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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

  • 2-hour hang-gliding experience in Rio de Janeiro
  • Soar above Rio de Janeiro in a hang glider, and take in city views from above
  • Fly safely, accompanied by a fully certified instructor
Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
From USD 199.00
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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
From USD 199.00
Soar above the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard a hang glider during this 4-hour adventure. Accompanied by a fully certified instructor, launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, and glide over the lush, verdant Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Take in views of some of Rio's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Touch down for a gentle landing on the white sands of Sao Conrado Beach. Round-trip transportation is available for additional cost, but a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience is included.
What to Expect
Don’t worry if this is your first time hang gliding, no experience is necessary.

Once you reach São Conrado, first, fill out the usual paper work at the Hang Gliding Club, and then listen to a short briefing with some of the world's best tandem pilots.

Your pilot gets you geared up and ready for takeoff. Fly and glide smoothly through the air. During your flight, see the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Corconovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa, and Niteroi.

After a smooth landing on the sandy beach of Sao Conrado, you'll be offered refreshments while you watch others in your group land. Your whole adventure will be photographed and video recorded by a special camera attached to your glider so you can share this great adventure with your friends and relatives back home.
Reviews (95)
1 - 5 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing team! Great service and views

A bit pricier than than other companies but great service! Eduardo replies quickly on Whatsapp. Our flyer was Klaus and he's so friendly and energetic! An experienced flyer of over 20 years, he makes you feel so comfortable. Had an amazing time hang gliding, beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karmen N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thrill of a Lifetime

I cannot praise Rio Hang Gliding enough for a great flight. They were professional, safe and fun. I really appreciated how flexible the guys were when we asked to make a change in our flight date. When my wife and I arrived in Rio it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patrick37064
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unforgettable experience - a most do whilst in Rio de Janeiro

Tried sky diving before but first time hang gliding and wow what an experience! The whole experience was fantastic despite having to come back a second day and wait. The excitement at launch and the flying itself are incredible, I enjoyed every minute. Couldn't have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Avey B
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Avey, thanks for your time writing such detailed review, the whole team is very proud of the outcome despite the weather working hard against us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience

The team is very good. Eduardo is very responsive on Whatsapp. The pilots are very pleasant and fun. just make sure to try to schedule it at the beginning of your visit because flying is affected by the wind, so it may get postponed few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Riam S
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Riam I would like to thank you for coming and sharing your experience with the community. Looking forward to see you back in Rio.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Unbeatable - Miles above other experiences

Wow. My wife and I did Hang gliding and it was one of the best experiences ever. Pablo and Fabio were brilliant hosts and fun and safety were absolute priorities. We were warmly welcomed and given local information on the way up to the 'launch...More

Thank chrisobrien1
Konrad H, Owner at Rio Hang Gliding, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Chris I will make sure to pass it on to them. Safe travels!

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28 November 2018|
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Response from Patrick37064 | Reviewed this property |
I chose 2pm and it was the pickup time from the hotel. We flew between 3:00 and 3:30. You can always what's app them at +55 21 99843 9006 to arrange a time and date.
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19 September 2018|
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Response from John987771 | Reviewed this property |
My flight time from launch was almost 15 minutes. My husband's was 9 minutes -- variables include weight & weather. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Klaus is AWESOME!!!!