Sugarloaf Mountain

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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

    1. 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

    2. Guanabara Bay

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

  • Copacabana Beach

    3. Copacabana Beach

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

  • Aterro do Flamengo

    4. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.
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What people are saying about Sugarloaf Mountain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,929 reviews

Our guide, G, was excellent. She is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited on this tour. Unfortunately, the cables on Sugarloaf were being maintained so we were not able to go up, but that was out of our control. It's a reason to go back. Instead we went on the Rio Star- a giant ferris wheel with great views. The pandemic shut down the stadium, but again, that was out of our control; I'm glad I was still able to see it, though. I highly recommend this tour with G. She made the day exceptionally worthwhile.

The Sugarloaf tour was amazing and I was so happy that G was once again my guide. She is so sweet and very knowledgeable about her beloved city. I asked many questions and she was thorough in her answers, although I won't remember all of them. The views from the top were amazing and the sunset, spectacular! I would highly recommend this tour. Thanks, G!

We had an amazing time touring the beaches of Rio. If you're looking for a mid day tour of the beaches of Rio this is it, I recommend it. I booked my trip within hours of the start of the tour with no trouble, the team stepped up and prepared everything to meet us on time and communicated with me continuously. Drinks included (cold beer on a sunny day)

this trip was out of this world!! Vincente is extremely charming and knowledgeable- since I am travelling alone I was expecting a wtv tour where I just sightsee and come back to my hotel however thanks to Vincente I had an amazing time and felt right at home. The whole trip was SO much fun. certainly the highlight of my visit to Rio. thanks Vincente!!

Very friendly guide. Did an amazing job talking in both Portuguese and English the entire day. Lots of energy