Post display cropped open uri20130107 7409 1opqm0s?1383802334

Free as a Bird, Flying Over Rio

If you've skydived or bungee jumped and think that you've done it all, think again. Hang gliding with Mosquito, one of Rio's most well-known and experienced gliders (he's been flying for over 34 years), is a totally new experience. "Get ready to run with me," he says before taking off over the wooden platform and launching up into the clouds. You'll overlook all of Rio: the pristine Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the city center and the favelas up through the hills, along with the posh houses and pools below. You can take a hand at flying yourself for a minute- Mosquito will take over at any time. His passion is flying, and he sees it as his life's goal to help people realize their dreams. Once you land safely on the beach below, be sure and grab a fresh coconut from the vendor nearby to help you savor the moment.

Large arrow right
read moreread less>
Thumb 99be51f5f413675d0e8f24e277b31110
by Ashley Castle
AFAR Ambassador

AFAR Ambassadors are in-the-know bloggers who have a passion for experiential travel.

I've been here
No one has been here. Be the first.
Does this place need a closer look by our editors? Let us know.