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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
8:00 am - 7:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Views are amazing

No need to book, just turn up. Crowds are manageable and wait times for cable car are short as they come every few minutes. Great cafes at the top and a different way to see Rio... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Georgina M
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No need to book, just turn up. Crowds are manageable and wait times for cable car are short as they come every few minutes. Great cafes at the top and a different way to see Rio at its best.

Thank Georgina M
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from the top are worth the ride up in very comfortable cable cars, though there is a walk up for the hardy. Its higher than you think.

Thank Carol K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Rio many times but have never been able to get up to sugarloaf mountain. I went this time along with my private tour with Neyla. The views are amazing from both mountains. Try to go near sunset or late in the day. Weekdays are less crowded.

Thank Scott K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

beautiful views. interesting history, friendly people, amazing experience for families, it is a good idea going with a guide so you don't miss anything

Thank Luis N
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a tour through our hotel 24 hours before. We were picked up the next morning on time and it was a short drive over to the site. The cable ride was smooth and comfortable and perfect even for a person like me who is afraid of heights. It's actually two different rides: one that takes you up to Sugarloaf... More 

Thank Jerri G
Velika Gorica, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can take public transport (a bus) to the base of the mountain, buy a ticket for the cable car and enjoy the ride. Even at the first stop you will find cafeterias and souvenir shops, and you can enjoy the view and take photos. Make sure top of the mountain is not in the clouds before you start the... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view of the city from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain is amazing. One of the must see attractions in Rio. Take a taxi or uber and buy your pass at the gate so you can enjoy the sights at your own pace versus the schedule of a tour.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The brazilian nature created its own Tour Eiffel. It is a must-see location both to sunrise or sunset. Fantastic to go with family with young children, teens, eldest and friends.

Thank Nelson G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The top consists of two cable car rides, each carrying about 30 persons. The weather on the day I ascended was poor with heavy rain storms but the views are splendid and awesome. In fine weather, when the Corcovado Mountain is in full view, the sight must be no less than staggering.

Thank dipex
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit to Rio and the Sugarloaf is a must. The views are incredible and if you time it right the sunset is definitely worth waiting for. For photography, the best time to go is October. You will get stunning photos of the sun behind Christ the redeemer! A new viewing platform has been built which helps facilitate more people.... More 

Thank Andy N

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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.”
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