Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car

Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car

Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
One of Brazil’s most iconic landmarks and a symbol of Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful natural surroundings, Sugarloaf Mountain is a must-see attraction. To reach the mountain's peak, ride aboard the world’s third-oldest cable car, or hike through the Brazilian rainforest if you're up for a challenge. Once at the top of the 1300 feet high mountain, you’ll have panoramic views over the whole city and beyond, as well as a range of restaurants and historical exhibits to explore. Private tours of Sugarloaf Mountain give you a great overview of its geology and history, and are also available as part of full-day tours of the city.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Urca
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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  • BorntocruiseUK
    Heathfield, United Kingdom13,393 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if in Rio
    The last time we visited was in 2007. Has it changed yes it has. Increased in cost definitely. We visited the bar there which affords beautiful views but I found the expensive. The cable car gets you to the top efficiently. It made me smile when you have to show your ticket for the return journey how on earth do you think I got up there!!! Nice jungle walk I just felt it was extremely commercialised now compared to my previous visit, I guess this is just life. Great photo opportunities
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Factsnotfiction62
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views but tickets were expensive
    We went in July. We didn't book ahead, there were no queues for tickets so we got straight on a cable car (at midday). Cable car ride took a couple of minutes up. The views are incredible, plenty of great photo opportunities. We felt it was a little expensive for a family of four.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • D. Aaronson
    Asheville, North Carolina679 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views of Rio
    Amazing viewpoint and an interesting bit of geology. The cable cars are nice, looking down on air traffic approaching Santos Dumont is memorable as well. Lot more space to wander around and avoid crowds compared to Corcovado.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • P V
    Washington DC, District of Columbia141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top of the world
    What a great way to get a view of the city. Highly recommend getting there early as the lines get very long quickly and there is a capacity limit on top of the mountain. On top of sugar loaf there’s a lot to do….you can dine at the many restaurants, get a quick mini tattoo, do some light shopping, and even catch a helicopter tour.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Baskal Busra
    Türkiye64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty nice
    You can take tickets by cash or by card. It is 185 brasialian real per person ( february 2024) That gives you an access for 5 times. There is a cable car. So you use 1 ticket to go inside, 1 ticket to go 1 cable car up. The area is good and lots of restaurants and foods and gift shops. You can take your time as long as you wish. There was even a dj when we went there. And the other ticket to go one more upper side. This area is a lot smaller. But The scenary is beautiful up there. So other two tickets to go 2 cable car back. It is a must to visit place if you are in Rio. But basically, if you see the whole city from Crist statue side, I do not know if you wish to see the city from the other side again. All up to you people.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2024
  • hbhakh
    Roanoke, Virginia2,220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    We went to Sugarloaf on a tour from our cruise ship. Our group had the express tickets so we didn't have to wait in long lines...accessing the cable cars was fairly easy. The general lines weren't long when we arrived (about 9:30 am) but they had grown by the time we left. The cable car rides (2 up and 2 down) were fairly quick and smooth. The views are great. The views from the top of Sugarloaf are amazing in all directions. We were fortunate to have a clear day (with a nice breeze). There are some shops (over priced) and food/beverage outlets at the top. We recommend this attraction.......the express tickets are highly recommended.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Kim W
    Orlando, Florida109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous View!!!!!Breathtaking.
    We got fast pass tickets at the Sugarloaf Mountain and it was wonderful. We waited in a very short line then went through a lounge where we where there was no one and we went to the private clean bathroom and we were given a complimentary water then taken to the front for the next cable car. The cable car was quick but note there are no chairs but you stand and look at the beautiful view. There is a halfway point with food, drink, souvenir stores and great views. Then you can go up to the top on another quick cable car ride where there are more food, drink and stores and amazing views. Our day was clear so it was wonderful. I would change your day before doing it on a hazy foggy day.
    Hi Kim, how are you? Thank you for sharing your experience at Bondinho Park, and we're delighted that your visit was delightful! Keep following us on social media, and we hope to welcome you here again soon!
    Written 24 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, South Carolina630 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Rio experience
    Sugarloaf Mountain is directly in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue. It is apparently named after the shape of sugar imported by Portuguese in conical shaped cones. Access to the mountain is in two steps (mountain A to Mountain B) on extremely new cable cars that hold 65 passengers each. There are food venues, souvenir shops, and toilets on both mountains. This is a once in a lifetime experience. GO! This venue is not as crowded as Christ the Redeemer.
    Hi Eaton, how are you? We're very happy to hear about your trip and that you enjoyed our shopping areas, as well as the beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. We want to thank you for your feedback and review, and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards!
    Written 26 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Irene Eng
    2,365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go
    This is a must go: high atop the Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar), which is the small hill on the western side of the ocean/bay mouth. The mouth is nearly a mile wide mouth, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Guanabara Bay to the north. To the west, under the Cristo Redentor / Christ the Redeemer’s feet, is the city of Rio. SDU airport, light colored buildings, shanty towns on the dark green hills, white beaches, little islands – the Bay is dotted by more than 130 islands. All are surrounded by gleaming waters, making it picturesquely enchanting. The cable car has two stops: the first one is at Morro da Urca (elevation 722′ or 220m), and the second/last stop is at the summit, Sugarloaf mountain (not sure mountain is fitting here), with 1,299′ (396m) elevation. The cable car operation opened in 1912. The four gondolas we were in, have no a/c. The cafes at both stops have great views as well. We left our hotel at 8:30, and again, seeing dressed up (or early dressed) crowds – the carnival is raging on. Many roads were closed. Heavy traffic jam made the drive an hour long ordeal. We finally arrived at Praça General Tibúrcio / General Tibúrcio Square, where the entrance to the cablecar is at. There wasn’t any lines, both to the gondola and ticket window. But ticket pick up was a long affair, when they demanded our ID. For Pete’s sake, why selling online but not issuing digital ticket? Secondly, on the ticket site there wasn’t any warning that ID is needed for ticket pick up. Once the physical tickets in hand, we got up quickly.
    Hello! It is with great joy that we receive your kind words. Knowing that we can contribute to creating happy moments is what drives us every day. We thank you for being part of the beauty of our Park with your presence and appreciation. We are here for you whenever you need us. Come visit us again whenever you want to relive those special moments. Best Regards, Kaira.
    Written 2 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at 10am on Sunday and didn’t have to queue to get a ticket or to get on a cable car. The views from both cable car stations are absolutely stunning, well worth it. Good facilities - toilets, cafes, souvenir shops. Saw lizards and little monkeys. A a real highlight.
Written 2 June 2024
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Hello, we hope you are well! We appreciate the compliments and are very happy that your experience was as expected. We hope to see you again soon, come back often. Best Regards, Kaira
Written 3 June 2024
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Palmc
Bristol, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We got to Sugerloaf by Uber which was a cheap way to travel. There are four queue lines and we were directed to the one on the left which was for over 60s (which I am but my son isn't) . Thus we by-passed a long queue and when we got to the cash desk we were able to go in front of others. The ride up to the first station is great with amazing views. There are shops and restaurants on the first level. We stayed there for about an hour before taking the next cable car up to the top. You can stay as long as you like. We were probably there for about three hours and then ordered an Uber (free Wi-fi) to go back to our hotel.
Written 29 May 2024
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Hello, We appreciate your review and are happy to know that you liked Nosso Parque and the view of Rio de Janeiro. Regarding the queue, we apologize for the inconvenience, and your feedback is very important for our park. We will forward your report internally for improvements. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Kaira.
Written 3 June 2024
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kph
Amsterdam, The Netherlands85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I went to this place twice. Once walking with my kids and once with the cable car with my parents. The walk up is great, it's steep but short, it's a fantastic way to get to the first station. The stations are great, lots of space to walk, sit, eat/drink something. This is also a great place for people with mobility issues as they have priority to get to the cable car.
Written 26 May 2024
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Hello! How wonderful! We love knowing that you enjoyed the tour and our Park. We would love to welcome you again, come back often. Best Regards, Kaira
Written 3 June 2024
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samanthaff42
San Diego, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
So nice to have the fast pass!! Cut down our time in line to minutes instead what looked like at least a 45 min line in the mid day sun. Also great to have 1st access on the cable car.
Written 19 May 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
You can't go to Rio and not think of Sugarloaf Mountain. It was as spectacular as I thought it would be. I hate heights but, on our trip up, I found someone worse than me! But once back on solid ground it was fine, and the view over Rio is breath taking. I stood for 10 minutes watching planes take off & land at the airport. The sky above is a constant whirling of birds catching the updrafts & great to watch. It was a bright sunny afternoon, but the Redeemer was still fog bound! It was part of our tour, so I have no idea how much it was, but I can say it was totally worth it.
Written 15 May 2024
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Howard Llewellyn
Bournemouth, UK430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ticket was pre-booked by our tour guide, so no queuing. The view was spectacular on the way up and when we got to the first stage. Onto the top and
we took over a restaurant where tapas and wine flowed until it went dark.The view was just as stunning.
Written 3 May 2024
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Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy that you enjoyed the landscape and our restaurant. Check back often!
Written 4 May 2024
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jserv
Loudon, TN78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While this “skip the line” doesn’t outline what to do, the staff at the venue were simply amazing! I showed them the voucher, they quickly helped me convert it to a ticket and off I went!
There are still sooo many people but this was a game changer when you are tight on time.
Written 28 April 2024
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Hello! I'm glad we were able to help you!! We are happy that you enjoyed your trip to our Park. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best Regards, Kaira.
Written 30 April 2024
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The cable car system is similar to any cable car you take in any part of the world to higher ground . I find the cable car ticket super expensive for 2 cable car rides of a short 3 minute duration . Hence, you are riding the cable car 4 times - 2 times up and down . The ride is okay if it is not too hot nor crowded . But during peak time , be prepared to be stuck up there.

Yes the views are great but the views are similar as when you take a plane landing and taking of from the airport .

In short, if it is in your bucket list, put it in and visit it . Recommend d that you visit Christ the redeemer first followed by sugar loaf mountain . Nice insberg though .
Written 24 April 2024
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Hello!! Thank you for your review and for sharing your story with us. We greatly value your opinion and are always open to suggestions to improve our products and services. Regarding queues and peak times, our attendants are prepared for possible crowds at these times, but we will take your question forward to improve. It is important to highlight that our prices also take into account several other factors that are essential to guarantee the quality and safety of the products and services we offer to our customers. Our commitment is to provide the best support possible and meet the highest quality standards. Your opinions and suggestions are valuable to us, and we will consider them carefully as we seek continuous improvements. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best Regards, Kaira.
Written 26 April 2024
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Jeffrey T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Just buy your ticket at the cable car as there is no discount here, and you need to actually print out the voucher. It’s a pita to get the hotel to print it for you. You would think showing the voucher on your phone would work, but no. Beautiful views of Rio a must see but don’t buy ticket from here.
Written 21 April 2024
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Hello. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We greatly value your opinion and are always open to suggestions to improve our products and services. We are sorry for the inconvenience regarding the printing of your Voucher, we will analyze it internally and propose improvements in the sector. We hope to welcome you soon.
Written 22 April 2024
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JakeZabler
Miami, FL48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not cheap at $35/person but considering the means by which you travel on the cable car, you want to make sure it's really safe, and it is a smooth and quick ride to the top of both peaks. Having the two peaks gives you different views. Both stops have nice restaurants and shopping. Not as crowded as Christ Redentor. Also a short bus ride from Copacaba. Check their website before you go, there is a webcam to check if the view is obscured.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hello, Jake! Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate the detailed view you provide. We're in a constant effort to make your day as enjoyable as possible with us, putting a high focus onto structure so our visitors can feel safe and have fun at the same time. We hope you have the time to come back and visit us again, so we can provide you an even better experience next time. Regards, Breno.
Written 13 April 2024
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