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Ride or walk to the city’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, named in the 16th century after the conical shape of a concentrated loaf of sugar, which it strongly resembles. The mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, on a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Towering 396 m (1,299 ft) above the bay, the mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz formations rising from the water’s edge. To reach the summit, you can take one of two glass-walled cable cars, which operate continuously throughout the day. These bubble-shaped cars, which can hold up to 65 people each and run along a 1,400-meter (4,593 ft) scenic route, offer passengers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Use our Rio de Janeiro day trip site to add Sugarloaf Mountain and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
Tours To Sugarloaf Mountain
Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $281
Duration: 6 hours
Skip the Line: Sugar Loaf Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Sugarloaf Mountain Reviews
We took a taxi from the hotel to the cable car station at 8:30am. It was still quiet and there was no queue and were straight on to the cable car. The views were great as we went up to the first... more »
Very good place for look the city! Try to go about the afternoon. The cable car is vary safe. Good place for a drink more »
A must see sight in Rio. Ticket can be bought online or onsite. Express tickets cost double. We went when schools were closed and the place was packed. we had 2 hour wait to get to first stop and subsequent waits were shorter. The sights from the mountains were amazing. It could have been organized better in terms of people management. Tour groups with 15-20 people constantly ( in agreement with staff) join lines as they please.
What an exciting experience riding on that cable up to the mountain. They do stuff a lot of folks in there, so be sure to get next to a window for the full experience! The views from atop Sugarloaf are vast and beautiful! An experience to remember for a lifetime!
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