Aug 10 – 15, 2015
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Brazil/East timezone



NuFact15 has selected a special tour to the most iconic atraction in Rio de Janeiro: the magnific Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of the Corcovado mountain. Reached by a tourist train that winds
its way up through the Tijuca forest (the largest urban forest in the world) Christ the Redeemer Statue and  a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro welcomed over 2,000,000 visitors in 2014.

NuFact15 tour will be operated by GREY LINE BRASIL, a world leading tour operator that has offered a special price to NuFact15 participants.  GRAY LINE BRASIL will provide transportation to and from the Corcovado train station, a tour guide, and ticket for the train ride. You can book your tour HERE.


NuFact15 is not operating the tour. We have negociated a special price for the tour that is fully operated by GRAY LINE BRASIL that shall bear all legal and civil responsibilities for the tour and any accident or other unpredictable event that may occur during the tour. Cancellation policy is defined by GRAY LINE BRASIL. Relation between customers and GRAY LINE BRASIL are regulated by the Brazilian Custommer Deffense Code.

The above photo was taken under exceptional weather conditions. The monument sits on top of a 710 meters mountain and is subjected to diverse climate conditions. Cloudy skies can seriously restrict the view. Wind and rain may be present. Bad or unfavourable weather conditions do not stop the trains from running and are not reason for cancellation of the tour.

Anyone can buy tickets for Corcovado from the internet ( or from booths located in some areas of the city and at the train station itself. Demand may be high and availability may be limited. Corcovado train station is easily reached by taxi or subway plus subway bus with connection at Largo do Machado Station. The monument can also be reached by car through a road that goes through the Tijuca forest all the way up to the top of the mountain. Tickets must be bought to access the monument and there may be restrictions on the number of cars allowed to access the monument.

Virtually all tour opperators in Rio (as well as the concierge of many hotels) can arrange tours to Corcovado.