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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more


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 Cinelandia Square. Then, board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the 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 Rio hotels is included.

  • 4-hour guided tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain including cable car ride (options with ticket included or excluded).
  • Admire the impressive view below, including Copacabana Beach, Guanabara Bay and Santa Cruz
  • Drive through downtown Rio including Cinelandia square, Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal) and Flamengo Park
  • Roundtrip transport from Rio de Janeiro hotels included
Following morning pickup from your hotel in Rio, embark on a tour of the city with your local guide.
Drive by the traditional Cinelandia Square where the various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts are located.

Pass the Sambadrome, where Carnival's samba competition takes place, and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, famous for its unusual architecture.
When you reach the Urca neighborhood, board a glassed-in cable car for to ascent to the 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.

When you descend from Sugar Loaf Mountain, enjoy transportation back to your Rio hotel.

Please note: This tour offers options with and without tickets. Ensure you select your preference on booking.


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, Jun 2018

A great tour with a great tour guide. I dont remember her name but she was very informative about all the locations and very patient with out requests. Highly recommend this tour. We were in Rio for a family vacation and this was definitely a highlight of our trip. A must do in Rio!

, Jun 2018

This Tour was brilliant, our guide with bus turned up on time and the mountain didn't disappoint, with magnificent views, it would have been nice to spend a bit more time up there but most enjoyable half day tour.

, Mar 2018

Excellent way to see and experience sugar loaf mountain. A short tour took in several points along the way, including a large modern cathedral, the venue for the Rio carnival, as well as other interesting areas, before arriving at sugar loaf. Two cable car rides with time in between to enjoy the views. The right amount of time allowed at the top and on the return, not rushed at all and our guide leandras - I think thats how you spell his name , was friendly, knowledgable and engaging.
Highly recommended. Thank you

, Jan 2018

Unbelievable place.

, Nov 2017

There was too little time spent on the mountain. There are a host of things to do there: trails and a cafe, but we were rushed. This tour includes a limited bus tour of the city and a visit to the cathedral and that is the problem as those hours cut into time spent on the mountain and everything seen is redundant to other tours that you are likely to take.

, Aug 2017

OMG......Memories to last a lifetime........Do not miss this opportunity if you are in Rio.

, Mar 2017

Cracking tour not to missed. It is a must for any visitor to Rio.

, Feb 2017

Guide was good and Sugarloaf mountain well worth the visit. Tour began late because bus was delayed by Carnival road closures. It took an hour to pick up group from hotel and a torturous return. Tour company should have know this with pick up locations all over Rio. We spent more time on the bus than picking up and dropping off than on Sugarloaf Mountain. I have seen this managed better by tour companies having two separate pick up vehicles and then meeting at one point to start the tour

, Jan 2017

DO NOT do this tour. It is with the Gray Line company. We did this tour from our cruise ship because it was cheaper than doing the official shore excursion from Norwegian Sun. But I will NEVER do a Gray Line tour again. They picked us up at 8.15am from the ship and then we spent an hour and half just driving around in circles picking up people from other hotels. So the 'official' tour didn't even start till about 10.30am. The bus was NOT AIR-CONDITIONED and it was so hot and stuffy, it was almost 40 degrees celsius in Rio that day! When we told this to the guide she wasn't even apologetic or understanding. And if you're an English speaking tour member like my family was, forget about actually getting a guided tour. The guide basically favoured all the spanish and portuguese people on the bus. We barely understood her. The 'city tour' was essentially an auto-taped pre-recorded radio thing with an earphone and there was so much interference and haptic feedback that you couldn't really hear anything anyways. We were really looking forward to Sugar Loaf but we barely got 15mins up at the mountain before we ushered back down. We spent most of our time on a hot stuffy bus with an un-helpful, useless guide. You're better off just getting private or taxi transport straight to Sugar Loaf. Don't put yourself through the misery that we did. It ruined our whole experience and I will never forgive Gray Line for that.

, Jan 2017

OK if you Like sitting on a coach for 1hour 20mins awaiting other persons to join you, then it's ok! We were the First Aboard and were Expecting the Reverse unloading, so we Bailed out And took a Taxi! Expensive but we Think well worth it!
Apart fro a Visit toA Catholic Church which Facade is Probably 1 of the Ugliest we have ever seen which has 4 Exremely Beautiful Stained Glass Windows!
We would Not Recomend This Tour! Viator Really need to look and Greatly Improve the Overall Experience for the People!

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