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Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

Av. Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Mountains
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, the views are terrific, take a picture overlooking Copacabana...that was my best shot of my trip to Brazil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Other reviews also confirm that this is fantastic and a "must see" for visitors in Rio. The long line of people moves fast, so no worries. The monkeys, iguanas and tropic birds are just as visible here as in the jungle. It is simply amazing and easy to bring stroler for small children. Everybody is very helpful.

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Bournemouth
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Of course you have to do it I thought it was pricey and when I went there was quite a bit of low cloud which really cut back on the views Easy to get too - buses regular though crowded ! Not the best view of copacabana I would say but as I said you really do have to do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Do it, do it! Well worth it! We went just before sunset and it wasn't as busy as peak time. Beautiful views all over the city.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the must go to places in Rio. The earlier you go the better, it becomes very crowded with long waits. An alternative is to do it with one of the tour groups, they know the ropes. Very close to the entrance is a lovely small beach, the Red Beach. There is also a very beautiful walking trail at... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great. The tour was awesome, The beach was not what you see advertised but it was nice. What I liked most was our tour through the City and our guide

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Cable car ride is great but the views are something else If you get chance do the helicopter ride from half way up as well.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Sugar Loaf Mountain is amazing when you look at the Flamengo or Botafogo beaches. But I do not like recommend to go there, unless if you don't mind to pay more than it should be and, of course, to wait at a huge line! It's so many people there, and it seems that is always a lot of people, it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Sugar Loaf Mountain & the incredible cable car ride is definitely a must see in Rio. The cable car stops half-way up the mountain & there are some nice restaurants & bars & the view is fantastic. We had the 'Capirinha' (Brazilian cocktail) at the bar & it was one of the best we had in Rio. My husband &... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did a tour where we visited the Christ the Redeemer in the morning and they took us here after. Definitely better if you break this up. You'll enjoy it more on separate days. Very beautiful views of panoramic Rio. Worth it for a half day.

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