South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Peru/Amazon/ Machy Picchu Family Vacation
  2. 2 galapagos island
  3. 3 Peru's Amazon and the Heat - Iquitos Ceiba Tops Lodge vs. Puerto Maldonado
  4. 4 Questions Regarding Buenos Aires
  5. 5 Thinking of OAT trip to Machu Picchu, Galapagos and Amazon Rain Forest
  6. 6 christmas in buenos aires
  7. 7 Changing money upon arrival in Buenos Aires
  8. 8 Advantages of bringing cash to Argentina
  9. 9 10-12 week Backpacking Trip in South America
  10. 10 Best Latin American countries!
  11. 11 Peru in Late February?
  12. 12 Sao Paulo
  13. 13 Trip Report Patagonia Trip Reports / El Chaltén
  14. 14 (Santiago/Valpo done)---Mendoza help please!
  15. 15 Salud !
  16. 16 Cartagena
  17. 17 Peru domestic airline layover time
  18. 18 anyone stayed at Alta Piazza in Buenos Aries?
  19. 19 OAT trip to Columbia?
  20. 20 Best Bus Company to Iguazu Falls
  21. 21 ferry: Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento
  22. 22 Transportation from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
  23. 23 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  24. 24 Trip Report Galapagos Island
  25. 25 Trip Report Land Based Galapagos Was the Right Choice for Me.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Hiking Corcovado to Christ the Redeemer...Question

Jump to last reply

Couple of friends and I are going to be in Rio for five days at the beginning of the World Cup. First time in South America, so we're excited. Plan to see Christ the Redeemer of course, and part of that plan including hiking up Corcovado from Parque Lage.

What we wanted to do was hike up it and then ride the cog train down. I've found mixed reports online if this is possible or not.

One thing that definitely seems necessary is to buy a ticket for entry to the statue ahead of time so that we don't hike to the top and then have to catch a van to the ticket office or anything.

But I was wondering, can we take the cog train down after hiking up? And can we buy a ticket to do so ahead of time as well the ticket being good for entry to see the statue? Anybody here done this?