- Beat the crowds at Christ the Redeemer
- Unparalleled views of the city and bay
- Take a ride on South America’s oldest cable car
The open-armed Christ the Redeemer statue is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognisable symbols, standing 30m tall on Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city, arms spread wide. It is also, naturally, one of the most popular visitor destinations because the views from the summit of Corcovado are exceptional. With this Rio de Janeiro gift experience you can beat the crowds with an early start, get the perfect photograph, and then continue on for plenty more must-do sightseeing.
Continue on to Urca, where you’ll take the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for more stunning vistas. This is one of the world’s oldest cable car systems, and the first to be built in South America - you’re riding in history. Transported around by air-conditioned minivan for comfort, and accompanied by a guide, you’ll pass other key Rio destinations such as Botafogo Beach, the Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário, and many beautiful neoclassical buildings, as well as fine mansions constructed by Rio’s early coffee barons. Don’t miss this essential gift experience in Brazil to see the best of Rio in just a few hours.