Rio’s Sugarloaf – Jaws, critters and a plane-spotters feast (video)

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I went for Bond, I saw the planes fly by.

Rio’s Sugarloaf is emblazoned on my memory for the harrowing scene in James Bond film Moonraker and it was a thrill to ride up.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CnkR3VLgI4
I did not expect that it is a plane spotter’s feast, with a breathtaking view of Santos Dumont Airport, the planes on takeoff passing behind the peak.

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[flickr video=http://www.flickr.com/photos/rapidtravelchai/8368353415/]

For those more terrestrially-focused, watch for the little critters darting around the trees.

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hulagrrl210
8 years ago

I want to go to Brazil now!

Larry
Larry
8 years ago

Did you see any large steel-mouthed men or small German women?

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Larry

@Larry – I was really hoping!

Embla
Embla
8 years ago

Wow! Amazing view!

Nick O
Nick O
8 years ago

Do you know what that animal is?

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Nick O

@Nick O – I just researched it, this page has good info, the animal is a marmoset.

Henry
Henry
8 years ago

I was there a month ago. It is my hometown.
If you need any help, let me know.

Enjoy!

Henry

Pamela T
Pamela T
8 years ago

You had fantastic weather!