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Morro da Urca

Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers it's own marvelous view from the top (215 meters) but its base is also a good place for hiking.
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Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely option: hike up the Morro da Urca, which is the half way station up to Sugarloaf, instead of taking the cable car up. It take just over half an hour through dense forest up a well maintained path with secure steps...More

Thank Christian K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first mountain you pass to get to Sugarloaf. You can either travel up by cable car (far easier) or there is a trail with you can travel up on foot (maybe next time). Excellent views of Rio and surrounding area.

Thank stuartbowman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked to the base of the Urca hill from Flamingo park. Times on sign posts seemed accurate, with regard to how long it takes to go from one point to another. It said 40 minutes for walk up the will but that is one...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morro da Urca is composed by two hills, one is not so high and closer to the land and the second one is really high and closer to the ocean. You can reach the top of the first hill by car cable or trekking, which...More

Thank LeandroFG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intermediate stop if going up Pao de Acucar (Sogarloaf Mountain) by cable car; alternatively, you can hike up the available trail. Wonderful views of Rio from here with plenty of photo opportunities. Great place for a stop before going further up to the top!

Thank Kamal5372
Reviewed May 20, 2017

The first stop when we take the cable car to Sugar loaf, good views of the city and beaches around. If you don´t want to take the cable car there´s a trail ( about 45 minutes walking ) to go to Urca hill, but to...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed May 10, 2017

The cable car ride to the top was quick, about 2 minutes tops and if you don't look down you wouldn't know you were on a cable car. The view is worth it

Thank waynelaidlaw
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Fantastic view of Rio de Janeiro, 360 degrees view with the most magnificent sunset I have ever seen

Thank Rosangela F
Reviewed May 1, 2017

You can take the cable car or do a small trecking that is quite easy, even kids do it! If you do the later you have to pay to go down using the cable car or just go down by your foot again. Must visit...More

Thank Rodrigo K
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Morro da Urca is one of the most special places in Rio de Janeiro, not only because of the view, but because of the vibe. Pretty often there are concerts, special projects, parties, and other events that you should attend to before going -- look...More

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