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Cosme Velho Tours

Cosme Velho
The Cosme Velho neighborhood is best known as the jumping-off point to ascend Corcovado Mountain to Christ the Redeemer. Most visitors to Rio will set foot in this small, historic area on their way to the city’s most iconic attraction, but it’s worth it to explore beyond that. From shady plazas overgrown with jungle to colonial architecture, Cosme Velho offers a taste of Rio’s old-time charm. The neighborhood’s principal street, Rua Cosme Velho, snakes up into the hilly area and to ‘Estação de Ferro do Corcovado,’ where visitors catch the funicular to the Christ Statue. Beyond the station, the neighborhood becomes mostly residential and continues way up the hill into the rain forest.

While in Cosme Velho, before or after seeing the Christ, allot some time to roam the winding, leafy avenues with quaint shops, or grab something to eat in one of the many open-air cafes. Just across the street and a few yards up from the funicular station lies Boticário Square (Largo do Boticário). This plaza of early 19th-century Portuguese buildings has fallen into disrepair, but the brightly colored colonial structures set among the rain forest scenery retain the square’s original charm. Art-lovers can head to the International Museum of Naïf Art just down the road from the station, where they’ll find a small colonial-era building housing an impressive collection of 6,000 paintings from 120 different countries, which focus on struggle and marginalized populations.

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Cosme Velho is located in Rio’s South Zone, west of the Laranjeiras and Flamengo neighborhoods. It is accessible from Ipanema and Leblon on bus 570 and from Ipanema and Copacabana from bus 583.
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12 Tours and Activities to Experience Cosme Velho

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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
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$129.99
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Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

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Visit Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the afternoon during this 4-hour tour. Ride the cog train up the steep mountainside through the Tijuca Rainforest, disembarking at the top to panoramic views of Rio. Spend time admiring the iconic statue and snapping photos of the surrounding scenery. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$65.99
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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour

Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour

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While your cruise ship is in port, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of Corcovado Mountain during this half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro. Reach the top of Corcovado Mountain by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, an urban forest located just 10 minutes outside the center of Rio, allowing you time to see Rio's most famous sight and still explore on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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$72.99
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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

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While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
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  • 10 hours
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$144.99
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
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$63.00
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Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

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This affordable last minute offer is available only a few times a year. Take a 5-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in the South part of Rio.
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  • 5 hours
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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

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Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
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  • 6 hours
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$64.00
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Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

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Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
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  • 6 hours
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$80.00
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Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
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  • 6 hours
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$64.00
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Shore Excursion in Rio: Skip The Line to Corcovado by Train Half-Day Tour

Shore Excursion in Rio: Skip The Line to Corcovado by Train Half-Day Tour

Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio's most famous attraction, leaving you with time in the day free to explore Rio on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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$72.99
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Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, Santa Teresa District and Selaron Steps in one day. Take a 7-hour, private tour to the 4 most visited attractions in Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Visit Santa Teresa district. To wrap the day we’ll visit the colorful and famous Selaron’s Steps. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio. Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs.
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  • 7 hours
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$63.00
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Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

This tour you take you to 4 off the beaten path viewpoints in Rio and give you a real perspective of the city. You’ll be able to see the best view in town staying away from the crowds that flock to the main attractions. Perfect for those who love landscapes but don’t want to stand in lines at the main attractions. I’ve carefully selected the top 4 admission free vantage points in Rio. Parque do Penhasco Chinese Pagoda Mirante Dona Marta Parque das Ruinas Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Rio, cruise port or airport.
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  • 4 hours
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$52.00
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