Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca

Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca – Sugar Loaf

Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca

What is Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca?

Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca takes place in the tourist complex of Sugar Loaf, a complex formed by two viewpoints, Morro da Urca (227m) and Pão de Açúcar (396m). A protected area on the shores of the famous Guanabara Bay.

It is also one of the main postcards of the city of Rio de Janeiro where the most authentic way to get to know the place is to hike Morro da Urca trail and then take the cable car to Sugar Loaf, the most famous in the world.

Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca tour starts at Claudio Coutinho pathway, in Urca neighborhood. This is where the guide will lead the group along the Morro da Urca trail. The trail begins steeply in the first steps until you reach a plateau, where you can admire a breathtaking view of the Guanabara Bay and the center of Rio de Janeiro. During the tour, it is common to spot some monkeys carrying their infants. From this plateau the group moves on in a pleasant walk until the summit of Morro da Urca. That’s where the first terminal of the Sugar Loaf cable car is located. You will then take the second level cable car to go to the top of Sugar Loaf. After the return to Morro da Urca, you can enjoy an amazing rappelling activity from the leaning rock to the forest. If you enjoy adrenaline and adventure, Morro da Urca rappel is the perfect choice.

This tour’s estimated duration is 4:00 hours and the ticket for the Sugar Loaf cable car is included. It can be done in the afternoon, as the sunset from the top of Morro da Urca hill is one of the most beautiful images of the city. After 7:00 pm, the descent in the Sugar Loaf cable car is free.

Hike a nice and pleasant trail, try Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca and take a ride in the most famous cable car in the world. All in one! Book your adventure!

What’s included?

What’s included in Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca?


  • Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102)
  • Guided hike to Morro da Urca
  • Sugar Loaf cable car tickets
  • Morro da Urca Rappel activity
  • Certified climbing gear to use in the activity
  • Personal accidents insurance

Not included:

  • Transport to the activity (Optional)
  • Any item not described as included
Starting time and location

When and where does the Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca start?

Private tours with transportation starts from: You hotel reception (only supported hotels). Round trip transportation is included for the main hotels in Rio de Janeiro touristic zone (south and center zones). Don’t worry if our operation doesn’t support your hotel/accomodation. Nattrip will inform and forward you to the nearest hotel.

Private and Group tours starts from: Praça General Tibúrcio, Urca, Rio de Janeiro. The costs for going to the meeting point are on behalf of the customer.

Available times: 07:30 am with 30 min of tolerance

Aprox. total duration: 08:00 h

What to bring?

What to bring to Hiking Rappel Morro da Urca?

  • Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
  • Attack or small backpack to carry out your belongings is mandatory. Shoulder bags, hand luggage or purses are not allowed
  • Small snacks
  • Water compartment (We suggest at least 3 liters)
  • Garbage compartment
  • Solar protector
  • For those allergic to mosquitoes, we recommend repellents


In accordance with the rules of the Municipal Conservation Unit Morros do Pão de Açúcar e Urca, this activity is currently prohibited.

We recommend:

Type of activity
Heat stroke

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