Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
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Things to see from Sugarloaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro is a city that's definitely not lacking in sights. How about a trek or a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain to get an eyeful? Here are some of the best things you can see.

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is considered the guardian of the city and the perfect view is from Sugarloaf. If you want to stand at Christ's feet, go up Corcovado Mountain.

Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay

Visible from the top of Urca Hill, Sugarloaf's little sister, Guanabara Bay is a stunning expanse of blue.

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach

A panoramic and unbelievable view of Rio's Copacabana beach awaits you at the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Aterro do Flamengo

Aterro do Flamengo

Rio's biggest park is an expanse of emerald if you look for it from on top of Sugarloaf. Back down on earth, you can check out its Olympic Park and the Museum of Modern Art.

Our insider tips

When should I go?

Summer can reach extremely hot temperatures, so autumn is probably a comfortable hiking temperature.

When is it open?

8:00AM to 7:45PM - if you're planning to go there late, try not to make it after 7:00PM.

What should I wear?

Good walking boots and plenty of sunscreen.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily from 8:00AM to 7:45PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets for the cable car are R$ 53 and kids 6-12 are R$ 26, which is roughly $16.70 and $8.19, respectively.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    From the Zona Sul, take the 511 bus, and from Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico, Humaitá and Botafogo, take the 512.
  • Additional information

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What people are saying about Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 1,616 reviews

Absolutely exceeded expectations - 10 out of 10

This trip was far better than we could have imagined and included far more on the itinerary than stated in the tour description including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio which was stunning. The guide Bruno was 1st class and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide, he was probable, knowledgable and all round good fun and company to be around. He made the trip so interesting and was by far the best guide we encountered on our entire trip to Rio. The lunch was absolutely amazing too. I loved this tour, it made our trip and was essentially all of Rio’s highlights in 1 very well organised trip. Highly recommend

A very informative guide and scenic competent driver for the tour

Pedro(the guide) got his message across in English clearly and understandably, while Alvis(the driver) negotiated the frightening ascent/descent to Christ The Redeemer expertly. I will do the same tour again with the duo if/when I come back to Rio. The particular City tour was money well spent. Dr. Toks Abiose.

Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch Reviewed by

Amazing and a great way to see the sights if staying for a short time.

Thank you Newton for an amazing tour! Expertise and knowledge of Rio was great by the tour guide and time efficiency was spot on! Newton and Elvis (driver) were welcoming and accommodating for us and other guests! Thank you both for showing the best of Rio in the most safest and reliable way.

Excellent value highly informative and enjoyable

Our guide Flavio was simply the best! Friendly, super knowledgeable and very kind - he made the wonderful sights and locations come to life with all his background knowledge and information. Overall an unforgettable and most enjoyable experience. Thoroughly recommended.

Very good itinerary, well-paced and guided.

Our guide Pedro was vey good, knowledgable, and helpful. Despite the very wet weather and poor visibility on the day he kept our interest alive on this very enjoyable tour. Our driver Edson was very careful and started off on schedule as required.

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