If you think Rio is beautiful, then you ought to see it from the air. Possibly the best way to do this is on a paragliding flight over the beach. A tip from cabin attendant Carlos Duarte

 “I really thought that I’d seen everything from the air – until the day I went paragliding in Rio. The view you get of the world-famous panorama surpasses anything you can see from a plane. All you have to do is register in a tiny office on the beautiful beach of São Conrado.  It’s probably best to book a time slot in advance. Once you’ve done this you set off for the jump site, up a steep, narrow little road that takes you up to the top of Pedra Bonita at a height of 520 meters. Even though the way up is a bit of an adventure, what comes afterwards more than makes up for it.”