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New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

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New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

The price for adults went up from R$ 44 to R$ 53.

www.bondinho.com.br/horarioseprecos2008.htm

Edited: 10:34 pm, July 02, 2011
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1. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

R$53=US$34

Brazil’s Real recently closed at 1.556/Dollar, a 12-year high.

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2. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Is the price for seniors (over 60) listed on the website, only for residents of Rio? Or for any seniors? (Sorry, I am not able to translate the website.)

Thanks for the info.

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3. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

The discount is for Brazilian senior citizens.

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4. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Where on earth did you get the idea that the discount for the elderly is only for Brazilian Senior Citizens. That would be outright discrimination. A senior citizen from Timbuktoo with a valid passport has the same right to the 50% discount as a Brazilian citizen.

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5. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Thanks, svencarioca. It will be great if it works, and we'll certainly try.

I know that in Spain and in Italy, any "Pensionista" identification is acceptable for the senior discount for many museums, amusements, etc.. (We've used our i.d. cards for the Colosseum, the Alhambra and others.) But, for some transportation situations or privately owned companies, the rules can be different.

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6. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Where on earth did I get this idea? Well, let's see - I've been a licensed tour guide since 2003 and I've taken thousands of foreign tourists to the Sugar Loaf.

Foreign nationals who have legal residency in Brazil and hold a RNE card can also get this discount but tourists with a valid passport can't.

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7. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

As I recall, the Botanical Gardens in Rio are free for people from 60 years of age living in countries within the Southern Common Market – MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

I wonder if the 50% discount for Sugar Loaf and Corcovado applies also to MERCOSUR seniors who are not Brazilian.

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8. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

I recently went to sugar loaf and only paid 44 real. Where did u get these price quote.

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9. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Well, my mom, a non resident, got the discount, just like my dad.

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10. Re: New price for Sugar Loaf cable car - R$ 53

Neither is the "estatuto de idoso" only valid for Brazilian citizens and residents. Nor is the judgement which maintained the discount only valid for brazilians and residents:

“inegável que os réus são concessionários de serviço público e, de forma especial, monopolizam os meios de acesso a todos que pretendem conhecer os mais significativos pontos turísticos da cidade do Rio de Janeiro”.

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