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Climb to the Top of Sugarloaf Mountain provided by Ancoraue - Day Tours

Climb to the Top of Sugarloaf Mountain

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Climbing Sugarloaf, rather than taking the cable car up, is one of the most rewarding things you can do while in town. You can experience one of a kind rock climbing adventure, while also visiting one of the most famous tourist attractions in town. It is common for us to hear that it was the highlight of the trip. Our international team of guides come from varied backgrounds and are some of the most experienced and best reviewed guides in the city. We have over 15 years of experience guiding clients from all of the world and while safety and professionalism are always our priority, we also make a point of creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We enjoy getting to know people and sharing our experience of living in Rio. Often times our conversation strays from the typical topics of local history or geography, into more complex subjects like politics and culture. We want people to get an idea of the complexities of this amazing city, while also enjoying a great climb.
Important Information
Departure Point
Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-255, Brazil
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All required safety equipment is included.
  • The cable car descent from the summit to Morro da Urca is also not charged to climbers.
  • Water and snacks should be brought by clients. Any purchases made on the summit are NOT included in our price.
  • Transportation to and from the meeting NOT is not included in our price.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ryankol1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota3 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the Sugarloaf scramble with Andrew in March 2020. We like to hike but have almost no climbing experience. It was a perfect route to give us a little challenge and excitement but not too difficult to deter beginners. Don't hesitate. Go do it! Andrew was a great guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Barnaby A wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions
A fantastic day climbing one of the most iconic places in Rio. Our guide, Andrew, was very accomodating to our timetable as we, unfortunately, had poor weather. On the route, he provided constant guidance for some of the trickier parts and in general was an all-round delight to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Chris wrote a review Mar 2020
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I was in Rio traveling alone and without any climbing gear but wanted to go climbing there nonetheless, so I contracted these guys. Communication via mail and WhatsApp was very good, we decided to go to Babilonia hill (behind the cable car starting station) for the good view and
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Date of experience: March 2020
James W wrote a review Mar 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide (Andrew) was very flexible about what day we wanted to climb, as the weather was terrible. He guided us along the route (bring bug spray and sun screen) and coached us up some tricky, steep terrain. There was one portion of rope climbing which was challenging for those
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Date of experience: March 2020
Megan wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
At the last second, we reached out to Climb in Rio to see if they could guide us up SugarLoaf Mountain. Andrew responded quickly and was available to take us the following morning! This last-second decision turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Rio. Andrew is incredibly
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Ancoraue - Day Tours
Awesome Experience
I did two Climbing Trips One with Mingo up Sugar Loaf. One with Andrew up Corcovado (K2-Route) Both were awesome Ex
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Fantastic Afternoon Activity
I had the pleasure of having Mingo as my guide for this tour. I am not an experienced climber, but fairly athletic
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Love these guys
These guys rule. Super friendly and fun. Informative and easy. Me and my 7 year old climbed sugarloaf with Mingo, o
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Amazing trip with great guide!
I just came back from my trip on the sugarolaf. Tomas, the guide is a great guy and very professional. We took the
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Isabelle L
Reached the Summit of Pao de Azucar with Ancoreaue! :)
I did the Coringa route in 3-4 hours in the afternoon and it was amazing! First of all, I would like to say that An
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Alim J
Professional, Safe, Fun, Incredible Views
Our group was 2 people, only one of which was a climber, but that wasnt an issue at all. Domingo was very knowledge
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fun on the waves - lovely captain
My Dad is mad on sailing so when he came to visit us in Rio, I knew going out in the bay would be an unforgettable
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Not Friendly
We had a sailing tour scheduled with Zé and made it clear in advance that we would need a start time that was later
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Highlight of my visit to Brazil
I had the most AMAZING time with Andrew. He helped me walk up from the bottom to the top of Sugar Loaf and guided
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Wonderful sail
Andrew was easy to work with to arrange our booking and so helpful during our visit to Rio. Our original sail date
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Wonderful day sailing around Rio de Janerio
I have done a few flotilla's in greece and got my day skipper in Scotland last year and wanted to have a small tast
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Sara P
These guys were the best!
My boyfriend and I were recommended this boat tour company by the owners of our B&B we were staying at in Rio. We
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Key Details
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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