Why walk or take the bus to Rio’s main attractions when you can see them while flying across the city. Hang gliding is a popular flying sport for people who love the feeling of flying but are not so much fond of extreme things in life. This of course requires a beautiful place where it should be performed. Rio de Janeiro is among the best known places for it, especially for first time gliders, as the weather is perfect for it as is the view of mountains and beaches around you. If you decide to go hang gliding you will be visiting São Conrado which is an amazing place because the nature there is incredible for it is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. You will also see The Tijuca national park, the largest urban forest in the world, and many more exotic places. Also you may start from Pedra Bonita which is also an amazing starting point. The time of your flight will most likely be from 12 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. There will be a camera attached to the hang glider and the pictures that you take are a perfect souvenir because they will always remind you of the feeling of flying. There are no age restrictions, although children under 18 must be accompanied by adult relatives. For more details be sure you visit the Rio hang gliding web page. Below you can see a few pictures of this experience along with a video.
Everyone is familiar with skydiving and it is almost everyone’s dream or wish to try something like this. Well, when you find yourself in a situation when you decide to go skydiving be sure to go to the best places for that, as that also has an effect in the experience. It is very well known amongst tourists that Dubai is the place to be when it comes to this, so if you have a bucket list where you have written skydiving make sure you write in Dubai along with that as it is one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world. The cost of this experience is 1,750 AED which is 476 U.S. Dollars or 357 Euros but be sure to have the money in their local currency as they do not accept foreign currencies. Also if you are a first time jumper you need to know some basic rules and requirements for skydiving like:
-You must be at least 18 years of age, please come with a valid ID.
- Bring athletic and comfortable clothes. Wear sneakers/sport shoes, no Sandals or Boots, no shoes with heals.
- You must be within these weight limits:
Ladies: Less than 200 lbs (90 kg).
Men: Less than 220 lbs (100 kg).
- Absolutely No alcohol and/or drugs in your system before making a tandem skydive.
If you are interested in more details be sure to check out the official Dubai skydiving site.
Below you can see some great photos of skydiving in Dubai along with a video.