Sugarloaf Mountain & Urca Discovery Tour

Private Tour

Embrace the Carioca lifestyle on this tour that teaches you how to be a true Rio local! Visit the original city neighbourhood of Urca, where you sample local flavours, ride around the local way, and get a whole new perspective on Rio de Janeiro with a view from way up high!

Urca and Sugarloaf Sightseeing Tour Highlights

  • Get to know the lovely neighbourhood of Urca, where the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded
  • Discover why Cariocas love having a beer by the “mureta da Urca”
  • Savour some delicious empadinhas (stuffed pastries) from a local vendor
  • Ride the famous cable car from Praia Vermelha up to Urca Hill and the Sugarloaf summit
  • Treat yourself to amazing views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, and downtown Rio from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation during the tour, and cable car fee up Sugarloaf Mountain.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 – 4.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Copacabana Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. We’ll meet right by the statue outside the hotel.
  • Starting time: 1.30 PM
  • Ending point: Copacabana Palace Hotel.