Pedra Bonita, Floresta da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 2268 0565
NileGuide Expert tip:
For a bird's-eye view of Rio's beaches and mountains, check out Just Fly Rio (tel. 021/9985-7540 mobile, or 021/2268-0565; www.justfly.com.br). Flight instructor Paulo Celani has more than 20 years experience in this, so you know you're in safe hands.
With a natural landscape as beautiful as Rio's, soaring above the city and enjoying a bird's eye view has to be the perfect way to take in the view. Unless you're scared of heights of course. For those with the stomach for it, tandem hangliding over Rio is one of the most exciting things you can do here, and an experience that will stick with you forever. No experience or skills are necessary, but just remember that once you start running to the edge of the cliff, you can't change your mind! You'll also have the chance to buy photos/DVD of your flight, so you will be able to astound your friends with the proof of your daredevil adventure. Prices are high but worth it.