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Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Selarón Steps Half-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

16 reviews

Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Selarón Steps Half-Day Tour

From US$ 37.95 per person

Visit the Christ the Redeemer and the Selarón Steps, two of the most famous landmarks in Rio de Janeiro, on a half-day tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
From hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Leme.


  • Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Enjoy incrediblle views of the entire city from the top of the Corcovado Mountain
  • Visit one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks, the world-famous Selarón Steps
Full description
Meet your group at the meeting point in Copacabana. Start your half-day and drive up to the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through a short and beautiful route through Tijuca Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world, before enjoying the incredible views of the entire city. When reaching the top of the mountain, visit the most famous tourist attraction in Brazil and get a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, 710 meters above sea level. Return from Christ the Redeemer and drive past Santa Teresa, the famous neighborhood located on a hillside known for its narrow cobblestone streets, unique cultural flair, and iconic yellow tram. Arrive at the neighborhood of Lapa, a hot spot of Rio’s nightlife and known for the Carioca Aqueduct, before visiting the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps. Take some photos at one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. This landmark was created when Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón began renovating the dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. This now-iconic site has featured in many famous magazines, newspapers, travel shows, documentaries, and commercials.
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Rio's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon)
  • Trilingual Spanish, English, and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Tickets to the Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Foods and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This experience requires a minimum number of people. If it is canceled due to a lack of travelers, the local partner will offer a different date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 reviews

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The walk was nice. I just don't know why when you do the whole process of buying the package, in my case it is quoted and paid in Argentine Pesos and when the account summary arrives, the amount comes to me in Dollars, could someone from the company answer me? Thank you!

March 10, 2020

It was all so easy, I ubered it to the r2rio offices, we all got into a minivan and drove to Christ the Redeemer, right to the top. The staff were all so helpful and the guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. It is very winding when you get to the top so if like me you get car sick beware of this and sit at the front and dont eat breakfast or lunch. We did the 2.30pm tour which was good as there were less people. The only thing I would have liked was more time there as we only had 40 minutes. Dont forget to visit the little chapel at the top.

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March 4, 2020

This was a great tour, began on time at an easy to find meet up location, the guide very knowledgeable and friendly took some great pictures for us, they tried their best to get us up to christ the redeemer on a day with low visability by going reversing the tour and to the selaron steps first unfortunately it was a very cloudy day. make sure you pick a sunny day for this tour

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February 29, 2020

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