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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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US$ 36.00
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    What to Expect
    Following morning pickup from your hotel in Rio (pickup is available in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana), embark on a tour of the city with your local guide.

    Drive by the traditional Cinelandia Square where the various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts are located.

    Pass the Sambadrome, where Carnival's samba competition takes place, and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, famous for its unusual architecture.

    When you reach the Urca neighborhood, board a glassed-in cable car for the ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress.

    When you descend from Sugar Loaf Mountain, enjoy transportation back to your Rio hotel.

    Please note: This tour offers options with and without tickets. Ensure you select your preference on booking.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Panoramic city tour
    • Cable Car Ticket (if option selected)
    • Live audio guide – available in 9 different languages
    • Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
    • Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Pickup from selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • If you select the option without tickets, we suggest you bring the amount in cash so it can be paid directly to the guide so you can be included on our voucher, otherwise you may have to enter the line for the purchase of tickets
    • During Carnival, between Friday and Tuesday, there is the possibility of City Tour being reduced or excluded from the itinerary due to traffic issues and streets closed over the city
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
    • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in case it’s hot
    • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
    • Keep in mind that if you want to avoid picking other passenger, just ask us to be picked up from the last departure point on the tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Sugar loaf itself was great with amazing views but honestly booking this trip was a waste of money. We were half hour late being picked up and then spent another 45 minutes picking other people up. We then spent some time in traffic to get...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Brooomster
    Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

    A nice outing for almost half a day. First couple of Cable car trips to the top of the hills. Nice place to sit and enjoy the various views of Rio from the top. Lots of history about the mountains. A bit of reliving the...More

    1  Thank Kumar786
    Diogo M, Director of Sales at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    Dear Kumar786! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you had such a great time with us! We hope to see you in other visists. thank you, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.

    Reviewed 12 March 2019

    I have to admit that after the mad queues at Christ the Redeemer the day before, I was very apprehensive about this tour however it was very well organised, we were collected at the stated time (at the port at our request as we were...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank ilikefoodbolton
    Diogo M, Diretor de vendas at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2019

    Dear ilikefoodbolton, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had such a great time with us and that we were able to help you skip the lines on our tour. We hope to see you again in future visits. Thanks, best regards, Pedro...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2018

    Ticket includes 2 cable cars trips. There are some place to seat and drink to enjoy 360 panorama of Rio bay. Nice point to observe air plains takeoffs from local airport.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    2  Thank Robert I
    Reviewed 23 January 2018

    The ride up is exhilarating and so are the views! It is a must-do when in Rio De Janiero. Perfect for all ages

    Date of experience: February 2017
    1  Thank Heni P
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