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Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery Tour

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What to Expect
On this Rio de Janeiro tour, start where it all began by exploring one of Rio’s quieter neighborhoods, Urca. You’ll discover the cozy streets of this district that just also happens to be where Rio de Janeiro was officially founded as a city. Take the subway to Botafogo so you can experience how locals get around Rio while also getting an orientation to the city.

Hopping off at Urca beach, wander along the coast to one of locals’ favourite hot spots in town: the Urca wall, or like Cariocas like to call it, the “mureta da Urca.” Here, grab a beer and you’ll get to taste Rio’s best range of stuffed empadinhas — pastries similar to a pie. Follow along the inner streets lined with some of Urca’s first houses. Then, it’s time to head to the Red Beach for a must-stop at the Claudio Coutinho walking path. This path leads adventurous hikers to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain — but don’t worry if you didn’t bring your hiking boots, you can take the cable car up instead.

On the journey to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, stop first atop Urca Hill, where you’ll get your first breathtaking moment enjoying the Botafogo inlet right below us.  Proceed to the second cable car for another ride to reach the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. This is the perfect finale for your tour, as the stunning 360-degree view will show you why Rio is known as ‘the Marvelous City.’
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Important Information
Departure Point
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Departure Time
1:30 PM
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide, transportation during the tour, cable car fee up Sugarloaf Mountain.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Please wear light, comfortable clothes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a wonderful time on this tour with Renata! The views from Sugarloaf mountain are spectacular. Even better than from Christ the Redeemer!
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I would definitely recommend the tour and Renata as a super and amazing guide lot's of explanations was attentive to all of us and
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Response from UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery Tour
Responded 19 Feb. 2018
Thank you for joining Urban Adventures in Rio and sharing here your great time with our local guide Renata. She is amazing indeed, doesn't she? Guiding small groups allows us to be very attentive and that close to our visitors... And thank you for recommending us. Sincerely, Rio Team at Urban Adventures Best. Day. Ever.
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My fiancé and I went for this day tour and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Lucas the tour guide was fantastic and kept the entire group engaged and amused. He has a huge amount of knowledge about the city and certainly was a highlight for us. Highly recommend it! Priscila and
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Response from UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery Tour
Responded 15 Feb. 2018
Hello Priscila and Carl, Thank you for joining Urban Adventures in Rio and sharing here your great time with our local guide Lucas. He is great, isn't he? And thank you for recommending us. Sincerely, Rio Team at Urban Adventures Best. Day. Ever.
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We, I think Daniela and Matias from Argentina will agree, had a great day with our guide Ivan! He is a great person and gave us insides of his home town Rio. At Urca we had a relaxed time with eating and drinking and the views from the Sugar Loaf were great! Afterwards I can say
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Response from UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery Tour
Responded 15 Feb. 2018
Best. Day. Ever. indeed. Thanks for joining Urban Adventures and sharing your experiences here. Thumbs up to our local guide Ivan as well! See you around in another tour around the world.
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Juliana was very knowledgable and knew all the right places. we caught all the right parts of Rio including a very educational tour of one of the favellas. Thoroughly recommended
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Response from UrbanLocalManager, Guest Relations Manager at Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Discovery Tour
Responded 15 Feb. 2018
Thank you for your time sharing your comments here. Once again another great service from Juliana that makes us so proud. See you around in another Urban Adventures tour around the world.
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