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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

  • 2-hour hang-gliding experience in Rio de Janeiro
  • Soar above Rio de Janeiro in a hang glider, and take in city views from above
  • Fly safely, accompanied by a fully certified instructor
Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
From US$199.00
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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
Soar above the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard a hang glider during this 4-hour adventure. Accompanied by a fully certified instructor, launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, and glide over the lush, verdant Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Take in views of some of Rio's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Touch down for a gentle landing on the white sands of Sao Conrado Beach. Round-trip transportation is available for additional cost, but a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience is included.
What to Expect
Don’t worry if this is your first time hang gliding, no experience is necessary.

Once you reach São Conrado, first, fill out the usual paper work at the Hang Gliding Club, and then listen to a short briefing with some of the world's best tandem pilots.

Your pilot gets you geared up and ready for takeoff. Fly and glide smoothly through the air. During your flight, see the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Corconovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa, and Niteroi.

After a smooth landing on the sandy beach of Sao Conrado, you'll be offered refreshments while you watch others in your group land. Your whole adventure will be photographed and video recorded by a special camera attached to your glider so you can share this great adventure with your friends and relatives back home.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The guide was very experienced and we quickly felt confident of a safe, fun flight. Despite touring Brazil for 2 weeks, the hang gliding was so much fun it is on the top of our list and my husband can not stop telling people about...More

1  Thank darcher2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hang gliding

Hang gliding with Marcelo Coelho. Breathtaking view with videos and photos (from two cameras). View of beach (Praia do Pepino) and Pedra Bonita mountain. Professional instructions of the whole flight (how to behave before, during and after), very comprehensive. Once the take off is done,...More

Thank marika300
Reviewed 26 May 2018
Best Adventure Ever!

A few weeks before our trip to Brazil, we saw Klaus on a travel show called Voyager with Josh Garcia and decided to check it out while we were in Rio. We are SO GLAD we did! I was a little hesitant due to my...More

Thank John987771
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Bad Weather, Great Experience!

We scheduled hang gliding for our last day in Rio. Unfortunately, it began to rain just as we arrived to flight school. Klaus met us there and was very informative and up front about the weather conditions. Knowing that it was our last day, he...More

Thank michkrieg
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile
A great experience and awesome way to see the Rio coastline!

This was incredible!! The first time I’ve been hang gliding and I can’t wait to do it again. My instructor Manny was awesome! He’s very friendly & professional and made me feel at ease. He also made sure we got some great photos (video &...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
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31 July 2018|
Response from John987771 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I believe it was $200 a person -- totally worth it! We went at 2PM which was a perfect time. Enjoy!!
11 April 2018|
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Response from kciRR | Reviewed this property |
The pilot has an assistant who drives the vehicle that takes you up to the launching platform. He drives back down to meet the pilot and pick up the kite. You should be able to go both ways with the assistant. When you... More