Posted on 2021-07-17
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Rio de Janeiro Hike: 5-hour Guided Sugar Loaf Hike Tour

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Enjoy a Rio de Janeiro hike and get to one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet. Follow your professional instructor and hike to the top of the hill to admire wonderful views before a cable car ride back down. All safety equipment is included throughout your hiking tour.


◾ Enjoy an exciting hike and climb the rocky Sugar Loaf hill
◾ Follow your expert guide and reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil
◾ Admire wonderful views from the top, and then enjoy a cable car ride on the way down

About this experience

DURATION: 5 hours (2.5-hours walk-up)
STARTING TIME: 7.30 am & 1.30 pm
MEETING POINT: At your hotel
SMALL GROUP: Limited to 5 guests
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish & Portuguese
OPENING SEASON: Year-round, daily except Mondays
MOBILE TICKETING: Use your phone or print your ticket
WHO CAN COME: Rio de Janeiro hike is suitable for all above 15 in good health and fit

What's included, what's not

✔ Your professional guide
✔ Pick-up and drop-off (South Zone of Rio)
✔ Descent by cable car (1st part)
✔ All safety equipment
✖ Entrance tickets and extras

Description - What to expect

Start your Rio de Janeiro hike to the Sugar Loaf compound with a hassle-free pick-up and a drive to the starting point. Sugar Loaf is one of Rio's most famous iconic places and consists of two hills. The higher hill is Sugar Loaf, and the lower is Urca Hill. You will hike on the Costão Trail, which takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf and requires a quick and easy climb of about 15 meters.

Once at the top admire the views of Copacabana Beach, the Urca District, Guanabara Bay, Cristo Redentor, and other locations. On your way down you will take the cable car to Urca Hill, before a short and easy walk back to the ground. When you are back at the base, you will be driven back to your hotel. You can schedule this tour in the morning or early afternoon.

Bring with you

For this Rio de Janeiro hike please wear light clothes and hiking shoes, bring a small backpack with water, snacks, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, and some cash for extras

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

At the start of the hike, there is a short rock climb which is easy, quick, and totally safe. The hike's level is advanced

COVID-19 - Update information

◾ Safety measures
All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
You are required to bring and wear a mask