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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Brazil when not watching the World Cup


Sea Kayaking | Adventure Sport

Ocean Kayaking and Sea Kayaking tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Not so widely publicized but certainly growing in recent years, Rio de Janeiro offers a plethora of magnificent bays and beaches for ocean kayaking.

Departure point is Urca beach from where you can head to the stone fortress Forte da laje, an outcrop of rock in the entrance of Guanabara Bay between Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. The distance is 5 km. In addition to the main attraction there are panoramic views of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Tijuca Forest and Niteroi - the city situated on the opposite side of Guanabarra bay facing Rio.

For more experienced kayakers, there are more difficult expeditions in nearby cities.

 

Abseiling | Adventure Sport

abseiling in rio de janeiro

Abseiling, also called rappelling, is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. Climbers use this technique when a cliff or slope is too steep or dangerous to descend without protection. Rope access technicians also use this as a method to access difficult areas from above.

Controlled descent is an enthralling way to interact with the landscape. And the great thing about abseiling, is that it’s quite easy to learn. After a few minutes, you’ll be slipping down the rope like a master.

 

 

Tandem Flight | Adventure Sport

Hang Gliding Paragliding and Tandem Flight the best air sports in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is amongst the world's best places to practice hand gliding and paragliding. Take off is from the ramp at Pedra Bonita hill which is located in Tijuca Forest National Park and stands at a height of 510 m. You will fly above Tijuca Forest with panoramic ocean views before descending to land on the golden sands of Pepino beach, the little cucumber, in São Conrado. The flights last on average between 10-30 minutes depending on the force of the wind and other flight conditions.

Before your actual flight you will be instructed in the use of your safety harness and safety equipment. You will also practice taking off before being ready to fly. At no time will anybody’s life be put at risk. You will be informed of flight conditions and any possible hazards before take-off. We are certified members of the Brazilian Association of Tandem Fly.

 

Rafting | Adventure Sport

White Water River Rafting Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Not many people know but it is possible to go white water rafting in a town only 120 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro. As well as being very enjoyable the experience is also an excellent opportunity for some exercise.

The average length of the course is 7 km, and has various rapids which range from levels 2-4. Furthermore, the lush green vegetation surrounding the river is a prime example of Atlantic rainforest, which has been extremely well preserved and offers the opportunity for observing various species of tropical birds. And the best part? No previous experience is necessary! Make the most of your opportunity to get to know this sport!

 

Scuba Diving | Adventure Sport

Scuba Diving Boat Charters to Arraial and Cagarras Islands | Rio de Janeiro Brazil

What do you think about taking your first scuba dive? Or maybe you are already an experienced diver? This tour is ideal for both.

If you are already a certified diver you have the opportunity of performing either of two dives, both of which are accompanied other by certified divers. In case this is your baptism so to speak, you will be accompanied by a qualified instructor for the duration of your dive.

The dive showcases some of the best caves and a plethora of fish and sea life. You will be instructed in all necessary care for your equipment and safety procedures. The dives are conducted in the coastal resort town of Arraial do Cabo which is located 160km from Rio de Janeiro.

 

Climbing | Adventure Sport

Guided Rock Climbing Tours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is considered amongst the most attractive places in the world to practice this sport. The city offers a wide array of different climbing routes including Urca, Tijuca Forest and the Serra dos Orgãos mountain range an hour away from Rio.

How about trying one of the many possible routes throughout the city?

Contact us for further information but please inform us of your climbing experience, what type of climbing you are most experienced with and we will find the ideal route for you!

 

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe | Adventure Sport

Rio de Janeiro Outrigger Canoe tours

Are you looking to get away from the crowds and off the beaten path? Our canoe tour are tailored to providing an experience for you, your family or friends to experience a great adventure away from the crowds.

Outrigger canoes can be quite fast compared to other types of canoes, it is also capable of being paddled in rougher water.

After a water safety and paddling orientation we depart in our Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe from Urca to the entrance of Guanabara Bay located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.

 

Zip-line & Canopy Tree | Adventure Sport

Zip-line & Canopy Tree Tours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Natural offers an exciting tour of outdoor activities including an easy hiking, zip-line and a canopy tree circuit. At the base of Lagoa located only 20 minutes from Copacabana is great for nature lovers. Our friendly guides will take you on a hiking trip.

After the hike you will continue your canopy adventure on vertical obstacle that of course will challenge you physically and mentally as you overcome several different obstacles and at the end brace yourself for the sensation of flight as you zipline smoothly through the atlantic rain forest. This tour will sweep you off your feet - both literally and figuratively.