Rio de Janeiro
Paragliding

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  • Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

    1. Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

    Benefit from pickup from your hotel, São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor. Then take a 15-minute jeep ride into Tijuca National Park, arriving at the Pedra Bonita Ramp, 1,700 feet (520 meters) above sea level. After a safety briefing and a rehearsal, it's time for takeoff.   Take the leap and experience incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio’s famous beaches, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay and much more. Your tandem flight ends with a smooth landing on the beach at São Conrado and the entire adventure will be captured by GoPro cameras attached to the wing. Enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience in Rio de Janeiro.

    The entire experience was epic!!! Beto and his team are extremely well organized, professional, and also so much fun! From pickup to drop off, I felt like I was on a journey of a lifetime! Beto, thank you for making my flight so enjoyable and personalized!!! I will be back!

  • Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

    2. Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

    First, listen to a short briefing from the world's most safe and experienced Hang Glider tandem pilots. They will tell you about the take-off and other aspects of hang gliding before you get airborne. Then, glide smoothly through the tropical air after about 7 steps over the edge of the platform. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility. Enjoy bird's eye views of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa and Niteroi city on the other side of Guanabara Bay. Land safely on a sandy beach in São Conrado and enjoy some refreshments as you watch others come in to land. The entire activity will be photographed and recorded on cameras attached to the glider so that you can share your adventure with your friends and family back home. 

    It was a great experience. Scary at first but worth it. My instructor was very helpful and patient with my boyfriend and I.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

    3. Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

    You'll start with a short briefing from some of the world's most experienced tandem pilots where you will learn about the take-off procedure and other important aspects of paragliding. Then, take off with your pilot over the edge of the mountain to paraglide smoothly through the tropical air. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility only possible with non-motorized, open-air flight. After enjoying the beautiful views over Rio de Janeiro, you'll land smoothly on São Conrado Beach. You'll also receive the exclusive pictures and videos taken during your adventure to share with your family and friends at home.

    Amazing experience, Professional and fun crew which speaks great English, German and Portuguese

  • Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    4. Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    Benefit from pickup from your hotel, meet at São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor (depending on option selected). After a comprehensive safety briefing from your instructor, take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the biggest urban forests in Brazil.  Once off the ground, observe the spectacular natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Take in sights such as Rio’s famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Spot natural landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Guanabara Bay, and much more. Your flight finishes with a smooth landing on the beach of São Conrado. The whole adventure can be captured in video and photos from GoPro cameras attached to the paraglider.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

    Get a bird’s-eye-view of the unique landscape of Rio from a hang gliding or paragliding flight. Take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp, a spot in the Tijuca Forest. Enjoy a nice view of the coastal islands, the forest, Pedra da Gavea, the Rocinha favela, Morro Dois Irmãos, and more. At the end of this thrilling experience, land at Pepino's Beach. Cool down with some fresh coconut water from the beach sidewalk kiosks. Receive photos and videos of your flight in the end. Fly with the best pilots, who have over 20 years of tandem flight experience, are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association, and have high-quality equipment.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 59 reviews

The entire experience was epic!!! Beto and his team are extremely well organized, professional, and also so much fun! From pickup to drop off, I felt like I was on a journey of a lifetime! Beto, thank you for making my flight so enjoyable and personalized!!! I will be back!

The trip was amazing it was worth every penny. People working there were really helpful and fun and the experience was one of a kind. Recommend it to everyone visiting Rio its a must do!

This is something fantastic!!! Adrenaline, beauty of nature, wind! Must do! Must do! And must do again!!!

Amazing experience, Professional and fun crew which speaks great English, German and Portuguese

amazing experience! if you are in Rio do not miss out!