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Rio Highlight: Sugarloaf Mountain

Take the Cable Car up Sugarloaf Mountain

Seen from the 1300 foot tall (396m) peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, that rises from where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Rio is indeed a Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). The view is sensational at any time of day but if you can stick around until sunset or have the courage to reach the summit for sunrise, you will witness a breathtaking sight you will never forget. Sugarloaf Mountain is accessible by two cable cars that leave every 20 minutes. The ride there is just as enjoyable as reaching the summit, as the anticipation of exquisite views gradually unfolding beneath you adds to the excitement. Those who prefer the longer way up can also take the 30 minute bus up the steep road. Sugarloaf Mountain is also one of the largest and most popular climbing destinations in Brazil. The site offers 270 different climbing routes to explore the area as you climb high over the glittering Atlantic Ocean and the sprawling Rio de Janeiro. From the top you can spot some fellow iconic landmarks such as Babylon Mountain or Morro de Urca that enhance the tranquil beauty of the entire peninsula. For families with small children, Morro de Urca, which is the stop before Sugarloaf Mountain on the cable car, offers a play area for children and similar stunning views. Morro de Urca is a lot easier to climb and has souvenir shops, snack bars and a high-end restaurant. See more of our favorite experiences in Rio de Janeiro…

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Admire the view of Rio from above at Sugarloaf Mountain

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