Exclusive to the landmark hotel, this once-in-a-lifetime experience gives visitors crowd-free access to the monument on Corcovado Mountain before it opens to the public.
A true Rio icon, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming guests since opening its doors in 1923. Perched on the edge of legendary Copacabana Beach, the hotel embodies the vibrant city's larger-than-life personality. The glamorous hotel boasts a magnificent pool and gourmet restaurants – including the recently opened luxury pan-Asian eatery, MEE, which is fronted by celebrity chef Ken Hom. The sunrise picnic at Christ the Redeemer joins the hotel's roster of exclusive offerings, which includes six ultra-luxurious penthouse suites and a spectacular yearly ball during Rio Carnival.
Every Friday, guests on the three-hour tour will be collected from Belmond Copacabana Palace at 5am and transported to the national park of Tijuca Forest, where the granite peak of Corcovado is located. Here they will journey to the top of the 2,296ft mountain, where they can marvel at the famous 125ft statue of Jesus Christ before the usual crowds of sightseers arrive. Enjoying such privileged access to the famous landmark, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a truly unforgettable experience.
Making the most of having the site practically to themselves, guests will be treated to a delicious picnic breakfast on top of the mountain. Carefully prepared by Belmond Copacabana Palace's executive chef Pierre-Olivier Petit, a waiter will serve the alfresco feast of fresh home-baked breads, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and juices while guests soak up incredible views as the sun rises over the city.
A regional landmark in its own right, Belmond Copacabana Palace is committed to supporting local communities. In keeping with this philosophy, the hotel will sponsor a local child's entry to Corcovado for each guest and staff member who participates in the tour.
The sunrise picnic at Christ the Redeemer is priced from £167 per person for groups of four to 10. Couples can exclusively book the experience from £666 per couple. Advanced booking is required. Superior City View Rooms at Belmond Copacabana Palace are priced from £317 per night, including breakfast and taxes. Each booking of two nights or more made by 1st December for travel before the end of 2014 will receive the complimentary Belmond Bonus worth $500 of a one-hour D-Stress or Harmonia rejuvenation massage and a private sunset tour for two of Rio's iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain*. Please quote offer code BONUS when booking.
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