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Urca
Squeezed on a curved slice of land at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain and its shorter, wider companion at the other end of the cable car, tiny Urca remains one of Rio’s most unique neighborhoods in that it has retained its intimate feel and close-knit character for decades, despite rapid and unrestrained development in other sections of the city. Facing west across an inlet of Guanabara Bay and overlooking the stately districts of Botafogo and Flamengo, Urca is home to several restaurants and bars that make the trip from other parts of town worthwhile if only for the ambiance.

The site of a Portuguese fort erected in 1565 to fend off the nascent city from French colonial ambitions, Urca developed as a neighborhood much more recently. In the 1920s, the amount of buildable land in the area was expanded with landfill and the first housing developments sprung up. By the end of the decade, the district was a thriving commercial and residential community with its own casino, built to compete against the luxe but barely-accessible Copacabana Palace Hotel. Much of the architecture in the area reflects the development of the 30s and 40s, with a mix of faux Spanish and Tudor-style stucco houses and apartment buildings that render the entire neighborhood a historical treasure.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The Best of Rio Helicopter Flight - Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

The Best of Rio Helicopter Flight - Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer

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It is perfect to know the main wonders of Rio in a short, fast and unforgettable journey. WE MAKE YOUR DREAM OF FLYING COME TRUE! We are a specialized company in panoramic flights through the city of RJ. We have started from the desire of showing our passengers a new landscape of the Wonderful City. Some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world are present in our itineraries, such as: Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Maracanã, the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer – one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Routes that surprise Cariocas and tourists from all over the world. Our aircraft carefully follow all the maintenance procedures recommended by the aircraft manufacturers and by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC); following international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualification and on permanent duty. Everything is to offer you more tranquility in the unforgettable experience of knowing the Wonderful City.
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  • 30 minutes
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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
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$129.99
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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$39.65
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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

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While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
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  • 10 hours
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$144.99
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Rock Climbing Experience in Sugarloaf Area: All Levels Welcomed

Rock Climbing Experience in Sugarloaf Area: All Levels Welcomed

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Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner to advanced. Let's climb!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Speedboat Tour Up to 7 people in the Cagarras Islands

Private Speedboat Tour Up to 7 people in the Cagarras Islands

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Private Tour. It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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$275.00
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Private Introductory Rio Rock Climbing Experience

Private Introductory Rio Rock Climbing Experience

Take your Rio visit to the next level thanks to this private introduction to rock climbing excursion. ‘Learn the ropes’ of this fun-filled sport as you ascend a sampling of 32 to 160-foot (10 to 50-meter) routes in the city’s Urca climbing area via the ‘top-rope’ technique.
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  • 5 hours
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$108.13
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☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

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⭐️ Reach the top of one of the most famous tourist spots in the city on a tour with the electric scooters through the streets of the quiet and traditional neighborhood of Urca, a stop at Red Beach and a trail (about 25 -30 minutes) to the top of Morro da Urca the first stop of the cable car of Sugarloaf. It is an amazing route, it will be about 12 km round trip, let's enjoy nature, art, architecture, beautiful scenery and meet historic spots of the neighborhood . ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. >>>>>>>>>>>Follow_us: @e.vanmo >> Contact us for request a special date/time to fit in your trip schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Cycle through the Old City of Rio and the South Zone on this 7-hour biking tour. With your cycling guide and small group of 10 people or fewer, set out for the city's popular beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana. Continue through the neighborhood of Lapa, home to many examples of colonial architecture. Get views of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Selarón Steps and the Christ the Redeemer Statue as you cycle through some of Rio's vibrant neighborhoods. A traditional Brazilian lunch and all biking equipment is included.
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  • 7 hours
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Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

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This affordable last minute offer is available only a few times a year. Take a 5-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in the South part of Rio.
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  • 5 hours
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$140.00
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Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, Santa Teresa District and Selaron Steps in one day. Take a 7-hour, private tour to the 4 most visited attractions in Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Visit Santa Teresa district. To wrap the day we’ll visit the colorful and famous Selaron’s Steps. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio. Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs.
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  • 7 hours
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

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Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
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  • 6 hours
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$70.00
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Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

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See Rio at sunset from 1,200 feet (356 meters) above sea level from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Choose to travel to the summit by cable car or on foot - if you’d prefer to take a scenic hike to the top. Then sit back and watch the city lights twinkle on as the sun drops into the ocean. See panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro bathed in the golden glow of sunset and leave all of the hassles and logistics of driving and navigating to your private guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$120.00
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