Hang gliding/paragliding in Rio de Janeiro is an exhilarating way to get a small glimpse of the city. Jumps are in tandem and no previous experience is required.
Itinerary (timings are rough estimates):
From 9:00 – 9:30 am: Hotel pick-up by car (southern zone locations ONLY including Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana). Please note that for travelers staying outside of the southern zone are requested to meet in front of Copacabana Palace Hotel for pick-up at 9:00 am
9:30: Arrival at Hang Gliding Association at São Conrado beach to sign disclaimer
10:00: Drive up to take-off location in Tijuca National Park where you will meet your certified hang gliding instructor. He will walk you through security information beforehand and practice your takeoff. The “flight time” can range anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending on weather conditions
12:30: Driver will be waiting on São Conrado beach to take you back to your hotel (southern zone only)