Day trip

Christ the Redeemer and Escadaria Selarón Half-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider:Gray Line Brazil
Day trip

Christ the Redeemer and Escadaria Selarón Half-Day Tour

Activity provider:Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 33.25 per person

Discover some of the best sights Rio de Janeiro has to offer with this great guided tour. Take a drive through beautiful rainforest, see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue up close and visit the stunning Selaron Steps.

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana (South Zone). If your hotel isn't listed, please contact the local tour operator to arrange an alternative pick-up location.
Private group available


  • Ride through the beautiful Tijuca rainforest on the way to the Corcovado Hill
  • Marvel at the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Take in spectacular panoramic views of Rio
  • Admire the magnificent Selaron Steps
  • Soak up the views from Sugarloaf Mountain (if option selected)
Full description
Explore some of Rio de Janeiro's top sights with this fantastic guided tour. After being picked up from your hotel by your driver/ guide, you will set off for your first stop at Rio's infamous Christ the Redeemer statue. On your journey up Corcovado Mountain, you will pass through dense Tijuca rainforest to the 38-meter tall Christ the Redeemer statue. From the top, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Rio and the surrounding countryside. After descending back down the mountain, you will take a pleasant drive through the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood, where old Rio comes alive! Admire its stunning street art as you make your way to the amazing Selaron Steps. Decorated in ceramics artist Jorge Selarón, these steps are truly are one of a kind. Following your exploration of Rio, sit back and relax as your driver transfers you back to your hotel. Or, if you choose an option with a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain included, you'll then travel all the way to the top in 2 steps by cable car. At 395 meters, enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói. Enjoy this magnificent scenery for about 45 minutes until you head back down to catch the van which will bring you back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation between sights
  • Visit to Selaron Steps
  • Ticket to Corcovado Mountain (if option selected)
  • Cable car ticket to Sugarloaf Mountain (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the specific departure time for this tour may vary
  • Please wait for your guide in the lobby of your selected hotel. If your hotel is not listed, please contact the local tour operator to organize an alternative pick-up location
  • If you select the option without tickets, it is recommended to bring the required amount with you in cash to pay directly to your guide, otherwise, you may have to wait in lines to purchase tickets
  • Light clothes, comfortable shoes, sunblock, and sunglasses are recommended
  • It is also recommended to bring a bottle of water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

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Really loved doing this tour with a professional. We were collected right at our hotel by the friendliest guide and all was arranged to easy!! We were at the top for about as long as I liked to be (not the biggest fan of heights) but the views were stunning and plenty of time to admire. My only mild issue was that we learned we had to pay for our entry tickets to the redeemer during the tour. The tour was not too expensive (£30 each) and included the Selaron steps and we were returned to the hotel. The entry tickets were not much on top (a little over £10) so no complaint at all, and I understand why it worked out that way due to logistics and we didn't have to queue for entry but would be helpful to have been aware at the beginning.

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October 18, 2019

There only glitch that we encountered was waiting for our pickup after Christ the Redeemer. We waited more than 30 mins and we could have more time up there instead of rushing us for a 20 mins and then having us wait 30 mins for the pick up. But overall still ok.

November 17, 2018

El tour estuvo muy bueno. Luis, el guía, es un genio, muy amable y atento. El transporte está en muy buen estado y limpio. No fueron del todo puntuales al buscarnos, pero sí con el horario de duración de todo el recorrido. Nos hubiese gustado saber que existía la opción de contratar la parada por el Pan de Azúcar pero no fue clara la información. Por todo lo demás, excelente.

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August 16, 2022

Product ID: 177141