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Tour Rio 2 — Sugar Loaf Duration : 4 Hours

Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf — The name “Pão de Açú­car” was given by the Por­tuguese because in the ancient sugar mills after the sugar cane was squeezed, the liq­uid was put to drip into a cone-shaped mold that formed the cakes of sugar shipped to Europe.

Italian-made Cable cars car­ry­ing up to 25 peo­ple, intro­duced by the engi­neer Augusto Fer­reira Ramos in 1912, take vis­i­tors to the top of the moun­tain in two stages of about 3 min­utes each. The first stop is at Morro da Urca, a smaller moun­tain in front of Sugarloaf.

Pão de Açú­car also hosts shows, with many bands fre­quently play­ing on the top of the mountain.

If you want to enhance your Rio expe­ri­ence, there is an optional heli­copter ride leav­ing from the Sugar Loaf. The short­est ride lasts 7 min­utes fly­ing over Cor­co­v­ado, the Sugar Loaf and the beaches.