In the morning, you will catch up with nice views from famous beaches such as Leblon beach next to the famous Ipanema Beach. In Copacabana, you will testify why Cariocas have such a beautiful tan. While you travel through these neighborhoods, you will hear a few tips on what to do around them. Head Downtown through the charming Botafogo shore where you will have the first glimpse of Sugarloaf. then you will pass through the historic Laranjeiras neighborhood, which hosts the Guanabara Palace, the ancient home of Princess Isabel who signed the Golden Law to free all slaves. After you cross the Santa Barbara tunnel and enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing next to the Sambodrome and a stopping at the metropolitan cathedral. You will have a few minutes to visit the church until it’s time to get back to the bus.
From there, you will make your way to Urca through Aterro do Flamengo and its parks, and hear all about Brazil’s participation in World War II as well as the founding of the city back in the late 1500s, just before arriving at Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high. From this stage, a second cable car takes you up to the top. At 395 meters you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from Copacabana beach, Niterói, and the Santa Cruz fortress. Explore Urca and Sugar Loaf hills for about 45 minutes before getting back to the bus.
Back down behold Rio’s scenery on your way to have a traditional barbecue lunch. Next, you'll make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. Then you will make your way to Cosme Velho neighborhood, from where you will catch a 20-minute train ride up Corcovado Mountain through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and Its worldwide known Christ Statue. 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 Combo tour begins. Following pickup at your hotel, you will get to know every Brazilian region through dance performance and clothing with the Ginga Tropical live show.