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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Adventure

1. 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 photographed and recorded on cameras attached to the glider so that you can share your adventure with your friends and family back home. 

Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

For the 30-minute helicopter sightseeing flight,  experience the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro from the sky. As you take off from the airport located near the Olympic center, head upwards and fly towards the shores of Barra da Tijuca. The captain will take you along the shoreline over Rio’s fabulous beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Next, you’ll see highlights of the city, which include Sugarloaf Mountain and the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take unique photos while hovering in the sky. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 60-minute tour which is the same as the 30-minute tour but also includes flying over the Modern Museum of Art of Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, Downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Forest, and more. Book your flight during the day, at sunset or in the evening up until 8 PM.

Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

Embark on a rafting trip in Rio de Janeiro and discover the picturesque mountainous region in Casimiro de Abreu. Prepare to rekindle your love of the outdoors and nature thanks to the area's many rivers, rapids, and lush vegetation. After pickup and an approximately 2-hour drive from Rio, reach the calm and peaceful nature of Casimiro de Abreu. Following brief instructions, gear up in included rafting gear, then begin the fun out on the water. The rafting circuit lasts approximately 1.5 hours. You'll travel 5 km (3.1 miles) on the river, with rapids ranging from level 2 to 3+, offering you plenty of thrills throughout your adventure.  In some parts of the river, calm water sections allow you to enjoy river floating or to stop to dive in the clear, clean waters. At the end of your adventure, stop at a homemade food restaurant before drop-off back at our pickup location (costs not included).

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What people are saying about Ipanema

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

The experience was truly amazing! Besides the delay (i.e., we were supposed to start at 11:00 but ended up starting at 13:30) everything else went well. The views from the top are spectacular!

Vale la pena hacerlo, conocer la ciudad desde el cielo y disfrutar de sus paisajes. Toman todas las medidas de seguridad para que realices la actividad tranquilo.

Excellent guide/instructor! Awesome experience. Highly recommend. The only comment I have is that I submitted a question in advance that was not answered.

They are talkative and energetic, super nice and understandable if you also can understand that they can’t control the wind

It was the best experience ever, the pilot was funny and made sure that we felt secure and safe. Great choice!