Trem do Corcovado
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SrtaADB
Toronto, Canada307 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
They treat anyone who doesn’t speak Portuguese differently. They let people who speak Portuguese before us on the earlier train because the employee didn’t speak English. I know enough Portuguese to fend for myself and caught them off guard. They had nothing to say expect apologize. Disgusting behaviour. There is also no air conditioning while you wait at the ticket counter and no air conditioning on the train. It was hot enough to eat sick.

They take souvenir photos of every guest and try to sell them to you at the end. We politely turned it down and the employee told us it was “mandatory”. We just didn’t listen and by passed the photos. Mandatory? Are you kidding me?

2 stars because they treated disabled and elderly VERY well, although this is Brazilian law.

I recommend taking a van or private driver.
Written November 25, 2022
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marybanilow
San Francisco, CA120 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you want to lose half your day in Rio for a five minute picture, take this slooooow train to the top. After our 1:20 ticket left a half hour later, we crawled on up. Both ways it stopped for 15 minutes for no reason while people sold water through the train windows. The entire train was in subdued misery while babies cried around us in the sweltering heat. The statue of course is iconic, and the train was in good shape, so an extra star, but, honestly, Sugarloaf is a much, much enjoyable site, and you can see Christ from its top.
Written February 18, 2020
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Steve
London, UK962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The tram was well organised on the day we were there, we bought tickets in advance and picked them up from the booth. The queue for the tram was not too long. There are some interesting information boards to read while you wait. The tram ride itself is part of the experience and has some great views en route. The wait for the tram back is a little longer, but wasn't too bad, although I can see this could be lengthy on really busy days.
Written July 31, 2023
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r71418
Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
It's a great sight at the top but save your money regarding "Skip the line"!
Viator charges you almost double the regular ticket price for absolutely NOTHING.
True - when you arrive you go to the booth, where they examine your passport, and make you sign a document before issuing tickets. But then ..... a woman at the train looks at the ticket and waves you in to shuffle along behind the regular crowd. When you come down the same. I asked the man in charge, showed him my alleged "skip the line" ticket and he said, "I've never heard of that". It strikes me as a scam, and now they have my credit card number, passport details and private address. I'm worried.
Written July 14, 2018
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Pastorpoef
East London, South Africa23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I gave the Christ the redeemer the excellent review, as it an amazing sight. We got there early and found out we paid double for the skip the line tickets. And had to stand in the line to get our tickets printed, anyway. And if you go early it’s not that busy. Opens at 8. All we got for our expensive tickets was an orange wrist band, that got us no benefits.
Written September 14, 2019
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Joy R
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the Skip the Line was a waste of money. We booked this as were advised to do so through a promo video. The cost was double had we booked when we got there which would not have been a problem at all to do. As it was we had to stand in the queue anyway to have the tickets printed and get our arm bands. No skipping of lines to come back down either. A real waste of money!
Written September 15, 2019
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W7356DIjerryc
summerville, sc, United States71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
If you visit RIo, when you return everyone will expect you will have visited this site. You should. It may seem expensive, but it is much better in person than in any photo or video. Standing below the statue and above the city below, has an effect that can't be described or imagined. I am told that if the weather is bad, it is not a good trip. We are glad we went and we were particularly pleased with the National Park museum or exhibit on the way up or down (one of my fellow travelers said that it was worth the trip itself). The train station is in a very nice neighborhood with several good lunch options. Only disappointment was the scarcity of information about how it was funded, the artist's vision, the construction process, history of the site etc. Make the time, pay the money, take the trip.
Written July 2, 2018
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David C
Orlando21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Arrived late to Rio because of a TAM plane mechanical problem. Glad I did not make train reservations ahead of time as i would have missed it. It was past 4 pm. Then I got a taxi from SDU airport to the train to the Christ Statute. Took about 30 minutes to drive from SDU to the train. Arrived around 5 pm. to the train. Monday January 7th and a very short line. If paying by credit card you use the machine, and there are clerks assisting you so it is easy. If paying cash you go to the window. My taxi driver told me to take the train up and back which I did for $23 USD roundtrip (8660 Br reals) per person on my credit card. Then the train left about 5:20 pm so I only waited like 12 minutes. Trains left frequently even at this late hour. Not crowded. Train took almost 30 minutes to reach the top. Scenic views on the way up. The train really doesn't drop you off at the top as you have to then walk or take an elevator the rest of the way. At the top you have no further fees to pay if you take the train. Then you can take the elevator to the top-a long line so i said no- or take the stairs which is what I did, and it was not hard. At the top it was crowded but really not bad. Sun was setting. Beautiful views and photos. Then started down the stairs to get to the train station but the train line was Long! (So was the bus line). About a 40-minute wait I was told. Really took about 30 minutes and moves quicker than you would expect. I was told they keep the trains running until the tourists are down so don't worry about being stranded up there near closing time. Train took another 30 minutes to reach the bottom. Taxi driver was waiting for me and took another 20-30 minutes to drive me back to our SDU airport hotel. Taxi charged round trip 150.00Brazil Reals which is about $36 USD. We had to leave Rio 8 am the next morning, and i am so glad i went to see this landmark! Even though we saw the statute from the plane, there is nothing like seeing this is person! Go for it! You can do it!
Written January 26, 2020
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Ppetillo30
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've just had the worst experience there up in the Corcovado. I bought this ticket because my girlfriend and I would stay only 2 days in Rio and had to make the most of it. On our way up we didn't need to skip the queue because we got there at a time when there weren't that many people. On our way back though, which was my biggest concern due to the big crowd wanting to go back at the same time, we were informed by staff that the ticket doesn't apply for the way back so we had to get the queue just as everyone else with normal tickets. If you're planning to buy this option I strongly recommend you not to. The staff were rude. They didn't know how to explain why that was and worse, my girlfriend who's from abroad was really disappointed. This is a scam, be careful everyone.
Written January 31, 2020
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Med F
26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jumped the line for the train but still had a queue to buy the ticket which seemed a bit pointless as it was very long. Spoke to staff and was told that I had to queue
Written January 27, 2020
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