The Best Corcovado Tour
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The Best Corcovado Tour

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Apr 30, 2018


By Gabe Scalise

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Last updated on March 26th, 2021 at 09:16 am

The Quintessential Rio de Janeiro Experience

A Corcovado Brazil Tour is a must-see on any tour of Brazil or Rio de Janeiro. Corcovado Mountain is sometimes referred to as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World because it is home to perhaps Brazil’s most famous site, Christ the Redeemer! No tour of Brazil would be complete without a Corcovado Brazil tour!

Christ the Redeemer | Corcovado Brazil Tour

Corcovado Brazil Tour
Christ the Redeemer, sitting on the top of Corcovado Mountain, is an absolute must-see on a tour of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is truly a sight to behold!

The Christ the Redeemer Statue is a 98-foot tall statue of Jesus Christ. The statue sits on top of the 2,300 foot (710 meters) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue was designed by French Sculptor Paul Landowski between 1922-1931. It is made of a mixture of concrete and soapstone. The statue was designed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Today, it draws millions of visitors per year to tour Corcovado Mountain because it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience in Brazil.

A Corcovado Brazil Tour is a can’t miss Brazil experience. If a train ride is more your style, you can hop on a scenic train ride through Tijuana Forest National Park all the way to the top. Luckily for you, on your Corcovado Mountain Tour, the cost of the train ride or your private car to the top is included in the cost! All you have to worry about is enjoying yourself and taking beautiful pictures! Now, let’s explore all the facts about a Corcovado Brazil Tour.

Corcovado Brazil Tour

Corcovado Brazil Tour
This is a picture of Corcovado Mountain from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can see how tall the mountain is and the Christ the Redeemer statue 710 meters up!

A Corcovado Brazil Tour can easily be combined with a tour of Sugarloaf Mountain and Tijuca Forest National Park. A Sugarloaf Mountain Tour or Tijuca Forest National Park tour are a PERFECT addition to see all the best sites in Rio de Janeiro. We highly recommend and nearly always set our guests up to combined a Rio de Janeiro day tour into a Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain tour at least one day on a visit to Brazil. This ensures they see and experience these Rio adventures the way they are meant to be experienced.

Let’s explore the best Brazil tours and multi-country trips that include a trip to Corcovado.

Rio de Janeiro and The Route of Gold Tour

On our Rio de Janeiro and The Route of Gold Tour, you will; combine your Corcovado Brazil tour with a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain, a trip to Paraty to explore Paraty’s islands on a boat ride, and finish your tour in the absolutely stunning Brazil state of Minas Gerais where you will tour Ouro Preto, Tiradentes, Inhotim Museum, and more!

Here is a map of our Rio de Janeiro and Route of Gold Tour through Minas Gerais Brazil. This tour includes a Corcovado Brazil Tour.

Rio, Ilha Grande, and historical port of Paraty Tour

Maybe exploring tropical islands is more of your style. Perfect! Our Rio, Ilha Grande, and historical port of Paraty is probably the best tour for you. On this tour of Brazil starting in Rio de Janeiro, visit Sugarloaf Mountain to see the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado.

Then head to the quaint island of Ilha Grande for some sunshine and pristine beaches. Did we mention Ilha Grande was named one of the best islands to visit in South America? Finish your tropical Brazil tour with a visit to Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a schooner cruise through the Paraty Bay.

Here is a map of our Rio, Ilha Grande, and historical port of Paraty tour, which includes a trip to Corcovado with a private tour guide.

Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Tour

Another great option to see Christ the Redeemer on a Rio de Janeiro City Tour is our Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Tour. Start your tour by letting nature dominate at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge or on an Amazon river cruise, as you view pink dolphins, fish for piranhas, walking the jungle, and marvel at the flora.

Experience two great landmarks of Brazil with this Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest Tour, combining beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife. Add a trip to Manaus onto your Amazon Jungle Trip to take an Amazon River Boat Cruise.

Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Tour
Map of our Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Tour which includes, of course, a Corcovado Mountain Tour!

How long does a Corcovado Brazil Tour take?

Your total visit to Corcovado will about 3 hours. We recommend you wear sunscreen, bring sunglasses, and charge your camera. Make sure to ask your personal tour guide to shoot a photo of you to share with your family and friends!

How do you get to the top of Corcovado Mountain?

To get to the top of Corcovado Mountain on your Corcovado Brazil Tour with, you will be picked up at your hotel in a private van by your local tour guide. is the leader at Brazil tours and for that reason, your Corcovado Tour Guide will be an expert on anything and everything related to Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

You will then be driven to the top of the mountain where it is a short walk to up to the base of the statue. Here, you can take beautiful pictures of the whole city of Rio de Janeiro. This is perhaps the best view in all of Rio. Very close to the top of the statue, you will find a restaurant, coffee shop, and gift shop to buy souvenirs for your family and friends back home!

corcovado brazil tour
In this photo, you can see Christ the Redeemer off to the right sitting high on top of Corcovado Mountain. The city below is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

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Are you itching to take your very own Corcovado Brazil Tour? Send us an email or give us a call today and start planning your trip to Corcovado today! Visit our blog for all the latest South American Travel News!

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