The cable cars and the Rainforest at Sugar Loaf. Images: Diogo Obadia

Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf



Corcovado, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf at the same day and the best time for you


  • Get a great ride in a van through the Tijuca Rainforest
  • Behold the famous Christ Redeemer Statue
  • Catch up splendid views from the Corcovado Mountain
  • Great perspective of the charming city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Pass by Santa Teresa charming neighborhood and visit the Selarón Steps
  • Cable Car to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) and Sugar Loaf (if option selected)
  • View from Sugar Loaf to the Guanabara Bay and Surrounding Areas (if option selected)
  • If visiting in the afternoon, prepare yourself for the spectacular sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf. (if option selected)


  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone), and some in Barra da Tijuca
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Visit to Santa Teresa and Selaron Steps
  • Van Ticket to Corcovado Mountain
  • Cable Car Ticket (if option selected)


  • Food and drinks

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • You have the option with or without Sugar Loaf tour.
  • Pay attention to the location of the hotel you are staying at. There are pick ups in hotels in the South Zone of the city and Barra da Tijuca. They are distinct zones with different prices. If you are staying in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana, please select the option South Zone hotels. If you are staying in Barra da Tijuca, please select the option Barra hotels.
  • If you are staying at Tropical Barra or Royallty Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Rio Tur Kiosk.
  • If you are staying at Ibis Barra or Mercure Barra Hotels, you must go to the meeting point at Barra Grill Barbecue House
  • Pick ups at Barra da Tijuca available only in morning departures

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75% of reviewers liked this tour
Jan 11 2018
The tour was very well organized, informative, and enjoyable. Our tour guide Siegfried was very knowledgeable and gave great details on the different places we were visiting as well as the different neighborhoods and areas we were passing by. Siegfried has a great process of inclusion and making sure everyone knows what’s going on, when they have free time, and when and where to meet up after we are exploring on our own. He was very friendly to all, spoke English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently to those in the tour, and was a great tour guide! Mauricio was a great driver as well, very friendly and took us around the city in a comfortable atmosphere. The tour was great, and we were able to visit Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Selaron Steps all in one day, which was well worth it because these are some of the top tourist spots we wanted to visit. Thanks!
Nov 24 2016
Alle hoogtepunten in 1 excursie, zeker de moeite waard!
Nov 08 2016
I bought this trip online and when we got on the bus they said we did not pay for the Selaron steps or Sugar Loaf so would have to pay more. From the time we got on the bus until we saw Christ Reedemer it was almost 3 hours. Most of that time was spent sitting on the bus in hotels while our guide went inside. We stopped at 4 hotels and it was about 15-20 minutes per stop. There was confusion with the booking so there were more people on the bus than seats. Our tour guide did very little speaking and did not keep us informed on why we had so many frequent delays. It was supposed to be a 5-6 hours tour and it was 7.5 hours so we missed our next outing.
Reply From Gray Line:

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on the tour you joined with us in Brazil recently. To address your main issue with the tour, unfortunately, your reservation did come through in our booking system as a ticket for the "Christ Redeemer only / Adult rate" option--and not the others that you've specified. We do apologize if there were any website errors that may have re-set your booking options, but we do have to go with the confirmations and payments that are originally submitted. Any alterations will come with an additional surcharge (one that would have been paid at the time of booking, had the correct options been selected during checkout). Again, we apologize for the any inconveniences or feelings that you were being taken advantage of--this is absolutely not our intention. We will be emailing you privately to further discuss this and give you insight to our internal operating system.

As for the hotel pickup duration taking longer than it should have, we do apologize for this. We know that you booked a tour to see the incredible sights of Rio, not sit in a van at a hotel lobby. We do our absolute best to streamline the complimentary pickup service that we offer, but sometimes it can take a few minutes to make sure that all our registered guests are present and ready for their day. We apologize for our guide not being fully transparent about the delays, and the direct effect it had on our later schedule. We will be reaching out to our local office in Brazil to discuss the matter further. Again we thank you for taking the time to review our services, and we wish you the best of luck on your future travels. 

The Gray Line Team. 
Oct 30 2016
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Join our Small Groups tour and enjoy a great opportunity to meet two of the greatest Rio’s landmarks in the same day, on an intimate express tour.

You will also get acquainted with Santa Teresa and its unique charming architecture and visit the famous Selaron Steps. A van will do the pick-up and the drop off at most hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

On the tour we will make most of your time by showing you 3 of Rio’s biggest attractions, leaving you with more free time to get to know many other wonders in Rio. This is an excellent option to see the best of Rio if you want limited time in the city.

After hotel pick ups, the van takes you up Corcovado Mountain through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The guide has between 40 and 50 minutes to show the wonderful sights of Rio. From the top, enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.
After riding the van back down, you will visit the charming Santa Teresa before arriving at Sugar Loaf.

As you make your way to Sugar Loaf, you will get acquainted with Santa Teresa, a neighborhood with a complete different vibe from the rest of Rio. Here, Old Rio comes alive. Santa Teresa is a neighborhood where laid-backness and tradition meet. But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps. The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selarón are one of a kind. You will have about 10 minutes or so to contemplate it before continue your tour back to your hotel or continuing on to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

After that, if you have selected the option you’ll travel all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. Enjoy this magnificent scenerey for about 45 minutes until you have to get back down to catch the van which will bring you back to your hotel. If visiting in the afternoon, prepare yourself for the spectacular sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf.

Please be mindful when selecting as we offer options with and without tickets.

If you select the option without tickets, we suggest you bring the amount in cash so it can be paid directly to the guide so you can be included in our voucher, otherwise, you may have to enter the line for the purchase of tickets.


Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.