Paragliding in Rio is a recreational wind sport that is best described as a hybrid of hang gliding and parachuting. Aparaglider 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.
Pepino beach, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro city. Daily, under request. Check your voucher for address details
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip flops. Take a valid ID when signing the terms and conditions at the hang gliding club (no copies).
CONTACT THE OFFICE VIA PHONE, EMAIL OR WHATSAPP BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE METTING POINT. WIND CONDITIONS MUST BE CHECKED FIRST.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$49.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
Travelers shall meet the chief pilots ( Andre Tavares or Flavio Dias) at the meeting time and meeting point displayed on the voucher .
Once they meet the pilots, they will be directed to the club to sign the terms and pay for the student pass and insurance.
After that, they will be driven to the top of Pedra Bonita mountain, for about 15 minutes.
Once there, the pilots will pass some take off instructions to the passengers .
Once they are good to go, the passengers will line up and wait for their turn to take off.
After take off, flights can take from 7 to 20 minutes in average according to the wind conditions.
After safely landing on Pepino beach, the group will wait for our staff to transfer the photos and video files to a DVD.
Once they are ready, passengers are free to leave .
(from February 15th of 2018, to december 15th of 2018 , except the Winter Break
R$ 499,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included
(from december 16th of 2018, to march 14th of 2019, and from july 15th to july 31st of 2018, except Carnival season )
R$ 549,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included
(During carnival season from March 1st to March 10th of 2019
R$ 599,00 per person – flight with insurance, ramp usage fee, video and pictures included
Attention: Once the insurance is activated, the R$ 50,00 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 in case the flight is rescheduled, but no refund will be given in this case.
When it comes to pictures and videos, customers cannot use their own cameras, for security reasons. Our cameras are safelt attached to the gliders to prevent them from falling from the sky and hurting people down in the landing area.
Tips: 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.