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Ride the gondola to Sugarloaf Mountain on your Brazil tour

Rio and Sugarloaf Mountain

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Ride the gondola to Sugarloaf Mountain on your Brazil tour
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City and Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain got its name from Portuguese sailors who felt the granite monoliths resembled a traditional block of sugar. Today's Rio de Janeiro tour gives a different perspective of the city, and you and your guide will take the cable cars that climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. From the peak, the entire cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), coastline, and the Atlantic Ocean spread out below you. Descend by cable car and do a driving tour of Rio de Janeiro's city center to see the famous Sambadrome, the Teatro Municipal, and the modern-styled Cathedral. Please note that this half-day excursion can be arranged on any day and is a good option in the evenings to enjoy the sunset over Copacabana Beach. The remainder of your day is free to relax, take in the sights of Rio's beaches, or for an optional excursion during this custom Brazil tour.

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