Old Town, Urca, And Sugarloaf Mountain Rio Day Trip - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get the total Rio experience on this tour that goes from old town to downtown, dives deep into local neighbourhoods, and takes you way up high on Sugarloaf Mountain! Youll embrace the total Carioca lifestyle as you learn how to be a true Rio local whether thats by grabbing a beer along the Urca wall, or by taking a ride on the brand-new electric tram.See the local highlights of Rio, such as the citys Old Town district and the lasting legacy of the 2016 Olympics. Explore the charming neighbourhood of Urca, where the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded. Discover the renovated harbour area and see sites such as Kobras graffiti mural and the Museum of Tomorrow. Ride the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf for amazing views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, and downtown Rio.

Know More about this tour

If you want to get to know the real Rio, then this is the tour for you! Spend the day checking out historical sites, modern designs, and stunning views as you take in the citys past, present, and future.

Start in the famous Copacabana area, then ride the subway downtown to Cinelandia Square. Youll also ride the newest transportation option in Rio, the VLT tram an electric tram that takes you to the renovated harbor area that's been transformed into themodern Olympic Boulevard. Get off the tram right by the colorful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra and featuring images ofindigenouspeople from five continents.

From there, head from the boulevard down to the "Museum of Tomorrow," another impressive landmark thats great for snapping a few photos with Guanabara Bay in the background. Moving along the old streets of Rio de Janeiros downtown, youll reach the citys first bakery, where you can treat yourself to some of the yummiest desserts in town. After this sugar rush, walk to Carioca Square to take the subway back to Copacabana, where well head to a local spot for lunch (not included in tour price).

Walk off lunch with a stroll through one of Rios quieter neighborhoods, Urca. Youll discover the cosy streets of this district that just also happens to be where Rio de Janeiro was officially founded as a city. To reach this area of town, well take the subway to Botafogo so you can experience how locals get around Rio. Hoping off at Urca beach, wander along the coast to the Urca wall. Grab a beer if you like, and maybe sample Rios best range of stuffed "empadinhas," which are pastries similar to a pie.

Then, its time to head to the Red Beach and the Claudio Coutinho walking path, which leads adventurous hikers to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Dont worry if you didnt bring your hiking boots: on this trip youll take the cable car up instead. The summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect finale for your tour, and the stunning 360-degree view will show you why Rio is known as the Marvelous City.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Personal shopping, food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your local guide.

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 clothing and shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen.