 24- 28), this tour will depart during the morning (Consult Customer Service for revised departure schedule).


  • 7 hours approx.

Book the Rio Express half-day tour to explore the most popular attractions in Rio de Janeiro all in one day! Giving you an experience of Rio, you will never forget! The Rio Express day tour incorporates two of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular tours, beginning with a cable car ride up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, before continuing on through the Tijuca Rainforest reaching the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain.

This sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro begins in the downtown area or Centro where you’ll can see important Rio landmarks such as, the famous Sambadrome, a huge stadium where Samba schools compete and parade at Rio’s famous Carnival. This Rio Express tour will also take you to the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro with its iconic, cone-shaped architecture and breath taking stain glass windows that stretch 64 metres (210ft) from floor to ceiling.

The Rio de Janeiro city tour then continues on to Cinelandia Square, where you can see a variety of Rio’s most traditional and historic buildings such as, the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. The full day Rio tour then continues on to one of Rio’s most iconic landmark, Sugar Loaf Mountain, situated in the neighbourhood of Urca.

As you take a ride on the Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain cable car), enjoy incredible panoramic views of some of Rio de Janeiro’s most beautiful attractions, like the stunning Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain before you reach the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain for exceptional views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi.

The Rio express city tour will take you as well to the foot of Corcovado Mountain. From here, you’ll set off on a scenic bus ride through the tropical Tijuca rainforest up to the mountain's iconic statue; Christ The Redeemer. At the end of the day your tour guide will take you back to your hotel.

This half day tour of Rio is an excellent option for families, couples and lone travellers if your time in Rio de Janeiro is limited, showing you the very best views and attractions of Rio in one great day. Book now to discover the highlights of Rio de Janeiro and the incredible views this city has to offer!

  • Please note that this tour has a different price if you are booking on special dates that coincide with Carnival or other significant events across the city.

  • A Guide Coordinator is a professional guide who serves to accompany passengers and take care that the route is followed during the tour. His/her basic function is to provide practical assistance during the tour and information about places, not to interpret the historical heritage.

  • The itinerary is subject to change if deemed necessary by the guide, for reasons beyond the tour.

  • Due to heavy tropical rains that may occur in Rio de Janeiro, especially during summer time, this tour may be subject to last minute cancellations. In which case, passengers will be notified in advance and their reservations will be protected by weather protection policy.

  • Once your booking has been made, our customer support will send you an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours containing detailed information for your tour, along with the voucher for your activity.

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