Fly Colima, Mexico

Seven days in Colima will level up any pilot’s skills. This all-inclusive tour takes you to the most accessible flying site in Mexico and gives you plenty of time with our instructors to radically improve your handling, thermaling and XC skills.

For pilots from intermediate beginner to XC enthusiasts our new adventure tour will help you progress your flying while experiencing one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

2024 DATES

Tour 1
January 20-26

Tour 2
January 28 – Feb 3

Who is the 7-Day Adventure Tour Right For?

  • P2, P3 and P4 Pilots who want to learn and improve their thermalling technique and XC skills – From experience, we have noticed that all pilots learn more when in a group of mixed abilities
  • Pilots who want to explore the paragliding in Mexico with a guide that knows the local area
  • Pilots who can launch and land with minimal or no help
  • People who are open-minded, curious, motivated, enthusiastic, friendly, polite, team-oriented, mindful, and fun! 


We offer full in-flight radio guidance for pilots that wish to use it. As well as giving pilots the chance to have 1-on-1 time with an instructor to discuss anything thing you would like to improve throughout the trip. Guidance in the air will be in groups, with no more than 5 students per guide. 

Skills Practice

Colima is a thermal site and offers the perfect place for pilots to practise techniques and ask for observation and radio guidance when they want it. Tasks and skills practised are based on the pilot’s current ability but can include:

  • Glider handling – pitch control, carving and active piloting
  • Thermalling technique – mapping, coring and finding triggers
  • Speed bar and active piloting on speed bar
  • Speed to fly theory and practice
  • Gliding techniques for effeciency and performance
  • XC Theory – LZ’s, weather, cloud flying, flight instruments and anything else you could possibly want to learn about flying paragliders cross-country


Ari in the Air – Ari has been a professional action sports athlete his entire adult life. He’s been paragliding for more than 8 years and over 2000 flight hours in 15 countries on 5 continents. Initially he chased acrobatics, reminiscent of his freeskiing background. Eventually, after his first 115km XC flight, (acro harness, no flight instrument, food or water or any idea what he was doing), he was hooked. He’s been chasing XC and competition flying ever since. He was married to a Mexican woman for nearly a decade, so has traveled extensively through the country and speaks spanish. He’s also guided paragliding tours in Colima before, and loves this place so much. 


Guest Coaches – Hand selected to fit the group, Ari will hire his fellow American paraglide guru guides. 

What’s Included

  • 7 days of flying and adventure with our tour guides
  • 7 nights accomodation
  • Daily site and weather briefings
  • In-air radio guidance
  • Launch Fees
  • 1-to-1 time with an instructor to discuss your current level and any goals you are working towards
  • Shuttles between the different flying sites and hotels
  • Daily shuttles to the launch site, landing zone pick-up and XC retrieve
  • Ground transport following the group on XC flights

What’s Not Included

  • Airline flights or travel to the destination of Colima
  • Food and drink (except where breakfast may be included in the hotel stay, our detailed itinerary will let you know once you’re booked)
  • Cost of any additional or optional activities
  • Insurance
  • Any additional nights accommodation if you arrive early or leave late
  • Covid-19 tests for travel

What you need

  • USHPA P2 license or above or international equivalent license
  • Paragliding Equipment
    • Certified paraglider (EN B or above)
    • Certified harness
    • Reserve parachute
    • Helmet
    • Unlocked dual-band VHF radio – we recommend the Yaesu FT-270 or FT-65R.
    • Highly recommended to have a cockpit and flight instrument, could be as simple as your phone
  • Ability to confidently take off and land on your own.
  • Basic fitness level – ability to sustain a 15-minute power walk
  • Warm clothes – you will feel the cold once you’ve thermalled to cloud base
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes to withstand kiting in the desert – hiking boots are ideal
  • USHPA does not cover third party insurance outside of USA. You can purchase travel insurance from World Nomads, you can click here to get a quote.

ABOUT Colima

Ari has been venturing to Colima since 2016 to fly XC and run paragliding tours. We promise a safe tour filled with flying, fun and adventure and that’s why we work with local pilots to plan the best flying experience. Combined with Ari’s teaching expertise and in-flight guidance, our flying tours maximise your time in the air. Our team has also done the legwork to find the best food spots and places to stay so you can focus on flying and let us be your guides in the air and on the ground in Colima.

Adventure On The Ground

We always maximise flying on our tours but should a day or afternoon pass where it’s not possible to fly, plenty of other activities are at our fingertips to try. Including hot air balloons, skydiving, tandem paramotor trike flights with a world-reknowned acro pilot, beaches!!!, local culture and cuisine and a massive 12,500’ tall volcano!


Concierge Plaza Colima

Stay in comfort and style right in the plaza in Colima as part of our paragliding tour package. Located downtown, the hotel is just steps away from restaurants and bars and the beautiful Plaza Colima Garden.

(Ari reserves the right to change the accommodation to a different hotel at any time, we will always substitute like for like and get the best possible option available)


All packages subject to 3% paypal fees


  • 8 Day Tour
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a shared room
  • Includes everything listed under tour details


    • 8 Day Tour
    • 7 Nights Accommodation in a private room
    • Includes everything listed under tour details

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