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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience from Tijuca Forest

  • 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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1 - 5 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic experience

Pilots were excellent - fun, experienced and professional. I had Manuel and my daughter had Klaus. Both were very friendly and spoke excellent English. Safety was very good - everything was explained carefully. And the flight was amazing - fabulous views and a fantastic feeling...More

Thank robM6744GB
Reviewed 6 days ago
AMAZING - Fly like an eagle, Soar like the wind...

To complete an amazing holiday, this was the most perfect way. Like most people I had never really anticipated running of a cliff edge before, and even with having confidence in its safety (which you can and should do), I still had a mixed bag...More

Thank Kate S
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kate, it's a great honor to deserve such positive words from you. Thanks for taking your time in writing this review about our hang gliding adventure in Rio de Janeiro. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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

2  Thank darcher2018
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

At Rio Hang Gliding we are so happy to be part of the highlights of your trip, thanks for telling everyone :-)

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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

1  Thank marika300
Reviewed 27 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
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks a lot for taking your time to write such detailed review, here at Rio Hang Gliding we are proud to present the magic of flying over the beaches and mountains of Rio de Janeiro with the goal of making it unforgettable for you. Looking...More

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Cherith D
19 September 2018|
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Response from John987771 | Reviewed this property |
My flight time from launch was almost 15 minutes. My husband's was 9 minutes -- variables include weight & weather. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Klaus is AWESOME!!!!
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!!