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Highlights of Rio and Transfer to the Airport

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Highlights of Rio and Transfer to the Airport

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  • Limited Accessibility
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Ride a cog train up Corcovado Mountain for an up-close look at the Christ the Redeemer statue and then pass equally famous Copacabana Beach on the way to the airport.


After departing from the pier, you will drive across the bustling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro to the southern neighborhood of Cosme Velho. Lovely and leafy with an assortment of brightly colored neo-colonial homes, Cosme Velho sits at the foot of Corcovado Mountain.


Upon arriving, you will board a cog train for a circuitous ride up the mountain and through the dense Tijuca Forest. Trains have been operating on this 2.5-mile railway since 1884 and spectacular views have long been the main attraction. Although the trees were cut down for coffee plantations in the late 1800s, a reforestation program soon followed.


For the ultimate panoramic view, you will ride an elevator and escalator to the summit, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue keeps a watchful eye over Rio. Inaugurated in 1931, the Art Deco-style statue was constructed with reinforced concrete and then covered with 6 million soapstone tiles. The statue looks particularly inspiring when shrouded in mist.


After descending Corcovado Mountain, you will drive along the edge of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and on to famed Copacabana Beach. This lengthy crescent-shaped stretch of sand is always abuzz with activity and presents a true slice of Carioca life. It will leave quite the memory as you continue on to the airport for your flight home.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and cog train, and have an able bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing that is also good for travel; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There may be a short wait to board the train to Corcovado. Corcovado Mountain is frequently enshrouded in clouds, which may affect views of the city.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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