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Discover the marvels of Rio de Janeiro, and create unforgettable memories with the Most Popular Outdoor Activities. The city offers you myriad adventure-filled options. You can choose to hang-glide, jeep-ride, paraglide or trek. Travel with the local guides who are friendly and knowledgeable.
The Outdoor Activities offer a perfect family time. Unwind and catch up with your friends and family. Read on to find the Best Outdoor Activities which are inclusive of facets of the main attractions of the city.
Soar into the skies over Rio de Janeiro with a pulsating Hand Gliding experience. The expert team of fully certified instructors led by the multi-record holder and National Champion Konard Heilmann will brief you on hand-gliding aspects. Float over the Atlantic Forest as you launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park. View the top attractions of Rio de Janeiro like Rocinha, Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer and more. Land on the beautiful São Conrado beach and carry back the DVD of your hang-gliding experience.
Connect with nature on a 4-hour eco-tour riding through the Tijuca National Park, the world’s largest urban forest in an open-top Jeep. The morning guided tour offers a light trekking experience to the Cachoeira dos Macacos (Waterfall of the Monkeys). Learn about the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) ecosystem. Indulge in some great photo opportunities of the Vista Chinesa (Chinese views), Emperor's Table and Mayrink Chapel. Enjoy the close-up views of sloths, monkeys, birds and butterflies. Make the most on this family-friendly tour.
Two Brothers Hill Hiking begins at the top of Vidigal, so we will start our tour as an authentic local resident, using the transportation that circulates inside the favela. Morro Dois Irmãos is 533 meters high and is located between the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, right in the middle of the Rio de Janeiro.
Enjoy a memorable 3-hour boat ride as you sail through the Lagoon Complex of Barra da Tijuca discovering its secrets. Ride on a high-tech vessel, and learn from your local guide about the exceptional Marapendi wetlands also known as ‘Pantanal Carioca’. Admire the biodiversity, and watch the wildlife like the birds while marvelling the lush-green forest. Relish the snacks and drinks served during the ride. A perfect tour filled with entertainment, good company and spectacular views.
Feel the adrenaline rush on the Tandem Paragliding Tour in Rio de Janeiro. Meet your guide at the São Conrado beach, and head for the take-off at Pedra Bonita. The knowledgeable instructors will orient you towards a safe flight. The flight lasts for 10 to 30 minutes depending on the weather conditions. Indulge in the spectacular views of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy refreshments on landing and carry back a zip-drive of your flight’s photos and videos.
Indulge in a 3-hour trekking to the top of Pedra da Gavea, one of the highest mountains in the world. Meet your local guide and trek to the mountain-top, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Travel up the shorter path, The Peak of Four which passes through Garganta do Céu dense forests. Hike down the subalpine path Carrasqueira, which is along the rocky coast. Enjoy your private hiking tour, filled with adventures of close encounters with wildlife.