Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro take places in Pedra Bonita, a mountain located in São Conrado area, just 30 minutes from Copacabana. No previous experience is required !
Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro is a recreational wind sport that is best described as a hybrid of hang gliding and parachuting. A paraglider 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.
Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro 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 20 years of flights and the best reviews on Trip Advisor. 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.
Flight, pictures , video and equipment rentals.
Transfer from/to meeting point and insurance fee (R$60,00 per person)
Take a valid ID ( no copies), as you will need it when signing the insurance form at the paragliding club.
There are lockers there to keep your belongings, but it is advised to travel as light as possible.
We have schedules daily, under request. Just choose one when booking this tour. Customers will have to meet us near the club. Address on the voucher.
Please contact the office before heading out to the meeting point, to check the wind condition. The cheapest and fastest way is via whatsapp.
There is a passenger weight limit of 120 kilos (250 lbs). This limit may be lowered according to wind conditions.
For Paragliding in Rio, Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip flops. Avoid wearing glasses during the flight ( wind may make it fall).
There is an insurance fee of R$ 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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