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Rio: Christ the Redeemer Official Ticket by Cog Train

1. Rio: Christ the Redeemer Official Ticket by Cog Train

Go all the way up to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer by the Corcovado Train. The train rides through a railway inside Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world, making a unique view over Rio de Janeiro city. Enjoy an amazing ride on a train that takes you right up to the foot of the statue of The Christ, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and one of the most famous sights in Brazil. Besides admiring one of the most beautiful landscapes of the city, you will take a walk through Brazil's history. The Corcovado Railroad was the first electrified railroad in Brazil. Inaugurated in 1884 by D. Pedro II, it is older than Christ the Redeemer itself. In fact, it was the train that, during four consecutive years, transported pieces for monument’s construction. Your visit starts on the century-old electric locomotive, riding across the preserved Atlantic Forest, part of the Tijuca National Park. At the foot of the statue of Christ, you'll be able to take in the most beautiful view over the city, and see from above what makes Rio de Janeiro so special.

Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

2. Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

Relive Maracanã Stadium’s greatest moments on a fascinating 40-minute visit to one of Rio's most memorable landmarks. Explore the stadium and museum of one of Rio's most popular tourist attractions. Admire an exhibition bringing together important pieces of Brazilian football history. Get ready to take your place in the changing room, prepare yourself in the warm-up room, walk down the tunnel and imagine the roar of nearly 80,000 fans. Visit the press conference room and fell like a Brazilian Football star after a big match. Explore this historical stadium built in 1950 and re-vamped several times over history to host 1950 World Cup and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also, hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016. Besides the sport competitions, Maracanã has already been a stage for important events, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner shows and camp mass, of the Pope João Paulo II, in 1980 and 1997.

Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Cable Car Official Ticket

3. Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Cable Car Official Ticket

Discover the world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain with prebooked official tickets for the cable car, and explore one of Brazil's most popular attractions. Admire stunning views of Rio de Janeiro as you ride the cable car to the summit. Take incredible photos from the lookout point as you enjoy the panorama of the city and the ocean below. Make your own way to the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, and head directly to the ticket office to exchange your printed voucher. Board the next cable car up the mountain, riding in the fully-enclosed cabin as you take in panoramic views of the city, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay.  Disembark at the top, where you can spend as much time as you wish. There is a food court and restaurant at the summit where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Once you have finished exploring the summit, your ticket is valid for any returning cable car.

Ticket AquaRio Rio de Janeiro - Only Tickets

4. Ticket AquaRio Rio de Janeiro - Only Tickets

Only the Tickets to explore the Aquario - No Transfer Solo Entradas - No Translado Somente Ingressos - Sem Transporte Excelente opção para passeios em dias de chuva ou tempo nublado com as crianças. 2 horas são suficientes para a atividade. O valor do Uber para o AquaRio é cerca de 25 reais saindo de Copacabana. Com 26 mil m² de área construída e 4,5 milhões de litros d’água, somos o maior Aquário Marinho da América do Sul! O AquaRio fica localiza no Boulevard Olímpico, uma região super agradável para caminhada em família. Em um mesmo passeio, há a possibilidade de fazer diversas atividades, dentre elas o Museu do Amanhã e a Roda Gigante, além de comtemplar toda a Baia de Guanabara, ponto central da história e fundação da Cidade.

Rio: Jeep Tour to Botanical Garden and Tijuca Forest

5. Rio: Jeep Tour to Botanical Garden and Tijuca Forest

Immerse yourself in a botanical wonderland! Join us on a captivating journey to the Botanic Garden (Entrance ticket is not included), a royal gem created in 1817 by King John VI of Portugal. This lush paradise is devoted to nurturing exotic plants from across the globe, making it a unique sanctuary of rare species. Witness the awe-inspiring Imperial Palm Trees, the colossal water lilies (Victorias-Regias), and the endangered Brazilian Red Wood trees (Pau Brasil) from the Atlantic Forest. Marvel at the famous greenhouse, home to over 500 delicate orchid species, meticulously cared for by our experts. Next, we'll venture into the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, a breathtaking urban forest that stands as the world's largest. At the mesmerizing Chinese View Belvedere, embrace panoramic vistas of Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the picturesque Guanabara Bay, and the majestic Sugar Loaf Mountain. Prepare to encounter tropical wildlife, including playful monkeys, graceful sloths, and exotic birds, creating unforgettable moments during the tour. On our way back to your hotel, we'll make a stop at Pepino Beach, where you can watch exhilarating hang gliders take flight, adding a touch of adrenaline to the experience. Embark on this enchanting adventure and discover the natural treasures that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Book now to secure your place on this botanical and wildlife-filled escapade!

Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã Stadium Football Ticket & Guide

6. Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã Stadium Football Ticket & Guide

Experience the intensity, joy, despair, and excitement of a soccer match at Maracana Stadium in Rio with a local by your side. Join thousands of Rio residents and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of match day with a local football fanatic helping you feel comfortable in the experience. Attending a football match in South America can be intimidating for first-timers. Make the experience more enjoyable with the services of a local football fan to guide you through match day. Laugh, cry, cheer, and scream with the passionate locals, and learn a little more about the iconic stadium. Your Maracana matchday experience, includes a match ticket, drink, and your own soccer-mad local accompanying you throughout. Enjoy an exhilarating experience as you just focus on the game and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Maracana Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the world and has hosted the Olympics, Paralympics, FIFA World Cups, and many international music concerts. It is currently the home ground for Rio football clubs Flamengo and Fluminense FC.

Rio: Half-Day Jeep Tour at Floresta da Tijuca

7. Rio: Half-Day Jeep Tour at Floresta da Tijuca

Explore Tijuca National Forest in meticulously restored ex-military open-air off-road vehicles. After hotel pick-up, cut to the Lagoa with the striking view of the Christ statue and head to the rainforest. Stop at the famous Vista Chinesa to discover the history of this unique monument as you'll soak in the views of the Christ Statue in the distance. Move on to the Cascatinha Visconde de Taunay waterfall, and take a quick dip in the crystal clear refreshing water. Continue to a charming chapel constructed in 1855, and start the first of 2 trails. See coatis, toucans, and monkeys! Take a restroom stop and start the second trail of the tour, passing through the Atlantic forest with the sounds of waterfalls following your footsteps. Hop back into your top-down Jeep and head to the famous São Conrado Beach to watch the hand-gliders, before your scenic drive back to your hotel.

Rio de Janeiro: Animal Tour to BioParque do Rio and AquaRio

8. Rio de Janeiro: Animal Tour to BioParque do Rio and AquaRio

Behold Brazil’s incredible terrestrial and aquatic animal life with this guided tour to the BioPark of Rio and the Marine Aquarium of Rio. Learn all about how they have become leading centers for education, research, and biodiversity conservation. Start your tour at the BioPark, where animals no longer live in cages, but instead roam in environments designed for their well-being. Explore the more than 1,000 animals representing 140 different species. Stroll the Reptile Village, Primate Island, Pollinators area, and more. Next, head to the Marine Aquarium of Rio, or Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro, the largest aquarium in South America. Get ready for the 5,000 animals from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. Interact with a variety of fish, invertebrates, rays, sharks, and corals.

Rio: Olympic Boulevard, AquaRio and Museum of Tomorrow Tour

9. Rio: Olympic Boulevard, AquaRio and Museum of Tomorrow Tour

Take an insightful excursion through Olympic Boulevard, the city's port area that houses the newest of Rio's attractions. Enjoy an informative commentary from your guide and visit the modern Museum of Tomorrow, as well as the AquaRio aquarium, depending on the option you choose. Take advantage of a hotel transfer and head out on your exciting Rio adventure. Visit the Museum of Tomorrow, a technological applied science museum dedicated to exploring and questioning all the possibilities for building the future of the planet and the human race. Take photos of the unusual architecture before walking in to explore the exhibits. Afterward, make a stop at the Kobra Mural, one of the largest graffiti murals in the world, created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Observe five ethnic groups depicted realistically before a colorful background. If you book the AquaRio option, you'll have the chance to visit the largest marine aquarium in South America. See more than 5,000 animals from 350 different species from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. Get up close and even interact with an immense variety of fish, rays, sharks, and corals.

Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

10. Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

Start the tourt in the middle of the afternoon at the pier in Urca. Board the charming sailboat and pass by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Lage, Fortress Santa Cruz, and close to the Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Here is the perfect stopping point for taking pictures and enjoying a spot of swimming.  Next, you will pass by the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and sail back to the pier with an amazing view of the sunset on the horizon. Central to the scenery of Rio's coastline, there are many gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer throughout the ride. Along the way, enjoy a refreshing selection of drinks and snacks from your friendly onboard host. The tour finishes after sunset allowing you to make the most of the amazing views of the city.

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We did this on the very last day before we were to leave Rio. We had to cancel going up the prior tow times as it was covered in clouds and it was raining. So we had to do it the last day. We were glad we had booked this as when we got to the venue there was a long line all the way out to the streets. Since we had the fast pass, we were able to pass the line and the heat and were taken to a cool lounge for fast pass. We got preference on the cable cars, which again helped as it was a holiday and the place was crowded. So overall this ticket with the fast pass was very worth it.

Despite being a rainy day, I decided to go to the top. The company staff was nice and willing to change the ticket if I wished to. The weather turned bright for a few minutes when we reached the top - making it a great visit. The train ride was beautiful

Great experience. Definitely a good idea to buy in advance. Once you get to the ticket window they Just verify your information. (Identification). I would recommend this to see the views alone. Breathtaking views of the city!

Our tour guide spoke English well, he also have good knowledge of plants. It is a fun tour.

It was what we expected. Really nice staff and you can buy a few drinks at the boat bar.