Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Its not off the beaten track and you’ll share the experience with a lot of other tourists but watching the sunset from Sugar Loaf mountain is a high light of any trip, a must do on a stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Sugarloaf mountain is 396 metres above sea-level, its named after its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. You get up the mountain via a ride in the cable car, it goes from Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) before a second stage up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At the top you’ll find shops and cafes wriggle, your way to the front and watch the beautiful sun set behind the jungle covered mountains and Christ the Redeemer (Statue of Jesus Christ), make sure you stay after the sun sets and as the city lights start to twinkle and it becomes quite magical. Its an amazing site that won’t be forgotten.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More pictures of the Sugarloaf Mountain Sunset.

Benedict Adam

Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.