A day at Pão de Açúcar and boat tour of Botafogo Bay

Last Updated on July 5, 2021

urca OKFlamengo, Botafogo bay and Urca with Sugar Loaf are panoramic areas. Visit Sugar Loaf, followed by a schooner boat tour. Estimated Total Time (T): 8h Estimated Total Cost (C): R$170   Best on: Sunny Weekday

Breakfast
Start off with an açaí and pastel at any juice bar close to where you are staying.

Sugar Loaf
Cab to Urca by 11am. Catch a cable car to the two peaks. Take your time: on the first mountain, “Urca”, look for a bar called “Abençoado” and buy a bottle of bubbly (R$85). Champagne is never expensive when you have a good reason to open it. Take it to the chaise by the deck and enjoy the height of your trip, soaking it all in.

1-hour long walk Thru flamengo park
Walk from Urca to Marina da Gloria, along the coast, passing by Botafogo beach, then Flamengo park, arriving at Marina da Gloria, where you`ll do a…

Sunset Schooner Boat Trip
Once you get there, look for the Saveiros Tour agency, which offers 2 hour schooner tours, leaving at 3pm. For roughly R$80, they will take you on a traditional Brazilian sail boat around Guanabara Bay, hopefully catching the sunset.

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