Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a mountain located in São Conrado neighborhood, just 20 minutes from Ipanema. You don`t need any experience since the pilot takes control of the whole flight
Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular wind sports practiced in ther city. It is a recreational sport that uses a craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing, with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame. He exercises control by shifting his body weight against a triangular bar, also attached to the frame. Hang gliding is very popular world-wide.
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a mountain located in São Conrado neighborhood, just 20 minutes from Ipanema. You don`t need any experience since the pilot takes control of the whole flight . During the flight, all you do is to smile at the camera and enjoy the view. The landing area is on Pepino beach, with its clear waters and white sands. Rio Adventures works with the best pilots in Rio, who have over 20 years of tandem flight experience and are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association.
Why you should fly with us:
Rio Adventures work with a very professional team of pilots, with no record of accidents in more than 20 years of flights, and has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
Low Season Price: (from march 31st of 2019, to december 24th of 2019 , except the Winter Break)
R$ 560,00 per person
High Season Price: (from december 25th of 2019, to march 31st of 2020 and from july 15th to july 31st of 2020)
R$ 660,00 per person
Carnival Season Price: (During carnival season from february 21st to March 1st of 2020)
R$ 760,00 per person
Customers will meet our pilots at the given address on pepino beach.
After signing the insurance terms at the club, customers will go with our pilots to the mountain top by car.
Once at the ramp, after a 15 minutes drive, customers will go through some safety instructions with the pilots, then line up at the ramp.
After the take off, flight and landing, customers will wait for the photos and video to be uploaded. The process takes 15 to 30 minutes.
After the images are delivered, customers are free to leave.
This whole process can take in average, from 01 to 02 hours. In summer, it may take longer.
Flight, photos, video and equipment rentals.
Transfer from/to meeting point, and insurance fee (R$60,00 per person)
Take a valid ID when signing the terms and conditions at the hang gliding club (no copies will be accepted).
There are lockers at the club, but we encourage our customers to travel light, as lockers may be all taken by other customers.
We have schedules daily, under request. Just choose one when booking this tour. Customers will have to meet us near the club. Address on the voucher.
Please contact the office before heading out to the meeting point, to check the wind condition. The cheapest and fastest way is via whatsapp.
There is a passenger weight limit of 90 kilos (200 lbs). This limit may be lowered according to wind conditions.
For Hang Gliding in Rio, Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip flops. Avoid wearing glasses during the flight ( wind may make it fall).
There is an insurance fee of R$ 60,00 to be paid at the Hang Gliding club, when signing the terms. This fee is automatically transferred to the insurance company, so in case the flight is cancelled, due to sudden changes on weather conditions, the passenger is still insured for 6 months and can reschedule the flight. The Hang gliding club does not refund that fee in case the flight does not happen. Rio Adventures claims no responsibility in regards to this fee.
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.
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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