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Many stops to pick up other tourists who were not ready took quite a bit of time. Knowledgeable guide who spoke good English. Weather not perfect (some fog), but still a worthwhile experience.
Nice tour and good tour guide. Unfortunately, the Sugar loaf mountain was covered with clouds and the view was not that clear. Nevertheless, good tour experience.
The tour was well organised but spent far too long going around different hotels picking people up. The guide is very well informed and helpful but again spends far too long repeating the same information in about 4-5 different languages. Sometimes when he gets to the language you understand, the 'point of interest' had already passed.
Going up Sugar Loaf is an amazing experience and this way you get to do it safely which was important to us. It was pretty good value for money. My only issue was the tour guide rushed us everywhere and it was a bit like cattle at times. You also need good weather to get the best views. A trip you can't miss though. They do visit the city and provide a briefing as well, but nothing much to see there. We would have preferred not to do that and then not feel rushed up Sugar Loaf.
The tour and guides were wonderful. All that we expected! The bad part of the tour was the trip to other hotels to pickup other people who had booked the tour. Perhaps the use of smaller buses and less stops at hotels would make the tours more enjoyable.
Bus trip was a little long, but it was worth doing for the view and the curious little monkeys. The sidetrip to the Cathedral was also interesting.
This tour would have been awesome, if not for the rain.
We were advised we should watch the video 're-building of the cable cars', so we did on the way down. Turns out the tour was behind schedule so guide decided, unbeknownst to us that there wasn't time! Unfortunately we kept the bus waiting for 20 minutes, but the video was worth seeing!
It was really good to be at the top of the mountain as the sun set; however, the guide seemed to be going through the motions and rattling off facts, rather than engaging well with the group. This was noticeable as I'd been on the Corcovado tour earlier that day with an excellent guide.
The tour is worth doing. The views from top of the mountain are amazing. The tour guide was great when he came to collect us it was raining heavily and he actually asked if we would like to go or postpone to another day. We did postpone and luckily the next day it was glorious sunshine. The guide was very knowledgeable, so good tour. They actually rang the hotel to let us know they were running late too.
The view from the top is definitely worth the visit, especially at sunset if the sky is clear. You can see the whole of beautiful Rio and more.
Bus great. Tour guide could have been more enthusiastic. Overall, good coordination. Good value. View from Sugar Loaf is outstanding.