We heard about the trip via a hostel notice board, and thought it would be perfect as we only had 3 days in Rio. The pick-up was tedious, as mentioned by others, but mainly because we were the first to be collected, and I was anxious that we weren't getting value for money at that point. The only solution is for everyone to go to a central place, though, which would be less convenient for travellers. Yes, it took us a while in traffic to get to the first stop, Christ the Redeeemer, but that's how it goes! Dan, our guide, was great, gave us lots of information, and clearly knew what he was doing. At every stop he told us information and was open to questions which he tried to answer. The trip to the top of Sugar Loaf was spectacular at sunset, and after as we came down the mountain with the lights of Rio. The previous reviewer complained about it being cold; I feel it's up to the traveller to decide what is appropriate for the conditions. Dan didn't tell us to put on sun cream, either!! We really enjoyed the whole experience, except the pick-up. Well done Dan!