Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and magical cities in Brasil.
This must-see place is the home of one of the seven wonders of the world.
Located in the southern part of Brasil, Brasil is also one of the most visit places in the entire world.
Over 1,800,000 people visit the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro each year – and the number of visitors is growing year after year. The record of tourists in a single day is 14,000
There is a reason why the street life there is one of the best in the whole world. But besides spending some time around the aforementioned attraction, there are plenty of things that you can do when you are in this part of South America.
HOW TO VISIT CHRIST THE REDEEMER?
There are three ways how to get to Christ the Redeemer. You can take a train, van or hike.
Cog Train | The most famous and traditional way how to reach Christ the Redeemer is by cog train. The train will take you through Atlantic Forest almost to the top of Corcovado Mountain. The train leaves approximately every 30 minutes, and the ride up takes 20 minutes. Because the cog train option is the most popular one, expect queues, especially in high season between December and March. To avoid queues, buy your ticket online in advance for the exact time, so you won’t have to wait long. When we visited Christ the Redeemer, the next train people could catch when they did not purchase tickets in advance was in three hours. The return ticket costs R 82. ( 20 dollars)
Van | Another option how to get to Christ the Redeemer is by taking a van. This option is slightly cheaper than going to Corcovado Mountain by cog train but is not that comfortable and in our opinion lacks the sense of adventure.
You can either take a direct van from Copacana or Barra da Tijuca as we mentioned above, or you can arrive at Trem do Corcovado by public transport and from here take a taxi.
The only problem is that to the top of Corcovado Mountain can drive only official vans.
Hike ( i don’t recommend)