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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
  • 4-hour guided tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain including cable car ride (options with ticket included or excluded).
  • Admire the impressive view below, including Copacabana Beach, Guanabara Bay, and Santa Cruz
  • Drive through downtown Rio including the Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal) and Flamengo Park
  • Roundtrip transport from selected Rio de Janeiro hotels included
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
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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.

Following morning pickup from your hotel in Rio (pickup is available in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana), embark on a tour of the city with your local guide.

Drive by the traditional Cinelandia Square where the various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts are located.

Pass the Sambadrome, where Carnival's samba competition takes place, and stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, famous for its unusual architecture.

When you reach the Urca neighborhood, board a glassed-in cable car for the ascent to the peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress.

When you descend from Sugar Loaf Mountain, enjoy transportation back to your Rio hotel.

Please note: This tour offers options with and without tickets. Ensure you select your preference on booking.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Leblon Beach
See Leblon Beach
Pass By:  
Ipanema Beach
See Ipanema Beach
Pass By:  
Copacabana Beach
See Copacabana Beach
Pass By:  
Guanabara Palace
See Guanabara Palace
Pass By:  
Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai
See the Sambadrome, where the Samba School Parade happens every year.
Stop At:  
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
See from outside and get inside the iconic Cathedral
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Aterro Do Flamengo
See the beautiful Aterro do Flamengo
Pass By:  
Botafogo Bay
See Botafogo's shore
Stop At:  
Morro da Urca
The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, Santos Dummont Airport, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Urca’s neighborhood and Corcovado Mountain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sugarloaf Mountain
A second cable car takes you up to the top. When you get there, you will understand why Rio is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At 395 meters you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from Copacabana beach, Niterói and the Santa Cruz fortress. From up there, you will have no trouble understanding why Rio is nicknamed “Wonderful City”.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "My wife and I have never been to Rio, so it was great to have a guide and transportation from our hotel and back again." See review

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Good idea to do this separate.
jeanannf2020
, Jan 2020
So many of the highlight tours include ALL the sights in one day. We booked this separate from Christ the Redeemer.
star-5
Great Trip and Good Value for the Money
moenmoco
, Aug 2019
My wife and I have never been to Rio, so it was great to have a guide and transportation from our hotel and back again. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke multiple languages. We felt the time spent at Sugar Loaf and the surrounding area was just right. I would definitely recommend this half-day excursion.
star-5
A great tour with a great tour...
Nadia M
, Jun 2018
A great tour with a great tour guide. I dont remember her name but she was very informative about all the locations and very patient with out requests. Highly recommend this tour. We were in Rio for a family vacation and this was definitely a highlight of our trip. A must do in Rio!
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This Tour was brilliant, our guide...
Warren T
, Jun 2018
This Tour was brilliant, our guide with bus turned up on time and the mountain didn't disappoint, with magnificent views, it would have been nice to spend a bit more time up there but most enjoyable half day tour.
star-5
Excellent way to see and experience...
Martin H
, Mar 2018
Excellent way to see and experience sugar loaf mountain. A short tour took in several points along the way, including a large modern cathedral, the venue for the Rio carnival, as well as other interesting areas, before arriving at sugar loaf. Two cable car rides with time in between to enjoy the views. The right amount of time allowed at the top and on the return, not rushed at all and our guide leandras - I think thats how you spell his name , was friendly, knowledgable and engaging. Highly recommended. Thank you
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There was too little time spent on...
Harrel C
, Nov 2017
There was too little time spent on the mountain. There are a host of things to do there: trails and a cafe, but we were rushed. This tour includes a limited bus tour of the city and a visit to the cathedral and that is the problem as those hours cut into time spent on the mountain and everything seen is redundant to other tours that you are likely to take.
star-5
OMG......Memories to last a...
joseph w
, Aug 2017
OMG......Memories to last a lifetime........Do not miss this opportunity if you are in Rio.
star-5
Cracking tour not to missed. It is a...
Brendan C
, Mar 2017
Cracking tour not to missed. It is a must for any visitor to Rio.
star-2
Guide was good and Sugarloaf...
Andrew L
, Feb 2017
Guide was good and Sugarloaf mountain well worth the visit. Tour began late because bus was delayed by Carnival road closures. It took an hour to pick up group from hotel and a torturous return. Tour company should have know this with pick up locations all over Rio. We spent more time on the bus than picking up and dropping off than on Sugarloaf Mountain. I have seen this managed better by tour companies having two separate pick up vehicles and then meeting at one point to start the tour
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DO NOT do this tour. It is with the...
karishma_992
, Jan 2017
DO NOT do this tour. It is with the Gray Line company. We did this tour from our cruise ship because it was cheaper than doing the official shore excursion from Norwegian Sun. But I will NEVER do a Gray Line tour again. They picked us up at 8.15am from the ship and then we spent an hour and half just driving around in circles picking up people from other hotels. So the 'official' tour didn't even start till about 10.30am. The bus was NOT AIR-CONDITIONED and it was so hot and stuffy, it was almost 40 degrees celsius in Rio that day! When we told this to the guide she wasn't even apologetic or understanding. And if you're an English speaking tour member like my family was, forget about actually getting a guided tour. The guide basically favoured all the spanish and portuguese people on the bus. We barely understood her. The 'city tour' was essentially an auto-taped pre-recorded radio thing with an earphone and there was so much interference and haptic feedback that you couldn't really hear anything anyways. We were really looking forward to Sugar Loaf but we barely got 15mins up at the mountain before we ushered back down. We spent most of our time on a hot stuffy bus with an un-helpful, useless guide. You're better off just getting private or taxi transport straight to Sugar Loaf. Don't put yourself through the misery that we did. It ruined our whole experience and I will never forgive Gray Line for that.

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