1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Tijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

Product ID: 228676
Enjoy a fantastic tandem hang gliding flight and see Rio de Janeiro from a bird's-eye view. Benefit from certified and experienced instructors and fly gently down over the mountains and forests of Tijuca National Park, landing at the ocean.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Pickup available at hotels located in: Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme, Leblon, Jardim Botânico, Gávea, Lagoa, Botafogo, Urca, Flamengo, Barra da Tijuca. If you are staying outside the pickup route, please contact the local operator and you will be provided the closest meeting point available.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an amazing tandem hang gliding flight with an experienced instructor
  • Take in panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro's unique landscape
  • Take off from a hilltop ramp in Tijuca National Park
  • Benefit from complimentary photo and video coverage of your flight
Full description
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.
  • Tandem flight
  • Experienced instructor
  • 100 digital photos and an HD video
  • Subway station pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Flight insurance (R$60)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Charged Smartphone
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people weighing more than 120 kilograms (265 lbs)
• All participants must purchase flight insurance (R$60) upon arrival at the meeting point
• Ask your instructor if you want more of an adrenaline rush during your flight
• The flight time will be approximately 7 to 15 minutes, depending on wind conditions. The entire tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours
• If you have a GoPro of your own, you can bring it and attach it to your flight helmet
• The footage of the front camera is included, but you can also purchase the photos and video from side and back cameras
• The minimum age requirement for this activity is 16 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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To do absolutely. First experience and very satisfied. I booked the day before and the weather conditions were not good, we were in contact by whatsup and we had to fix several possible hours to finally be able to take off the next day at the end of the morning. I really appreciated this flexibility and this contact. The driver picked me up at my hotel and everything went as planned. The instructor was professional and friendly, explained the whole process to me and we were able to take off as planned. The feeling of hovering is just incredible, unique. An experience that I will never forget.

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January 15, 2020

It was fun but for the expensive price, my entire flight time was only 6 minutes and 30 seconds. I expected like 10 minutes. Pick up was scheduled at 10:30am so I went out to eat breakfast. I came back at 10:28 am and the driver already came at 10:09am. I had to wait for him to come back, but not a big deal. The instructor was very nice and explained everything well. If you can afford it, it is fun. You have to pay additional 60 Reals for insurance and costs extra for hotel pick up and drop off. I paid total $185 US dollars which included many photos and one camera angle video. Additional camera angles video and photos cost extra 100 Reals each camera which I thought was too expensive.

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October 18, 2019

Birthday surprise

So yesterday was Deans 50th birthday and as a surprise I booked us both a tandem hand glide flight. This was totally amazing and I booked this under recommendation from a good work friend. I urge anyone that comes to Rio to do this, the weather was perfect and both our pilots were brilliant. Can’t say enough times how totally awesome this was. Thank you so much

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May 10, 2019

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Product ID: 228676