For those who are looking for more personalized experiences during the period of ICSAS 2024, we have a partnership and recommend the services of Julio Batista Private Tours.

He is an experienced local tour guide who offers private tours in English, French, and Spanish.


“Suggested Tours” of his website:

1. Highlights of Rio (8h)

2. Petropolis Historical Tour (8h)

3. Cultural and Historical Downtown (6h)

4. Nature Tour (6h)

5. Architecture and Street Art (6h)

For bookings or more details, please send an email to:


Date: Saturday, June 08, 2024

Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Mountain – 6-hours tour

Exclusive for ICSAS 2024 Participants and Accompanying Guests

The highlight of Rio de Janeiro is a 6-hour tour, where you will see the city from the most beautiful points of view!

Board a cog train from Cosme Velho Station for a ride to Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world's most famous landmarks, the gigantic Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Experience the 20-minute steep train journey, which takes you through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca, to enjoy a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy the scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado, we proceeded up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Get up close to Christ the Redeemer and spend some time viewing the panoramic view of this beautiful city of Rio from the incredible mountain-top vantage point. Then, you will descend by the train.

Our tour continues, following to another landmark of the city, the 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, 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 second Hill, called "Pão de Açúcar" (Sugar Loaf). At 395 meters, we'll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches in Niterói. You will for sure be amazed by the awesome views.

** The itinerary may change depending on weather conditions or traffic.

Time: departure at 8 am
Meeting Point: lobby of the Hotel Pestana
Approximate duration: 6h
Cost per person: BRL 650,00 (aprox. USD 130)

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance Fee Sugar Loaf
  • Entrance Fee Corcovado Train
  • The tour will operate with a minimum of 10 participants.
  • Reservation through the email:
  • Payment during the ICSAS 2024 conference in credit card or cash at the event registration desk
  • Deadline to confirm the tour: June 06