Parachuting is an extreme sport and consists on exiting an airplane and returning to land with the help of gravity, while using a parachute to slow down the speed during the last part of the descent. Our tandem parachuting jumps in Rio involve a certain amount of free-fall. History says that parachuting started with Andre Garnerin who made successful descents using a canvas canopy and small basket but the first real free fall jump with a ripcord-operated deployment is credited to Leslie Irvin in 1919 . Early competitions go back to the 1930s, and the sport became international in 1952.
Parachuting in Rio – Program
Tandem Parachuting in Rio takes place in 2 different locations in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Resende city and in the city of Rio. Resende is about 2 hours away (100 miles from Rio city), in the country side of the state. The jump in Resende is a bit cheaper than the jump in Rio, and has transportation included in the price, while the jump in Rio costs a bit more and has no transfer included.
Before jumping, the instructor will talk about safety procedures with the passenger, so it is important to pay attention to his advises regarding position and behavior, during the free fall and before landing. After the jump, just relax and enjoy the free fall the best you can, because it will the the longest 40 seconds of your life ! The free fall starts from an altitude of 4000 meters (13120 feet) and the view around is breathtaking. Maximum speed achieved can reach up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) per hour. No previous experience is required.
For jumps in Resende city: R$ 749,00
For jumps in Rio de Janeiro city: R$ 1199,00
For jumps in Resende city: Full day trip, from 06:00 am to 4:00 pm ( in average), with a 2 hours drive from Rio
For jumps in Rio: From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
For the jumps in Resende: Pick up, drop off, equipment rentals , plane tickets, photos and video ( handycam).
For the jumps in Rio: Equipment rentals, airplane tickets, photos and video.(handycam). Pick up is not included for the jumps in Rio.
Easy, as the instructor takes control of the whole process, between jumping, gliding and landing.
For jumps in Resende: Saturdays and Sundays only, with pick up at hotels between 6:00 am and 6:30 am
For jumps in Rio: Every day at 10 :00 am, meeting at Jacarepagua Airport. Address is displayed on the ticket.
- Jumps in Rio do not offer transportation
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Please check the weather a day before by sending an email or a whatsapp message.
90 kilos or 198 lbs
Parachute Rentals for passengers over the weight limit:
People between 91 kilos and 100 kilos – R$ 120,00 per person
People between 101 kilos and 110 kilos – R$ 190,00 per person
People over 110 kilos will not be able to jump
R$ 290,00 per person – for jumps in Resende
R$ 450,00 per person – for jumps in Rio de Janeiro