Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
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The original hang gliding experience over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Operated by former, WXC World Champion, National Champion and multi Record holder Konrad Heilmann and his team of friendly, safe and fully certified instructors.

The unique experience of flying a Hang Glider, 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.
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In Brief

Location:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country:
Brazil
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
7 days a week as weather is suitable
Highlights:
Qualified and professional pilot
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free port pickup and drop-off included
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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.

Stop At:

• Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Estrada da Cascatinha 850 Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590 Brazil

Inclusions

  • Pictures and video recorded on DVD

Exclusions

  • Usage and insurance fees 60 Brazilian Real, approx. US$14
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, transfer service can be requested, cost varies according to location.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Estr. da Gávea, 837 - São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22610-001, Brazil

Returns To

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
An amazing experience with professional staff. Lifelong memories of an incredible view of Rio and surrounded areas.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
The stuff is very professional and the view is amazing ! I felt extremely secured and had so much fun :)
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
An absolutely stunning experience brought to us by Alex and crew! Our pilot was amazing, the flight was amazing, the experience was unforgettable. 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...
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This is a must do in Brazil or wherever. Guides are super nice, educated and you feel very safe with them. Loved this!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
Amazing! Was a trip I will never forget. The instructor speak in spanish and was really secure of the process, so he gave to me confidence.
• Submitted 13 Apr 2018
What an amazing experience. One of the highlights of our trip to Rio.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Very easy to arrange everything. One of the highlights of my trip - great fun and highly recommended.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
We ran a little late but honestly it was SOOOOO WORTH IT!! I was very nervous to run off the platform but once in the air, you feel so free!!! I would highly HIGHLY recommend Konrad Heilmann’s company!! I already want to go hang gliding again!!! Thank you and until next time!!
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
Everyone was great and friendly. The weather was a little bit of concern, but by trusting their experience, I was able to be part of the best experience ever.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
This was an incredible experience. Konrad was so great and helpful. I'm so glad I got to experience this and highly recommend hang gliding with him!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing! Excellent experience in the air! Great view and also the photos were amazing! Very recomended!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing! Excellent experience!
• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
Loved the experience and the beach view! Very good crew and experience.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2017
OMG!! I cant believe I amanges to do this but it was insane and one of my best experiences travelling. If you get a chance... Do it. My guide was so so good and so encouraging.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2017
This was an amazing experience, as you would expect. I was scheduled to be picked up around 10:00am, but Konrad texted me on WhatsApp letting me know that the wind was too strong and that it would have to be postponed until later in the day. It wasn't an issue though, as he kept in touch regularly, and eventually I was picked up in the afternoon. After the quick sign-in process, I was driven up to the take-off point by my 'instructor' where I was trained on what to do. Taking off is definitely the scariest part, but once you're in the air, it's a very peaceful feeling.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
The experience was amazing from start to finish. I highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
very fun and worth the price!
• Submitted 24 Mar 2016
If there is one thing everyone should do if you visit rio go hang gliding the views and the feelings are amazing
• Submitted 02 Nov 2015
Overall this was a really great activity. The flight itself lasted about 5 mins at the most.The instructor/pilot was also very good. I called the day before to confirm my booking as requested and they advised me if I was available that day to do it then as the weather forecast wasn't good for the next day, they were very flexible in accommodating the change. The only area for improvement is when you arrive there it is very chaotic and seem disorganized you are passed from one person to another with very little communication as to what is happening. That said its a must do to trill seekers visiting Rio.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
This was our first activity after getting to Rio and it started out shaky. I called the number on the voucher to confirm the time and place of pickup which I had requested from Konrad via email at the time of booking and was told our reservation was for the next day. When I said no, I had a voucher with the date, I was told yes the reservation was for that day and they would send someone to get us. They did and then the car had a problem and we were put into a taxi. Once we got to the site however, the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Klaus and Mauricio? were our guides and they were so nice they really made the experience great for us. Did not get any briefing as described, got some quick takeoff instructions and then we were off. It did seem a bit rushed as other reviews have mentioned. Think we were late or something. Anyway, the hang gliding was a surreal experience and the landing almost perfect. Watched videos and pics but no refreshments were offered. Got the feeling Viator and the tour company do not communicate well. The experience was amazing and I would definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
We were picked up from our hotel in Urca on time. First we were taken to the beach to pay for registration and insurance. Just be hopeful you don't need the insurance - it's worth jack, lol. Then we were rushed into a waiting car and taken up to the take-off zone. Once at the take-off zone we were unable to savour the moment. Everything was rushed. Very little time to take photographs or savour the moment. The pre-flight instructions were rushed too. The flight itself was incredible, hence the 4 stars. Fantastic views all along the coast and felt safe at all times. Once back at the beach, we had the opportunity to upgrade to the 2-angle video/photos option. We watched a little of the video and upgraded. Yes, I'd recommend it as it's an incredible experience. It would've gotten 5 stars if we'd been allowed to savour the moment at the take-off zone.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2016
The hang gliding was great. The experience with viator was not. We were charged extra fees when we got there. We waited over an hour for our connection to take us back to the hotel. I emailed viator about it on my return and got no response. My advice would be you there yourself and pay when you get there.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2016
Was forgotten atop the mountain for an inordinate amount of time. Fortunately, my friend was at the bottom insisting that they left me up there or I am not certain how I would have gotten back to the bottom. When they finally did return for me, the flight down was nice but the landing was extremely rough. They attempted to make it all up by purchasing me beer and acai. The manager even offered to cover the taxi ride out for a helicopter ride I had to pay for the helicopter and the way back - which I didn't find out until I was there.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country:
Brazil
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
7 days a week as weather is suitable
Highlights:
Qualified and professional pilot
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free port pickup and drop-off included