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Address: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Flying Off a Mountain With Zé

Ever since I started planning my trip to Brazil, I wanted to go tandem gliding (aka take an Asa Delta flight) in Rio de Janeiro. I emailed back and forth with Ricardo Hammond of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Multiple emails back and forth to even attempt to arrange hanggliding. Had to call twice just in the confirming stage. Day of supposed hang gliding trip, driver hasn't even shown up 45minutes past the pickup time. We called and it would be another "10-15 minutes." At least 1hour delay. Forget it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ever since I started planning my trip to Brazil, I wanted to go tandem gliding (aka take an Asa Delta flight) in Rio de Janeiro. I emailed back and forth with Ricardo Hammond of Rio by Jeep before going to Rio. He said that he could book me a week in advance but to confirm, it would really depend on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I booked a week ago and was told I could get a 1230 pickup. I emailed back with my address and then waited for the pick up. Didn't turn up so I phoned and was told only pick ups are from Ipanema or Copacabana. A detail which should have been emailed. I explained I emailed a week ago and didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

By far one of the best experiences of my life. Ricardo and Albino are true professionals. All the gear is properly checked and secure so you so no need to be anxious. You are definitely in safe hands.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Today marks the best day of my life being on earth for 40 years, I just came back from the gliding trip. Took off went super well, I felt like a bird flying with Ricardo! Some other company before us didn't have an experienced flyer and they both drop off the platform the guy went home in an ambulance. BUT... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great experience hang-gliding in Rio. Pick up from the apartment in Ipanema , taken to the hang-gliding club meeting point on a beach around the headland just beyond Leblon (c 20 mins journey). Then up through the Parque National da Tijucato to the take off point .10-15 min briefing , strap in and then leap ! c 10 mins flight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was in Rio last week and my day tour guide connected me to Ricardo at Delta Flight (AKA Rio by Jeep). Ricardo has been hang gliding since 1986. He is fantastic! Everybody knows him. He was very professional and made me feel safe before the flight and during. I wouldn't jump off a mountain with just anyone, but I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Hang-gliding with Ricardo over Rio was a great experience. He was really responsive and helpful in setting up our reservation, and followed through with a great flight. He was knowledgeable about all things Rio and hang-gliding. I would definitely recommend Rio by Jeep to anyone.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a fantastic experience in Rio! Ricardo, the pilot, is a fantastic teacher and he is great for conversation. The thrill of running off the platform, flying over Rio, and landing on a beach simply cannot be beat. The transfer to/from hotel was easy and enjoyable. The driver gave me a local's view of Rio. For those who think... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

All the great reviews here are accurate. My girlfriend and I had great flights that lasted over ten minutes, with a great view of the Tijuca forests, beaches, and even some favela's in the distance. I would definitely recommend the flight. But be warned: Pictures and video are a scam! It seems like all of the hang gliding companies here... More 

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Address: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

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