Ride or walk to the city’s iconic Pao de Acucar, named in the 16th century after the conical shape of a concentrated loaf of sugar, which it strongly resembles. The mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, on a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Towering 396 m (1,299 ft) above the bay, the mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz formations rising from the water’s edge. To reach the summit, you can take one of two glass-walled cable cars, which operate continuously throughout the day. These bubble-shaped cars, which can hold up to 65 people each and run along a 1,400-meter (4,593 ft) scenic route, offer passengers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Use our Rio de Janeiro day trip site to add Pao de Acucar and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
Tours to Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 10 hours
Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 8 hours
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
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Pao de Acucar Reviews
Tutto molto bello, peccato per la carta di credito clonata utilizzando la biglietteria ufficiale posta all’interno della stazione. more »All very nice, too bad for the cloned credit card using the official ticket office placed inside the station.
Sobi pela trilha da encosta claudio coutinho... Uma trilha facil de subir e muito agradável. Lugar seguro e a praia vermelha e muito libda, saindo fii ate a mureta da urca more »Sobi by the slope Trail Claudio Coutinho... A trail easy to climb and very pleasant. Safe Place and the beach red and very libda, leaving FII ate the railing of the Urca
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