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SUNSET & CITY LIGHTS AT SUGAR LOAF

guided hike

SUNSET & CITY LIGHTS AT SUGAR LOAF

51 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Portuguese
guided hike

SUNSET & CITY LIGHTS AT SUGAR LOAF

guided hike

SUNSET & CITY LIGHTS AT SUGAR LOAF

51 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

Have you ever imagined yourself standing on the top of a hill, looking Rio landscape, with a geologist by your side explaining why, when and how it was formed? This experience will give you a taste of Rio landscape from a geologic perspective including Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Copacabana Beach, Guanabara Bay, among other icons! Starting from Praia Vermelha seashore, we will hike the Morro da Urca, understanding how natural forces sculped Sugar Loaf to its current shape. Meanwhile, we will see rocks, minerals, native plants and small animals of Mata Atlântica Forest. At the top, we take the cable car to Pão de Açucar, admiring the sunset behind Serra da Carioca with its famous and astonishing Corcovado! As the darkness comes and the city lights on, we will be describing some "geo-curiosities" and telling lots of stories about our lovely city. According to the monthly moon calendar, it could be possible to see the full moon rising! At 06:30pm we start a calm descent all way down, arriving at 07:00pm at the meeting point. If you want to stay longer don´t loose your tickets and the last "bondinho"! Definitely, we believe you will face a breathtaking and unforgettable experience!

Your host

Learn more about Monica & Nely

Monica & Nely

Nely and I are “carioca”, locally meaning “born in Rio”, post-graduated in geology, who love Rio and rocks, mountains and minerals, trekkings and trails, history and gastronomy! For several years we walk up and down Rio de Janeiro´s hills mapping rocks, studying processes, contributing for the geological mapping of the city. We are excited to share with you our passion for adventures, and knowledge over natural features revealing the “reasons behind the scene” that made Rio such an amazing landscape known worldwide! All curious people from all over the world are welcome!!!

What's included

Equipment
Hiking sticks

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Where you'll be

The experience is developed at Urca - a neighbohood, close to Copacabana, surrounded by history learnt from the neoclassic buildings and military monuments of the Brazilian social and political affairs. Urca also has one of the most beautiful geologic landscape in Rio with Sugar Loaf, Praia Vermelha & Praia da Urca beaches.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Disabled people can make this experience skipping the trail and taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and then, joing the group to Sugar Loaf. One of the hosts will be with you. Children up to 5 years old are…

More tips

Guest with motion restriction? One host takes the bondinho with you! Tickets are not included! Students, disabeld and elder> 60 pay half of the official price; child<5 free, strictly with photo ids. Payment only by credit card.

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Monica & Nely
SUNSET & CITY LIGHTS AT SUGAR LOAF
51 reviews
From $37/person
51 reviews
From $37/person