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  • Address: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • 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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Skip the Line: Sugar Loaf Admission Ticket, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Skip the Line: Sugar Loaf Admission Ticket

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A visit to Rio de Janeiro is not complete without a stop at Sugar Loaf Mountain! Pre-purchase your skip-the-line tickets and gain priority access to the next ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.00
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Attraction ... 
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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 533 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 $166.99
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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This is a complete day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its most well-known landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.89
Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch, Rio de ... 
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Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day tour in which you'll see all the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Corcovado with the Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.89
Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

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

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

From USD $166.99
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Ports of Call Tours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

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Enjoy a small-group tour to Christ the Redeemer statue early in the morning and then enjoy stunning views from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Your tour includes ...  Read more

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

From USD $92.90
Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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This 5-hour tour takes you to two of the most popular excursions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car, ascending to its highest point. ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.00
Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 183 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 $74.99
One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy an 8-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting Corcovado's Christ The Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf, Maracanã and Sambódromo. The tour includes lunch ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.00
Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Plataforma Samba Show, Rio de ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Plataforma Samba Show

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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 $265.99

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