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Mar 13th, 2014, 07:12 PM
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Sugar Loaf Trip

Hello!

I am planning to take two taxis from Ipanema to Sugar Loaf with a group of 6. We are planning to arrive around 4:00pm and take the cable cars to the top for the sunset. Is 4 oclock on a Thursday a good time to make it up to the top for the sunset in time.

After going to the top of sugar loaf we plan to come back down and then take a taxi to Bar Urca. We will probably eat and drink there and then maybe head to another destination, bar, restaurant, beach...

Can anyone recommend another location that is close to Sugar Loaf & Bar Urca?

Are there a lot of taxis that pass Bar Urca? Will it be safe to travel around the area by taxi after sunset?

Thanks for the advice!
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Mar 16th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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"is 4 oclock on a Thursday a good time to make it up to the top for the sunset in time"

Yes, I think so. However, sometimes lines are really bad. Don't think it is going to happen on a thursday and the sun sets only by 5:30-6pm.

"Can anyone recommend another location that is close to Sugar Loaf & Bar Urca?"

What do you want to do? Before 4pm you may walk on the Claudio Coutinho trail, a easy (short and flat) trail on the edge of the Sugar Loaf, with scenic views over the sea and the beach. Is is very safe, because it is supervised by army.

Another option is to walk on Botafogo Beach, but do not recommend doing it in the night. When the night has come, you may go to the last floor of the Botafogo Praia Shopping and enjoy a very beautiful panoramic night view over the Baía de Guanabara while eating a very good pizza in Tiramisu bar.
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