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If you’re the adventurous traveler type, then you’d be glad to know that you can experience the entire city of Lima and the pacific ocean from above the clouds. Paragliding is the most sought after activity in the so-called City of Kings and you’d surely love to be part of it.

The upscale Miraflores district offers a unique experience where you can have a privileged view of the vast pacific coast and the city of Lima. If you’ve visited this district before, you probably have noticed paragliders swooping up and down the Costa Verde.

However, this activity is definitely not for those afraid of heights. It is worth mentioning that they don’t rent the equipment to go on a solo ride, a professional always accompanies you during the flight.

If you’re up to this adventure, make sure to know everything about the operator so you can have a safe and fun experience. Would you like to know more about this adrenaline-packed experience? Keep reading and learn everything about it.

Activity Details

For those adventure seekers, paragliding or tandem flights are one of those things you can’t miss during your visit in Lima. However, as we mentioned before, all flights are done with a professional pilot, which will make the experience a lot easier and safer.

Just before launch, the operator will give you instructions and assistance during takeoff and landing. In the meantime, you’ll be preparing yourself with the safety gear they provide. Once you’re all strapped into a harness, the adventure will begin with a short run to finally take off.

Usually, the flight time ranges between 10 and 20 minutes, which are more than enough to have a bird’s-eye perspective of the whole City of Kings and its surroundings. 

However, we’d like to note that this activity depends on the weather conditions. Generally, Lima’s coastline has an optimal weather for paragliding, though it may change drastically from one point to another.

There are different operators in Miraflores, some of them include a free-flying, foot-launched paraglider, whilst others have paramotors or even parasailers. Some companies also have paragliding lessons, where you can get to know how to tame the air and be accredited with an international free fly certificate.

Quick Tip: Miraflores holds many attractions and activities that you definitely can't miss! if you'd like to make the most of your experience in Lima, check this blog about the best things to do in Miraflores.

How to Book?

We have different experiences in our travel packages for every traveler profile. For that reason, we have structured this adventure to exceed your expectations during your time in Peru.

If you wish to join the Paragliding activity, you just need to contact us and start planning your dream vacations. Take advantage of this opportunity and get immersed in the beautiful urban scenery and the vast pacific ocean in the City of Kings.

Would you like to know more? Viagens Machu Picchu cares to provide everything you need to have an authentic experience in Peru. We encourage you to check our travel packages and special deals so you don’t miss anything in your vacations!