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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience provided by Rio Hang Gliding

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
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About
See Rio de Janeiro from a brand new perspective during a hang gliding experience that offers birds-eye views of Tijuca Forest National Park. Ideal for thrill seekers and suitable for travelers with no previous hang gliding experience, this experience also includes DVD and photo footage of your flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See more of Rio de Janeiro than you thought possible during a hang gliding experience
  • A short duration makes this ideal for time-pressed travelers
  • See top sights such as Sugar Loaf mountain and Christ the Redeemer from above
  • Escape the crowds on land for a different perspective of Rio
What to expect
  • Experience flying a Hang Glider, tandem with the official Rio Hang Gliding team leaded by Hang Gliding champion, national team member & Record Holder Konrad Heilmann. Launching of the Tijuca Forest National Park, surrounded by tropical Atlantic Forest, unique views of the Atlantic ocean and many landmarks of Rio such as Rocinha, Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer and more, finishing with a smooth landing on the white sands of beautiful São Conrado beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See more of Rio de Janeiro than you thought possible during a hang gliding experience
  • A short duration makes this ideal for time-pressed travelers
  • See top sights such as Sugar Loaf mountain and Christ the Redeemer from above
  • Escape the crowds on land for a different perspective of Rio
What to expect
  • Experience flying a Hang Glider, tandem with the official Rio Hang Gliding team leaded by Hang Gliding champion, national team member & Record Holder Konrad Heilmann. Launching of the Tijuca Forest National Park, surrounded by tropical Atlantic Forest, unique views of the Atlantic ocean and many landmarks of Rio such as Rocinha, Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer and more, finishing with a smooth landing on the white sands of beautiful São Conrado beach.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17136P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pictures and video
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pictures and video
Exclusions
  • 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.
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
On time use gloves available for customers and staff.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Rubens Ferner
Sao Paulo, SP2 contributions
What an amazing experience
Klaus and Fuba were so kind with us. The whole experience with Hang Gliding was amazing and they made us feel comfortable and confident. We are coming back sometime soon. I’m pretty sure of that.
Written August 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryan Murphy
1 contribution
Overall an amazing experience with great guides
Mar 2020
I was on the fence about hang gliding in Rio but ultimately decided to after reading numerous positive reviews. From start to finish the entire thing took almost exactly an hour and a half. They record your flight from three different angles and take pictures at these angles via gopro's every five seconds. I was paired up with Claus, a pilot that is originally from Brazil but still spoke perfect English, and was very entertaining and good at putting me at ease. After my flight Claus recommended a hike for me to do in Tijuca Forest, and actually gave me a ride to the trail head. Everyone there was extremely nice and great at what they do.

I highly recommend this experience if you are visiting Rio! Unforgettable.
Written March 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathleen C
33 contributions
Must Do When in Rio
Very organized. I added a pick up from my hostel and changed hostels last minute and it was no problem they were very accommodating. Konrad made me feel very comfortable from the beginning, and spoke perfect English so it was super easy to go through all the safety prep. Experience was worth the price so beautiful and Konrad answered so many questions about things I saw during the flight! REMINDER: Didn’t realize you need your passport to register with the hang gliding club before you go- luckily I had mine memorized!
Written March 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Uchechi A
5 contributions
Amazing experience but be prepared to wait
Feb 2020 • Solo
I did hang gliding in Rio with this group and had a great experience. My guide was very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable and relaxed the whole time. They have 3 GoPro cameras on glider and this gives you multiple angles but only the view of you from the front is free. The others cost $25 each. They also charge $19 to transport from hotel to beach. Be prepared to wait because depending on the wind it can take some time. The whole trip took 2 hours. The actual gliding was about 8 minutes.
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

962sorchak
Stockport, UK14 contributions
Hand gliding over Rio
Feb 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience. Quick and easy to book they arranged a hotel pick up for me too. Made me feel at ease for a scary experience and once in the air views were amazing!!!! Video and pictures included too.
Written February 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stanislav Y
1 contribution
Nutty experience and excellent service!
Jan 2020
When I first saw this I had doubts if it's worth the money. Now I am very glad that i did it!
The flight was freaking good and Konrad, with whom I talked most of the time was just awesome - very friendly, answered all my questions, gave me useful information and he's a pretty damn good pilot. His colleagues are also very nice and helpful. After I was done with the flight they drove me up to the trail leading to Pedra Bonita for a little hike. They also told me that after I am done with the hike I can go to back to the parking spot and ask for someone to drive me down to the beach again. I went there and waited just 10 minutes for someone to pick me up and while I waited I had a chat with few of the crew who were very friendly.
Totally recommend it!
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konrad H
Hi Stanislav, it was a great pleasure to have you as a guest here at Rio Hang Gliding, you also deserve 5 stars :-) Wish you safe and happy travels and thanks for your time writing this review about our Hang Gliding experience in Rio de Janeiro.
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frye
2 contributions
THE VERY BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE!
Jan 2020
The entire experience was probably the best in Brazil from start to finish. Konrad was very detailed on WhatsApp on where to meet and picked us up. Super friendly guy who told us about his country and made us feel comfortable before our hang glide. He offered to take photos for us at the top of the ramp, let us keep our backpack in his car and just overall is SUCH a nice guy! Our pilots were also professional. I had Blade who was an excellent pilot despite my dry heaving motion sickness haha. My husband had Manuel who did many trial runs with him to ensure that they would take off ok. We both had 10+ mins flights. Helped me get some awesome photos and footage.

ALAS, my phone was literally snatched out of my hand on Copacabana Beach on NYE.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konrad H
Hi it was a pleasure to have you guys as guest at Rio Hang Gliding, it was sad to hear about your phone, but at least we could send you the back up images of your Hang Gliding trip over Rio de Janeiro. Thanks for taking the time reviewing wish you guys a very happy 2020!
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cory Bolotsky
Boston, MA234 contributions
Amazing experience - TERRIBLE organization & communication
Jan 2020
Overall the experience to Hang Glide over Rio is one of a kind, and I recommend it to anyone, especially on a clear sunny day. The instructors are professional, everything is incredibly safe and even for someone like me who has a bit of a fear of heights, this wasn’t the least bit scary.

The biggest complaint is that the organization was absolutely abysmal. To be fair I went on a very busy day (New Years Day), but when I arrived, Daniela told me I would need to wait an hour, or two, or maybe wouldn’t even be able to fly the day I booked. She asked if I’d do Paragliding instead of Hanggliding (like I booked) which felt like an inappropriate ask. I know that they can’t control the winds, but the fact that Daniela didn’t send me a message in the morning with a heads up was really disappointing.

The video and photos that they provide are amazing, but you should know that they will try to “upsell” you an additional $25 - $50 if you want videos and photos from more than the one camera that’s provided (which they don’t tell you in advanced).
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konrad H
Hi reading your review it came to my attention that you reviewed the wrong company here since the person you mentioned works another business which does not even have a own team of hang gliding instructors. When back in town please try us out.
Written January 9, 2020
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Anirudh Damani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India15 contributions
Excellent hang gliding experience
Excellent place. They make you feel so nice and comfortable. From the time i contacted them over whatsapp till the hang gliding was over they are just superb.
Written December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konrad H
Thanks for this review about your Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding experience. Looking forward to see you back soon.
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brenna m
1 contribution
Wonderful experience start to finish!
Dec 2019
From the very first moment I reached out to the company online to book my adventure, to the last moment downloading photos and videos from the go-pro camera of the flight, I was impressed by the care, professionalism, and excellence of this company and the experiences they provide. I was put immediately at ease for all my fears; Klaus had such a clam demeanor and instilled confidence from the very start. I would recommend highly to anyone!!!!
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Konrad H
Rio Hang Gliding and all its team are very happy to see your review about our Hang Gliding adventure in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. We wish you happy travels and thank your for sharing your opinion.
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Just incredible!
My wife and I went hang gliding while in Rio and the experience was just incredible. Words can explain the emotion
Rick S
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Thrill of a Lifetime
Didn’t know what to expect. Everything was professional. From start to finish. They arranged cab to the site from R
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THE VERY BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE!
The entire experience was probably the best in Brazil from start to finish. Konrad was very detailed on WhatsApp on
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Just do it
Right from the very start this agency was punctual in picking me up from my hotel. Once at the site, Klaus was grea
timmysteck899
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So much fun!
There’s nothing like that first moment of flight. Felt in safe hands the whole time, smooth and fun experience
ixeldog
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Great experience
I had a great time hang gliding with Konrad. He was able to fit me in at the last minute which I especially appreci
John M
John M
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A Soaring Success
Having been picked up from our hotel the transfer was swift to the meeting point. Here We were greeted by Klaus my
ricksimwo
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See Rio from a different perspective
Sorry that I recently get to this, I promised to do so. The hang gliding was incredible, my wife and I had so much
pepeolanojr
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Hang Glading Best Experience in Rio
I had the chance to experience the best hang gliding in the world experience with Konrad (pilot) yesterday. It was
MMHalliday
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Safely Exhilarating
Absolutely amazing experience this morning for my first hang gliding experience. Instructor was fun, 30 years of ex
heidizaar
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Very good experience
I was a bit nerveous about the hanggliding as it was my first time. But everything was very professional, which mad
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Rio Hang Gliding - Absolutely Fabulous
This was definitely one of the best activities that we did in Rio. The pilots and the rest of the team were so kind
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Hang gliding
Once the take off is done, enjoy the view and smooth flight. You can purchase photos and videos from this relaxing
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Awesome
Loved the experience , super safe and fun. Alexandre prepares you for the jump throughly and if yo are a little sca
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The Taylor’s Hang Glide 2018
Wow what an amazing experience. Great guide with Klauss and his assistant was so helpful. Highly recommend Klauss
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