12. Dare to Hang Glide
If you’ve ever had a hankering for hang gliding or paragliding, Rio is the place to do it. It has the hills, the breeze, the views and the expertise to get you in flight. Tandem excursions let beginners soar like the tucans across the forests and cityscape, with an awesome swoop-down landing onto one of the city’s scenic beaches. Don’t let a fear of heights get in the way of this most memorable of all Rio experiences.