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Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet through hiking and climbing. Once at the top, enjoy a wonderful view of the sunset before enjoying a cable car ride back down.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 1:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup is available from the south zone, inlcuding Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, Flamengo and others. Contact us if you are in other places in Rio or if you want to take the tour without a transfer.

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  • Hike and climb the rocky shores of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet
  • Enjoy wonderful views of the sunset from the top, before enjoying a cable car ride on the way down
Full description
The Sugar Loaf compound is one of Rio's most famous icons and consists of two hills. The higher hill is Sugar Loaf, and the lower is Urca Hill. The Costão Trail, which takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf, requires a quick climb of about 15 meters and is considered easy.

All safety equipment is included throughout your hiking tour. Once having climbed the mountain, the views of Copacabana Beach, the Urca District, Guanabara Bay, Cristo Redentor, and other locations, are completely priceless.

On your way down you will take the cable car to Urca Hill, before enjoying a short and easy trail back to the ground. Once back at the base, you will be driven back to your tour starting location. You can schedule this tour in the morning or early afternoon, and in the case of bad weather, this tour may be replaced.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the south of Rio
  • Cable car on the way down
  • Safety equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance tickets and extras

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Throughout the hike there is a short rock climb which is easy, quick, and totally safe
• Wear light clothes, a cap/hat, sunglasses, and hiking shoes
• Bring a small backpack with water, snacks, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and spare money
• The tour's duration is approximately 5-hours
• The hike's duration is approximately 2.5-hours (walk up, cable car down)
• The hike's level is advanced

From US$ 80 per person

Organized by

RioXtreme Adventure Tourism

Product ID: 348706