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Rio de Janeiro (State) Air & helicopter tours

Our most recommended Rio de Janeiro (State) Air & helicopter tours

Rio de Janeiro: Paragliding Tandem Flight

1. 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.

From Rio de Janeiro: City Highlights Helicopter Tour

2. From Rio de Janeiro: City Highlights Helicopter Tour

See some of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions from the sky on a helicopter tour. Fly by Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Copacabana beach, and more, marveling at them from your unique perspective. Take off over the skies of Rio de Janeiro and see iconic locations such as Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Maracanã, Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Soar in tranquility and leave the bustling city beneath you on this itinerary that will leave you with incredible memories of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding Tandem Flight

3. 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.

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.

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 de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

6. 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, 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, at sunset or in the evening up until 8 PM..

Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

7. Rio de Janeiro: Hang Gliding or Paragliding Flight

Experience the thrill of hanging gliding and paragliding flights in Rio while seeing the unique landscape of the city. The flights take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp, a privileged spot in the Tijuca Forest. You will see the best views of the coastal islands, the forest, Pedra da Gavea, the Rocinha favela (one of the world’s biggest slums), Morro Dois Irmãos, and more. At the end of this thrilling experience, land at Pepino Beach, and cool down with some fresh coconut water at the kiosks. 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.

Rio de Janeiro: Highlights Tour by Helicopter

8. Rio de Janeiro: Highlights Tour by Helicopter

Take off from one of the most important tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro, with a VIP room, comfort and a beautiful view of Botafogo Bay and Christ the Redeemer. With a specialized team and modern aircraft. Embark on this unmissable experience and fly over the incredible city of Rio de Janeiro in a helicopter. Admire the city's sights on a 7 or 10-minute flight and be enchanted by panoramic views of the beaches, Christ the Redeemer and the Sugarloaf. Experience this with Helisight!

Rio de Janeiro: Private Helicopter Tour for 2 People

9. Rio de Janeiro: Private Helicopter Tour for 2 People

Exclusive Flight for 2 passengers and the pilot. We are a specialized company in panoramic flights through the city of RJ. We have started from the desire to show our passengers a new landscape of the Wonderful City. Some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world are present in our itineraries, such as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Maracanã, the Sugar Loaf, and Christ the Redeemer – one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Routes that surprise Cariocas and tourists from all over the world. Our aircraft carefully follow all the maintenance procedures recommended by the aircraft manufacturers and by the National Civil Aviation Agency (anac); following international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualifications and on permanent duty. Everything is to offer you more tranquility in the unforgettable experience of knowing the Wonderful City. In reservations for only 1 passenger, we fit on another flight with 2 more passengers already scheduled, so if these two other passengers request a change or cancellation of the tour, we will change the time of your flight to the closest available time. The times chosen are illustrative, to inform us of your time of interest for the flight. We will contact you seeking to confirm the appointment for the desired time, if it is not available, we will inform you of the times in availability. As our proposal is always to offer an unforgettable day combined with a safe flight, it can be canceled at any time if the weather conditions are not favorable. In this case, we will reschedule the flight according to the customer's availability. The maximum weight per passenger (seat) is 120Kg, according to the aircraft manufacturer's manual.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro (State)

The weather was great and accordingly I was able to have a great experience with my flight trainer Hilton. He was very relaxed, always smiling and that gave me a lot of confidence. This trip was a birthday present for my friend and he was very excited. The entire crew was very friendly, helpful and very organized. We have many photos and a video of the entire flight. I recommend you from the heart, it was a lot of fun. A little tip: if you are at the meeting point, please write a watsup to the number below on your booking. There was no one there at 8am but after I wrote we were picked up in 6 minutes. Have fun.

Spectacular, my instructor was great, he made me do several movements on the wing (since my daughter and my brother also did it and it was normal, not like mine) throughout the journey he was talking giving me security, I thought it would be with a lot scare but not really. I felt myself flying gently.

The flight was very nice. The pilot is very profesional and careful. The agency request you must be 30 minutes before the flight. We don’t know why if they put you on the air 2 hours late.

Absolutely amazing experience! My pilot Beto really helped to calm my nerves and made sure I really enjoyed the flight. Wish I could do it again.

Very good experience, the pilots are very accommodating, very smooth with pick-up etc.