CORCOVADO HD

  • Port

    Rio de Janeiro

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    USD80.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    5272

Description

CORCOVADO HD



What we will do

Leaving the port, you pass through the residential neighborhood of Laranjeiras, reaching the train station in Cosme Velho. Considered as the smallest railway in the world with 3824 meters lengh, it was inaugurated by Imperator Peter II, with steam traction, on October 9, 1884, which in 1912 began to have electric traction. After boarding the train for a 20 minute trip to the top of Corcovado Mountain which is one of the hills of the city of Rio de Janeiro, famous in Brazil and in the world for its statue of Christ the Redeemer. It lies in the Tijuca National Park. The Christ statue is 30 meters high on a pedestal of 8 meters, located at the top of the mountain 709 meters to sea level, it offers a privileged view of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The famous statue weighs 1,145 tons, made of soapstone and concrete is the greatest symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. In 2003 the works were completed with the installation of elevators and escalators. In July 2007, the statue of Christ the Redeemer was elected in a vote of the "New 7 Wonders of the World." After that, descend the mountain train in the Tijuca Forest, where they will have opportunity to see the great beauty and vegetation of the largest forest reserve in an urban area in the world. After this visit, we will continue to the airport.