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Address: Av. Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2546 8433
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour Including Transport and Ticket
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Good view, tourist trap

Is it worth going to Sugar Loaf mountain? Yes. But not overwhelmingly so. I think the view from Christ the Redeemer is much better (as you can see a lot more of the city) and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kyle G
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is it worth going to Sugar Loaf mountain? Yes. But not overwhelmingly so. I think the view from Christ the Redeemer is much better (as you can see a lot more of the city) and the view from Dois Irmaos also beats it. The top of Urca is just one disgusting tourist trap, filled with overpriced restaurants and retail and... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views of Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain are magnificent and the trip via cable car from the suburb of Urca to the summit is a must for the visitor to Rio. Bring a photo ID if you are a student under 18 or a senior over 60 for half price fare. Open from 8am-7:50pm, the line... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must do on a trip to Rio. We went during the Olympics, so it was quite crowded. Expect long lines unless you go first thing in the morning. On a clear day, the view is beautiful. On a cloudy day, you have to wait for a good breeze to get a good look at the scenery. Take the cable... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must do trips! Book through reputable guides to avoid the queues. The redeemer and Sugar Loaf are close enough to visit in one go.

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Thank Leon T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time visiting Rio,Brazil. I had a driver take me there i spend about 2 hours and the views are amazing the ticket cost about $25.00 usa dollars you can spend all day if you like, plenty of cafes, restaurants and take pictures as much as you want. You can start from the start and take the electric cart at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your in Rio this has to be on your itinerary list the views are breathtaking and the cable car ride it is an experience not to be missed, while it won't be every ones cup of tea it needs to be experienced.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a on my list to do but the weather was not good. Ensure you go on a clear day. Besides the weather, the view was breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to take a trip here last minute and luckily chose the perfect time to go. I suggest to go about an hour before sunset.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sugarloaf Mountain should be on your list for things to do in Rio. We visited just prior to the Olympics and were surprised that even then we were able to access Sugarloaf with minimal queuing. Your ticket covers cable car rides up the 2 peaks and return. If you are a 'Senior' like us, with ID, you can travel for... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this with a group of Olympic volunteers. Some took the cable car, some walked. I was in the group that walked. It is easy to follow the walking route from Red Beach. It was fairly steep, but you are rewarded by some good views at some points along the way. There is plenty to see and do when you... More 

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Urca
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”