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Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak

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Address: Saco do Mamangua, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Exhausting but great views

The trail is quite exhausting as it goes straight up, there are no serpentines and it was really hot! Make sure to take enough water and maybe an energy bar or something to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Innsbruck, Austria

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The trail is quite exhausting as it goes straight up, there are no serpentines and it was really hot! Make sure to take enough water and maybe an energy bar or something to eat before going down. I think it took us almost an hour but it's well worth it. The views from there are just breathtaking!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's so beautiful, the view is amazing. If you want to avoid line up go on SUNDAY or any religuis holiday ... We went on Sunday and the lines were less than normal. You still had to wait but at least it was manageable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dang, I wish I could give this hike 10 round circle dots of trip advisor liking. It's pretty amazing. We did it after it had been raining the days before so it was a little slippery in places , but the hike was good, got our hearts pumping for sure. The views from the top are pretty breathtaking, especially on... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After spending 6 days in Rio celebrating carnival my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to get some exercise and complete this hike. We did the hike mid February and what was 38C weather. What can I say, the trek up was a bit challenging but the guides are great. Take your time, no need to... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having only made contact with him a couple of days before, I was really glad that Michael of Paraty Explorer was able to accommodate our wish to climb the Pico do Mamangua. Being the idiots that we are we ended up doing it in temperatures of 38º-39ºC (mad dogs and Englishmen, etc.) which although being a little challenging at times... More 

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Ontario canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After a 40 min bus ride down rough roads, then a boat ride to get to the small village at the base of this peak a group of 60ish Canadian adults started the climb. We were with Michael of Paraty tours , who provided encouragement without pushing us along. Although two of the five in the group had to turn... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A group of 6 met up with rodrigo in paraty. we caught the bus which took us to a remote little village and from there jumped on a boat which took us to an even more remote little village at the bottom of the peak. the climb through the jungle was very challenging and took about 1 hr 20mins. However... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My father climbed this at 67 years old - but the photos are amazing and he had a fantastic time. Really recommend you do this if you have the time. Mamangua is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We went up to the top, it takes about 1-hour climbing and something less to come back. If someone don't feel like hiking can wait in the nice beach at the bottom where there is also a simple sort of restaurant with good food. The climb is beautiful all within the rainforest, quite steep, not to be done after rain.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We visited this peak with Paraty Explorers (reviewed separately). You need a boat to get here, the nearest from the tiny village of Paraty-Mirim (accessible by bus). A steep trail leads you directly to the top. It took our group of 6 about an hour to get up, less to get down. You can see for miles at the top... More 

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