Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • Far... the best trip to make! The views are wonderful, where you look quedas open-mouthed
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  • If you love to enjoy the panoramic views of cities, you can't miss this visit. You can see all river.
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  • A key scene from the Bond movie “Moonraker” was shot here, so I was keen to visit. Basically, two mountains on the coast of Brazil, you take a cable car to the first mountain (Urca) and then transfer ...  more »
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  • This site offers one of the greatest city views on the planet. Period. Go for sunset. Book in advance and if you have a student IF get half price! There will be crowds but not much you can do about it, we found friendly strangers to take our photos and we didn’t feel rushed. I even had time for a delicious caipirinha at the top
  • Sugarloaf mountain is a MUST SEE! You cannot skip this place! It is worth the price and the views will take your breath away. I have seen beautiful sights in almost every continent and this place was so magical, and it is hard to top. Even though there seemed to be a large line, it was not long at all to board the cable cars and go exploring. We went all the way up and the pictures don't even do it justice. Trust me, you will WANT to go here especially during sunset! (Beware the lines coming back since sunset is a popular thing to see there!)
  • Definitely a must see! The views were stunning and was especially fun to see at night. Go when it’s a little colder out to have an almost private tour.
  • Sugarloaf mountain is a couplet of mountains within the periphery of Rio. The beauty is that there are cable cars to travel to these mountain tops. That journey itself is enjoyable as it gives a wonderful view of whole Rio from the top. The evening sunset scene and the lighted beaches are pretty awesome sights. The illuminated statue of Christ The Redeemer also looks very beautiful from a distance. If you happen to be in Rio, do not miss out this place.
  • I've been to the summit 3 times. First time I went up the shortest mountain by foot (which I recommend btw) and then took the cable car to reach the peak of the Sugarloaf. On the way to the first mountain I met many of these cute, little monkeys with white hair on their head. So adorable :). The view from the Sugarloaf will not disappoint you.
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