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  • Hours: Open daily. Cable cars leave every half hour 8am - 10pm
  • Admission: Free. Cable Car ticket - Adults: R$44; Children (6-12yrs): R$22

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Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

You’ll see stunning views of Rio from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain (or Pão de Acúcar) which rises at the point where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Whichever way you look the city is a delight of sweeping beaches, sparkling water and green peaks.

If you make the trip up in the late afternoon you can watch Rio as the light disappears and the fairy show of night lights begins.  Looking west you’ll have an incredible view of Corcovado with the statue of Christ the Redeemer all lit up.  

At the summit there are some clearly marked wooded trails where you can view some wildlife and get away from the crowds. The crowds are densest mid-morning and mid-afternoon when the tourist buses arrive.

Practical Info

While some people choose to climb the peak (mountain climbers are a common sight) most people take the cable car from Praca General Tiburcio. it is easy to reach the cable car station by taking any bus from Centro marked Urca or Praia Vermelha.

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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 426 Reviews

Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion packed with breathtaking views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.99

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Plataforma Samba Show

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Combine a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro’s top attractions with an evening of samba at the Plataforma Show! This is the ultimate day out in Rio — enjoy a city ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 to 15 hours

From USD $282.99
$312.99 Save $30.00

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 157 Reviews

Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous icons. You'll take a breathtaking ride in a cable car to the top of the Sugar ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.99
$79.99 Save $8.00

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of this ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $259.99

Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Full Day Tour

This full-day tour will take you on two popular excursions in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit Sugar Loaf and ride a cable car to its highest point. Then, you ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $154.99

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Combine two top Rio de Janeiro tours into one high-flying adventure at a discounted rate with this exciting Super Saver! In the morning, go to the top of Sugar ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $335.99
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Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Visit Rio de Janeiro's most iconic attractions on a comprehensive tour of the ‘marvelous city’! Ride a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain and take a cog train ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.99

Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Experience Rio de Janeiro’s stunning coastline – lined with mountains, rainforests, beaches and islands – on this 4-hour canoe tour in Guanabara Bay! With an ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

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