Half Day Hiking to the Top of Sugarloaf Mountain

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From $41.89

45 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the Costao trail, the original route to the summit of the Sugarloaf Mountain! This steep trail is one of the most incredible hikes in the city and few visitors know about it - most assume that the only way to the top is by cable car. Although the trail features a vertical pitch of rock climbing, it does not require prior climbing experience. With the help of safety gear and our certified climbing guides, you can conquer this challenge and continue to the top of Rio’s famous Sugarloaf Mountain. This is a classic Carioca experience not to be missed!

What's Included

Certified climbing guide

Descent to Morro da Urca by cable car

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


outstanding experience
7rodrigo, 26-09-2022
A remarkable and fascinating adventure. Not as easy as thought, but the guide Didi made me feel reassured it is possible and all goes well. He is capable and friendly. The view of Rio from here is amazing and well worth seen.
Amazing experience!
matt12184, 17-09-2022
Incredible experience! Our guide, Didi, was so friendly and so capable, he made you feel completely reassured, particularly at the more challenging points of the hike. The views are something else entirely, amazing. Thank you!
Nice climbing experience!
300leventt, 27-08-2022
Regundando was a Great Guide! Wegas wonderful afternoon! We felt always good at the hill!
Nice spots to have a great view on rio!
An incredible experience - well worth it!
960thaliaf, 24-01-2022
This was one of my favourite days in Rio! The views on the way up keep getting better and better! Lucas was an excellent guide who was incredibly helpful. He was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife as well as the history or Rio - I learnt so much whilst climbing!
Great guide and hike!
Merri87, 17-01-2022
Had a wonderful time hiking up Sugarloaf Mountain. It was an exciting challenge and I felt super safe with our guide who ensured we went the right way and pointed out tips for the rock climbing parts. The views were unbelievable!

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