Combine a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro’s top attractions with an evening of samba at the Ginga Tropical Show! This is the ultimate day out in Rio — enjoy a city tour of downtown attractions like the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square; ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and the cog train to the top of Corcovado Mountain; see the statue of Christ the Redeemer; marvel at amazing views of the city; and end your day with a colorful dance performance that celebrates Brazil’s cultural roots. Hotel or port transport, lunch and dinner are included.
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour (10 hours)Your Rio Super Saver begins with morning pickup at your hotel or the cruise port, followed by a tour of downtown. Pass attractions like the Sambadrome, and stop briefly at the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), known for its pyramid shape. Visit Cinelandia Square to see its historic buildings, including the National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts, and then make your way to the Urca neighborhood, where you’ll board the cable car for the ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar). During the ride, make a quick stop at a 700-foot (215-meter) vantage point where you can admire stunning views of the city, from Guanabara Bay to Rio’s other famous mountain, Corcovado. Snap a few photos before getting back in the cable car for the rest of the ride up to Sugar Loaf’s summit. From here, gaze in awe at the expansive view of the city, including sights like Copacabana Beach and Santa Cruz Fortress.Next, enjoy lunch at a local barbecue restaurant before starting the afternoon portion of your tour, which begins with a drive through Rio’s Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas district on your way to the Cosme Velho train station. Here, board the cog train for a scenic ride through the Tijuca Rainforest and up to the city’s most iconic landmark the statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). Standing at an elevation of 2,300 feet (700 meters), the 1930s statue boasts a height of 98 feet (30 meters) and a wingspan of 92 feet (28 meters) and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Spend 45 minutes here, enjoying the sweeping views of Rio’s beaches, mountains and waterways. After taking the train back down, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, where you can freshen up for about an hour before the evening portion of your Super Saver begins. Ginga Tropical Show in Rio de Janeiro (3.5 hours) Following pickup at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro, travel Ginga Tropical Show venue. During the Ginga Tropical Show, you'll see dancers perform bossa nova, samba and a variety of other musical and dance styles found in Brazil. The cast of dancers and musicians will perform the dance of forró, the sultry lambada and athletic displays of capoeira. Learn through music and dance tales of folklore from the Amazon, the Pampas, Lapa, as well as the mystic rituals of Bahia. When dancers appear in outrageous Carnival costumes and shake their hips to the beat of the live drums, that can only mean one thing: it's time for you to get up and dance, too. At the conclusion of the show, enjoy drop-off at your Rio hotel.