Admire the world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer statue whilst also traversing the picturesque woods of Rio’s Lage Park.
Passing by streams and traditional family gardens hikers will reach Tijuca Forest through the park and hike up to the old railroad which was constructed in 1887, before following the tracks to the feet of Christ the Redeemer.
The trail boasts spectacular views of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon as well as stunning views of the entire South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The trail concludes at the famous statue itself which is one of the seven modern wonders of the world.
After the pick up, our Corcovado hiking tour takes you to the Parque Laje (Laje Park), located in the south area of Rio de Janeiro city, not far from the Botanical Garden. The 2 hours hike on a steep trail, up to the top at 710 meters ( 2330 feet), is perfect for regular hikers or the more adventurous ones. Is considered to be a moderate/difficult hike, so being in good physical conditions is a must. Along the way, within the lush Tijuca Forest, animals like toucans, capuchin monkeys and many other species may be spotted.Unlike the other hikes in Rio, this one does not take you to the summit, but close to it. The trail ends at the gate, where tickets to access the statue by van must be purchased. The ride inside the van takes only 5 minutes. After visiting the statue, we get back in the van to reach the trail by the gate. The return to Parque Laje is made through the same trail.