Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

Activity provider: RioXtreme

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

Activity provider: RioXtreme

From US$ 66 per person

Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet through hiking and climbing. Once at the top, enjoy a wonderful view of the sunset before enjoying a cable car ride back down.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from the south zone, including Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, Flamengo, and others. Contact the local partner if you are in other locations in Rio or if you want to take the tour without a transfer. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Hike and climb the rocky shores of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Reach one of the most famous attractions in Brazil on your own feet
  • Experience the thrill of a cable car ride down Urca Hill
Full description

Join this hiking trip to discover the two hills of the Sugar Loaf compound, one of Rio's most famous icons. Venture along the Costão Trail, reach the top of Urca Hill, and take in unbeatable views on a cable car ride.

The Costão Trail, which will take you to the top of Sugar Loaf, requires a quick climb (15 meters/49 feet) that's considered easy by the experienced. All safety equipment for the climb is included.

As you progress, take in views of Copacabana Beach, the Urca district, Guanabara Bay, Christ the Redeemer, and many more priceless sights.

On the way down, hop on a cable car to Urca Hill (cost included for the first descent), then continue on a short and easy trail back to the beach.

  • Accredited mountain guide
  • Pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Climbing gear
  • Descent by cable car (1st part)
  • Entry tickets to second part of cable car descent
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

General Tibúrcio square - Urca district. In front of the monument in the middle of General Tibúrcio square (15 minutes car ride from Copacabana).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash
  • Daypack
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • During the hike, there is a short rock climb section. This section is easy, quick, safe, and suitable for those with no previous climbing experience
  • The level of this hike is advanced. The total distance is 5 km (3.1 miles)
  • Sugar Loaf is at an elevation of 396 meters (1,030 feet) and Urca Hill is at 220 meters (722 feet)

Product ID: 348706