Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike and Climb


Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike and Climb

From US$ 67.42 per person

Get a different perspective of Rio de Janeiro and one of its most iconic attractions on a guided hike and climb up Sugarloaf Mountain. Brave a 20-meter high vertical wall, and enjoy magnificent views from different lookouts.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
The boarding route is set every day to try to facilitate all customers. Pick-up is available from most hotels in the South Zone and Downtown Rio. If the local partner does not collect from your accomodation, you be redirected to the nearest available pick-up location. Hotels in Barra da Tijuca, Recreio, São Conrado and Santa Tereza are not eligible.
Private or small groups available


  • Hike up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Rock climb a 20-meter tall vertical wall
  • Get panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro from different lookouts
  • Encounter monkeys in the wild
Full description
Join the select few people who have hiked up the legendary Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) and experience Rio de Janeiro from a fresh perspective. Follow the same path that the first person to walk up the mountain used in 1817. Set off from the Pista Claudio Coutinho to reach a beautiful lookout with spectacular views of the entrance to Guanabára Bay and the city of Niterói in just 20 minutes. Then, brave the more technical trail and hike across stone ramps to discover some beautiful belvederes. Get the perfect introduction to basic rock climbing as you face the challenge of a 20-meter high vertical wall. Reach the viewpoint of the Pedra Filosofal to soak up the magnificent vistas of Copacabana Beach, Pedra da Gávea, and Morro Dois Irmãos. Continue to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain before the descent on the cable car back down Urca Hill.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Guided hike and climb up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Certified climbing equipment
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if transportation option booked)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Praça Gen. Tibúrcio, 75 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-270, Brasil (near to obelisk).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Water
    • Daypack

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Drug use or the intake of alcohol before or during the activity, and possession of weapons of any kind, is not allowed under penalty of cancellation of the activity
    • The itinerary and order of sightseeing may change due to the weather and/or adverse conditions
    • This activity is not recommended for people with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Wear comfortable footwear with a good grip
    • Bring a light snack, water (3 liters are recommended), and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

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    undoubtedly highlight of trip. did a lot of tours every day but this was amazing. if you never climbed (but happy to hike) you should do it. if you have climbed then you should definitely do it. the views are amazing on the trail. I was lucky to have Thomas as a guide, he was super considerate with the pace and I learnt so much on the way. was an amazing feeling to arrive at the top.

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    March 27, 2023

    First off, excellent communication we had to reschedule a few times due to weather. We had phone numbers to the company, our driver, and guide through WhatsApp and all of them reached out to us 24 hours in advance. We had an amazing time with Didi (our guide). He was an experienced and confident climber. I highly recommend booking with him. He set a good pace and always let us know where we were headed. We felt it was like climbing with an old friend. He was able to point out excellent view spots and let us pause for pictures. He told us a lot about the surrounding area and history of sugar loaf mountain. We spotted monkeys on the hike down the mountain. It was a good mix of climbing, hiking and sight seeing. When we reached the summit we took in the sights and had a slice of pizza before taking the cable car back to the bottom of the mountain. The weather was perfect! I recommend going on a clear dry day to be able to take in the view! Thanks Didi for a memorable experience!

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    March 27, 2023

    The tour was amazing thanks to our guide Thomas with whom we felt safe all the time. He informed us about the history and nature throughout the tour. It feels overwhelming when you arrive at the top of Sugarloaf mountain being the only ones that climbed up instead of going with the cable car. Be fit and wear shoes with good grip. Highly recommended!

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    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 159590