Our Sugar Loaf Mountaineering Tour in Rio de Janeiro takes place at Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf) mountain. This imposing rock stands 396 meters (1300 feet) tall, and is one of Rio`s most famous post cards. Most travelers access the summit through the cable car, in operation since 1912. In this tour, we give travelers the chance to visit the summit taking an alternative way, through the hiking trail. The view along the trail is astonishing and even some wild animals like monkeys may be spotted along the way.
During the hike, there is a small area where the use of climbing gear is needed for safety reasons. Once we reach the summit, the group can rest a little, use the restrooms and buy food and drinks there. A free ride inside the cable car is included, on the way down to Urca mountain.
Travelers shall meet the guide in front of Santander bank, on the right end of Praia Vermelha (Red beach) in Urca neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro city,
Daily, under request, at 02:00pm or 3:00pm according to the season (check your voucher)
This tour is recommended to regular hikers only. Wear good walking or hiking shoes, take a small backpack with plenty of water or other drinks, wear comfortable clothes, wear a cap and sun block on sunny days.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button and fill out the booking form, with all the required info.After you check out you will be directed to Paypal to pay the required deposit of R$ 79.00 per person. If you do not have a Paypal account, simply open a free account, as it only take a few minutes. After booking the tour and paying the required deposit, you will receive a THANK YOU NOTE and a VOUCHER via e-mail. If not, please check your spambox. Vouchers do not need to be printed , just keep it in your smartphone.
Activity starts at either 2:00pm or 3:00pm ( according to the season) when the group meets the guide in Urca, in front of Santander Bank ( details on the voucher).
The group will follow the guide for a 20 minutes walk, to the beginning of the trail.
Once the beginning of the trail is reached, the hike to the top usually takes from 2 to 2:30 hs.
After arriving at the summit, the group is free to rest and eat for about 30 minutes before catching the cable car down to urca mountain
After reaching urca mountain, the group will follow the guide through the mountain trail back to Praia Vermelha where the tour ends.