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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then get a bird's eye view of Rio by helicopter during this all-day Super Saver tour. This combination of activities gives you spectacular views of Rio and fantastic photo ops or sights like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, Maracanã Stadium, Cinelandia Square and Copacabana Beach. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Exclusive Rio de Janeiro Super Saver, combining a sightseeing experience with a helicopter ride
  • See downtown attractions such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy views of Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay
  • Take an 11-minute helicopter flight over Rio landmarks like Maracanã Stadium and Ipanema Beach
  • Fly around the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado
  • Save over 8 percent by booking this Super Saver compared to purchasing two tours separately
  • Enjoy an exclusive sightseeing combination tour that's available nowhere else
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cable car ride
9-minute helicopter flight
Lunch
Gratuities
Beverage

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour (4 hours): Following pickup from your hotel in Rio, begin your Super Saver tour with a sightseeing tour downtown. Stop at the famous pyramid-shaped Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedtral) and see the historic buildings in Cinelandia Square. Pass the Sambadromo, where the yearly samba competition takes place during Carinval. Continue to the Urca neighborhood, where you'll board the cable car for the scenic ride to the summit of Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain).

The car will stop halfway up the mountain at a scenic viewpoint that offers fantastic photo ops of the entire city and Guanabara Bay. At the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, enjoy views of Fortaleza Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Fortress), Copacabana Beach and Corcovado Mountain.

Ride the cable car back down the mountain, then transfer to a local seafood restaurant for a traditional Brazilian lunch.

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour (1 hour):

Begin your helicopter adventure with ground transportation from your hotel to the helipad. Meet your professional pilot for a safety briefing and receive all safety equipment necessary for your aerial tour.

As your helicopter ascends into the sky, enjoy the shrining cityscape below you and get out your camera for the spectacular photo ops to follow. During the 11-minute flight, you'll buzz the yellow-sand beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and the lagoon at Rodrigo de Freitas, where Rio locals like to spend their leisure time.

Hover over Maracanã Stadium, which seats more than 103,000 ebullient fans and hosts events like the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Enjoy views out over Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Head for Corcovado Mountain, where your pilot will fly as close as possible to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, ensuring fantastic photos.

Once your breathtaking helicopter tour is over, transfer back to your hotel for drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
After your morning pickup, your Rio Super Saver starts with a tour of downtown, during which you'll pass by the legendary Sambadrome, where samba dancers perform during Carnival.
Stop At:  
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
Then, enjoy a brief stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), known for its pyramid shape, which you can admire from both the inside and outside.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cinelandia
Next, take a panoramic view of Cinelandia Square to see its historical buildings (the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts)
Pass By:  
Aterro Do Flamengo
Cathedral, you will get back to the bus and get perspectives of the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. After crossing the historical Rio Branco Avenue, Via the Aterro do Flamengo, where you will hear about Brazil’s part in the Second World War as well as reliving the final battles between the Portuguese and the French, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf.
Stop At:  
Sugarloaf Mountain
Then go to the Urca neighborhood to board the cable car for your ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar). During the climb, stop briefly at a 700-foot (215-meter) lookout point for photo opportunities of the views that stretch from Guanabara Bay to the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Rio’s other famous mountain: Corcovado. Then, hop back in the cable car to finish your ride to the summit of Sugar Loaf. From here, gaze in amazement at the spectacular view of the city, and catch sight of Copacabana Beach and Santa Cruz Fortress. Ride the cable car back down the mountain, and then head to a local seafood restaurant for your sit-down lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Carretão Ipanema Classic Grill
Then you will have a formidable lunch in a barbecue restaurant, all you can eat style. Vegetable options are also available. Drinks and dessert are not included.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Fly from the Lagoon above Rio’s best green areas. Your helicopter experience begins with the ride to the helipad, where you’ll be given a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Then take to the skies with your experienced pilot! The 9-minute flight takes in several of Rio’s top sights, including Maracanã Stadium (built for the 1950 World Cup and renovated for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics), the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, Guanabara Bay and Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. Then fly over Rio’s crown jewel — the statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) at the top of Corcovado. Enjoy photo opportunities from every angle of this iconic Rio landmark, which stands at an elevation of 2,300 feet (700 meters). The statue — built in the 1930s — boasts a height of 98 feet (30 meters) and a wingspan of 92 feet (28 meters) and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After landing back at the helipad, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
Duration: 9 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A window seat for the helicopter flight is not guaranteed
  • Infants up to 02 years usually do not pay. However, if the pilot determines that for security reasons the child should occupy the seat, then the value for this seat will be charged.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The flight is first come first served
  • There is a minimum of four to flight. In the unlikely event that the minimum is not reached, you will be refunded.
  • It is recommended you call us to check if weather conditions are preventing the helicopter from flying
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight.

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unfortunately I did not do this...
SAMEER ALI B
, May 2016
unfortunately I did not do this tour, because the company apology and told me that they have no enough passengers to fly at least 3 so please return my booking fee. thanks
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour was lovely...
Trina S
, Oct 2015
Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour was lovely and informative. Unfortunately the helicopter component of the tour was cancelled due to bad weather.
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The helicopter flight got cancelled...
Wayne M
, Oct 2014
The helicopter flight got cancelled due to strong wind but the tour company were happy to give us another tour of equal value, overall we was very happy with all the tours we did
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Hugely disappointed by this tour...
Jane J
, Oct 2014
Hugely disappointed by this tour. Was supposed to be an English speaking private tour. However, it was a bus full of 4 different nationalities . Others on the tour also felt they had been misled. The guide was only able to say very little info as he had to repeat again and again. I learned more info from out hotel taxi driver than on this tour. Be prepared to spend more than half the tour in nose to tail traffic going no where . There was confusion about whether lunch was included , I had to prove this as I had kept copy of booking. The guide changed over in the afternoon . The helicopter trip was another bus journey away and limited by the weather trip to Christ the Redeemer was not possible so a brief trip along the coastline was over very quickly. This was not what I thought I had booked.

Product code: 2484COREX

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