Paragliding in Da Nang: Expert Essentials Tourists Need to Know

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Along with admiring the splendour of Vietnam from the ocean or the road, paragliding on the Sơn Trà Peninsula offers tourists an panoramic view of Da Nang from the sky.

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Do we need to be professional pilots to fly?

No, dearies. Da Nang Sky welcomes all tourists to take this sky adventure regardless of paragliding level. If you have never experienced paragliding before, you can choose the tandem flight, in which the flight is entirely controlled by a certified pilot. You just need to enjoy the sky and scream out loud. However, paragliding is an adventure sport not for the faint-hearted. This activity may also not be suitable for people with special medical conditions, pregnant women, kindergartens, or elderly. Please contact your pilots to ask in advance.

Is paragliding in Da Nang safe for tourists?

Yes, don’t worry!

Regarding natural conditions, Son Tra forest with a lot of vegetation and trees will be quite safe for landing problems, reducing injuries. Da Nang’s coastal location and favourable weather conditions with minimal rainfall and few extreme weather events make it a suitable destination for paragliding. Throughout the year, the city experiences consistent winds and clear skies, meaning good visibility and navigational cues.

Read more about Son Tra Paragliding Site at link.

Regarding legality, local authorities and aviation authorities have established clear standards and regulations for paragliding operators. It is essential that tourists choose reliable operators with sufficient paragliding licence and insurance, as well as ensure that the paragliding operator uses well-maintained gliders, harnesses, helmets, and other safety gear.

However, it is noteworthy that weather is unpredictable. If the sky is too cloudy, rainy or stormy, take-off is not possible. It’s better to reschedule the session after 5 p.m. because experts caution that the wind direction tends to be unpredictable and the visual range is relatively limited due to a lack of lighting. Therefore, in order not to let this delay affect your mood, always have a back up!

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Before taking to the skies, it’s also essential to understand the risks involved and to follow all safety guidelines provided by your instructor. This includes wearing appropriate safety gear, such as helmets and harnesses, and adhering to weight restrictions for tandem flights.

How does it feel to paraglide in Da Nang?

Yomost, thrilled, excited, fascinated! 

At the same time, tranquil and connected!

Picture this: you’re strapped into your harness, your feet leave the ground, and suddenly you’re soaring like a bird over the stunning landscapes of Da Nang. Glancing down at the shimmering coastline and mountains below, the wind whips through your hair. It’s an adrenaline rush like no other. The feeling of weightlessness is surreal, and you can’t help but marvel at the beauty of nature unfolding beneath you. With each twist and turn, you’re filled with a sense of wonder and joy, knowing that you’re experiencing something truly magical.

After the feeling of excitement goes through, the noise of the world fades away, replaced by the serene sounds of the wind and the waves below. In this moment, you feel completely at peace, utterly connected to the natural world.

Tandem paragliding in Da Nang is not just an adventure; it’s a journey of six senses, a chance to connect with nature in a way that leaves you feeling alive.

How to book paragliding sessions in Da Nang? (Contacts + Documents)

You can book your tandem flight directly with pilots in Da Nang, Da Nang Paragliding Club (Fanpage), tour agents, etc. Or you can contact May Paragliding School at (+84)843 996 969 to support you book paragliding flights in Da Nang as we have closed connections to the paragliding communities in Da Nang. 

Required documents are really simple: passport and visa. Please make sure that your visa expiry duration is long enough for you to join paragliding and come back to your country. Insurance will be preceded by operators. Health check-up and other instructions will be conducted before the flight session begins. Please contact your operators for more details.

What to where and what to bring when paragliding in Da Nang?

In the days leading up to your paragliding session, make sure to review any instructions provided by the provider and prepare accordingly. This may include wearing appropriate clothing, bringing sunscreen and water, and ensuring you’re well-rested and ready for an adventure. It’s highly recommended that you only bring necessary stuff to avoid overweight packages.

Clothing: comfortable, suitable for sports, with lightweight and breathable materials. Avoid wearing skirts or jeans.

Shoes: Closed-toe shoes or trainers. A pair of shoes covering ankles is a plus. Don’t wear flip-flops or crocs as you don’t want to lose your footwear in the sky.

Sun protection: As you fly high, you will stay close to the sun. Bring along your sunglasses, put on a lot of sunscreen, and wear sun protection clothes if you want to.

Other tips for first-time paragliding tandem passengers

  • Avoid Weekends and holidays. Sites are less crowded and pilots are less busy. They can take care of you better and let you stay in the air a little bit longer.
  • Go in early morning or late afternoon if you prefer smoother flights. No matter how skilled the pilot is, noon-time trips are always more shaking.

Read more about paragliding in Viet Nam at link.


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