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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike
  • The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages. English
  • 4 hours

If you want the most exclusive views of Rio de Janeiro, then join us on a brilliant hike up Sugarloaf Mountain Hike.

Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

We will meet up at Praça General Tibúrcio square at 2 pm, just in front of the statue of the angel. We then set off on our hike along the one hour and a half Costão route to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. The first part of this brilliant takes us along the idyllic Claudio Coutinho trail for around thirty minutes. Along the way, we will see plant species native to the region, and, if we are lucky, maybe even a friendly monkey.

Then, the first part of the ascent will involve a scramble through rocky terrain. After that, we will have to climb 50 feet with a rope up a steep cliff face. Expert instructors will be by your side to help with every step of the climb.

As we ascend, you will enjoy brilliant views across Guanabara Bay and the region of Niterói.

Before reaching the summit, we will make a stop at the Philosopher's Stone, a magnificent viewpoint from where you can observe the beautiful landscapes of the southern part of Rio. Then we continue on foot to the summit of Sugarloaf mountain.

The descent is a lot easier, as we will take the cable car to the neighboring foothill of Morro da Urca. From there, we follow a gentle path back to the original starting point. if you want you can stay on the cable car all the way back to the bottom.

Important information

Pregnant women, people with back, neck, or heart problems, serious illnesses, or fear of heights are prohibited from taking part.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 40% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Per person under 10
US$ 37.30
not admitted
  • Per person

    US$ 37.30
  • under 10

    not admitted

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

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4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.


English speaking guide.

Necessary equipment for the activity.

Not included

Sugarloaf cable car (Adults: 116 Brazilian Real, €25 approx. Children from 10 to 12 years old: 58 Brazilian Real, €12.50 approx.).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 37.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Praça General Tibúrcio square, 75 - Urca, Río de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-270, Brazil