Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro takes place 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 has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
Low Season Price: (from march 31st of 2019, to december 25th of 2019 , except the Winter Break)
R$ 559,00 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$ 669,00 per person
Carnival Season Price: (During carnival season from february 21st to March 1st of 2020)
R$ 669,00 per person
Flight, pictures , video , insurance and equipment rentals.
Transfer from/to meeting point .
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 (aprox. 250 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.
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We're 4 friends from Canada that wanted to try paragliding in Rio. We chose Rio adventures because of all the good reviews, and booked online the day before. Andre, one of our 2 pilots, was waiting for us when the taxi dropped us off at the hang-gliding club. He reassured us about the experience and made us feel safe. Flavio, the 2nd pilot, joined us after we paid the ramp fees (R30). They took us up Pedra Bonita ( 10 min drive) . They showed us both hang gliding and paragliding ramps and answered all our questions. They made it sound so easy, it helped us gain confidence. During the flight, which was AMAZING, they used a Go Pro to film and take pictures. At the end, they gave each of us a SD card with photos and videos. Andre and Flavio were professional , reassuring, enthusiastic and very friendly. We had a blast and recommend the experience to everyone visiting Rio!!!
Mis hijas y yo nos lanzamos en parapente con río adventures. Nos toco un día maravilloso, y tal vez esperamos un poco, pero el trato para reservar y coordinar, así como los 3 instructores que nos llevaron fueron muy especiales con nosotras, muy divertidos y tomaron fotos y vídeos increíbles. Aterrizar en la playa, volar y las vistas desde piedra bonita inigualables. 100 puntos
I had an amazing time paragliding with these guys! We were lucky to have such perfect weather and my pilot (it was a tandem since I'm not certified, but after this flight I'm thinking of getting certified) kept us flying over forest and beach for close to twenty minutes. Recap of the day: I took a taxi and used the directions on the website (also printed on the ticket I received in my email) to get to the paragliding club. Once there I paid the ramp fee (in cash) and we (pilot and I) were taken by a driver up to the ramp on Pedra Bonita. This drive took around ten minutes. After we came landed on the beach I was asked to hang out for a few minutes while the GoPro footage was transferred to a DVD. This was by one of those huts that are along all the beaches - you can get a small drink and maybe a snack if you need one. I watched some of the footage and paid my pilot (in cash). After this I walked along the road next to the beach for a few minutes until I was able to flag another taxi to take me back to my hotel.
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