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from $99.00 USD

Oct 24, 2019
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Adult 12 - 99 years


Child 6 - 11 years


Infant 0 - 5 years


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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Embrace the Carioca lifestyle on this tour that teaches you how to be a true Rio local! Visit the original city neighborhood of Urca, where you’ll sample local flavors, ride around the local way, and get a whole new perspective on Rio de Janeiro with a view from way up high! 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 & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide, transportation during the tour, cable car fee up Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


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What to Expect What to Expect

On this Rio de Janeiro tour, start where it all began by exploring one of Rio’s quieter neighborhoods, Urca. You’ll discover the cozy streets of this district that just also happens to be where Rio de Janeiro was officially founded as a city. Take the subway to Botafogo so you can experience how locals get around Rio while also getting an orientation to the city.

Hopping off at Urca beach, wander along the coast to one of locals’ favourite hot spots in town: the Urca wall, or like Cariocas like to call it, the “mureta da Urca.” Here, grab a beer and you’ll get to taste Rio’s best range of stuffed empadinhas — pastries similar to a pie. Follow along the inner streets lined with some of Urca’s first houses. Then, it’s time to head to the Red Beach for a must-stop at the Claudio Coutinho walking path. This path leads adventurous hikers to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain — but don’t worry if you didn’t bring your hiking boots, you can take the cable car up instead.

On the journey to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, stop first atop Urca Hill, where you’ll get your first breathtaking moment enjoying the Botafogo inlet right below us.  Proceed to the second cable car for another ride to reach the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. This is the perfect finale for your tour, as the stunning 360-degree view will show you why Rio is known as ‘the Marvelous City.’

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Please wear light, comfortable clothes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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