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Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour

Marvel at the scenery of Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City, on a sunset sailing tour in Guanabara Bay. Admire the beautiful sunset, and savor all-inclusive drinks and snacks aboard your boat. Enjoy a small group tour for no more than 10 people, or opt to splash out on a private tour to make your experience extra special. Set sail from Marina da Glória and pass by 3 fortresses — São José, Lage, and Santa Cruz — on your way to Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Cruise past Oscar Niemeyer's striking Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoy the views in Guanabara Bay. Then, sit back and appreciate the sunset over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Delight in scenic views of the city's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as the sun sets on the horizon. Throughout the tour, relax with drinks on board, such as the famous Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha, beer, and sparkling white wine. The tour concludes back at the marina in Glória. Hotel pickup and drop-off options are available.

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Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike and Climb

2. Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike and Climb

Join the select few people who have hiked up the legendary Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) and experience Rio de Janeiro from a fresh perspective. Follow the same path that the first person to walk up the mountain used in 1817. Set off from the Pista Claudio Coutinho to reach a beautiful lookout with spectacular views of the entrance to Guanabára Bay and the city of Niterói in just 20 minutes. Then, brave the more technical trail and hike across stone ramps to discover some beautiful belvederes. Get the perfect introduction to basic rock climbing as you face the challenge of a 20-meter high vertical wall. Reach the viewpoint of the Pedra Filosofal to soak up the magnificent vistas of Copacabana Beach, Pedra da Gávea, and Morro Dois Irmãos. Continue to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain before the descent on the cable car back down Urca Hill.

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Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

3. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

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.

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What people are saying about Sugarloaf Mountain

The offer is a great deal! You get exactly what is advertised. There are not too many sunset cruises that do not have a cap on the free alcoholic drinks. I was traveling alone and did not take advantage of the offer but did enjoy the free Cokes. For 3hrs, we sail along the bay stopping at key landmarks for photos or a dip into the water. I highly recommend this tour.

This was a great way to explore the waterways around rio and soak up some sun at the same time. I was expecting a full boat but we only had 3 people in our tour. The drinks were good and strong and the forts, beaches and modern art museum were all great photo opps as we cruised along. The captain and first mate were very welcoming and LGBT friendly.

This was absolutely wonderful, the guide ‘Marcelo’ is extremely friendly and welcoming, getting to the meeting point was easy, the boat was well equipped and had the most amazing staff. the drinks, the views, the pictures were all perfect to a point. I highly recommend this for anyone who’s in Rio de Janeiro! A truly unforgettable experience.

Welcome, kindness, the place, the attentive service, the caïpi, the fruits ... the landscapes. Everything was there like in a postcard.

Beautiful sail around Rio. Great captain, great host and beverages. And music was awesome!