Guided tour

Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

4.2 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 31.94 per person

Experience the thrill of a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf mountain where the views of Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic are spectacular.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels and the cruise ship port
Private group available


  • Relax with roundtrip transportation from Rio de Janeiro Hotels and the cruise ship port
  • See views of famous landmarks of Rio and fantastic photo opportunities
  • Experience the cable car to Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain with panoramic views
  • Enjoy GPS-triggered commentary in 9 languages
Full description
Your tour begins with a drive through beautiful downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Museum, Cinelândia square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Passing through the Aterro do Flamengo , the largest park in Rio de Janeiro you arrive in Urca, home of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain , one of the major symbols of the city. Your visit to the top is made by two sets of cable cars, the first taking you to the top of Urca Hill which stands 215 meters high and overlooks Guanabara Bay and its many islands, the Rio-Niteró Bridge and Corcovado Hill, where you can see the statue of Christ the Redeemer keeping watch over the citizens of Rio. Your second cable car journey takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where panoramic vista's await and you can view such sights as the famous Copacabana Beach.
  • Round trip transportation from select Rio de Janeiro Hotels and the cruise ship port
  • Admission ticket for the Sugar Loaf Cable Car (if option selected)
  • Audioguide in nine languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and beverages (available for purchase)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels and the cruise ship port. Your exact pick-up location and time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour
  • During Carnival, between Friday and Tuesday, there is the possibility of City Tour being reduced or excluded from the itinerary due to traffic issues and streets closed over the city.
  • Please keep an eye on your e-mail inbox as you'll receive the exact time of your pick-up or alternative meeting point in case your hotel is outside the pick-up zone. Should you not receive any contact or book your tour for the next day, you may also call to check directly with the Customer service team.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was very nice, however Grayline, the local agency, picked us up 1 hour later than stated! since only other guests picked up and we were not informed! We stayed at the Metropolitan Cathedral, drive through downtown, then along Flamengo Park to Sugar Loaf. We had 2 hours there

February 19, 2020

Was okay

The tour overall I liked it, but the city tour could save you. You're just stuck in traffic and looking at everything through the windows. Sugarloaf is a must, but I think it would be better to do this tour at a later time because you have to photograph mainly backlight. Otherwise, but to be recommended, the tour guide was very nice and I ended up on request at the end of my hotel again.

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June 26, 2019

Everything is great except for the fact that a guided tour much too little time the visitor. Therefore, we have interrupted our participation in the mountain summit and made a nice day 'with lunch and many photos, videos, etc. Then drove independently with a taxi (20 Realos) to the hotel. Would never book a tour.

September 9, 2018

Product ID: 6487