Paragliding with Joy Ride Tours

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Joy Ride Tours offer tandem paragliding tours from Sucre.

The paragliding flight takes place in the skies above zona de Viña Pampa, 1.5hrs from Sucre. The take-off point is 500 meters above the landing site on the banks of the River Chico, giving a minimum flight time of 10 minutes. With favorable air currents, the flight can last up to 20 minutes.

The tour includes a sandwich, fruit, a bottle of water and a bar of chocolate. At the end of the flight you will be given a commemorative flight certificate. You’ll also be treated to a free celebratory drink at Joy Ride Cafe.

Photo Credit: Andy Hares

Photo Credit: Andy Hares

The instructors Cristian, Husbel and Edgar have each completed a minimum of 500 flights, 400 hours of flight and are licensed by the Cochabamba Paragliding club. When booking a paragliding tour, it is necessary to make a reservation at least 2 days in advance as the instructors live in La Paz and Cochabamba. If you don’t speak Spanish, you may want to ask for English-speaking Cristian.

It is recommended that on the day of the tour you eat lightly, wear sturdy shoes and bring a jacket, sunblock, water, a camera and some money. The tour leaves Sucre at 8am and takes approximately 7 hours. Tours are, of course, weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of poor flight conditions.

The tour can be booked through Joy Ride tours (Nicolas Ortiz #26, Sucre; email: adventure@joyridebol.com)

The paragliding tour costs around 595 bolivianos ($86).

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