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.
  • Additional information

    • Machen Sie Ihren Trip zu einem noch unvergesslicheren Erlebnis und genießen Sie die Aussicht während des Sonnenuntergangs!

What people are saying about Sugarloaf Mountain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,988 reviews

This was absolutely wonderful, the guide ‘Marcelo’ is extremely friendly and welcoming, getting to the meeting point was easy, the boat was well equipped and had the most amazing staff. the drinks, the views, the pictures were all perfect to a point. I highly recommend this for anyone who’s in Rio de Janeiro! A truly unforgettable experience.

The tour was very well organized, the pickup was on time and the tour guide toke the time to explain the day. We had at all the stops enough time to view and make pictures. The lunch was excellent in a typical brazilian restaurant. I would recommend this tour.

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The transportation (bus) was super comfy with air conditioner and I felt safe with the driving. Must do!

Like i said before... I loved the tour...Edelson was a great tour guided, very knowledgeable and knows mostly about anything. Very happy with them.

Best guided tour ever don’t miss the sunset portion of the tour, it was so beautiful.