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Old Town, Urca, and Sugarloaf Mountain Rio Day Trip

Old Town, Urca, and Sugarloaf Mountain Rio Day Trip
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Old Town, Urca, and Sugarloaf Mountain Rio Day Trip
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Overview
See more of Rio in one action-packed day during this 9-hour sightseeing tour covering some of the city’s highlights. Live like a ‘Carioca’ (Rio local) as you explore the famous Copcabana neighborhood, enjoy the views during a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, sample some snacks in the historic Urca area, and much more.
What to Expect
If you want to get to know the real Rio, then this is the tour for you! Spend the day checking out historical sites, modern designs, and stunning views as you take in the city’s past, present, and future.

Start in the famous Copacabana area, then ride the subway downtown to Cinelandia Square. You’ll also ride the newest transportation option in Rio, the VLT tram — an electric tram that takes you to the renovated harbor area that's been transformed into the modern Olympic Boulevard. Get off the tram right by the colorful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra and featuring images of indigenous people from five continents.

From there, head from the boulevard down to the "Museum of Tomorrow," another impressive landmark that’s great for snapping a few photos with Guanabara Bay in the background. Moving along the old streets of Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, you’ll reach the city’s first bakery, where you can treat yourself to some of the yummiest desserts in town. After this sugar rush, walk to Carioca Square to take the subway back to Copacabana, where we’ll head to a local spot for lunch (not included in tour price).

Walk off lunch with a stroll through one of Rio’s quieter neighborhoods, Urca. You’ll discover the cosy streets of this district that just also happens to be where Rio de Janeiro was officially founded as a city. To reach this area of town, we’ll take the subway to Botafogo so you can experience how locals get around Rio. Hoping off at Urca beach, wander along the coast to the Urca wall. Grab a beer if you like, and maybe sample Rio’s best range of stuffed "empadinhas," which are pastries similar to a pie.

Then, it’s time to head to the Red Beach and the Claudio Coutinho walking path, which leads adventurous hikers to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your hiking boots: on this trip you’ll take the cable car up instead. The summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect finale for your tour, and the stunning 360-degree view will show you why Rio is known as ‘the Marvelous City.’
Reviews (7)
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile
Tour guide was fantastic

We took a tour of the city with a guide called jesse.fantastic knowledge of the place,very informative,always telling us different things,nothing to much trouble,fantastic insight to all the main spots in rio.well worth the money.thanks again jesse who made the tourMore

Thank kirkyboy11
UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your moments with Urban Adventures here with us. We loved hearing you had a great time with our local guide Jesse. Wherever your next trip takes you, we hope seeing you soon in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Julia is a great guide and very knowledgable

If you want a tour guide in Rio you could do worse that select Urban Adventures. Julia is a local and knows the place "like the back of her hand". If I ever need a guide in Rio Urban Adventures would be my first port...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Simon C
UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for joining Urban Adventures in Rio. We loved hearing you had a great time with our local guide Juliana. It seems you enjoyed it a lot. However we'd love to know what we are missing for it to be outstanding. Reach us out...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018
great trip to some less "touristy" places

Well, Sugar Loaf Mountain is touristy, but before you get there to enjoy the fabulous views you visit a couple of less visited sights of Rio, which are however not less interesting. Our excellent local guide Ivan took us after a stop at Cinelandia to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for joining Urban Adventures. We loved knowing you had a great time with our local guide Ivan. Knowing the city so well allows us to find those great hidden spots. Specially in a small group tour. We'll see you around in another tour...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Incredible half a day tour, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Santa Teresa and Cathedral

I had an amazing experience on a 5-hour tour on the first afternoon of my trip in Rio de Janeiro. The tour guide Lucas Almeida made this experience great with his knowledge and sense of humour. I wish I had more time to spend there...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank shahreshab60
UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for sharing your moments with Urban Adventures and our local guide Lucas. We very much appreciated it. It's good to have someone to give us tips to enjoy the city as much as possible. Specially when it's a short stay. We hope seeing...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Totally Outstanding Guides

Urban Adventures was booked by our Travel Agent in Australia and we had no idea what we were getting into! Urban Adventures were just FANTASTIC. We had 2 days with this company and both days far exceeded any other tour we have been on. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Col T
UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Haha! They are lovely guides indeed. Thank you for sharing here you moments with them. Thumbs ups to both guides for delivering BEST. DAY. EVER. once again! Wherever your next trip might get you we hope seeing you on another Urban Adventures tour.

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