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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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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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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
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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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 excursion packed with breathtaking views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the ...  Read more

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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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 full day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its best landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have hotel ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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This 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 will visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $115.00
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day 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 $119.90
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

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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.)

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Rio de Janeiro Complete City Tour Including Lunch and Tickets, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Complete City Tour Including Lunch and Tickets

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This full-day tour will take you to the best places in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Maracanã, Sambadrome, the urban ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

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One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-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.)

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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

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Enjoy a full-day, guided city tour of Rio de Janeiro in which you'll visit all the main attractions including Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Maracana Stadium, ...  Read more

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

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro

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Be among the first to stand at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain without the hordes of visitors on this morning Rio de Janeiro tour — a Viator Exclusive that ...  Read more

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

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