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.
R$ 660,00 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.
Transfer from meeting point to the ramp, Flight, photos, video, insurance, ramp acces fee and equipment rentals.
Transfer from/to meeting point and extra videos.
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.
Minimum Age Required
18 if passenger signs the terms, and 16 if a legal parent is present to sign for the minor.
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).
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.
About the CD files with photos and videos:
The cd is given to the customer with all files after the flight. Please check if all files are there, before you leave. Please check if CD is working properly. In case there is any issue with it, customers have 30 days to report the issue and request new files or a refund of 100 reals, in case files have been erased from our system.
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Neither of us had been hang gliding before, but the pilots were super professional (30 yrs experience) and did an awesome job of explaining what to do and making us feel safe! GoPro video also came out great. This was a really fun, cool, unique way to see Rio, and I would definitely recommend it.
Absolutely a fantastic experience hang gliding. Would recommend it 100 times over. We had a group of 5 and all of the pilots were very professional.
One of the best experiences I ever had in Rio! I'm a carioca who brought 2 Germans with me to discover Brazil. My boyfriend decided to do the hang gliding on his last day and me and the other friend would stay at the beach to watch him flying. Ronaldo, the instructor, invited us to join in - and, after the fear passed, I enjoyed it a lot!! One of the best views I ever had from this city. Would definitely do this experience again and I recommend it to anyone who is curious or anyone who is still afraid - there's nothing to fear!!!
One of my friends, my sister, and myself recently took a vacation in Rio and going hang gliding was definitely on the list, as none of us had ever tried it before. We found this company through Trip Advisor, and although there are many, this one greatly exceeded our expectations! We arrived at the beach-front meet up point as scheduled but had to wait awhile because the weather was not favorable to fly. If this is the case there is a nice empty beach right there as well as a beach volleyball court and access to shade and cold water. We ended up leaving because our guide said the wind wasn’t looking good for the day but he ended up calling us back a few hours later saying everything was good. The instructors were thorough and knowledgeable and didn’t hesistate to help with any of our questions or concerns. As far as the flight itself, it was amazing! Completely worth the money, especially if you are a first time flyer. They record the experience from two different camera angles, one of which they give you for free! It was great because they can put it directly on your phone. If you wanted the extra camera angle, they charge a bit extra, but I went ahead and did it, because why not? Overall highly recommend!
What a party in the air! I started off pretty nervous but as soon as I took that leap, I couldn’t have felt more safe! It was amazing up there. The best part about the whole experience was how awesome the staff was. What a good group of guys! I’m going to be talking about my hanggliding experience until the day I die! Highly recommended :) oh & you get your pictures and videos IMMEDIATELY, it’s AWESOME. Just saying, DO IT!
Easily the most adventurous thing we've ever done, and totally worth it. The initial run/jump was mega scary, but once you're in the air it's totally calm and serene. We did multiple safety checks, we practiced, and my guide talked me through it the whole time. Great views. Got to have a nice conversation with my guide, he even let me steer for a few minutes. I would do it again in a heart beat. We spent about 2.5 hours there. We waited about 40 minutes for all the set up, then they drove us up to the launch point in their truck. My husband waited for probably 30 minutes before flying, and I waited an additional 30 after that to go. This worked out because I was able to film him jumping off and he filmed me landing. We also received the full gopro film of the activity. We waited for about 30 minutes to get the full gopro film, which they transferred directly to my phone.
Super impressed with this company! Their website was easy to navigate and book. They responded to my emails as I tried to book a same day flight. My pilot, Ronaldo, was fantastic! The whole operation is very legitimate. There are ramp guides at the top that check all the equipment and have pilots sign off before takeoff. We had plenty of time to take pictures on the ramp before takeoff and they include video and pictures from your choice of one point of view (front, back or side) Personally, the front view was the best. Both the pilots that my sister and I used spoke English very well and were funny and personal. This was not scary at all even though you are high up the mountain, you only have to run a few steps off of the ramp and then holler with delight! The views are just incredible! During the flight I was even able to take a turn steering which was super fun! Landing was perfect right on the beach. I recommend this tour group to everyone who wants a great exeperience at a deal of a price!
Booked a hang gliding trip with Rio Adventures, highly recommend this amazing thrilling experience. My instructor Ronaldo was brilliant. He was friendly, calm and chilled which made me feel at ease considering it was the first time trying this activity. I felt safe and comfortable with him and throughly enjoyed hang gliding and would definitely do it again after this trip.
The hand gliding experience was out of this world. The trip was easy to set up online. I was able to communicate easily with Rio Adventures via WhatsApp. The instructor was very experienced. It was my first flight, and he made me feel comfortable and confident. They performed a checklist inspection of the glider and fliers before the flight. Once in the air, it was one of the most beautiful sites I've ever seen of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The sites are all captures on Go-Pro's attached to the glider. We landed softly on the beach. The instructor was fun and professional the entire time. I would definitely go again. We also went parasailing with our children in the Bay. Again, the captain was fun and professional. We had a great time and got to see Rio from a different vantage point. We even took the Favela tour. What an experience. We took motorbikes to the top and walked down. Our tour guide picked us up at our Airbnb, and dropped us off. We had a great time.
My hang gliding experience with Ronaldo was amazing! Unfortunately I was a bit unlucky and the wind was not great so we had to wait a while to jump, however, he apologized many times and I reassured him it was not his fault (which it definitely isn't!!). The jump itself was amazing, the views were just incredible, even though the flying time wasn't particularly long (because of the wind)! Ronaldo was funny and great to fly with, it was clear he has been hang gliding for a very long time and is very skilled! The front camera photos were great and included in the price, the side camera ones weren't included but I bought them anyway as I thought they were better and they weren't very expensive at all! Overall a great experience and Ronaldo was amazing!
The experience was fantastic, my pilot, Ronaldo, made sure I knew everything needed to feel safe and the view was so gorgeous. I can’t imagine a nicer way to see Rio de Janeiro!
We had a great time hang gliding. The instructors/pilots were excellent and the views were great. As an FYI the winds have to be blowing in the proper direction to go, so be prepared for some last minute adjustments the day of the jump/flight.
Booking reservations online can be a tedious task for foreigners visiting Brazil (most need Brazilian CPF number) but Rioadventures made it easy. Communicating with them was also a breeze once we arrived in Rio de Janeiro. We were welcomed at the meet up point for the hang gliding and then driven to the launch point at Pedra Bonita. My friend and I had pilots (both named Ricardo) who had more than 20+ years experience flying so we felt we were in good hands. Add a perfect weather condition and we truly had a spectacular flight soaring above one of the world's most scenic cities. Even though we were there during Carnival Week, we felt their operations was spot on. We even got our video/photo CD just a short wait after landing! Highly recommended
Unforgettable experience hang gliding from Pedra Bonita and landing on the beach at Sao Conrado. Rio Adventures were very professional. They had an easy to use online booking system. The ground staff were friendly and helpful. My pilot was experienced and knowledgeable. The gliding was spectacular and I would happily do it again. They included the Go Pro photos and video in the price. If you are looking to do a hang glide in Rio, these are the guys to do it with.
Rio Adventures made it super easy to book a last minute safe and fun hang-gliding adventure. The pilot Ronaldo was super fun and friendly. I actually made a same-day appointment by texting them on WhatsApp; they responded immediately and were able to get me accommodated. I definitely recommend texting them on WhatsApp because although the website shows no availability if you're trying to book within 24 hours, they can definitely help you out if it is possible. Also I liked the all-inclusive price -- it came with lots of photos/go-pro video and transportation from the beach up to the ramp so it was really hassle-free.
The weather was disallowing us to hang glide at first, but then we later got a call back because it had cleared and the winds were better. My pilot Ronaldo was great! It was one of the best things I did while at Rio. Ronaldo helped us out a lot as he was the one who messaged us and took care of us after that. I'd go again!
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