Paragliding in Rio

Price

From R$ 490,00

Per Person

Prices change according to season. Please check it before booking the trip.

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Paragliding in Rio is a recreational wind sport that is best described as a hybrid of hang gliding and parachuting. Aparaglider is free-flying, unlike  the  parachute  used in  parasailing, which is  generally a  passive  amusement  ride  rather  than an active  sport.  Paragliders are controlled by use of cords, which are held in the pilot’s hand as he or she sits in the harness. Usually, paragliders take off from the summit of hills.

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paragliding in rio de janeiro, tandem flights in rio, brazil

Paragliding in Rio – Program

Paragliding in Rio  take places in Pedra Bonita,  a mountain located in São Conrado area, just 30 minutes from Copacabana. No previous experience is required for the tandem flight, since the instructor takes control of the whole flight while you`ll be experiencing one of the greatest adventures of your life. Flights can take anywhere from 7  to 20 minutes, depending on the wind condition and passenger`s weight. For your safety, we work with the best pilots, who have over 20 years of experience and are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Flight route comprehends part of Tijuca Forest around Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Gávea, as well as São Conrado neighborhood and Pepino beach. Flights end on Pepino beach, on the sand or on the grass, by the Paragliding club. Transportation may be hired separately.

WHY YOU SHOULD FLY WITH US:

 Rio Adventures  work with a very professional team of pilots, with no record of accidents in more than 15 years of flights. Buying the cheapest flights online is not really the safest way to go. It  is your life you are putting at risk, when you base your search for extreme sports only on prices . Always suspect websites with poor content and poor english, as there are many fake companies online these days  So please, even if you don`t hire our services, look for a true, reliable adventure tour operator in Rio. That is the best advise we can give to our potential customers.

TOUR DURATION:

From 2 to 4 hours round trip, according to group size , pilots availability and how busy the ramp is. In summer and specially during carnival, the whole process can take up to 6 hours sometimes. Avoid booking flights during holidays.

INCLUDED:

Flight,  pictures ( in a cd), video (normally MP4 format) and equipment rentals. Transportation  may be hired separately.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. No flip flop sandals nor jeans pants.

Passenger`s Weight Limit:

110 kilos (240 lbs). This limit may be lowered according to wind conditions.

Minimum Age Required:

18

SCHEDULES:

We have schedules daily, under request at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Customers will have to meet us near the hang gliding club. Address displayed on the ticket and also at the bottom of this page

Recommendations:

ALWAYS CONTACT THE OFFICE VIA PHONE, EMAIL OR WHATSAPP BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE METTING POINT. WIND CONDITIONS MUST BE CHECKED FIRST. ALLOW AT LEAST 40 MINUTES TO ARRIVE THERE, IF COMING FROM COPACABANA AREA.

For Paragliding in Rio, Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip flops. Avoid wearing glasses during the flight ( wind may blow it away). Take a valid ID when signing the terms and conditions at the hang gliding club ( no copies will be accepted). Avoid taking big bags or backpacks as there is no lockers there to keep your belongings.

Low Season Price:

(from April 1st of 2016, to november 30th of 2016, except the Winter Break  and the Olympic Games season from July 15th to August 31st of 2016)

R$ 490,00 per person  – flight with insurance, pictures  and 1 DVD video  included .

Tickets to use the ramp must be paid separately,at the Hang Gliding club (R$ 40,00 per person).

High Season Price:

(from december  1st of 2016, to march 31st of 2017, and from july 15th to july  31st of 2016, except Carnival season and the Olympic Games season)

R$ 590,00 per person  – flight with insurance, pictures  and 1 DVD video  included .

Tickets to use the ramp must be paid separately,at the Hang Gliding club (R$ 40,00 per person).

OLYMPICS  PRICES:

From August 22nd   to September 25th  of 2016

R$ 540,00 per person – flight with  insurance, pictures  and 1 DVD video included.

Tickets to use the ramp must be paid separately,at the Hang Gliding club (R$ 40,00 per person).

Carnival   Prices:

From February 24th  to March 5th of 2017

R$ 640,00 per person – flight with  insurance, pictures  and 1 DVD video included.

Tickets to use the ramp must be paid separately,at the Hang Gliding club (R$ 40,00 per person).

Tips: Avoid booking flights during carnival season. The ramp over Pedra Bonita is the ONLY ramp available for tandem flights in Rio, and number of flights can triple during this time, which can make the waiting frustrating and exhausting for both customer and pilot. Yet, if you cannot avoid those periods , be aware that we cannot be held responsible for any extra time spent there, or any possible delays on your schedule.

How to Book:

Just click on check availability at the right top, and choose the date and time on the calendar. Fill out the form, then after you check out , pay the deposit on paypal only( R$ 90,00 per person). Remainder is paid in cash to the pilot in charge. Prices can vary according to the season , so check your season price first, in order to know exactly how much  it will cost you.

TRANSPORTATION :

Best way to get to meeting point is by taxi or uber. Do not go by bus. If you miss the correct bus stop, you will end up in another area of town, miles away.

Taxi costs in average:

From copacabana ,Lagoa or Barra: R$ 30,00/ R$ 40,00 one way

From Ipanema or leblon : R$ 25,00/R$ 35,00 one way

From Botafogo or Flamengo : R$ 40,00 / R$ 50,00 one way

From Gloria or Catete: R$ 45,00/ R$ 55,00 one way

From city center or Santa Teresa: R$ 50,00/ R$ 60,00 one way

FAQS:

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Meeting point for departures:

Once your payment is confirmed for this activity you should meet us in this address at the day and time specified:
Em frente ao clube de Paragliding, na praia do Pepino, Avenida Prefeito Mendes de Morais, s/n - São Conrado
(Outside the Paragliding Club on Pepino beach in São Conrado neighborhood. Prefeito Mendes de Morais Avenue. First house on the beach, right end.)

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