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Sugarloaf Mountain hike and climb in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Join one of our certified mountain guides to climb the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio De Janeiro. Witness breathtaking views and take the world-famous cable car ride on your way back.

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Climb the Sugarloaf mountain by its conquest path.

  • Climb in Urca, the largest urban climbing complex in the world.

  • Take the famous cable car ride-the Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar on your way back.


Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain is one adventure in Rio de Janeiro that cannot be missed.

Locally know as Pão de Açúcar, this postcard-pretty mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay and offers spectacular views. We’ll take you to the summit via its conquest path, where all along the way you’ll see spectacular vistas of the coastline and the cityscape.

The adventure will begin at Cláudio Coutinho pathway. From there, we’ll head towards the starting point of the trek at the entrance of Guanabara Bay and the city of Niterói. And thereafter begins our trek!

It is an easy technical hike which involves alternating between flat land and stone ridges, offering stunning views on the way. The steepest section of the trek is approximately 20 m, which can be tackled with basic level climbing skills.

Ascending gradually, we’ll continue until we reach the beautiful viewpoint of Philosopher’s Stone. This spot provides jaw-dropping views of the Copacabana Beach, Dois Irmãos and Pedra da Gávea.

Heading further, we’ll finally reach the top of Sugarloaf – a truly striking spectacle.

After enjoying our time here, we’ll get back by via the world-famous Sugar Loaf cable car ride to get to Morro da Urca.

The hike is an excellent way to experience basic climbing in a safe way. And it sure is ideal for both newbies and seasoned climbers. No previous climbing experience is required, as long as you bring a fair dose of enthusiasm.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your seat on this amazing trip in Rio de Janeiro today. We’ll be happy to guide you! Also, check out this trek on the island of Ilha Grande if looking for some more adventures in Brazil.


More info

Trip duration: 4 hours Available hours: 8 AM and 3 PM Please bring along: Comfortable footwear Light snacks Water bottle (around 3 liters) Waste compartment Sunscreen Insect repellent Backpack

Meeting point

Your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Private and Group tours start from: Praça General Tibúrcio, Urca, Rio de Janeiro.



About the guide

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The year 2010 marked the beginning of a journey of creation of Nattrip, our company. Accessibility to ecotourism and adventure tourism was restricted, especially in Rio de Janeiro. There were still severe restrictions of public use to the existing Conservation Units, which went some way against what the world was experiencing. While other countries created policies to increase protected area visitation in an attempt to increase preservation, using the “understand to protect” approach, Brazil believed that prohibiting access was the best way to protect.

Thanks to the work of some conservation, tourism and sports entities, as well as some spheres of public power, this premise has gradually changed, giving space to a greater offer of experiences in the natural environment.
We understand that people, whether tourists or residents, needed tours and specialized services to practice the activities that these places provide. This is to promote a healthy life and generate environmental knowledge by insertion into the environment, creating a basis for environmental sustainability, responsibility, mutual conviviality, and protection.

That’s when we decided to create a company specialized in the eco-adventure segment, which could promote the sector with responsibility. A way of entertainment that creates environmental education by osmosis. However, the mission of Nattrip was beyond just being a company that provides nature and adventure tours.

We design the company’s performance in all aspects of tourism in Brazil, aiming to be a company of national reference, which can translate into quality assurance. Today Nattrip is one of the main agencies and operators of receptive tourism in Rio de Janeiro, a respected adventure operator in Brazil and has been showing all its power in the corporate, educational and travel segments.

“Protect by enjoying and understanding, never forbidding!”

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 48 each

Group of 2

USD 48 each

Group of 3

USD 48 each

Group of 4

USD 48 each

Group of 5

USD 48 each

Group of 6

USD 48 each

Group of 7

USD 48 each

Group of 8

USD 48 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal Insurance

Price details

Price per Person. Includes: Climbing Gear. Not included: Transportation to the start of the activity.

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