Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar) Tours

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)
It’s easy to see why Rio de Janeiro was nicknamed the “Marvelous City” when you’re gazing down at it from the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). From its soaring 1,300-foot (396-meter) summit, the city unfolds around you, with views of the iconic Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue standing tall atop Corcovado Mountain to the west.

The Basics
As one of Rio’s most popular and enduring attractions, Sugarloaf Mountain deserves a spot on every itinerary, especially for first-time visitors. A two-stage cable car takes riders to the summit high above the city, with the first ascending 722 feet (220 meters) to Morro da Urca, where it’s possible to grab a snack as you overlook Guanabara Bay or hop on a helicopter tour. The second cable car ascends to the top, an experience included in most Rio sightseeing tours that also stop at attractions such as Corcovado Mountain, Santa Teresa’s art district, Copacabana Beach, Sambadrome, and Maracanã Stadium. Visitors pressed for time can pre-book skip-the-line Sugarloaf entrance with priority access to the cable car.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Sugarloaf Mountain is a must-see for first-time visitors to Rio de Janeiro.
  • Choose between skip-the-line admission and a small-group or private tour of the mountain.
  • Kiosks at the top of the mountain serve snacks, sodas, ice cream, and caipirinhas. 
  • Remember to bring sunglasses and a hat, as it may be bright at the top of the mountain.

How to Get to Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is a stop on almost every city tour, and most travelers get to the top by taking a cable car ride. Those with energy to burn can make the relatively easy hike up Urca Hill from the ground station to Morro da Urca (30 to 40 minutes), then ride the second cable car to the top. Buses 511 and 512 stop at the ground station on Avenida Pasteur.

When to Get There
Weekend afternoons tend to be the most crowded at Sugarloaf Mountain, with the longest cable car lines and the biggest crowds at the top. To avoid the lines and heat, plan for a morning tour. For one of the most impressive views the city has to offer, visit on a clear day just before sunset.

An Adventurous Ascent
Rock climbers from around the globe come to Rio for a chance to scale Sugarloaf Mountain, where 40 routes of varying difficulty lead to the top. Guided climbing tours outfit participants with all gear and equipment necessary to make the ascent with no previous experience required.
Address: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Hours: Open daily. Cable cars leave every 20 minutes from 8am - 9pm
Admission: Free. Cable Car ticket - Adults: R$80; Children (6-12yrs): R$40
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Skip the Line: Sugar Loaf Admission Ticket

Head to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car for sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro. Your skip-the-line ticket gives you priority access to both cable cars, and is valid for any departure time on the day you select.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Private Custom Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Visit Rio highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Round-trip transport is available from any Rio hotel, port, or airport. Pricing is per group; admission fees are extra.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 or 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Combine the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a single 12-hour tour, including a cruise on Guanabara Bay, visits to the Selaron Steps, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf mountain at sunset. Barbecue lunch and pickup from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
$188.00 USD
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
$255.00 USD
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Combine a cruise on Guanabara Bay with visits to the Selaron Steps and the Christ the Redeemer statue during this 10-hour super saver tour in Rio. Traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
$134.00 USD
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana beach, Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Visit 2 of Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmarks, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, during this 5-hour tour. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for sprawling views of the city below and Corcovado to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue. See the mountains, lakes, beaches and oceans that surround the bustling city with natural beauty from its highest points. Learn about the culture and history of Rio through informative commentary from your local guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer, on the peak of Corcovado Mountain, in the early morning with a local guide. Then hop on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic views from the city's high point as the early morning light bathes the city. Opt to add a Brazilian barbecue buffet and/or a city tour of Rio's main key landmarks.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. During your journey, pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

You haven’t experienced Rio until you’ve taken in a Brazilian sunset. Save time as an experienced guide and driver navigates you through the busy streets during this afternoon tour to popular attractions like Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Selarón Stairs. Wrap up a wonderful day of exploration atop Sugar Loaf Mountain as you watch the sun set over iconic Copacabana Beach.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Full- Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer , Sugar Loaf and Downtown

Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8.5-hour tour. Pasy by Copacabana beach, the exclusive and trendy Ipanema Beach beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Christ Redeemer and Selaron Steps Plus Optional Sugarloaf Trip

Combine three of Rio’s top attractions on this flexible-length visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Selaron Steps, plus an optional trip to Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy the panoramic city views from the platform of Rio’s most iconic statue, then pass through historic Santa Teresa to visit the ceramic-clad Selaron Steps. Finish with an optional cable car ride up Sugarloaf.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro City Essentials Including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Highlights of Rio Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Tick off all the attractions on your Rio de Janeiro must-see list on this full-day tour. With transportation included and a guide in the lead, you'll make good time on visits to the city's highlights, including the Selaron steps, the main Rio cathedral, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Gondola ride and lunch included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Sail on Guanabara Bay for a half day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugar Loaf mountain from the water. On this 4-hour cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all you can eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day Private Tour

Get a personalized introduction to sprawling Rio de Janeiro on a private, full-day tour that covers the famous beaches, landmarks and cuisine of Brazil's most vibrant city. Skip the stress of getting around on your own and let a private guide whisk you around to highlights like the Christ the Redeemer statue, Tijuca Forest, and the Maracana football stadium. See the famous beaches of Copacabana, ride the Sugar Loaf cable car, dig into lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse, and more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Guided Highlights of Rio Day Trip

With so much to see and do in this a vibrant and bustling metropolis, Rio de Janeiro can be a bit overwhelming. Take the stress-free route with this full day tour and hit all the best spots. Starting atop Corcovado Mountain next to the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, you’ll get your bearings before exploring Rio’s best neighborhoods including Santa Teresa, Lapa and Urca. Finish the tour with a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, with views of Copacabana Beach.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Rio de Janeiro Customized Private Guided Tour

Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this 8-hour customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, you’ll tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Ro de Janeiro hotel are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Christ The Redeemer & Sunset At Sugarloaf

Explore Brazil’s top sights on a private, afternoon tour culminating with spectacular views from the top Sugarloaf at sunset. Start your Rio tour with a hotel pick-up, then drive through Tijuca rainforest to Corcovado Mountain where you see the towering Christ the Redeemer statue. From here, admire views of  Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio’s urban beaches, and Maracanã Stadium. Next see the modern architectural style of the Metropolitan Cathedral and climb the Selarón staircase, before riding the cable-cars to the top of Sugarloaf just as the sun is setting. leave the logistics and the stress of driving to your guide and enjoy Rio's famous sights.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

Join us, in a small group tour, for a day full of fun, visiting the most well-known landmarks in the city, and culture, visiting downtown Rio and it’s fascinating buildings. Following early morning pickup at your Rio de Janeiro accommodation, board an air-conditioned minivan and head straight to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Travel through Tijuca National Park, and spend ample time admiring views beside one of the New7Wonders of the World.Then, take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for more spectacular vistas of Rio. Following a break for lunch at a restaurant in Ipanema, continue to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome to admire the exterior of each.Tick off the Lapa Neighborhood, the Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón), and Rio de Janeiro Cathedral on a panoramic tour, and see the extravagant interior of São Bento Monastery on a guided tour.Plus, take in the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo before your tour concludes at the Cruise Terminal drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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