Best Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous icons. You'll take a breathtaking ride in a cable car to the top of the Sugar Loaf for panoramic views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. This morning tour takes you to one of Rio's most famous attractions and also includes a scenic tour of the city.
The morning tour starts with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio where you'll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools in Rio. A brief stop is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape. Admire its beauty and rareness from both the outside and the inside!
Your panoramic city tour continues with a visit to the traditional Cinelandia Square where you'll tour the various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Head towards the Urca neighborhood, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is located, Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Traveling up Sugar Loaf mountain on a cable car, you'll make a brief stop at a vantage point at approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level. Capture unparalleled panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. You'll then ascend to the peak of Sugar Loaf for breathtaking views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi.
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Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
- Cable car ride
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Reviewed by: donghenz, Philippines, September 2015
The tour was great!
I was up very early thinking that my pick up time will be at 7am, when i reconfirmed at 7:30am, they said it'll be around 8:30am. Good thing Copacabana have a lot to offer. i went to the beach and enjoyed the sand while killing the time. and 15 minutes before my pick up time, i was at the front of my hotel waiting, and the bus arrived on time.
We had fun during the tour. I love that we have a videographer, at an extra cost, who did filmed us while were having fun on the whole duration of the tour.
Our guide Fatima was very knowledgeable, though there are some re-routing in the city center yet she managed to give us insights on the place.
Sugar loaf was amazing, we're in medium size group but she managed to take care of us.
Reviewed by: Eric B, June 2015