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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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.
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.)