Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rio de Janeiro holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Morro da Urca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Urca Hill is in the middle of the path of the train. The view is nice, but less cool than Sugarloaf. The restaurants are at this point in the trip. Remember to keep the tram ticket, it will be necessary to complete the trip. Of Copacabana, the Uber gives less than 15 dollars.
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  • I visited along with the sugar loaf and the cable car.. very beautiful!!!! Recommend the tour early because the Sun is not yet so strong!
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  • The Urca Hill gives a taste of "I want to stay here forever watching this wonderful city." The view is a must.
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