Rio de Janeiro Tours
Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
4.5

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

By Gray Line Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Audio guide: German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Roundtrip transfer to most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Panoramic city tour
  • Cable Car Ticket (if option selected)
  • Live audio guide – available in 9 different languages
  • Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484_18

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • If you select the option without tickets, we suggest you bring the amount in cash so it can be paid directly to the guide so you can be included on our voucher, otherwise you may have to enter the line for the purchase of tickets
        • During Carnival, between Friday and Tuesday, there is the possibility of City Tour being reduced or excluded from the itinerary due to traffic issues and streets closed over the city
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
        • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in case it’s hot
        • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
        • Keep in mind that if you want to avoid picking other passenger, just ask us to be picked up from the last departure point on the tour.
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2484_18

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        About the operator
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        • Gray Line Tours
          782
          Brazil
          Joined in January 2010
        • Shady M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Stadium Energy and Futbol Team Information
          Our guide was amazing ! He came right on time to pick me up. He explained to us background of the Botafogo futbol team. He made sure we were safe at all times and that we stayed as a group. The stadium and energy in the stadium was amazing!
          Written July 18, 2024
        • M955KDjamest
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Oooh LA LA LA
          The tour is worthwhile-not just for the convenience of navigating ticket lines and such, but also for the many tips about best place to take a pic, what local treats to try (Açai!!), etc, but also for the fun-THANK YOU TiTi!!!! Btw-the experience was so good, we even booked a city tour the next day-very worthwhile.
          Written July 6, 2024
        • 177jackg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well organised and so worthwhile
          The trip was simple and communication was good before it even started. I got picked up, taken to the game and everything was so easy. The guide was very kind and knowledgeable. He did so well to get all of us in the stadium and seated so efficiently. Couldn't recommend more!! Was a great experience!!
          Written June 25, 2024
        • NannetteS11
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          We had an awesome time on this tour. Luis our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and took time to explain each area of the tour.
          Written June 18, 2024
        • Cheryl G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spectacular fun.
          It was excellent from our pickup at the hotel to our drop-off at a restaurant. Our guide was nice and fun. He looked after us, especially in the forest.
          Written June 18, 2024
        • 497jedidiahp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          17 years in Brazil
          Luciana was awesome! Our driver was great as well! Highly recommend this tour! Very timely and efficient! I would say that this tour gives you a great taste of Brazil
          Written June 15, 2024
        • F880QEsarahk
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          football coaching
          The sessions were very fun and progressively harder throughout. My children loved it and asking when they are next going back all for a very affordable price. would definitely recommend.
          Written June 7, 2024
        • N7208BFmichaelr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Excellent trip. Meri was a wonderful tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who comes
          Written June 3, 2024
        • 406jamaals
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing way to tour the best sites in Rio in one day
          Warley was the best tour guide I have ever had - knowledgeable of city and took care of me as solo traveler in Rio de Janeiro - he a got some good memorable pictures for me!
          Written May 12, 2024
        • Pumpsack
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out and would highly recommend
          This was a really enjoyable tour. Took in some utterly mesmerising views at both Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf mountain. The Selaron steps were also included and are well worth a visit. Our guide, Warley, was an absolute superstar. Just a lovely, lovely man. Very funny and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour with this operator to anyone visiting Rio.
          Written May 4, 2024
        • Mike013
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great time had by the whole family!
          We had a blast going to the Flamengo game with my family. A bus picked us up at the hotel and Michael, our guide was great. He navigated us through the crowds and found us great seeing at mid-field. The bus was newer and nice and cool! The crowd was great but unfortunately, the home team lost :-) Highly recommend.
          Written May 2, 2024
        • jetertraveler
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          This is a must! Both are driver Gabriel and tour guide Caio (sorry about the spelling) were great. Caio was extremely knowledgeable. My mother wasn’t able to do all of the hiking and was able to stay with the driver. Pick up was on time and we moved through the city in the open air jeep to the jungle.
          Written May 1, 2024
        • 168erzs_betf
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great show - poor organization
          The show was amazing. Although the organization of it was very poor. The show was overbooked and it was not clear if we could get in.
          Written April 30, 2024
        • Lhon_C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First time in Rio
          Hassle free tour for first timer in Rio led by amazing Warley. The pace of the tour was perfect, allowing us to enjoy the atmosphere and capture some amazing photos. I appreciated the small group size of different people from around the world, and being a solo traveller, Warley was able to keep everyone engage. Overall, this tour was the highlight of my trip in Rio, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the tourist attractions
          Written April 29, 2024
        • KBOTRAVELER
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding tour of Rio de Janeiro with Warley
          Our tour today with Warley was the best tour we have experienced on this South America trip. Excellent English and a great tour guide!
          Written April 28, 2024
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        4.5
        4.5 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
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        tbo4768
        Milwaukee, WI9 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        I purchased the fast track access. There was no real explanation of how it worked and the staff were lazy and careless. When asked for information, they acted as if it bothered them and were unhelpful an unmotivated. My contact with their management left me with the impression that they could not care less either. In addition no one really speaks English so, brush up on your Portuguese, and make sure your phone has enough battery for extensive Google Translate sessions. Avoid this service when possible. The whole place seems fun by a mafia-like organization.
        Written September 8, 2023
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        Carol R
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Family
        Sugarloaf is amazing. The views are wonderful. We had the best guide, Warley. He gave much info about the city and the people who live here. He was generous with his attention and good with everyone in the group. His love of Rio and Brazil was apparent and contagious.
        Written April 18, 2024
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        Phillip C
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Collected from hotel reception right on time. Ticket for the cable car included so no need to queue. Spectacular views from the top. The cathedral and tiled steps were great to visit too.
        Written March 22, 2023
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        Dear Customer. Thanks a lot for the review. We are glad that you liked the tour. Please count on us on future trips. Thanks.
        Written April 16, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        ilikefoodbolton
        bolton19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Friends
        I have to admit that after the mad queues at Christ the Redeemer the day before, I was very apprehensive about this tour however it was very well organised, we were collected at the stated time (at the port at our request as we were on a cruise ship) and had a wonderful trip. Tip - go early in the morning to avoid the crowds, we went at around 9.00am when it was not too crowded,. Can recommend this trip
        Written March 12, 2019
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        Dear ilikefoodbolton, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had such a great time with us and that we were able to help you skip the lines on our tour. We hope to see you again in future visits. Thanks, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
        Written March 17, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Kumar786
        Bengaluru, India1,062 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A nice outing for almost half a day. First couple of Cable car trips to the top of the hills. Nice place to sit and enjoy the various views of Rio from the top. Lots of history about the mountains.
        A bit of reliving the film of the James Bond movie ‘Moonraker’.
        At the top , a good coffee and some shopping for Souvenirs.
        All in all good experience. Must visit when in Rio.
        Written April 4, 2019
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        Dear Kumar786! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you had such a great time with us! We hope to see you in other visists. thank you, best regards, Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
        Written April 4, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Robert I
        Ptaszkowa, Poland109 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018
        Ticket includes 2 cable cars trips. There are some place to seat and drink to enjoy 360 panorama of Rio bay.
        Nice point to observe air plains takeoffs from local airport.
        Written July 5, 2018
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        c c
        Newhaven, UK66 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        The only problem was the queues due to it being carnival week we waited 2 hours to get up the first cable car. Once there though the view was amazing and spectacu;ar
        Written March 7, 2020
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        Dear c c, Thank you for your review. We are glad that despite the lines you were able to have a spectactular time with us. We normally have tickets purchased ahead of time and can skip most of the line. Thank you.
        Written June 11, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Parin J
        Thornhill, Canada106 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        We went early in the morning. It was Sunday and was busy. I am afraid of heights but both the cable cars were so smooth-did not feel anything. Had to take two cable cars to get to the top. Amazing view from the top
        Written November 18, 2019
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        Dear Parin J, Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a good time with us and was able to catch one of the best attractions in Rio and with some of the best views. We hope to see you again in future visits. Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
        Written November 18, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Sarah
        3 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2019 • Couples
        Sugar loaf itself was great with amazing views but honestly booking this trip was a waste of money.
        We were half hour late being picked up and then spent another 45 minutes picking other people up. We then spent some time in traffic to get to a cathedral for the sake of a 15 minute stop. It was the ugliest building I’ve ever seen and as I don’t believe in God I really didn’t need to date time on this.
        When we arrived at Sugar loaf i expected big queues but there wasn’t any. We only had 1.5 hours there as we had wasted so much time getting there. This was a shame as it would have been nice to have time to enjoy a couple of drinks at the top.
        I recommend making your own way there and just buying an entrance ticket.
        Written September 20, 2019
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        Dear Brooomster, Thank you for your review. We apologize if there was any delayed in pick ups. Rio De Janeiro is a big city and unfortunatelly we may run into traffic on occasion. The city tour runs through downtown gives a broad view of the city's city center and stops at the Cathedral which is an attraction regardless of one's beliefs. We are sorry the unique arquitecture of the Cathedral wasn't to your liking but it is a very appreciated stop usually. Our guides strive to add value to our tours by giving context to what you are seeing as well as providing fresh information on the places we go through and we create the itinerary to have the tour be more than just its main attraction. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you. Pedro Malta on behalf of Diogo M.
        Written October 4, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Heni P
        16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2017
        The ride up is exhilarating and so are the views! It is a must-do when in Rio De Janiero. Perfect for all ages
        Written January 22, 2018
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