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I love Brazil! They call Rio de Janeiro 'A Cidade Maravilhosa,' The Marvelous City. Indeed Brazil is a marvelous place to visit and fly! Join us for the paragliding trip of a lifetime!
Nick Crane, Advanced Paragliding Instructor, InternationalTour Guide
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Flying Nitaroi, with views towards Rio
Crossing the river to Governador Valadares

Nick Crane and Paracrane will be offering 10 day paragliding tours in Brazil in 2014. Dates are February 11-20, 2014 and December 7-16, 2014.
The trips will start in Rio de Janeiro where we’ll spend 3-4 days exploring the sites in and around this magical city. From the 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 towering over white sand beaches.
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. 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 Niteroi
(means "Hidden Waters" in Tupi) 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, a long inland ridge with XC options, Pancas, one of the most dramatic and beautiful sites in Brazil, and other options. One of the cultural highlights depending on our route is a stay at Ouro Preto, a beautiful colonial town close to great flying sites. Our destination is Governador Valadares, world renowned capitol of Brazilian cross country paragliding. Your guide is Nick Crane, USHPA advanced paragliding instructor, tandem instructor and tandem administrator. He has done 5 tours to Brazil, including 10 different sites and speaks moderately good Portuguese! The tour will include all in country transportation, lodging and guiding. Some launches charge a small site fee. Fees are $2200 for the 10 day tour. There will be an added $250 fee for single occupancy option. Anyone from a strong P-2 or club pilot to more advanced pilots will love this tour! Please note, U.S. citizens need a passport AND a Brazilian Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, while Europeans only need a passport. Check to be sure what your country requires. For more information click here for Brazilian Tourist Visa information. For more information on the tours or to hold a spot on a Brazil tour with Paracrane contact nick@paracrane.com.
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Pancas from the air
Over Pedra da Gavea
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green-headed tanager
open air ride to launch with Fox and Nick
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Pico Ibituruna
muito perto de Cristo Redentor ( very close to the Christ statue)
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"Tudo bem?" "Tudo bom!!!" Ron, Rena and Donalge
Joey, Dan, Adriana and Nick after flying