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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Western Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day! Very well organized with helpful staff and good value. Stunning viewsover Rio de Janeiro!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited Sugarloaf Mountain not really knowing what to expect. The main downside was visiting during the busy-ness of the World Cup and having many many people crammed into the cable cars. However, the views from the top were spectacular. I visited the mountain as part of a tour group. Initially, this wasn't my first choice of how to do... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sugar loaf is a must see. The views are incredible with the whole of Rio stretched out in front of you. A short cab ride from the Copacabana dropped me off at the cable car and after a brief queue I was on the first cable car. The views from there were stunning but that is nothing compared to what's... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Watched Fifa final at the Bramha arena on the top of checkpoint 1.. amazing experience! Great view and sunset!!

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must visit in Rio, and much better than the Christ Redeemer. We spent three hours their, there is food and water available on both mountain tops.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Make sure to get a cup of acai when you're at the top. Enjoy the refreshment and the view. Chill and have a good time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended arriving early in the morning to beat the crowds so we got to the starting point about 8:20 on a Tuesday in late July. No lines at all. We rode up to Morro da Urca and wandered all over the area, including some nice trails away from the busy areas. As virtually all reviewers have mentioned, stunning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you're reading reviews on this then you don't know what Pao de Açucar is. No review nor discussion or thinking is needed. This is an absolute must-go, plain and simple. If you go to Rio and you don't go there then you haven't been to Rio. Period. Some will think the price is steep (was it 62 BRL per... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a must-see if you are visiting Rio! It boasts gorgeous views of both the Copacabana beach and the lagoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the very top you get the best view in the world. Full stop. Even the view from Table Mountain in Cape Town on a totally clear day can't compare. Stunning. Cable cars fun and easy too, though prepare for queues.

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