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Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

1. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Then, take a train ride up the Corcovado Mountain and sit beneath the Christ Redeemer Statue looking down on the marvelous city of Rio. Don't miss the chance to snap terrific photographs.

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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

Amazing views, and a perfect challenge!

First off, excellent communication we had to reschedule a few times due to weather. We had phone numbers to the company, our driver, and guide through WhatsApp and all of them reached out to us 24 hours in advance. We had an amazing time with Didi (our guide). He was an experienced and confident climber. I highly recommend booking with him. He set a good pace and always let us know where we were headed. We felt it was like climbing with an old friend. He was able to point out excellent view spots and let us pause for pictures. He told us a lot about the surrounding area and history of sugar loaf mountain. We spotted monkeys on the hike down the mountain. It was a good mix of climbing, hiking and sight seeing. When we reached the summit we took in the sights and had a slice of pizza before taking the cable car back to the bottom of the mountain. The weather was perfect! I recommend going on a clear dry day to be able to take in the view! Thanks Didi for a memorable experience!

Very informative, loved the educational bus ride tour.

The only problem I had with the tour was on Trip Advisor it has said that Sugar Loaf was going to be done last so we could see the sunset. This was not true, Sugar Loaf was the first thing we did, then we had the bus tour which was great. I had told my friend who was living in Rio to meet us at Sugar Loaf during Sunset. I had to use the Tour Guides phone to call her and tell her we already did it and there is no need to come, kind of bummed me out. After the city tour we had lunch (should have ordered the fish, it looked great!) and then went to Corocovado. Fortunately we had a clear sunny day and were able to see the Christ perfectly! Overall the tour was very educational, fun, and I would recommend this tour if you are staying in Rio for only a short period of time like we did (1 week) you are able to see and learn many things.

Very well organised and sufficient time given at all important places.

We were picked-up from the hotel at scheduled time and dropped back at the hotel or another place at the choice of the tourists. Guides were excellent and spoke good English and other languages as required. Lunch was excellent, in a good restaurant, and the food was sumptuous with lot of variety. I highly recommend this tour for all.

Highly Recommended!

But not for families with slippers. Is not a Sunday stroll. But absolutely recommendable not to take the 'easy' tourist route.

Excellent day out

Really great day, I would say if you are not really fit you may struggle. Our guide Eduardo was excellent