When visiting Rio de Janeiro, there are a couple of highlights you must have checked off of your list before leaving. The first thing to do is to go up to the Christ the Redemeer. The most visited monument in Rio de Janeiro and elected as one of the seven new wonders of the world. The statue itself is in impressive, but you will see some of the most stunning views in the city since it is located on top of the 710-meter high Corcovado mountain.
As we say goodbye to the Christ, we will head down to the old city center where we will visit the famous colored Stairs of Selarón, Lapa and the Cathedral. Here you will experience the history of Rio de Janeiro. A city that was founded in 1565 and since then has developed in one of the most interesting, diverse cities in the world.
After the city center and a lunch in a typical Brazilian restaurant, we will visit Sugarloaf Mountain, which is the second most visited monument. With its almost 400 meters less high than the Corcovado, but way more intimate since you are more close to the city. It gives a panoramic view over Copacabana, Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, but also downtown, the Rio-Niterói bridge, Guanabara Bay as well as others highlights of Rio de Janeiro.