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Check out or very own Alex as he takes a crazy jump off of Pedra da Gavea, hang gliding his way down to Sao Conrado beach. This definitely makes it into our top 10 list of things you simply must do while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Easily book your Tandem Hang Gliding lesson at Discovery Hostel Rio for a very special experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird, with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The first step is tricky as you put all your faith in your instructor and your new found wings. But soon you will be coasting over Rio like a pro. In the distance you will see the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue and popular beaches like Ipanema and Leblon. The view is breath taking and they might even let you take a hack at navigating the hang glider. We will also help you select your day and track the weather to see if a jump is possible.
Explore the waters around the Tijuca Islands (off of Ilha da Jigóia in Barra), a birthplace for turtles and quite untouched scuba points due to few divers visiting it. No experience or certification necessary to dive. A trained diving instructor will accompany first-time divers, guiding them through the whole process, safe and securly. Advanced divers will benifit from a second dive, venturing further out to the deep.
Day trips and overnight the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro Rim and Islands Cagarras, and certifications available upon request.
Experience Rio de Janeiro with its all its breathtaking views from an incomparable birds eye view. Rio’s landscape is famous for good reasons – with its rolling hills and jagged mountains reaching out and touching the ocean. And it’s even more breathtaking from above. See the most favorite sites and sounds from a wonderfully rare angle.
Urca district is the largest urban climbing center in the world, with over 200 routes of all difficulty levels, and brings climbers from all around the world. This tour will take you to the best options in Morro da Urca, with a difficulty grade ranging from 2 to 5. The access is made through the Morro da Urca trail, which lasts around 45 minutes and is considered light. Included is a visit to the Sugar Loaf by the traditional cable car, one of our most famous symbols. This is the perfect mix of adventure and ecotourism, with the beautiful landscapes that only Rio de Janeiro can offer. Higher level routes must be consulted with anticipation.