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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Soar above the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard a hang glider during this 4-hour adventure. Accompanied by a fully certified instructor, launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, and glide over the lush, verdant Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Take in views of some of Rio's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Touch down for a gentle landing on the white sands of Sao Conrado Beach. Round-trip transportation is available for additional cost, but a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience is included.
  • 2-hour hang-gliding experience in Rio de Janeiro
  • Soar above Rio de Janeiro in a hang glider, and take in city views from above
  • Fly safely, accompanied by a fully certified instructor
  • Launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park and glide over the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest)
  • Pass by Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • Touch down for a gentle landing on Sao Conrado Beach
  • Walk away with a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience

What's Included

  • Pictures and video
  • HG club usage fee and insurance 100 Brazilian Real, approx. US$18.00
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, transfer service can be requested, cost varies according to location.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Estr. do Joá, 136
    Estr. do Joá, 136 - São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22610-142, Brazil

    We pick up for free in the São Conrado neighbohood in front of the Hortifrutti Grocery store, please contact us before heading over to confirm wind conditions.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Hotel transfers aren't included but can be arranged, cost varies by location, please contact us after booking if you would like to request the service.
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Due to safety of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 100kg/220lb are not acceptable.
  • Minimum age is 16 years, under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian and photo ID's of both. Alternatively a letter of authorization signed by guardian accompanied by signers photo ID can be accepted.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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There were many highlights in our week long stay in RIo but this one was right near the top, Book this now if you want the experience of a lifetime,
186 reviews
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7 minutes of awe
Scott_S, Jul 2022
A unique experience soaring over a beautiful Rio neighborhood. From its start high up in the National Park, to the brief moment of terror leaking off a Cliff with your guide, to the 7 minutes floating to ground, and safe landing on Pepino Beach, we never had a moment of doubt of our safe return.
Fun and beautiful!
Isabelle_S, Mar 2022
Very beautiful flight with a fun instructor. I would give it 5 stars if we could have stayed up a bit longer. I am assuming that if this was not about maximizing flights/ day, we could have a 15 min flight as advertised. No one gets a 15 min flight...
Great experience!
Leah_G, Mar 2022
What an awesome experience! First day in Rio and I went straight for it. This was my first time hang gliding and would recommend it to everyone. Klaus was an amazing guide who makes you feel comfortable and safe. Also, get the 360 camera option! Pictures/video were great!
Busy day, very disorganized and an extremely long wait
Arlene_L, Mar 2022
The hang gliding experience (it was a first for me) was great. Reason why I am giving two stars is because I was up there waiting for almost four hours. My booking was for 10 am, didn’t jump off the platform until past 1:30 pm. It is understandable when there are long lines, and also if the wait is longer than usual because the wind changes and the jumps need to be stopped. But the pilot / instructor dropped me (and two other people) at the platform at 10:15 am (after pickup) and disappeared for the next two hours. We didn’t know what was going on, why the wait was so long, or where the pilot was until he magically appeared at around 12:30. I think the day was overbooked, which obviously shouldn’t have been done. Otherwise the experience was great.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Arlene, First of all we're quite happy that, after all, you enjoyed our little adventure in the skies. You told most of the story, we had the combination of 3 factors, unsuitable wind caused several interruptions to the operation on what was probably the busiest day of the season. Not to speak that, since all operators use the same public launch site, traffic and parking becomes another challenge due to the combined factors. Our recommendation to all is to avoid booking for their last day in town. If it wasn't your last day in town we would have simply rebooked you for another day to save you all that waiting. Wish you safe travels!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best damn adventure ever!!
Marcus_T, Feb 2022
KLAUS!! The flight instructor was amazing! Made the experience comfortable and relaxing! Totally would do this adventure again!
Jeppe_L, Jan 2022
The whole show is to get people down as fast as possible and get the money while the man in charge bow to you like your in Africa ... The wind and weather conditions was perfect for flying but the aim is to get you down at the ground passing a sheme and = the flight down is going to be fast even though the wind was perfect for both hand- and paragliding. At the ground the show is to get money out of you with their perfect new 360 degrees camera. But at ground I was told that the front camera did´nt worked but they talk you to pay a fortune for the film and pictures even though they first appologize and give you a reasonable price but then the guy in charge tell you something else and have you pay 400 instead of 100. Coming how you see that you are cheated with what you get.
Would recommend
Jessica_M, Nov 2021
This tour was nice. It was such a unique experience, and I happy that the content capture was included in our price.
Samantha_G, Jul 2021
This had to be one of the best experiences of my life! My pilot was so kind and made the flight perfect! He made me feel safe and calm. If you want to know what freedom feels like, you must do this!
Trenetta_B, Jun 2021
Such great instructors, they help you through the gutters. Its really an amazing experience and I would definitely do it again. Not scary at all.
Rattana, Jan 2021
Glad I did this, it was amazing. I was not a big fan of heights but this was not an issue at all. Excellence customer service from Conrad, quickly messaged back on any questions I had and arranged my transportation for pick-up/drop-off. The instructor was professional and polite, a few practicing run before we took off flying. Don't pass up this opportunity!!
Thrilling experience
Demi_A, Jan 2021
Great experience. Flight was short but it was exciting. Thanks to Conrad for being a good instructor.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fly like a Bird!!!
Clement_G, Jan 2021
One of the most amazing experiences I’ve every had. I’ve been sky diving and enjoyed hang gliding more. Also, the instructors were awesome!
Incredible experience
Iliana_R, Mar 2020
Manoel’s calm demeanor and expertise calmed my nerves. This was the experience of a lifetime; a dream come true!
Arlene, Mar 2020
I had a great, beautiful time. I loved every minute and wished there was more time. I was really glad I arranged to do this. I would go again!
Robert_J, Mar 2020
Great experience. Thrilling and beautiful flight - you won't be disappointed. While the flight itself is short (about 6 mins), you'll need to block out 2-3 hours for registration, basic training, transportation up the hill, and potential weather delays. Note that the fee only includes the front camera. The side and rear cameras are an extra R$100 (Brazillian Real).
Mel, Feb 2020
It was a nice experience. The team was nice and friendly, maybe a little bit more explanation at the beginning would be helpful (administrative documents to sign, lockers...)
Superb.fantastic view.
Dariusz_M, Jan 2020
That was one of the best things I did in my life.There is nothing to be affraid of.Very smooth flight.Spectacular view over beaches and ocean of Rio.Fantastic landscape.Instructor- Hans-was brilliant and cool.Good man.Is a must do once you in Rio.Highly recommended to everyone
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks for reviewing our Hang Gliding service in Rio de Janeiro. Please don't take to long to come back.
First Hang Gliding
Teresa_C, Nov 2019
Awesome experience. Instructor is great. Waiting for an hour to get up to the mountain top. It was not clear instruction while waiting. Overall is great adventure. Clear off my bucket list
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hi Teresa, thanks for reviewing, hope to see you back in Rio soon.
Fly like a bird
Iryna P, Sep 2019
An amazing experience with professional staff. Lifelong memories of an incredible view of Rio and surrounded areas.
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Hi Iryna, thanks for choosing Rio Hang Gliding for your Hang Gliding adventure in Rio de Janeiro and also for taking your time writing this review. It was a great pleasure to have you as a guest. Happy travels!
Excellent experience
88ronb, Sep 2019
The stuff is very professional and the view is amazing ! I felt extremely secured and had so much fun :)
Response from Host, Sep 2019
It was a pleasure sharing the skies with you, thanks for sharing your thoughts about your experience with Rio Hang Gliding with the community by doing this Trip Advisor Review. Whenever you come back to Rio de Janeiro please come back for another Hang Gliding adventure in Rio de Janeiro.


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