After exploring Brazil the last six seasons Nick Crane and Paracrane will be offering a 10 day paragliding tour in Brazil in 2021, Dec 6-16, 2021. The trip will start in Rio de Janeiro where we’ll spend 3-4 days exploring the sites in and around this magical city. From Pedra Bonita launch in the Tijuca National Park you will fly over tropical forests with toucans and monkeys below, with Yosemite like granite domes to the north and south. The city is below, and sometimes you can hear a Samba band practice as you fly over. Flying to the Christ statue is the goal and challenge, but there are bail out LZ’s at the beach and the Jockey Club, a race track in the middle of Rio. Our trip coincides with Carnaval, an amazingly fun spectacle for all ages. Some days you can soar the condos by the sand, landing to enjoy a frozen açai drink along the beach. Other great sites near Rio are Nitaroi (nest of the king) and Petropolis. After Rio we’ll hit the road to fly in the mountains. Depending on conditions and weather our options include Serro da Moeda, Castelo, and many others within a reasonable drive on the way to Governador Valadares, world renowned capitol of Brazilian cross country. One of the highlights is a stay at Ouro Preto, a beautiful colonial town close to great flying sites. The tour will include all in country transportation, lodging, breakfast and guiding. Some launches charge a small site fee. Fees are $2400 for the tour which includes 10 days of flying and 11 nights accommodations. There will be an added $350 fee for single occupancy. Please note, you need a passport AND a Brazilian Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, which is now available online for a small fee. For more information on the tours or to hold a spot on a Brazil tour with Paracrane contact

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voo livre-free flightCristo statue from a paraglider

Governador Valadaresphoto of paragliding GV

tanager at Rio launchmarmoset at Rio launch