Our Rio Shore Excursion for Azamara Quest Passengers is one of our best sellers for cruise ship passengers on a short stop-over in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. It includes two fully private half day tours of Rio’s two main attractions
Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer along with Carnival Tickets to the world Famous Rio Carnival 2022 Sambadrome featuring reserved seating in Section 9 with shuttle service.
Our tour is broken into two half day city tours in order to make your experience more enjoyable. Keep in mind that during Carnival monuments and city traffic can be issues so for this reason we offer the tours separately instead of a full day experience to both which could be very tiring. Keep in mind this tour can be customized.
Rio Shore Excursion for Azamara Quest Passengers Includes:
- Half Day Tour of Sugarloaf Mountain (cable car entrance)
- Private vehicle with English speaking tour guide
- Carnival 2022 Ticket – Section 9 Bleachers – Reserved Seating (Sunday or Monday of Carnival)
- Half Day Tour of Christ the Redeemer Statue
- Entrance to the Christ
*Exclusions: Gratuities, Lunch & Drinks
Rio Shore Excursion Dates:
February 27th to 28th, 2022
February 27th 2022 -Half day Sugarloaf Mountain: (duration 4 to 6 hours): 09:00am pick up time from the Cruise terminal by your private English speaking licensed Rio tour guide. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name on it. His/her local number and “WhatsApp” will be provided
prior to arrival in order to facilitate meeting the guide. The guide will hand deliver your Carnival Tickets to you for safekeeping upon meeting and then proceed to your Sugarloaf Mountain tour.
Description of Sugarloaf Mountain Tour
Besides Corcovado, the Sugarloaf Mountain Tour is a must do and one of Rio de Janeiro’s main attractions. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You’ll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói.
After riding the Cable car back down, passengers are returned to the cruise ship or can be dropped off anywhere in the local vicinity of Rio (for example Copacabana or Ipanema to do some shopping or sightseeing/lunch on the boardwalk).
February 27th 2022 Evening Approximate pick up 7pm. Meet the Carnival 2021 shuttle service at a designated meeting point at the cruise terminal to be taken to the world famous Samba Parade. Your tickets are section 9 reserved bleacher seating which are the best grandstand tickets. On the shuttle you will receive instructions on how to return back to the cruise port. The shuttle service typically begins their transfers back to the cruise port at midnight and run every 90 minutes thereafter throughout the night.
February 28th 2022 Christ Statue (approx Noon)
Description of Christ the Redeemer Tour:
After picking you up from the Azamara Quest Cruise ship terminal in the early afternoon, we will reach the Cosme Velho Train cog station, which sits at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain. Here, we will take the ride up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue.
With a panoramic view from the top, the guide will show you the spectacular sights of Rio and the surrounding countryside for approximately 40-60 minutes.
After riding the train back down, passengers are returned to the cruise port.
Rio Shore Excursion for Azamara Quest 2022 Passengers Notes:
- Tour can be fully customized based on number of travelers.
- We can also do full day tours upon request but half day tours are recommended.
- Carnival tickets can be for Sunday or Monday of Carnival – same price
- Tours are fully PRIVATE with air conditioned and sanitized vehicles .
- Carnival shuttle service is NON private
- Duration of tours is six hours, guides can take you to explore other parts of Rio time permitting. (first day only)
- Clients will be billed extra hours if they surpass the allotted time.
- Tour order and times subject to change based on available ticket times and preferences.
- Trip insurance available and highly recommended.