Sugarloaf mountain provides a picturesque view of Rio as well as a decent view of Christ the Redeemer on a clear day. There are 2 gondola levels up on Sugarloaf mountain, with both levels providing great views
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My partner and I went up Sugarloaf but rather than take the Cable Car we climbed it. It was hard work (especially for me cause I'm super unfit) but the views you get as you go up are spectacular. Get up there with enough time...More
You can hike the first half using an easily Googlable trail to the left/east end of the beach at the bottom of Urca hill (the first portion). Not especially strenuous and you will come across monkeys (marmosets on the way up). Easier to climb up...More
Just check the crowds for the cable car wait. We got on quickly and it was a great view but if you are on a very tight budget just go to corcovado. You can see it from there too.
Take a taxi to the cable car entrance, then enjoy the spectacular views from the car and the lookout sites, relax with a snack before returning to the start.
It was a foggy day, therefore visibility was quite poor. Though this may not always be possible, check the weather before visiting. In my case it couldn't be helped as we only had a few hours in Rio. The views were amazing especially when the...More