The Tandem Paragliding activity takes place in Ranau, Sabah. It’s as close to flying as you can get near Kota Kinabalu.
It’s is an adventure activity involving two people suspended below a parachute-like canopy. One person is an experienced, professional tandem paragliding pilot, and the other one is you!
Although the paragliding aerofoil looks like a parachute, the design is slightly different, making it perform more like a wing. The wing relies on wind currents, called updrafts, to lift the aerofoil and allow the participants to stay airborne without an engine.
Located in the hilly terrain at the far foothills of the back of Mt. Kinabalu, the Tandem Paragliding activity takes advantage of the Ranau district’s hills and valleys. It’s the ideal topography for the type of updrafts required for paragliding.
Ranau is located about 45 minutes past Kinabalu Park, about 2 – 3 hours from Kota Kinabalu.