For those who are not fans of BBQ skip the lunch and spend more time exploring. Snacks and refreshments are always available around every corner. Part of the fun of vacationing on cruise ships are the on shore excursions to see the sights and hear the sounds of the marvelous city. The Christ the Redeemer statue is known worldwide as the iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro, which is fondly celebrated as the "Marvelous City." Sugar loaf Mountain is on everyone's must do list. Rio's celebrated cable cars visit Sugar Loaf Mountain for the most spectacular views of the city that can be experienced. Located in the Urca area of Rio, your iconic cable car journey first takes in Urca Mountain (224 m/735 ft) and then proceeds to Sugar Loaf Mountain (395 m/1,295 ft). From there, you will feel like you are on top of the world as you absorb the breathtaking views of the city. Our next stop is an unforgettable tour of Copacabana with everyones's favorite stop at a Brazilian Rodizio barbecue.
A Copacabana (BR)B CorcovadoC Maracana to SambadromeD Metropolitan CathedralE Rio Beach Tour
Your half-day tour will begin with a drive to part of the vast Tijuca National Forest, renowned as the largest urban forest in the world, a UNESCO Biosphere site and an extraordinary destination for nature and ecotourism enthusiasts. You will go to the base station of one of the most famous landmarks on the planet: Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue. Here you will start your journey that will take you up Corcovado mountain overlooking the city to visit one the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Towering on a granite outcropping at 710 m (2,329 ft) over a breathtaking vista, the immense statue stands with arms wide open facing haunting Guanabara Bay, blessing all who visit the Marvelous City. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of what many consider to be the most beautiful city in the world.
Your pick up location is at the Portão de saída do Terminal de Cruzeiros Píer Mauá – Armazém 4 (Opposite the Mural by Kobra). Pick up times vary as it depends on your docking time however there are usually two times a day. One of our safe, professionally chauffeured, air-conditioned vans. Our multi-lingual, licensed guides will explain what you are seeing on your tour every step of the way and can answer questions about your activities and itinerary. They also will provide valuable local insight and history about all landmarks you will be visiting, ensuring that you and your party have an authentic "Carioca" experience.