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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

First, listen to a short briefing from the world's most safe and experienced Hang Glider tandem pilots. They will tell you about the take-off and other aspects of hang gliding before you get airborne. Then, glide smoothly through the tropical air after about 7 steps over the edge of the platform. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility. Enjoy bird's eye views of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa and Niteroi city on the other side of Guanabara Bay. Land safely on a sandy beach in São Conrado and enjoy some refreshments as you watch others come in to land. The entire activity will be video recorded on cameras attached to the glider so that you can share your adventure with your friends and family back home. 

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

Benefit from pickup from your hotel, São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor.  Then take a 15-minute jeep ride into Tijuca National Park, arriving at the Pedra Bonita Ramp, 1,700 feet (520 meters) above sea level. After a safety briefing and a rehearsal, it's time for takeoff. Take the leap and experience incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio’s famous beaches, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay and much more.  Your tandem flight ends with a smooth landing on the beach at São Conrado and the entire adventure will be captured by GoPro cameras attached to the wing. Enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

You'll start with a short briefing from some of the world's most experienced tandem pilots where you will learn about the take-off procedure and other important aspects of paragliding. Then, take off with your pilot over the edge of the mountain to paraglide smoothly through the tropical air. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility only possible with non-motorized, open-air flight. After enjoying the beautiful views over Rio de Janeiro, you'll land smoothly on São Conrado Beach. You'll also receive the exclusive videos taken during your adventure to share with your family and friends at home.

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Explore the Vidigal favela and learn about the local community on a guided tour with a specialist guide. Then hike along the Two Brothers trail and admire the stunning views of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Start your tour in Vidigal, and explore the favela like a local with your guide. Use the transport system that circulates the neighborhood and rub shoulders with the local residents. Experience the warmth of the Vidigal community and get a better understanding of the social divisions in Rio de Janeiro.  Stroll through the forest and head to the first viewpoint. Gaze down over the urban sprawl of Rocinha and discover one of Latin America's largest favelas. Continue to the next viewpoint for a breathtaking view of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita. See Corcovado in the other direction before heading to the summit of Two Brothers Hill (Morro Dois Irmaos). Enjoy the sight of the famous beaches of Rio including Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana.

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Hike one of the most famous rock formations in this wonderful city, the Pedra da Gavea. Summit at 842 meters and take in the spectacular views of the Bay of Guanabara and some of the main beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Also, see majestic views of famous mountains in nearby Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Bico do Papagaio, Pedra Bonita and Corcovado. During your adventure along the Pedra da Gavea trail, you may also spot some wild animals of the Carioca Atlantic Forest! There are many animal and bird species that live in the greater Tijuca National Park area. Bring your camera and capture the panoramic views this special spot has to offer.

Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

On this 5-hour tour you will discover the beautiful Tijuca National Park and admire magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro as you enjoy hiking your way to some of the highest peaks in the area. An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 1-hour walk. From the top of Pedra Bonita at 696 meters (2,283 feet) and through a unique angle you will see the famous and majestic Pedra da Gavea, one of the highest monoliths (844 meters/2,769 feet) in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Stop at another viewpoint in the park along the way. The trail goes through the Atlantic Rainforest inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. On the way up, discover the history of Rio de Janeiro and Tijuca Forest, and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years, and the reforestation that took place in the 19th century. The tour also drives you from the South Zone to the Tijuca Mountains. Hike: EASY (3,5km=2.2mi) / 2h / elev. gain 203m (667ft) Fitness is required to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill.

Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world and is located in the limits of the National Park of Tijuca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich diversity of natural beauty, historical attractions and eco-tourism known worldwide. The trail and Bico do Papagaio rappel begins at the entrance gate of the Tijuca National Park and includes trails through the Mata Atlântica forest, a trip to the visitor center, park museum, Cachoeira das Almas and the trail and rappel at Bico do Parrot. The trek goes on as far as the base of the mountain, where you will find a few more natural obstacles, and a more rugged and steep climb. From the summit of Bico do Papagaio you can enjoy the main mountains of the Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Pedra do Conde, Cocanha, Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea, as well as Sumaré and a small part of Corcovado and Cristo Redentor. The rappel (abseiling) activity is done at the summit of Bico do Papagaio, which is the second highest mountain in the park. The Bico do Papagaio trail and rappel has an estimated duration of eight hours.

Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Benefit from pickup from your hotel, meet at São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor (depending on option selected). After a comprehensive safety briefing from your instructor, take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the biggest urban forests in Brazil.  Once off the ground, observe the spectacular natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Take in sights such as Rio’s famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Spot natural landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Guanabara Bay, and much more. Your flight finishes with a smooth landing on the beach of São Conrado. The whole adventure can be captured in video and photos from GoPro cameras attached to the paraglider or hang gliding

Rio de Janeiro : Paragliding Tandem Flights over Rio

Rio de Janeiro : Paragliding Tandem Flights over Rio

The experience begins at the emblematic Pepino Beach in Rio, where clients disembark from the transfer to start the flight process. The location features parking, food kiosks, restrooms, changing rooms, water fountains, and Wi-Fi. Upon arrival, the client will meet instructor Sandro Cardoso who coordinates 140 instructors to provide quality, professionalism, and safety. The client will be directed to the flight club headquarters where they will fill out the local club form to activate the tour insurance. After this step, the client will board a private vehicle that will take them to the magnificent Pedra Bonita ramp, located 520 meters above sea level. At the ramp, the client can take photos of the view and watch paragliding takeoffs while being prepared by their instructor for their flight. Once properly equipped, a quick training will be conducted to simulate the takeoff moment. At the time of takeoff, the student and instructor will go to the ramp, where an inspector will perform a safety check and cameras will be turned on to record the entire flight. The flight lasts, on average, 10 minutes, but can last up to half an hour. During the flight, you can see Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Gávea, Rocinha, Morro Dois Irmãos, Christ the Redeemer, and the beaches of São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca. As the beach approaches, the instructor will fly over the sea to capture a 360-degree video and incredible photos. The landing is smooth and either on the grass next to the club or on the beach sand. After the flight, all images will be transferred to the client's phone, and they will be free to enjoy the rest of their day in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

Pedra Bonita is one of the highest mountains in the city and is located in the Tijuca National Park. Its position is privileged, between the south zone and the region of Barra da Tijuca. The 4 hour tour provides a light and pleasant experience, full of beautiful scenery and great opportunities for lovely photos. Start by meeting at your hotel, then head towards the National Park to start the walk. The trail through the Atlantic forest does not require a great physical effort or a high level of technique by the participant. Arriving at the top you will be amazed by the beautiful view of the beaches, forest and the other mountains of the city, especially the Gávea Rock, just in front. The top of Pedra Bonita has a large space where you can feel free to explore and enjoy the place. You will also have the opportunity to visit the free flight ramp and observe flight departures. The experience is fun and interesting. On the return you can see the beach of São Conrado and its beautiful landscapes, it is there also where the hang gliders and those paragliding land. Take this opportunity to go for a swim at the beach. The Bonita stone is a great option for those who want to enjoy the nature of the city and see beautiful viewpoints without great physical effort.

Pedra Bonita: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

First, listen to a short briefing from the world's most safe and experienced Hang Glider tandem pilots. They will tell you about the take-off and other aspects of hang gliding before you get airborne. Then, glide smoothly through the tropical air after about 7 steps over the edge of the platform. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility. Enjoy bird's eye views of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa and Niteroi city on the other side of Guanabara Bay. Land safely on a sandy beach in São Conrado and enjoy some refreshments as you watch others come in to land. The entire activity will be video recorded on cameras attached to the glider so that you can share your adventure with your friends and family back home. 

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

Benefit from pickup from your hotel, São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor.  Then take a 15-minute jeep ride into Tijuca National Park, arriving at the Pedra Bonita Ramp, 1,700 feet (520 meters) above sea level. After a safety briefing and a rehearsal, it's time for takeoff. Take the leap and experience incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio’s famous beaches, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay and much more.  Your tandem flight ends with a smooth landing on the beach at São Conrado and the entire adventure will be captured by GoPro cameras attached to the wing. Enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

You'll start with a short briefing from some of the world's most experienced tandem pilots where you will learn about the take-off procedure and other important aspects of paragliding. Then, take off with your pilot over the edge of the mountain to paraglide smoothly through the tropical air. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility only possible with non-motorized, open-air flight. After enjoying the beautiful views over Rio de Janeiro, you'll land smoothly on São Conrado Beach. You'll also receive the exclusive videos taken during your adventure to share with your family and friends at home.

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Rio de Janeiro: Vidigal Favela Tour and Two Brothers Hike

Explore the Vidigal favela and learn about the local community on a guided tour with a specialist guide. Then hike along the Two Brothers trail and admire the stunning views of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Start your tour in Vidigal, and explore the favela like a local with your guide. Use the transport system that circulates the neighborhood and rub shoulders with the local residents. Experience the warmth of the Vidigal community and get a better understanding of the social divisions in Rio de Janeiro.  Stroll through the forest and head to the first viewpoint. Gaze down over the urban sprawl of Rocinha and discover one of Latin America's largest favelas. Continue to the next viewpoint for a breathtaking view of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita. See Corcovado in the other direction before heading to the summit of Two Brothers Hill (Morro Dois Irmaos). Enjoy the sight of the famous beaches of Rio including Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana.

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Pedra da Gávea Guided Hike Tour

Hike one of the most famous rock formations in this wonderful city, the Pedra da Gavea. Summit at 842 meters and take in the spectacular views of the Bay of Guanabara and some of the main beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Also, see majestic views of famous mountains in nearby Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Bico do Papagaio, Pedra Bonita and Corcovado. During your adventure along the Pedra da Gavea trail, you may also spot some wild animals of the Carioca Atlantic Forest! There are many animal and bird species that live in the greater Tijuca National Park area. Bring your camera and capture the panoramic views this special spot has to offer.

Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

On this 5-hour tour you will discover the beautiful Tijuca National Park and admire magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro as you enjoy hiking your way to some of the highest peaks in the area. An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 1-hour walk. From the top of Pedra Bonita at 696 meters (2,283 feet) and through a unique angle you will see the famous and majestic Pedra da Gavea, one of the highest monoliths (844 meters/2,769 feet) in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Stop at another viewpoint in the park along the way. The trail goes through the Atlantic Rainforest inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. On the way up, discover the history of Rio de Janeiro and Tijuca Forest, and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years, and the reforestation that took place in the 19th century. The tour also drives you from the South Zone to the Tijuca Mountains. Hike: EASY (3,5km=2.2mi) / 2h / elev. gain 203m (667ft) Fitness is required to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill.

Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

Rio de Janeiro: Hiking and Rappelling at Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world and is located in the limits of the National Park of Tijuca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a rich diversity of natural beauty, historical attractions and eco-tourism known worldwide. The trail and Bico do Papagaio rappel begins at the entrance gate of the Tijuca National Park and includes trails through the Mata Atlântica forest, a trip to the visitor center, park museum, Cachoeira das Almas and the trail and rappel at Bico do Parrot. The trek goes on as far as the base of the mountain, where you will find a few more natural obstacles, and a more rugged and steep climb. From the summit of Bico do Papagaio you can enjoy the main mountains of the Tijuca National Park, such as Pico da Tijuca, Pedra do Conde, Cocanha, Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea, as well as Sumaré and a small part of Corcovado and Cristo Redentor. The rappel (abseiling) activity is done at the summit of Bico do Papagaio, which is the second highest mountain in the park. The Bico do Papagaio trail and rappel has an estimated duration of eight hours.

Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Benefit from pickup from your hotel, meet at São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor (depending on option selected). After a comprehensive safety briefing from your instructor, take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the biggest urban forests in Brazil.  Once off the ground, observe the spectacular natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Take in sights such as Rio’s famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Spot natural landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Guanabara Bay, and much more. Your flight finishes with a smooth landing on the beach of São Conrado. The whole adventure can be captured in video and photos from GoPro cameras attached to the paraglider or hang gliding

Rio de Janeiro : Paragliding Tandem Flights over Rio

Rio de Janeiro : Paragliding Tandem Flights over Rio

The experience begins at the emblematic Pepino Beach in Rio, where clients disembark from the transfer to start the flight process. The location features parking, food kiosks, restrooms, changing rooms, water fountains, and Wi-Fi. Upon arrival, the client will meet instructor Sandro Cardoso who coordinates 140 instructors to provide quality, professionalism, and safety. The client will be directed to the flight club headquarters where they will fill out the local club form to activate the tour insurance. After this step, the client will board a private vehicle that will take them to the magnificent Pedra Bonita ramp, located 520 meters above sea level. At the ramp, the client can take photos of the view and watch paragliding takeoffs while being prepared by their instructor for their flight. Once properly equipped, a quick training will be conducted to simulate the takeoff moment. At the time of takeoff, the student and instructor will go to the ramp, where an inspector will perform a safety check and cameras will be turned on to record the entire flight. The flight lasts, on average, 10 minutes, but can last up to half an hour. During the flight, you can see Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Gávea, Rocinha, Morro Dois Irmãos, Christ the Redeemer, and the beaches of São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca. As the beach approaches, the instructor will fly over the sea to capture a 360-degree video and incredible photos. The landing is smooth and either on the grass next to the club or on the beach sand. After the flight, all images will be transferred to the client's phone, and they will be free to enjoy the rest of their day in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

Pedra Bonita is one of the highest mountains in the city and is located in the Tijuca National Park. Its position is privileged, between the south zone and the region of Barra da Tijuca. The 4 hour tour provides a light and pleasant experience, full of beautiful scenery and great opportunities for lovely photos. Start by meeting at your hotel, then head towards the National Park to start the walk. The trail through the Atlantic forest does not require a great physical effort or a high level of technique by the participant. Arriving at the top you will be amazed by the beautiful view of the beaches, forest and the other mountains of the city, especially the Gávea Rock, just in front. The top of Pedra Bonita has a large space where you can feel free to explore and enjoy the place. You will also have the opportunity to visit the free flight ramp and observe flight departures. The experience is fun and interesting. On the return you can see the beach of São Conrado and its beautiful landscapes, it is there also where the hang gliders and those paragliding land. Take this opportunity to go for a swim at the beach. The Bonita stone is a great option for those who want to enjoy the nature of the city and see beautiful viewpoints without great physical effort.

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4.8
(291 reviews)

Beautiful place 100% recommended, somewhat dangerous at times if you are not careful. But our extraordinary guide, Sergio, taught us a lot about nature, told extraordinary stories about the place, all the time talking and making the tour enjoyable and easier. I always take care of our safety so the complicated became easy. Ask Sergio, he is the best. Congratulations

It was a pleasant day, the staff were professional, pleasant and kind, I had a good time ☺️

Klaus was an excellent guide! Speaks very good English and was nice to get along with

Incredible experience Would like to thank clauss for his professionalism I recomand

finally I did hang-gliding and it was amazing! so sad that it lasted only ~10min