- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Qualified and professional pilot
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Pictures and video recorded on DVD
- Entry/Admission - Rio Hang Gliding
- 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.
São Conrado district, Rio de Janeiro, hotel pick up service available at request, pick up cost varies by location.
Hourly from 8am to 3pm
Returns to original departure point
7 days a week as weather is suitable
Don’t worry if this is your first time hang gliding, no experience is necessary.
Once you reach São Conrado, first, fill out the usual paper work at the Hang Gliding Club, and then listen to a short briefing with some of the world's best tandem pilots.
Your pilot gets you geared up and ready for takeoff. Fly and glide smoothly through the air. During your flight, see the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Corconovado, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa, and Niteroi.
After a smooth landing on the sandy beach of Sao Conrado, you'll be offered refreshments while you watch others in your group land. Your whole adventure will be photographed and video recorded by a special camera attached to your glider so you can share this great adventure with your friends and relatives back home.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This is a must do in Brazil or wherever. Guides are super nice, educated and you feel very safe with them. Loved this!
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.
Very easy to arrange everything. One of the highlights of my trip - great fun and highly recommended.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This tour was amazing! Excellent experience in the air! Great view and also the photos were amazing!
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.
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.
The experience was amazing from start to finish. I highly recommend this tour!!
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.
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.