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Notwithstanding the title of Marvelous City, in 2012 Rio de Janeiro was the first municipality to be recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in the category of Urban Cultural Landscape. And Bondinho Pão de Açúcar (trolley crossing to Sugar Loaf Mountain) is proud to be part of this history. In the same year, Bondinho was the first tourist point certified with the ABNT Green Seal, which recognizes the company's efforts in favor of environmental conservation.

Currently, Bondinho adopts 40 thousand square meters of green areas of the conservation unit of Pão de Açúcar, among them the Urca Hill Hike and the Cláudio Coutinho Hike. Areas of great social and environmental value; recovered and maintained by the company for the recovery of the Atlantic Forest and comfort of visitors.

Through sustainable practices, Bondinho Pão de Açúcar transforms its solid waste into raw material and fertilizer; it receives over 10 thousand students and teachers every year in the environmental education program; it uses regenerative energy system in its transport and renewable energy in the tourist complex.

Always at the forefront of sustainable development, Bondinho Pão de Açúcar continues with the purpose of promoting tourism with social and environmental responsibility.

Educa Bondinho

Estudantes do projeto Educa Bondinho visitando o Complexo Bondinho Pão de Açúcar. Professor explicando aos alunos detalhes sobre a fauna e flora presente nos morros Pão de Açúcar e Urca Alunos da rede de ensino pública dentro da cabine do Bondinho

Educa Bondinho is the biggest environmental education program in touristic attraction of Rio de Janeiro. The project, which is offered by the Sugarloaf, focuses on both public and private schools in partnership with educators from the Moleque Mateiro Institute - an institution well known in the area of environmental education in natural complexes.

During the experience, the students are supervised by specialized professionals that boost their knowledge with fun on subjects such as Science, Biology, Geography, and History of Brazil. The project goes beyond the environmental education, providing schools and teachers with the opportunity to work on an experiential and educational method.

More than 10 thousand students and teachers participate on the project every year.
Consult the booklets of this project and take this material to your classroom.

Do you want to know more about Educa Bondinho?
Read the Regulation of the Project.



Exercising its social and culture role, Sugarloaf complex receives students from public schools every year to visit one of the most famous touristic Brazilian attractions free of charge

With a trans-disciplinary and funny approach, Educa Bondinho encourages environmental sensibility of the students, providing information on sciences, biology, history and geography.

Two public schools are received daily. Since 2015, Educa Bondinho has already received more than 30 thousand students and teachers.

Educa Bondinho in numbers (2016):

Year 2015:

8,900 students and teachers

195 public schools

Year 2016:

11 thousand students and teachers

280 public schools

Year 2017 (up to Nov/07):

9 thousand students and teachers

225 public schools

Students from 35 municipalities of the Metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.


Mountain Climbing

The Sugarloaf Complex has more than 150 climbing routes. The walking and climbing activities (whether guided or not) in Morro da Babilônia, Urca and Pão de Açúcar are not part of the tours offered by the company and the visitors are solely responsible for his/her safety. The inexperienced visitor that wishes to engage in such adventure should contact a dully certified climbing instructor or professional mountain climbing guide.

It is not allowed to rappel on Natural Landmarks such as the Pão de Açúcar and Morro da Urca.