Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

From US$ 62 per person

Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet through hiking and climbing. Once at the top, enjoy a wonderful view of the sunset before enjoying a cable car ride back down.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the south zone, inlcuding Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, Flamengo and others. Contact us if you are in other places in Rio or if you want to take the tour without a transfer.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Hike and climb the rocky shores of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet
  • Enjoy wonderful views of the sunset from the top, before enjoying a cable car ride on the way down
Full description
The Sugar Loaf compound is one of Rio's most famous icons and consists of two hills. The higher hill is Sugar Loaf, and the lower is Urca Hill. The Costão Trail, which takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf, requires a quick climb of about 15 meters and is considered easy. All safety equipment is included throughout your hiking tour. Once having climbed the mountain, the views of Copacabana Beach, the Urca District, Guanabara Bay, Cristo Redentor, and other locations, are completely priceless. On your way down you will take the cable car to Urca Hill, before enjoying a short and easy trail back to the ground. Once back at the base, you will be driven back to your tour starting location. You can schedule this tour in the morning or early afternoon, and in the case of bad weather, this tour may be replaced.
  • Professional guide
  • Pick up and drop off (South Zone of Rio)
  • Descent by cable car (1st part)
  • Safety equipment
  • Entrance tickets and extras
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • Throughout the hike there is a short rock climb which is easy, quick, and totally safe
  • Wear light clothes, a cap/hat, sunglasses, and hiking shoes
  • Bring a small backpack with water, snacks, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and spare money
  • The tour's duration is approximately 5-hours
  • The hike's duration is approximately 2.5-hours (walk up, cable car down)
  • The hike's level is advanced
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Product ID: 348706