Instead of paying for the cable car rides up the Sugarloaf Mountain, most locals simply hike up Morro da Urca. This 215-m (705 ft) hill offers sweeping views of Corcovado, Copacabana, Guanabara Bay, and the Sugarloaf itself, which you can’t see when you’re actually on it. The hill is noted for being an important part of one of the largest urban rock climbing areas in the world, with more than 270 routes. You can, of course, always opt to take the cable car to the top of the hill, which features a visitor center, food stands, restrooms, and a souvenir shop. Plan your visit for a clear and sunny day, as the top of Sugarloaf and the surrounding hills often become enveloped in thick fog and clouds. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to Morro da Urca and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Morro da Urca
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Duration: 4 hours
Morro da Urca Reviews
Eu recomendo, ligar sem igual , as fotos falam por si . Difícil descrever tamanha beleza , todo carioca deveria ir um dia . more »I recommend, call without equal, the photos speak for themselves. Hard to describe such beauty, every Carioca should go one day.
Além da beleza, segurança e das fotos mais incriveis do rio , lá voçe poderá comer e comprar e beber com preços justos para o padrão do ambiente. more »Besides the beauty, safety and the most amazing photos of the river, there you can eat and buy and drink with fair prices to the standard of the environment.
I definitely recommend taking a hiking tour to first station, you will most likely encounter adorable marmosets on the way up!
Just look the photos! Amazing view ✨
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