Rio de Janeiro
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Our most recommended Rio de Janeiro Air & Helicopter Tours

  • Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

    1. Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

    Benefit from pickup from your hotel, São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor. Then take a 15-minute jeep ride into Tijuca National Park, arriving at the Pedra Bonita Ramp, 1,700 feet (520 meters) above sea level. After a safety briefing and a rehearsal, it's time for takeoff.   Take the leap and experience incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio’s famous beaches, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay and much more. Your tandem flight ends with a smooth landing on the beach at São Conrado and the entire adventure will be captured by GoPro cameras attached to the wing. Enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience in Rio de Janeiro.

    The entire experience was epic!!! Beto and his team are extremely well organized, professional, and also so much fun! From pickup to drop off, I felt like I was on a journey of a lifetime! Beto, thank you for making my flight so enjoyable and personalized!!! I will be back!

  • Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

    2. Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

    For the 30-minute helicopter sightseeing flight,  experience the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro from the sky. As you take off from the airport located near the Olympic center, head upwards and fly towards the shores of Barra da Tijuca. The captain will take you along the shoreline over Rio’s fabulous beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Next, you’ll see highlights of the city, which include Sugarloaf Mountain and the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take unique photos while hovering in the sky. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 60-minute tour which is the same as the 30-minute tour but also includes flying over the Modern Museum of Art of Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, Downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Forest, and more. Book your flight during the day...

  • Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

    3. Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

    You'll start with a short briefing from some of the world's most experienced tandem pilots where you will learn about the take-off procedure and other important aspects of paragliding. Then, take off with your pilot over the edge of the mountain to paraglide smoothly through the tropical air. Any fear you may have will soon disappear and you will experience a very unique sense of tranquility only possible with non-motorized, open-air flight. After enjoying the beautiful views over Rio de Janeiro, you'll land smoothly on São Conrado Beach. You'll also receive the exclusive pictures and videos taken during your adventure to share with your family and friends at home.

    Amazing experience, Professional and fun crew which speaks great English, German and Portuguese

  • Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

    4. Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

    Your aviation adventure begins at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, or Sugarloaf (depending on option chosen), where you board the helicopter and set off for a bird's eye view tour of Rio de Janeiro. As you fly over this vibrant city, admire unforgettable panoramic views of the landscape below, and appreciate this truly unique experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the beaches, mountains, and iconic landmarks of the city from the skies. There are 4 options to choose from when booking your helicopter tour.

    I went in a small helicopter and sat in the front, so I had perfect views. I think the helicopter holds four passengers. Beautiful views of Rio. I especially appreciated the views of Christ the Redeemer. No hassles. Straight forward. Up in the air shortly after arriving. There may be a height restriction limit of 170 cm, that I was unaware of until I arrived and ready through the safety instructions. May be worth checking.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    Benefit from pickup from your hotel, meet at São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor (depending on option selected). After a comprehensive safety briefing from your instructor, take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the biggest urban forests in Brazil.  Once off the ground, observe the spectacular natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Take in sights such as Rio’s famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Spot natural landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Guanabara Bay, and much more. Your flight finishes with a smooth landing on the beach of São Conrado. The whole adventure can be captured in video and photos from GoPro cameras attached to the paraglider.

  • Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

    6. Rio: Pedra Bonita 4-Hour Hike with Free Flight Ramp Visit

    Pedra Bonita is one of the highest mountains in the city and is located in the Tijuca National Park. Its position is privileged, between the south zone and the region of Barra da Tijuca. The 4 hour tour provides a light and pleasant experience, full of beautiful scenery and great opportunities for lovely photos. Start by meeting at your hotel, then head towards the National Park to start the walk. The trail through the Atlantic forest does not require a great physical effort or a high level of technique by the participant. Arriving at the top you will be amazed by the beautiful view of the beaches, forest and the other mountains of the city, especially the Gávea Rock, just in front. The top of Pedra Bonita has a large space where you can feel free to explore and enjoy the place. You will also have the opportunity to visit the free flight ramp and observe flight departures. The experien...

    Our guide, Hugo was great, very knowledgeable and even able to answer questions about the geological history of the mountains! Very easy-going & comfortable trip altogether, would definitely highly recommend!

  • Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

    7. Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

    Get a bird’s-eye-view of the unique landscape of Rio from a hang gliding or paragliding flight. Take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp, a spot in the Tijuca Forest. Enjoy a nice view of the coastal islands, the forest, Pedra da Gavea, the Rocinha favela, Morro Dois Irmãos, and more. At the end of this thrilling experience, land at Pepino's Beach. Cool down with some fresh coconut water from the beach sidewalk kiosks. Receive photos and videos of your flight in the end. Fly with the best pilots, who have over 20 years of tandem flight experience, are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association, and have high-quality equipment.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

The entire experience was epic!!! Beto and his team are extremely well organized, professional, and also so much fun! From pickup to drop off, I felt like I was on a journey of a lifetime! Beto, thank you for making my flight so enjoyable and personalized!!! I will be back!

The trip was amazing it was worth every penny. People working there were really helpful and fun and the experience was one of a kind. Recommend it to everyone visiting Rio its a must do!

This is something fantastic!!! Adrenaline, beauty of nature, wind! Must do! Must do! And must do again!!!

Amazing experience, Professional and fun crew which speaks great English, German and Portuguese

amazing experience! if you are in Rio do not miss out!