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Corcovado & Rio Highlights

<>No sight is more famous in Rio than the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain. You’ll set out on a drive through the city to the Tijuca Forest at Corcovado. At the base of the mountain, board a 115-year-old cogwheel tram for the 20-minute ride through the forest to the top of the ‘hunchback’ mountain. The spectacular vistas of Rio from the tram -- encompassing the city’s beaches, buildings and bridges -- are quite spellbinding (weather permitting). At the top, take the elevator or escalator to the summit -- an elevation of 2,400 feet. Climb approximately 25 steps and you’ll see the crowning glory of Corcovado -- the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing 125 feet tall, and made of soapstone. The Redeemer’s outstretched arms welcome you to an absolutely astonishing 360-degree view. Notes:Expect long lines at the attractions and at the Corcovado tram station. During Carnival this tour may operate differently; please expect heavy traffic congestion and delays. No guarantee is offered with regard to visibility or views on any particular day, as climatic and atmospheric conditions vary and are beyond the tour operator’s control. This option is available only to guests who are returning to the ship. Escalators and elevators are available to reach the statue of Christ, or you can climb the 220 steps instead. Whichever option you choose, there will still be walking required and steps to climb, as well as cobblestones and uneven surfaces and some standing for extended periods of time. Tour does not operate on holidays.
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Customer Reviews for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
Review 1 for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
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4 out of 5
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Best way to see parts of RIO

Date:March 27, 2016
Location:California
Cruise Date Year:2016
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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We were in Rio during Carnaval, so we were very glad to have bus driver who could maneuver the congestion. We wouldn't feel that we'd seen Rio without see Christ the Redeemer. It's a bit a workout to take the bus, then stand in line for the tram. When you get to the top, it's very crowded, but the statue is magnificent as are the views of Rio. The rest of the tour was very well done, and the guide was informative.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 2 for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
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5 out of 5
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Number One Choice

Date:March 16, 2016
Location:Colorado, USA
Cruise Date Year:2016
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
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When we decided to take the Amazon & Carnaval cruise going to Rio, Christ the Redeemer statue was our number one must see attraction. We were trying to decide if we wanted to take this tour "Corcovado & Rio Highlights" and do the "Beaches of Rio & Sugar Loaf Mountain" on another day or take the "Best of Rio de Janeiro" excursion that combined both tours. We opted to do the separate tours and are so glad we did because the visibility was different on both days. As our ship came into the harbor, the lighted iconic statue could be clearly seen in the distance. The weather forecast was sunny and clear, however, by the time the tour arrived at the top of Corcovado, clouds encompassed "Christ the Redeemer" and impeded the views below. We took the steps up, while others on our tour took the elevator. By the time we reached the top, some of the elevator riders in our group headed back for the bus. We were determined to get any picture of the statue possible. The breeze would shift the cloud cover. Sometimes we could see a hand, sometimes the silhouette, other times the facial features and robe details. We are glad that we hung around and saw as much as we did. The gorgeous beaches weren't too crowded; we were able to walk some of Copacabana beach and take pictures. Our tour guide, Isabel, was very knowledgeable and the tour enjoyable.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Nice Rio Overview

Date:March 20, 2015
Location:The Village, Florida
Cruise Date Year:2015
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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This was a good tour. An average ride around on a bus kind of tour. The train trip up the mountain to the statue was wonderful, and the view is amazing. We got to see Ipanema Beach and Cococabana Beach. We were a little tired after the Samba parade, so this was a good no-stress tour.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

This is Rio!

Date:January 15, 2014
Location:Victorville, California
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
I have long wanted to see this iconic monument in person! It was, unfortunately foggy, giving the Christ the Redeemer an eerie look. I wasn't terribly crowded, which was good. The steps up were a challenge and there is an elevator, but then you missed the view and seeing the statue at various heights. The train ride up and down was fun.
The tour of Rio that followed was interesting. The beaches were all but deserted and the famed tile sidewalks were easy to see.
I enjoyed this tour even though the weather was somewhat dismal.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Corcovado & Rio Highlights
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Corcovado & Rio Highlights

Date:January 18, 2013
Location:Connecticut, USA
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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The statue is very impressive! A sight (and a site) not to be missed! This is what you see when you think of Rio because it is in every ad (along with Sugar Loaf Mountain). And don't miss the chapel in the base of the statue, in back of it. (I don't think it's advertised.)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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14out of 14found this review helpful.