Half Day City: Alternatively with “Corcovado” or “Sugar Loaf” Tour
The Corcovado Version
From Copacabana the bus takes the route through the tunnel of ‘Reboucas’, which intersects the surrounding mountain range, reaching the “Laranjeiras District”. From there, a cog-wheel train, constructed by Swiss engineers, takes visitors up - passing through some lovely parts of the forest with panoramic views of the city, while escalating. Finally, appreciate the marvellous view from above - which the 28m high Christ still keeps enjoying after 60 years.
Back through one of the finest residential areas of Rio, called ‘Cosmo Velho’ - passing the tunnel of ‘Santa Barbara’ to reach the ‘Sambódromo’, a kind of open-air stage, where the famous Carnival presentations are shown every year. Along the central ‘Avenida Presidente Vargas’ we reach the district of ‘Tijuca’ and enter the National Park. Here you visit one of its most famous waterfalls - The “Cascatinha Tuanay”.
Heading in the direction of “Sao Conrado” the tour ends. The bus takes the guests back to their hotels, driving along the beaches.
The Sugar Loaf Version
Passing the famous beaches “Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon” you reach the “Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas”- an ocean bay which has been separated from the seas by raising a large part of the ground. Here are the most beautiful residences of Rio de Janeiro.
You reach the biggest soccer stadium in the world, called Maracana. Visit the modern cathedral of the city, pass “Flamengo-Park”, which was raised from the sea, and finally reach the foot of “Morro da Urca”, a mountain which is located in front of the famous “Sugar Loaf” - the first stage when going up Sugar Loaf by cable-car.
Second stage, Sugar Loaf itself
Offering an incomparable panoramic view of Rio’s skyline from one side - on the other, the open sea, covered with many green islands.
Rio by night (Dinner/show)
Rio’s nightlife is perfect to please the inner traveller. Restaurants range from sophisticated to international. Guests are taken to a typical “Churrascaria” where they can experience the best meats Brazil has to offer.
Nightclubs and shows are among the world’s most spectacular - hours tend to be late (11pm onwards) with dancing till dawn. After dinner, guests are taken to see the exotic shows.
Additional Tours include:
Half Day to Petropolis