Sugar Loaf Hiking Tour (Costão)

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From $73.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 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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The Sugar Loaf compound, one of Rio's most famous icons, consists of two hills. The higher one is the Sugar Loaf (396m / 1030ft), and the lower is Urca Hill (220m / 722ft).
The Costão Trail, which takes us to the top of Sugar Loaf, requires a quick climb (15m / 49ft), considered easy by the experienced and indicated for beginners. All safety equipments are included!
The view of Copacabana Beach, Urca district, Guanabara Bay, Cristo Redentor and many more, is priceless.
On our way down, we take the cable car to the Urca Hill (included) and then a short and easy trail back to the beach.
After 5pm, the descent from Morro da Urca to the beach is done by cable car (not included), due to the closing time of the trail.

What's Included

Accredited mountain guide

Descent by Cable Car (1st part)

What's Not Included

Descent by Cable Car (2nd part)


Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Important: During the hike, there is a short rock climb, easy, quick, totally safe and indicated for beginners (no previous climbing experience is required).
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Wear light clothing and hiking shoes, bring a small backpack with water, snacks, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, cash for extras.
  • After 5pm, the descent from Morro da Urca to the beach is done by cable car (not included), due to the closing time of the trail.
  • Hike length: 5 km / 3,1 miles (total)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness

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.


Phenomenal Tour and Top Notch Service
Sergio B, 07-04-2022
I did the Sugar Loaf hike tour with Weber and it was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and ready to help whenever the path got more technical. I highly recommend them, and will be doing other tours with them next time I'm in Rio.
Excellent guide, beautiful views
BenjaminJ1072, 24-11-2019
We did the Sugar Loaf Hike on a weekend - the views were beautiful, and the hike up is a great way to see Rio and wonder a bit off the beaten track. Our guide was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, reliable and very professional. If a small adventure is your thing, then go with RioXtreme!
Awesome Experience!
Blake W, 23-10-2019
Weber was great and took good care of us the whole time! He knew what he was doing and was great to talk to while we hiked/climbed. His English was great! The hike was beautiful despite there being a large cloud over the top of Sugar Loaf. Very adventurous and rewarding. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an alternate way to get up Sugar Loaf.
What a way to earn those caipirinhas!
melwol, 14-09-2019
After several days of being gluttons and lying around on the beach, we were looking for an activity that actually burned calories. Hoping to see Rio from a different perspective and apart from the more conventional tours clogging up all of the main city sites, we signed-up for the Sugarloaf hike with Rio Extreme.

The RioExtreme website was easy to navigate, even in English; the reservation was straightforward to make and payment processed via PayPal (250 Reals/person). Instructions were sent shortly thereafter regarding what to wear, what to expect, etc. The only thing to note was that there was an additional charge for pick-ups outside the Zona Sul (60 Reals/return).

We lucked out and had a tour/tour guide all to ourselves as we started later than planned - RioExtreme was very accommodating about our need to start at 09:00 rather than 07:00, but it’s definitely advisable to start as early as possible. The heat on the peak was pretty intense late morning/early afternoon and we went in winter! The hike was challenging but manageable for anyone in decent shape. The standout feature of the trip was the “climb” up a third-grade rock face. For the two of us with next to no rock-climbing experience, this was a pretty formidable experience, especially with the ocean waves crashing over rocks not that far below. Our guide Weber (so great!) was incredibly patient as we slowly made our way up and the total hiking time took around 4 hours 45 minutes. Given how much needs to be coordinated during the hike though - i.e. equipment set-up, breaks, this tour probably works best with a smaller sized group.

Overall, it was a great experience and pretty decent cost-wise in terms of value. Be sure to pack lightly, wear quality shoes, apply sunscreen, bring water and small snacks, wear a hat…and apparently there are poisonous snakes on Sugarloaf but we didn’t see any. :)
udis2022, 12-01-2022
Guia Bruno e Motorista Sapo....dupla nota 1000! Atenciosos... Responsáveis dedicados em tudo.Vale a pena mesmo

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