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Review of Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain
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Skip the Line: Sugar Loaf Admission Ticket
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was pretty skeptical of going to Sugarloaf, but I have to admit - you have to go up there if you're going to Rio.

We went on a cloudy day and didn't wait in line at all. Ever. It was really nice not to have to wait, when our friend (a Carioca) says that the line can be over 2 hours long, just waiting to buy tickets and take the first cable car.

Make sure you bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes, because you can hike around the back of the touristy areas at the top and get some great photos away from the other tourists. The wind at the top of the highest peak is incredible, so even if it's warm down on the beach, bring a jacket or hoodie with you if you plan to go up there.

Do bring some money with you to eat at the cafes, get an açai & granola cup, or buy some souvenirs at the shops.

While it was cloudy, we did manage to get some good photos from the first and second peaks and it's well worth the amazing views.

Thank JSudano
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

After visiting the Corcovado during the day and seeing the Rio vista during daylight hours, we chose to tackle Sugarloaf at night. What a spectacle! The night sky was clear and the view of Rio was in my mind was more breathtaking than during the day and made for some great shots.

The experience was made even more enjoyable by the distinct lack of people who chose to ride the cable car at this time of day. We had six people in total in our car on the way up the mountain. .

Thank kev_abroad
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

includes a ride on two sets of cable cars (go early or stand in line1) to the tops of two of the higher peaks in Rio.

Thank Ptt7ksc
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Fantastic view over Rio, great to watch the jet planes below you coming into land at domestic airport

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Unforgettable trip on the cable cars, was a pity we didn't make up the numbers for the helicopter ride (min 3 passengers).
Great sunset and bonus of a cafe with some beers to watch the sun set over the cristo statue.

Thank Priscilla25
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