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A empresa é especializada na prestação de serviço de passeios turísticos regionais com GUIAS TURÍSTICOS, MOTORISTAS, VANS, MICRO ÔNIBUS e ÔNIBUS EXECUTIVOS para grupo de pessoas que vem a nossa capital participarem de eventos de diversas áreas.

Esses passeios regionais são muito buscados pelos participantes todos eles têm somente a duração de 01 (hum) dia, com saídas comumente as 07h30 do hotel do com chegada à praia escolhida as 09h00 da manhã e retorno as 16h00 horas.

As praias que são campeãs de procuras e os destinos dos passeios comumente ofertados são:

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA: Morro Branco, Praia das Fontes e Canoa Quebrada;
  • JERICOACOARA EM 01 DIA COM 03 Passeios inclusos: Pedra furada, Árvore da Preguiça e a tarde inteira na lagoa do Paraíso.
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO BEACH PARK.

Valores normais dos passeios (POR PESSOA):

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA R$ 70, 00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 60,00;
  • JERICOAOCARA EM 01 DIA R$ 180,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 150,00;
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO IDA E VOLTA R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00.

**Acréscimo de 10% de taxa de serviço

Além disso, nossa equipe tem toda a condição em atender também grupos fechados de participantes para passeios todos juntos no mesmo veículo, tornando o ambiente do passeio mais prazeroso e personalizado, por valores especiais com desconto pelo fato do cliente ser participante do seu evento com vantagens financeiras e um ótima qualidade no atendimento.

A ENSEADA estará Presente no Stand da Activia Turismo durante O congresso de Geriatria.


 

topo

A empresa é especializada na prestação de serviço de passeios turísticos regionais com GUIAS TURÍSTICOS, MOTORISTAS, VANS, MICRO ÔNIBUS e ÔNIBUS EXECUTIVOS para grupo de pessoas que vem a nossa capital participarem de eventos de diversas áreas.

Esses passeios regionais são muito buscados pelos participantes todos eles têm somente a duração de 01 (hum) dia, com saídas comumente as 07h30 do hotel do com chegada à praia escolhida as 09h00 da manhã e retorno as 16h00 horas.

As praias que são campeãs de procuras e os destinos dos passeios comumente ofertados são:

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA: Morro Branco, Praia das Fontes e Canoa Quebrada;
  • JERICOACOARA EM 01 DIA COM 03 Passeios inclusos: Pedra furada, Árvore da Preguiça e a tarde inteira na lagoa do Paraíso.
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO BEACH PARK.

Valores normais dos passeios (POR PESSOA):

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA R$ 70, 00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 60,00;
  • JERICOAOCARA EM 01 DIA R$ 180,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 150,00;
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO IDA E VOLTA R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00.

**Acréscimo de 10% de taxa de serviço

Além disso, nossa equipe tem toda a condição em atender também grupos fechados de participantes para passeios todos juntos no mesmo veículo, tornando o ambiente do passeio mais prazeroso e personalizado, por valores especiais com desconto pelo fato do cliente ser participante do seu evento com vantagens financeiras e um ótima qualidade no atendimento.

A ENSEADA estará Presente no Stand da Activia Turismo durante O congresso de Geriatria.


 

topo

A empresa é especializada na prestação de serviço de passeios turísticos regionais com GUIAS TURÍSTICOS, MOTORISTAS, VANS, MICRO ÔNIBUS e ÔNIBUS EXECUTIVOS para grupo de pessoas que vem a nossa capital participarem de eventos de diversas áreas.

Esses passeios regionais são muito buscados pelos participantes todos eles têm somente a duração de 01 (hum) dia, com saídas comumente as 07h30 do hotel do com chegada à praia escolhida as 09h00 da manhã e retorno as 16h00 horas.

As praias que são campeãs de procuras e os destinos dos passeios comumente ofertados são:

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA: Morro Branco, Praia das Fontes e Canoa Quebrada;
  • JERICOACOARA EM 01 DIA COM 03 Passeios inclusos: Pedra furada, Árvore da Preguiça e a tarde inteira na lagoa do Paraíso.
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO BEACH PARK.

Valores normais dos passeios (POR PESSOA):

  • PRAIA DE CUMBUCO R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE LAGOINHA R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • PRAIA DE ÁGUAS BELAS R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00;
  • PRAIA DE MUNDAÚ R$ 55,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 50,00;
  • 03 PRAIAS EM CIRCUITO DE 01 DIA R$ 70, 00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 60,00;
  • JERICOAOCARA EM 01 DIA R$ 180,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 150,00;
  • PARQUE AQUÁTICO IDA E VOLTA R$ 40,00 – PREÇO PARA PARTICIPANTE DO EVENTO R$ 35,00.

**Acréscimo de 10% de taxa de serviço

Além disso, nossa equipe tem toda a condição em atender também grupos fechados de participantes para passeios todos juntos no mesmo veículo, tornando o ambiente do passeio mais prazeroso e personalizado, por valores especiais com desconto pelo fato do cliente ser participante do seu evento com vantagens financeiras e um ótima qualidade no atendimento.

A ENSEADA estará Presente no Stand da Activia Turismo durante O congresso de Geriatria.


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City Tours (Grayline):

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Ofertas de City Tours (Grayline):
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City Tours (Grayline):

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Ofertas de City Tours (Grayline):
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City Tours (Grayline):

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For Activia special agreed rates, please insert the promo code ACTIVIA5 after choosing the transportation details at check out section.

Ofertas de City Tours (Grayline):
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Clique para visualizar o folder com as opções de passeios


City Tours (Grayline):

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For Activia special agreed rates, please insert the promo code ACTIVIA5 after choosing the transportation details at check out section.

Ofertas de City Tours (Grayline):
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City Tours (Grayline):

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For Activia special agreed rates, please insert the promo code ACTIVIA5 after choosing the transportation details at check out section.

Ofertas de City Tours (Grayline):
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Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.brazilgovnews.gov.br/welcome-to-brazil/coming-to-brazil


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


O QUE FAZ O RIO ESPECIAL

Descubra o Posto 9, a feijoada aos domingos e outras carioquices.

OS CARIOCAS

Como bem definiu o escritor mineiro Fernando Sabino: “carioca, como se sabe, é um estado de espírito: o de alguém que, tendo nascido em qualquer parte do Brasil (ou do mundo) mora no Rio de Janeiro e enche de vida as ruas da cidade.” O carioca é descontraído, espontâneo, natural.

Bate palmas para o pôr do sol na praia, toma banho de mangueira na laje, flerta com a música, o cinema, a arte e a fotografia. Bate papo no bar, frequenta rodas de samba e, acima de tudo, pratica a carioquice de forma incondicional.

UMA DAS MAIORES FLORESTAS URBANAS DO MUNDO

Existe uma floresta tropical, bem no meio da cidade, chamada Floresta da Tijuca. Com mais de 4.200 hectares, lá é possível entrar em contato com uma vegetação impressionante, lagos, fontes, sítios históricos, e ainda se surpreender com as mais de 200 espécies de aves e outros animais como o macaco-prego, a cutia e o cachorro-do-mato.

Outros destaques do lugar são as diversas trilhas, caminhos pitorescos e mirantes com um cenário deslumbrante que encanta com tamanha beleza e riqueza natural.

FEIJOADA & CAIPIRINHA

Samba, caipirinha e feijoada é uma das combinações mais cariocas, e deliciosas, que existem. Para quem não conhece, a feijoada é um guisado de feijão preto feito com vários tipos de carne de porco e de boi, normalmente acompanhado de arroz, farofa, couve refogada e laranja fatiada.

Já a caipirinha, o drink mais famoso do país e o mais requisitado por quem visita a cidade, é feito com cachaça, limão-taiti não descascado, açúcar e gelo. Não tem erro, é só experimentar para se apaixonar.

CIRCO VOADOR

Vizinho dos Arcos da Lapa e ponto de encontro de todas as tribos e sorrisos sonoros da cidade, o Circo Voador continua a criar noites históricas na cena musical do Rio de Janeiro como nunca deixou de fazer. Uma das casas mais amadas e respeitadas do Brasil, “a nave” foi palco de shows inesquecíveis na década de 90 e responsável pelos primeiros passos de inúmeras bandas de rock como Legião Urbana e Os Paralamas do Sucesso.

Hoje, além de memoráveis shows, o Circo também oferece uma extensa programação de festivais, eventos culturais e projetos sociais voltados à e educação.

POSTO 9

O Posto 9 é famoso por atrair gente jovem, bonita, e por suas eternas “garotas de Ipanema” que desfilam pela orla. Sob o pôr do sol mais querido dos cariocas, o clima é de charme, descontração e liberdade.

A beleza é tanta que o costume de aplaudir os últimos momentos de sol, tradição veranesca do Arpoador ao Leblon, vem desde o final dos anos 50, encantando moradores e turistas que passam pelo local. A data de nascimento do ritual é incerta, mas o costume é tão popular entre os locais que se tornou um marco da carioquice e sua paixão por sol, céu e mar.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”

A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”
A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

BLOCOS DE RUA

No carnaval carioca, a festa é de todos, em todos os lugares e a toda hora. Pierrôs e colombinas tomam as ruas com muita folia, alegria e samba no pé semanas antes (e também depois) da data de início oficial do Carnaval.

A diversão reúne gente de todos os cantos do mundo e forma uma das festas mais populares do planeta: sem palco, as verdadeiras estrelas são os foliões e todo seu empenho em fazer desses poucos dias de farra os mais felizes do ano.

BERÇO DO SAMBA

“Quem não gosta de samba, bom sujeito não é. É ruim da cabeça ou doente do pé.” – Dorival Caymmi

O samba é reconhecido como a música popular do Brasil, e o Rio de Janeiro respira samba pelos quatro cantos da cidade. Alguns bares já são famosos por fazerem um samba ao vivo bem bonito, como o “Trapiche Gamboa” no bairro da Saúde, o “Carioca da Gema” na Lapa, o “Bar Semente” na Lapa, o “Boteco do Carvalho” em Botafogo, o “Beco do Rato” na Lapa, e a “Casa Rosa” em Laranjeiras. Mas se você quiser participar de uma autêntica manifestação musical carioca, vá a uma roda de samba.

Elas acontecem em clubes, bares e algumas até no meio da rua. Os músicos se reúnem em torno de uma mesa, e produzem um ritmo inesquecível. O Samba do Trabalhador, que acontece no Renascença Clube, no Andaraí, é uma das rodas de samba mais famosas da cidade. Outras rodas imperdíveis são as do Samba do Ouvidor no Centro, e o Samba da Pedra do Sal, que acontece todas as segundas-feiras, onde os sambistas se apresentam sem microfone e tocam samba de raiz.

Links Uteis:
http://visit.rio/sobre-o-rio/
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br


O QUE FAZ O RIO ESPECIAL

Descubra o Posto 9, a feijoada aos domingos e outras carioquices.

OS CARIOCAS

Como bem definiu o escritor mineiro Fernando Sabino: “carioca, como se sabe, é um estado de espírito: o de alguém que, tendo nascido em qualquer parte do Brasil (ou do mundo) mora no Rio de Janeiro e enche de vida as ruas da cidade.” O carioca é descontraído, espontâneo, natural.

Bate palmas para o pôr do sol na praia, toma banho de mangueira na laje, flerta com a música, o cinema, a arte e a fotografia. Bate papo no bar, frequenta rodas de samba e, acima de tudo, pratica a carioquice de forma incondicional.

UMA DAS MAIORES FLORESTAS URBANAS DO MUNDO

Existe uma floresta tropical, bem no meio da cidade, chamada Floresta da Tijuca. Com mais de 4.200 hectares, lá é possível entrar em contato com uma vegetação impressionante, lagos, fontes, sítios históricos, e ainda se surpreender com as mais de 200 espécies de aves e outros animais como o macaco-prego, a cutia e o cachorro-do-mato.

Outros destaques do lugar são as diversas trilhas, caminhos pitorescos e mirantes com um cenário deslumbrante que encanta com tamanha beleza e riqueza natural.

FEIJOADA & CAIPIRINHA

Samba, caipirinha e feijoada é uma das combinações mais cariocas, e deliciosas, que existem. Para quem não conhece, a feijoada é um guisado de feijão preto feito com vários tipos de carne de porco e de boi, normalmente acompanhado de arroz, farofa, couve refogada e laranja fatiada.

Já a caipirinha, o drink mais famoso do país e o mais requisitado por quem visita a cidade, é feito com cachaça, limão-taiti não descascado, açúcar e gelo. Não tem erro, é só experimentar para se apaixonar.

CIRCO VOADOR

Vizinho dos Arcos da Lapa e ponto de encontro de todas as tribos e sorrisos sonoros da cidade, o Circo Voador continua a criar noites históricas na cena musical do Rio de Janeiro como nunca deixou de fazer. Uma das casas mais amadas e respeitadas do Brasil, “a nave” foi palco de shows inesquecíveis na década de 90 e responsável pelos primeiros passos de inúmeras bandas de rock como Legião Urbana e Os Paralamas do Sucesso.

Hoje, além de memoráveis shows, o Circo também oferece uma extensa programação de festivais, eventos culturais e projetos sociais voltados à e educação.

POSTO 9

O Posto 9 é famoso por atrair gente jovem, bonita, e por suas eternas “garotas de Ipanema” que desfilam pela orla. Sob o pôr do sol mais querido dos cariocas, o clima é de charme, descontração e liberdade.

A beleza é tanta que o costume de aplaudir os últimos momentos de sol, tradição veranesca do Arpoador ao Leblon, vem desde o final dos anos 50, encantando moradores e turistas que passam pelo local. A data de nascimento do ritual é incerta, mas o costume é tão popular entre os locais que se tornou um marco da carioquice e sua paixão por sol, céu e mar.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”

A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”
A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

BLOCOS DE RUA

No carnaval carioca, a festa é de todos, em todos os lugares e a toda hora. Pierrôs e colombinas tomam as ruas com muita folia, alegria e samba no pé semanas antes (e também depois) da data de início oficial do Carnaval.

A diversão reúne gente de todos os cantos do mundo e forma uma das festas mais populares do planeta: sem palco, as verdadeiras estrelas são os foliões e todo seu empenho em fazer desses poucos dias de farra os mais felizes do ano.

BERÇO DO SAMBA

“Quem não gosta de samba, bom sujeito não é. É ruim da cabeça ou doente do pé.” – Dorival Caymmi

O samba é reconhecido como a música popular do Brasil, e o Rio de Janeiro respira samba pelos quatro cantos da cidade. Alguns bares já são famosos por fazerem um samba ao vivo bem bonito, como o “Trapiche Gamboa” no bairro da Saúde, o “Carioca da Gema” na Lapa, o “Bar Semente” na Lapa, o “Boteco do Carvalho” em Botafogo, o “Beco do Rato” na Lapa, e a “Casa Rosa” em Laranjeiras. Mas se você quiser participar de uma autêntica manifestação musical carioca, vá a uma roda de samba.

Elas acontecem em clubes, bares e algumas até no meio da rua. Os músicos se reúnem em torno de uma mesa, e produzem um ritmo inesquecível. O Samba do Trabalhador, que acontece no Renascença Clube, no Andaraí, é uma das rodas de samba mais famosas da cidade. Outras rodas imperdíveis são as do Samba do Ouvidor no Centro, e o Samba da Pedra do Sal, que acontece todas as segundas-feiras, onde os sambistas se apresentam sem microfone e tocam samba de raiz.

Links Uteis:
http://visit.rio/sobre-o-rio/
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Foz do Iguaçu

Uma cidade de belezas e oportunidades, que deve estar nas listas de destinos a serem visitados.

Foz do Iguaçu é reconhecida internacionalmente pela natureza exuberante das Cataratas do Iguaçu, pela construção monumental da Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu, e pelas famosas oportunidades de compras em Ciudad del Este. Uma cidade tri-nacional, que une Brasil, Paraguai e Argentina, e multicultural, caracterizada pelas diferentes culturas dos visitantes que compartilham espaços a cada semana. Uma cidade que desperta o interesse, sempre que citada.

Fundada em 1914, Foz do Iguaçu recebe atualmente pelo menos 1.5 milhão de turistas por ano, o que representa 6 vezes a quantidade de moradores, que é de aproximadamente 256 mil habitantes. Crescimento no setor que aconteceu principalmente nos últimos 10 anos, e que tem começado a mudar o turismo e a cidade, com melhorias na infraestrutura e no atendimento ao turista. Cada vez mais, um destino que é descoberto pelos viajantes do mundo inteiro.

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Visitar as Cataratas do Iguaçu é uma experiência de imersão na natureza, através de uma caminhada em trilhas no meio da mata e a proximidade iminente da imensidão das quedas d’água do Rio Iguaçu.

As Cataratas do Iguaçu recebem anualmente mais de 1 milhão de visitantes, sendo mundialmente reconhecidas pela sua beleza. Localizadas dentro do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, na fronteira entre Brasil e Argentina (nas cidades de Foz do Iguaçu e Puerto Iguazú), possui uma estrutura qualificada para o recebimento do turista, com centro de visitantes, estacionamento, hotel, restaurante, ônibus internos, passeios adicionais, lojas de lembranças, praça de alimentação e trilha de caminhada para acesso às quedas.

xistem duas opções para se conhecer as Cataratas do Iguaçu: pelo lado brasileiro ou pelo lado argentino. São passeios separados, ou seja, para cada um você terá que pagar um ingresso, mas vale o preço, já que são experiências com perspectivas diferentes. O acesso às Cataratas do Iguaçu pelo Brasil, é feito através do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, e pela Argentina, através do Parque Nacional Iguazú, neste caso é necessário ingressar no país através da Aduana, sendo essencial os seus documentos pessoais.

cataratas

Como é o passeio

No lado do Brasil, o passeio dura de 2 a 4 horas, começando com o deslocamento de ônibus pela BR-469, do Centro de Visitantes até o início da trilha, durante este trajeto existem paradas para os passeios adicionais. A trilha é realizada a pé, por um trajeto no meio da mata, com espaços abertos para observação das Cataratas do Iguaçu em alguns pontos do percurso. No final da trilha, existe uma passarela de observação que completa o passeio, chegando até o ponto conhecido como “Garganta do Diabo”.

Após a trilha, existe um memorial para Alberto Santos Dumont, além de uma praça de alimentação.


Foz do Iguaçu

Uma cidade de belezas e oportunidades, que deve estar nas listas de destinos a serem visitados.

Foz do Iguaçu é reconhecida internacionalmente pela natureza exuberante das Cataratas do Iguaçu, pela construção monumental da Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu, e pelas famosas oportunidades de compras em Ciudad del Este. Uma cidade tri-nacional, que une Brasil, Paraguai e Argentina, e multicultural, caracterizada pelas diferentes culturas dos visitantes que compartilham espaços a cada semana. Uma cidade que desperta o interesse, sempre que citada.

Fundada em 1914, Foz do Iguaçu recebe atualmente pelo menos 1.5 milhão de turistas por ano, o que representa 6 vezes a quantidade de moradores, que é de aproximadamente 256 mil habitantes. Crescimento no setor que aconteceu principalmente nos últimos 10 anos, e que tem começado a mudar o turismo e a cidade, com melhorias na infraestrutura e no atendimento ao turista. Cada vez mais, um destino que é descoberto pelos viajantes do mundo inteiro.

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Visitar as Cataratas do Iguaçu é uma experiência de imersão na natureza, através de uma caminhada em trilhas no meio da mata e a proximidade iminente da imensidão das quedas d’água do Rio Iguaçu.

As Cataratas do Iguaçu recebem anualmente mais de 1 milhão de visitantes, sendo mundialmente reconhecidas pela sua beleza. Localizadas dentro do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, na fronteira entre Brasil e Argentina (nas cidades de Foz do Iguaçu e Puerto Iguazú), possui uma estrutura qualificada para o recebimento do turista, com centro de visitantes, estacionamento, hotel, restaurante, ônibus internos, passeios adicionais, lojas de lembranças, praça de alimentação e trilha de caminhada para acesso às quedas.

xistem duas opções para se conhecer as Cataratas do Iguaçu: pelo lado brasileiro ou pelo lado argentino. São passeios separados, ou seja, para cada um você terá que pagar um ingresso, mas vale o preço, já que são experiências com perspectivas diferentes. O acesso às Cataratas do Iguaçu pelo Brasil, é feito através do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, e pela Argentina, através do Parque Nacional Iguazú, neste caso é necessário ingressar no país através da Aduana, sendo essencial os seus documentos pessoais.

cataratas

Como é o passeio

No lado do Brasil, o passeio dura de 2 a 4 horas, começando com o deslocamento de ônibus pela BR-469, do Centro de Visitantes até o início da trilha, durante este trajeto existem paradas para os passeios adicionais. A trilha é realizada a pé, por um trajeto no meio da mata, com espaços abertos para observação das Cataratas do Iguaçu em alguns pontos do percurso. No final da trilha, existe uma passarela de observação que completa o passeio, chegando até o ponto conhecido como “Garganta do Diabo”.

Após a trilha, existe um memorial para Alberto Santos Dumont, além de uma praça de alimentação.


fort

Fortaleza Metrópole moderna, do mar verde-azulado, das belas praias, do vento suave e do povo alegre e hospitaleiro, Fortaleza é destino certo para quem deseja conhecer uma das mais belas capitais do país.

Na Avenida Beira-mar, quiosques e barracas oferecem opções para quem quiser uma bebida gelada ou provar os frutos do mar da região. Na feira de artesanato, inúmeras barracas oferecem desde trabalhos em renda e couro até bijuterias e comidas típicas. Das praias urbanas de Fortaleza, a do Futuro é uma das mais freqüentadas com a peculiaridade de oferecer serviços nas barracas ao longo da orla, cada uma com seu estilo musical e decoração própria.

O pôr-do-sol na Ponte dos Ingleses, também conhecida como Ponte Metálica, na Praia de Iracema, é um programa obrigatório para quem visita a cidade. A nova estátua de Iracema faz alusão à lenda da índia de mesmo nome, retratada no romance do escritor José de Alencar. A praia de Mucuripe abriga o Museu do Farol. Inaugurado em 1846, o farol funcionou por 111 anos, até ser desativado em 1957.

O Centro de Turismo do Ceará possui 104 lojas que garantem a oferta de peças de artesanato, opção também oferecida pelo Mercado Central, no coração da cidade, com cerca de 300 lojas. Estacionamento e lanchonetes estão disponíveis nesses locais, que funciona todos os dias. Outra boa dica é uma visita ao Centro de Artesanato do Ceará (CEART), onde são encontrados artesãos de todo o Estado trabalhando, ao vivo, na produção do legítimo artesanato cearense.

Funcionando como importante espaço de programação cultural, o Centro do Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura abriga o Memorial da Cultura Cearense, o Museu da Arte Contemporânea e o Planetário Rubens de Azevedo, além de cinemas e teatros. Afora tudo isso, um complexo de antigos galpões e armazéns foi recuperado para o funcionamento de bares e restaurantes ao largo do Centro com infinitas opções de gastronomia e shows musicais durante a noite.

A programação da cidade apresenta bares, casas noturnas e restaurantes para diversos gostos, abertos durante toda a semana, além de ser diferenciada pelos famosos shows de humor que já revelaram artistas de expressão nacional.

Fortaleza sedia um dos carnavais fora de época mais famosos do país, o Fortal, que acontece no mês de julho. Com uma estrutura repaginada, este ano o evento conta com estacionamento, arquibancadas, camarotes e praça de alimentação. São quatro dias de animação onde cerca de 1,5 milhão de pessoas se diverte ao som de bandas de axé musica de renome nacional.

Fortaleza também sedia um dos mais importantes festivais de música do Brasil, o Ceará Music. O evento anual reúne em três dias artistas locais e estrelas nacionais do pop rock. Cerca de 25 mil pessoas aproveitam a diversão com inúmeros shows, tenda eletrônica e desfiles de moda.


fort

Fortaleza Metrópole moderna, do mar verde-azulado, das belas praias, do vento suave e do povo alegre e hospitaleiro, Fortaleza é destino certo para quem deseja conhecer uma das mais belas capitais do país.

Na Avenida Beira-mar, quiosques e barracas oferecem opções para quem quiser uma bebida gelada ou provar os frutos do mar da região. Na feira de artesanato, inúmeras barracas oferecem desde trabalhos em renda e couro até bijuterias e comidas típicas. Das praias urbanas de Fortaleza, a do Futuro é uma das mais freqüentadas com a peculiaridade de oferecer serviços nas barracas ao longo da orla, cada uma com seu estilo musical e decoração própria.

O pôr-do-sol na Ponte dos Ingleses, também conhecida como Ponte Metálica, na Praia de Iracema, é um programa obrigatório para quem visita a cidade. A nova estátua de Iracema faz alusão à lenda da índia de mesmo nome, retratada no romance do escritor José de Alencar. A praia de Mucuripe abriga o Museu do Farol. Inaugurado em 1846, o farol funcionou por 111 anos, até ser desativado em 1957.

O Centro de Turismo do Ceará possui 104 lojas que garantem a oferta de peças de artesanato, opção também oferecida pelo Mercado Central, no coração da cidade, com cerca de 300 lojas. Estacionamento e lanchonetes estão disponíveis nesses locais, que funciona todos os dias. Outra boa dica é uma visita ao Centro de Artesanato do Ceará (CEART), onde são encontrados artesãos de todo o Estado trabalhando, ao vivo, na produção do legítimo artesanato cearense.

Funcionando como importante espaço de programação cultural, o Centro do Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura abriga o Memorial da Cultura Cearense, o Museu da Arte Contemporânea e o Planetário Rubens de Azevedo, além de cinemas e teatros. Afora tudo isso, um complexo de antigos galpões e armazéns foi recuperado para o funcionamento de bares e restaurantes ao largo do Centro com infinitas opções de gastronomia e shows musicais durante a noite.

A programação da cidade apresenta bares, casas noturnas e restaurantes para diversos gostos, abertos durante toda a semana, além de ser diferenciada pelos famosos shows de humor que já revelaram artistas de expressão nacional.

Fortaleza sedia um dos carnavais fora de época mais famosos do país, o Fortal, que acontece no mês de julho. Com uma estrutura repaginada, este ano o evento conta com estacionamento, arquibancadas, camarotes e praça de alimentação. São quatro dias de animação onde cerca de 1,5 milhão de pessoas se diverte ao som de bandas de axé musica de renome nacional.

Fortaleza também sedia um dos mais importantes festivais de música do Brasil, o Ceará Music. O evento anual reúne em três dias artistas locais e estrelas nacionais do pop rock. Cerca de 25 mil pessoas aproveitam a diversão com inúmeros shows, tenda eletrônica e desfiles de moda.


Curitiba é a capital do Paraná, um dos três Estados que compõem a Região Sul do Brasil. Sua fundação oficial data de 29 de março de 1693, quando foi criada a Câmara.

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No século XVII, sua principal atividade econômica era a mineração, aliada à agricultura de subsistência. O ciclo seguinte, que perdurou   pelos  séculos   XVIII e XIX, foi o da atividade tropeira, derivada da pecuária. Tropeiros eram condutores de gado que circulavam entre   Viamão, no Rio  Grande do Sul, e a Feira de Sorocaba, em São Paulo, conduzindo gado cujo destino final eram as Minas Gerais. O   longo caminho e as  intempéries faziam com que   os tropeiros fizessem invernadas, à espera do fim dos invernos rigorosos, em fazendas como as localizadas nos “campos de Curitiba”. Aos tropeiros   se devem costumes como o fogo de chão para assar a carne e contar “causos”, a fala escandida – o sotaque leitE quentE -, o chimarrão (erva-mate)   com água quente, na cuia, porque os índios a utilizavam na forma de tererê, com água fria), o uso de ponchos de lã, a abertura de caminhos e a   formação de povoados.

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No final do século XIX, com o ciclo da erva-mate e da madeira em expansão, dois acontecimentos foram bem marcantes: a chegada em   massa de  imigrantes europeus e a construção da Estrada de Ferro Paranaguá-Curitiba, ligando o Litoral ao Primeiro Planalto   paranaense.

Os imigrantes – europeus e de outros continentes -, ao longo do século XX, deram nova conotação ao cotidiano de Curitiba. Seus modos de ser e de fazer se incorporaram de tal maneira à cidade que hoje são bem curitibanas festas cívicas e religiosas diversas etnias, dança, música, de culinária, expressões e a memória dos antepassados. Esta é representada nos diversos memoriais da imigração, em espaços públicos como parques e bosques municipais.

A “mítica imigrante do trabalho” (observação do poeta Paulo Leminski, falecido no século passado) aliada a gestões municipais sem quebra de continuidade, acabou criando uma Curitiba planejada – e premiada internacionalmente, em gestão urbana, meio ambiente e transporte coletivo.

A capital do Estado do Paraná, formada num altiplano 934 metros acima do nível do mar, carente de marcos de paisagem oferecidos pela natureza, acabou criando suas principais referências pela ciência e pela mão humana.

No século XX, no cenário da cidade planejada, a indústria se agregou com força ao perfil econômico antes embasado nas atividades comerciais e do setor de serviços. A cidade enfrentou, especialmente nos anos 1970, a urbanização acelerada, em grande parte provocada pelas migrações do campo, oriundas da substituição da mão-de-obra agrícola pelas máquinas.

curit3

Curitiba enfrenta agora o desafio de grande metrópole, onde a questão urbana é repensada sob o enfoque humanista de que a cidade é primordialmente de quem nela vive. Seu povo, um admirável cadinho que reuniu estrangeiros de todas as partes do mundo e brasileiros de todos os recantos, ensina no dia-a-dia a arte do encontro e da convivência. Curitiba renasce a cada dia com a esperança e o trabalho nas veias, como nas alvoradas de seus pioneiros.

http://www.turismo.curitiba.pr.gov.br/


Curitiba é a capital do Paraná, um dos três Estados que compõem a Região Sul do Brasil. Sua fundação oficial data de 29 de março de 1693, quando foi criada a Câmara.

curit1

No século XVII, sua principal atividade econômica era a mineração, aliada à agricultura de subsistência. O ciclo seguinte, que perdurou   pelos  séculos   XVIII e XIX, foi o da atividade tropeira, derivada da pecuária. Tropeiros eram condutores de gado que circulavam entre   Viamão, no Rio  Grande do Sul, e a Feira de Sorocaba, em São Paulo, conduzindo gado cujo destino final eram as Minas Gerais. O   longo caminho e as  intempéries faziam com que   os tropeiros fizessem invernadas, à espera do fim dos invernos rigorosos, em fazendas como as localizadas nos “campos de Curitiba”. Aos tropeiros   se devem costumes como o fogo de chão para assar a carne e contar “causos”, a fala escandida – o sotaque leitE quentE -, o chimarrão (erva-mate)   com água quente, na cuia, porque os índios a utilizavam na forma de tererê, com água fria), o uso de ponchos de lã, a abertura de caminhos e a   formação de povoados.

curit2

No final do século XIX, com o ciclo da erva-mate e da madeira em expansão, dois acontecimentos foram bem marcantes: a chegada em   massa de  imigrantes europeus e a construção da Estrada de Ferro Paranaguá-Curitiba, ligando o Litoral ao Primeiro Planalto   paranaense.

Os imigrantes – europeus e de outros continentes -, ao longo do século XX, deram nova conotação ao cotidiano de Curitiba. Seus modos de ser e de fazer se incorporaram de tal maneira à cidade que hoje são bem curitibanas festas cívicas e religiosas diversas etnias, dança, música, de culinária, expressões e a memória dos antepassados. Esta é representada nos diversos memoriais da imigração, em espaços públicos como parques e bosques municipais.

A “mítica imigrante do trabalho” (observação do poeta Paulo Leminski, falecido no século passado) aliada a gestões municipais sem quebra de continuidade, acabou criando uma Curitiba planejada – e premiada internacionalmente, em gestão urbana, meio ambiente e transporte coletivo.

A capital do Estado do Paraná, formada num altiplano 934 metros acima do nível do mar, carente de marcos de paisagem oferecidos pela natureza, acabou criando suas principais referências pela ciência e pela mão humana.

No século XX, no cenário da cidade planejada, a indústria se agregou com força ao perfil econômico antes embasado nas atividades comerciais e do setor de serviços. A cidade enfrentou, especialmente nos anos 1970, a urbanização acelerada, em grande parte provocada pelas migrações do campo, oriundas da substituição da mão-de-obra agrícola pelas máquinas.

curit3

Curitiba enfrenta agora o desafio de grande metrópole, onde a questão urbana é repensada sob o enfoque humanista de que a cidade é primordialmente de quem nela vive. Seu povo, um admirável cadinho que reuniu estrangeiros de todas as partes do mundo e brasileiros de todos os recantos, ensina no dia-a-dia a arte do encontro e da convivência. Curitiba renasce a cada dia com a esperança e o trabalho nas veias, como nas alvoradas de seus pioneiros.

http://www.turismo.curitiba.pr.gov.br/


Natal, a capital Potiguar, já ganhou o mundo, é o portal de entrada das Américas, ponto mais próximo da Europa e África, uma cidade moderna e alegre, cresceu entre rios e o mar, enfeitada por dunas e muito verde. Terra de cores e sabores, local onde se encontra prazer e aventura. Aqui se diz que é verão o ano inteiro, num litoral de praias deslumbrantes, lagoas, sertão, culinárias, passeios, arte e cultura nunca vistos, aliados a uma ótima hospitalidade natural do seu povo.

Um dos destinos turísticos mais procurados do mundo está a “Cidade do Sol”, também lembrada como “Capital Mundial do Buggy” e “Terra do Camarão”, cidade onde nasceu o forró – “For All”, tem em torno de 800 mil habitantes e recebe mais de 2 milhões/ano de turistas entre brasileiros e estrangeiros. Os visitantes ficam deslumbrados com os mais de 400 km de Costa Atlântica passeando por lindas praias, muitas das quais visitadas em passeios emocionantes de Buggy entre Mar, Dunas e Lagoas com vários atrativos nesses caminhos, encontrando ainda locais para práticas de Mergulho, Surf e os ventos constantes possibilita a prática de Vela, como o Windsurf e Kitesurf.

Além dos atrativos naturais à cidade possui uma rede hoteleira de qualidade com aproximadamente 25 mil leitos e um Centro de Convenções com auditórios multiuso, com 4 mil assentos, de um total de 15 mil assentos, com auditórios bem equipados. Em março de 2005 foi considerada a capital mais tranquila do Brasil, segundo pesquisa oficial realizada pelo IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas. Também recebeu o título de ar mais puro das Américas (NASA-EUA) em 1994. No momento em que todos os olhos se voltam para o enorme potencial de investimento a Secretaria Municipal de Turismo e Desenvolvimento Econômico de Natal, acolhe, acompanha e instrui, as empresas que pretendem conhecer as novas oportunidades de negócios. Venha conhecer seus encantos e sinta a diferença de ser tratado com o respeito que só os potiguares podem oferecer. Prepare-se para momentos inesquecíveis!
http://turismo.natal.rn.gov.br/


Natal, a capital Potiguar, já ganhou o mundo, é o portal de entrada das Américas, ponto mais próximo da Europa e África, uma cidade moderna e alegre, cresceu entre rios e o mar, enfeitada por dunas e muito verde. Terra de cores e sabores, local onde se encontra prazer e aventura. Aqui se diz que é verão o ano inteiro, num litoral de praias deslumbrantes, lagoas, sertão, culinárias, passeios, arte e cultura nunca vistos, aliados a uma ótima hospitalidade natural do seu povo.

Um dos destinos turísticos mais procurados do mundo está a “Cidade do Sol”, também lembrada como “Capital Mundial do Buggy” e “Terra do Camarão”, cidade onde nasceu o forró – “For All”, tem em torno de 800 mil habitantes e recebe mais de 2 milhões/ano de turistas entre brasileiros e estrangeiros. Os visitantes ficam deslumbrados com os mais de 400 km de Costa Atlântica passeando por lindas praias, muitas das quais visitadas em passeios emocionantes de Buggy entre Mar, Dunas e Lagoas com vários atrativos nesses caminhos, encontrando ainda locais para práticas de Mergulho, Surf e os ventos constantes possibilita a prática de Vela, como o Windsurf e Kitesurf.

Além dos atrativos naturais à cidade possui uma rede hoteleira de qualidade com aproximadamente 25 mil leitos e um Centro de Convenções com auditórios multiuso, com 4 mil assentos, de um total de 15 mil assentos, com auditórios bem equipados. Em março de 2005 foi considerada a capital mais tranquila do Brasil, segundo pesquisa oficial realizada pelo IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas. Também recebeu o título de ar mais puro das Américas (NASA-EUA) em 1994. No momento em que todos os olhos se voltam para o enorme potencial de investimento a Secretaria Municipal de Turismo e Desenvolvimento Econômico de Natal, acolhe, acompanha e instrui, as empresas que pretendem conhecer as novas oportunidades de negócios. Venha conhecer seus encantos e sinta a diferença de ser tratado com o respeito que só os potiguares podem oferecer. Prepare-se para momentos inesquecíveis!
http://turismo.natal.rn.gov.br/


Bela, rica, intelectual, democrática, viva, esportiva, cultural, sentimental, romântica, moderna, séria, extrovertida, profissional. Afinal, o que define São Paulo? Não há absolutamente nenhum adjetivo que consiga decifrar com exatidão o que representa uma das megacidades do mundo.

Minuciosamente desenhada por multinacionalidades, culturas, crenças, formações e ideais, a grande metrópole bandeirante é verdadeiramente cosmopolita, por vocação e adoção. É italiana, alemã, judaica, portuguesa, japonesa, chinesa, francesa, africana, árabe, espanhola, latina, brasileira, paulistana. Estas e outras tantas faces estão presentes na arquitetura dos prédios, nas ruas, no paladar refinado de suas sugestões gastronômicas e nos trajes e trejeitos de uma gente que não pára, dia-a-dia escrevendo valorosamente a história da cidade.

Podemos descrever a grandeza paulistana de muitas maneiras. Destacando que ela abriga o maior complexo hoteleiro da América Latina, o mais completo centro hospitalar do país e concentra em seu território o maior pólo cultural brasileiro. É ainda uma das capitais internacionais da gastronomia, destino fixo de grandes eventos, feiras e exposições mundialmente reconhecidas, sede de centros acadêmicos e de pesquisas conceituados, entre outras tantas referências.

A capital paulista é um dos poucos lugares capazes de mesclar harmoniosamente modernidade e história. Já foi palco de acontecimentos marcantes que envolvem desde as margens do Ipiranga, passando por revoluções políticas, culturais e protestos em favor da democracia. Abriga centenas de cinemas, museus, teatros, áreas de patrimônio histórico-cultural, parques, casas de espetáculos, parques temáticos, restaurantes, bares, hotéis, espaços para eventos, feiras, shopping centers, ruas de comércio especializado.

A cada ano, cerca de 15 milhões de visitantes vêm à cidade para alavancar os negócios ou estreitar contatos profissionais, fazer compras ou aproveitar um calendário cultural antenado com o que se faz no mundo. Estar em São Paulo é vivenciar uma metrópole 24 horas, com estilo de vida que conjuga trabalho e lazer como se fossem duas faces da mesma moeda. Capital de um Estado do tamanho do Reino Unido, com uma população próxima à da Espanha e que gera quase metade da economia brasileira, São Paulo tornou-se também o primeiro destino turístico do país. Por isso, enchemos o peito com orgulho para lhe fazer um convite:

Venha a São Paulo,
É Tudo de Bom!

Links Uteis:

Prefeitura

http://www.capital.sp.gov.br/portal/secoes/nav-turista/#/MywxNzgsMTU4NA==

Visite São paulo 

http://visitesaopaulo.com/associados-detalhe.asp?cod=1332


Bela, rica, intelectual, democrática, viva, esportiva, cultural, sentimental, romântica, moderna, séria, extrovertida, profissional. Afinal, o que define São Paulo? Não há absolutamente nenhum adjetivo que consiga decifrar com exatidão o que representa uma das megacidades do mundo.

Minuciosamente desenhada por multinacionalidades, culturas, crenças, formações e ideais, a grande metrópole bandeirante é verdadeiramente cosmopolita, por vocação e adoção. É italiana, alemã, judaica, portuguesa, japonesa, chinesa, francesa, africana, árabe, espanhola, latina, brasileira, paulistana. Estas e outras tantas faces estão presentes na arquitetura dos prédios, nas ruas, no paladar refinado de suas sugestões gastronômicas e nos trajes e trejeitos de uma gente que não pára, dia-a-dia escrevendo valorosamente a história da cidade.

Podemos descrever a grandeza paulistana de muitas maneiras. Destacando que ela abriga o maior complexo hoteleiro da América Latina, o mais completo centro hospitalar do país e concentra em seu território o maior pólo cultural brasileiro. É ainda uma das capitais internacionais da gastronomia, destino fixo de grandes eventos, feiras e exposições mundialmente reconhecidas, sede de centros acadêmicos e de pesquisas conceituados, entre outras tantas referências.

A capital paulista é um dos poucos lugares capazes de mesclar harmoniosamente modernidade e história. Já foi palco de acontecimentos marcantes que envolvem desde as margens do Ipiranga, passando por revoluções políticas, culturais e protestos em favor da democracia. Abriga centenas de cinemas, museus, teatros, áreas de patrimônio histórico-cultural, parques, casas de espetáculos, parques temáticos, restaurantes, bares, hotéis, espaços para eventos, feiras, shopping centers, ruas de comércio especializado.

A cada ano, cerca de 15 milhões de visitantes vêm à cidade para alavancar os negócios ou estreitar contatos profissionais, fazer compras ou aproveitar um calendário cultural antenado com o que se faz no mundo. Estar em São Paulo é vivenciar uma metrópole 24 horas, com estilo de vida que conjuga trabalho e lazer como se fossem duas faces da mesma moeda. Capital de um Estado do tamanho do Reino Unido, com uma população próxima à da Espanha e que gera quase metade da economia brasileira, São Paulo tornou-se também o primeiro destino turístico do país. Por isso, enchemos o peito com orgulho para lhe fazer um convite:

Venha a São Paulo,
É Tudo de Bom!

Links Uteis:

Prefeitura

http://www.capital.sp.gov.br/portal/secoes/nav-turista/#/MywxNzgsMTU4NA==

Visite São paulo 

http://visitesaopaulo.com/associados-detalhe.asp?cod=1332


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Bela, rica, intelectual, democrática, viva, esportiva, cultural, sentimental, romântica, moderna, séria, extrovertida, profissional. Afinal, o que define São Paulo? Não há absolutamente nenhum adjetivo que consiga decifrar com exatidão o que representa uma das megacidades do mundo.

Minuciosamente desenhada por multinacionalidades, culturas, crenças, formações e ideais, a grande metrópole bandeirante é verdadeiramente cosmopolita, por vocação e adoção. É italiana, alemã, judaica, portuguesa, japonesa, chinesa, francesa, africana, árabe, espanhola, latina, brasileira, paulistana. Estas e outras tantas faces estão presentes na arquitetura dos prédios, nas ruas, no paladar refinado de suas sugestões gastronômicas e nos trajes e trejeitos de uma gente que não pára, dia-a-dia escrevendo valorosamente a história da cidade.

Podemos descrever a grandeza paulistana de muitas maneiras. Destacando que ela abriga o maior complexo hoteleiro da América Latina, o mais completo centro hospitalar do país e concentra em seu território o maior pólo cultural brasileiro. É ainda uma das capitais internacionais da gastronomia, destino fixo de grandes eventos, feiras e exposições mundialmente reconhecidas, sede de centros acadêmicos e de pesquisas conceituados, entre outras tantas referências.

A capital paulista é um dos poucos lugares capazes de mesclar harmoniosamente modernidade e história. Já foi palco de acontecimentos marcantes que envolvem desde as margens do Ipiranga, passando por revoluções políticas, culturais e protestos em favor da democracia. Abriga centenas de cinemas, museus, teatros, áreas de patrimônio histórico-cultural, parques, casas de espetáculos, parques temáticos, restaurantes, bares, hotéis, espaços para eventos, feiras, shopping centers, ruas de comércio especializado.

A cada ano, cerca de 15 milhões de visitantes vêm à cidade para alavancar os negócios ou estreitar contatos profissionais, fazer compras ou aproveitar um calendário cultural antenado com o que se faz no mundo. Estar em São Paulo é vivenciar uma metrópole 24 horas, com estilo de vida que conjuga trabalho e lazer como se fossem duas faces da mesma moeda. Capital de um Estado do tamanho do Reino Unido, com uma população próxima à da Espanha e que gera quase metade da economia brasileira, São Paulo tornou-se também o primeiro destino turístico do país. Por isso, enchemos o peito com orgulho para lhe fazer um convite:

Venha a São Paulo,
É Tudo de Bom!

Links Uteis:

Prefeitura

http://www.capital.sp.gov.br/portal/secoes/nav-turista/#/MywxNzgsMTU4NA==

Visite São paulo 

http://visitesaopaulo.com/associados-detalhe.asp?cod=1332


Natal, a capital Potiguar, já ganhou o mundo, é o portal de entrada das Américas, ponto mais próximo da Europa e África, uma cidade moderna e alegre, cresceu entre rios e o mar, enfeitada por dunas e muito verde. Terra de cores e sabores, local onde se encontra prazer e aventura. Aqui se diz que é verão o ano inteiro, num litoral de praias deslumbrantes, lagoas, sertão, culinárias, passeios, arte e cultura nunca vistos, aliados a uma ótima hospitalidade natural do seu povo.

Um dos destinos turísticos mais procurados do mundo está a “Cidade do Sol”, também lembrada como “Capital Mundial do Buggy” e “Terra do Camarão”, cidade onde nasceu o forró – “For All”, tem em torno de 800 mil habitantes e recebe mais de 2 milhões/ano de turistas entre brasileiros e estrangeiros. Os visitantes ficam deslumbrados com os mais de 400 km de Costa Atlântica passeando por lindas praias, muitas das quais visitadas em passeios emocionantes de Buggy entre Mar, Dunas e Lagoas com vários atrativos nesses caminhos, encontrando ainda locais para práticas de Mergulho, Surf e os ventos constantes possibilita a prática de Vela, como o Windsurf e Kitesurf.

Além dos atrativos naturais à cidade possui uma rede hoteleira de qualidade com aproximadamente 25 mil leitos e um Centro de Convenções com auditórios multiuso, com 4 mil assentos, de um total de 15 mil assentos, com auditórios bem equipados. Em março de 2005 foi considerada a capital mais tranquila do Brasil, segundo pesquisa oficial realizada pelo IPEA – Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas. Também recebeu o título de ar mais puro das Américas (NASA-EUA) em 1994. No momento em que todos os olhos se voltam para o enorme potencial de investimento a Secretaria Municipal de Turismo e Desenvolvimento Econômico de Natal, acolhe, acompanha e instrui, as empresas que pretendem conhecer as novas oportunidades de negócios. Venha conhecer seus encantos e sinta a diferença de ser tratado com o respeito que só os potiguares podem oferecer. Prepare-se para momentos inesquecíveis!
http://turismo.natal.rn.gov.br/


Curitiba é a capital do Paraná, um dos três Estados que compõem a Região Sul do Brasil. Sua fundação oficial data de 29 de março de 1693, quando foi criada a Câmara.

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No século XVII, sua principal atividade econômica era a mineração, aliada à agricultura de subsistência. O ciclo seguinte, que perdurou   pelos  séculos   XVIII e XIX, foi o da atividade tropeira, derivada da pecuária. Tropeiros eram condutores de gado que circulavam entre   Viamão, no Rio  Grande do Sul, e a Feira de Sorocaba, em São Paulo, conduzindo gado cujo destino final eram as Minas Gerais. O   longo caminho e as  intempéries faziam com que   os tropeiros fizessem invernadas, à espera do fim dos invernos rigorosos, em fazendas como as localizadas nos “campos de Curitiba”. Aos tropeiros   se devem costumes como o fogo de chão para assar a carne e contar “causos”, a fala escandida – o sotaque leitE quentE -, o chimarrão (erva-mate)   com água quente, na cuia, porque os índios a utilizavam na forma de tererê, com água fria), o uso de ponchos de lã, a abertura de caminhos e a   formação de povoados.

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No final do século XIX, com o ciclo da erva-mate e da madeira em expansão, dois acontecimentos foram bem marcantes: a chegada em   massa de  imigrantes europeus e a construção da Estrada de Ferro Paranaguá-Curitiba, ligando o Litoral ao Primeiro Planalto   paranaense.

Os imigrantes – europeus e de outros continentes -, ao longo do século XX, deram nova conotação ao cotidiano de Curitiba. Seus modos de ser e de fazer se incorporaram de tal maneira à cidade que hoje são bem curitibanas festas cívicas e religiosas diversas etnias, dança, música, de culinária, expressões e a memória dos antepassados. Esta é representada nos diversos memoriais da imigração, em espaços públicos como parques e bosques municipais.

A “mítica imigrante do trabalho” (observação do poeta Paulo Leminski, falecido no século passado) aliada a gestões municipais sem quebra de continuidade, acabou criando uma Curitiba planejada – e premiada internacionalmente, em gestão urbana, meio ambiente e transporte coletivo.

A capital do Estado do Paraná, formada num altiplano 934 metros acima do nível do mar, carente de marcos de paisagem oferecidos pela natureza, acabou criando suas principais referências pela ciência e pela mão humana.

No século XX, no cenário da cidade planejada, a indústria se agregou com força ao perfil econômico antes embasado nas atividades comerciais e do setor de serviços. A cidade enfrentou, especialmente nos anos 1970, a urbanização acelerada, em grande parte provocada pelas migrações do campo, oriundas da substituição da mão-de-obra agrícola pelas máquinas.

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Curitiba enfrenta agora o desafio de grande metrópole, onde a questão urbana é repensada sob o enfoque humanista de que a cidade é primordialmente de quem nela vive. Seu povo, um admirável cadinho que reuniu estrangeiros de todas as partes do mundo e brasileiros de todos os recantos, ensina no dia-a-dia a arte do encontro e da convivência. Curitiba renasce a cada dia com a esperança e o trabalho nas veias, como nas alvoradas de seus pioneiros.

http://www.turismo.curitiba.pr.gov.br/


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Fortaleza Metrópole moderna, do mar verde-azulado, das belas praias, do vento suave e do povo alegre e hospitaleiro, Fortaleza é destino certo para quem deseja conhecer uma das mais belas capitais do país.

Na Avenida Beira-mar, quiosques e barracas oferecem opções para quem quiser uma bebida gelada ou provar os frutos do mar da região. Na feira de artesanato, inúmeras barracas oferecem desde trabalhos em renda e couro até bijuterias e comidas típicas. Das praias urbanas de Fortaleza, a do Futuro é uma das mais freqüentadas com a peculiaridade de oferecer serviços nas barracas ao longo da orla, cada uma com seu estilo musical e decoração própria.

O pôr-do-sol na Ponte dos Ingleses, também conhecida como Ponte Metálica, na Praia de Iracema, é um programa obrigatório para quem visita a cidade. A nova estátua de Iracema faz alusão à lenda da índia de mesmo nome, retratada no romance do escritor José de Alencar. A praia de Mucuripe abriga o Museu do Farol. Inaugurado em 1846, o farol funcionou por 111 anos, até ser desativado em 1957.

O Centro de Turismo do Ceará possui 104 lojas que garantem a oferta de peças de artesanato, opção também oferecida pelo Mercado Central, no coração da cidade, com cerca de 300 lojas. Estacionamento e lanchonetes estão disponíveis nesses locais, que funciona todos os dias. Outra boa dica é uma visita ao Centro de Artesanato do Ceará (CEART), onde são encontrados artesãos de todo o Estado trabalhando, ao vivo, na produção do legítimo artesanato cearense.

Funcionando como importante espaço de programação cultural, o Centro do Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura abriga o Memorial da Cultura Cearense, o Museu da Arte Contemporânea e o Planetário Rubens de Azevedo, além de cinemas e teatros. Afora tudo isso, um complexo de antigos galpões e armazéns foi recuperado para o funcionamento de bares e restaurantes ao largo do Centro com infinitas opções de gastronomia e shows musicais durante a noite.

A programação da cidade apresenta bares, casas noturnas e restaurantes para diversos gostos, abertos durante toda a semana, além de ser diferenciada pelos famosos shows de humor que já revelaram artistas de expressão nacional.

Fortaleza sedia um dos carnavais fora de época mais famosos do país, o Fortal, que acontece no mês de julho. Com uma estrutura repaginada, este ano o evento conta com estacionamento, arquibancadas, camarotes e praça de alimentação. São quatro dias de animação onde cerca de 1,5 milhão de pessoas se diverte ao som de bandas de axé musica de renome nacional.

Fortaleza também sedia um dos mais importantes festivais de música do Brasil, o Ceará Music. O evento anual reúne em três dias artistas locais e estrelas nacionais do pop rock. Cerca de 25 mil pessoas aproveitam a diversão com inúmeros shows, tenda eletrônica e desfiles de moda.


Foz do Iguaçu

Uma cidade de belezas e oportunidades, que deve estar nas listas de destinos a serem visitados.

Foz do Iguaçu é reconhecida internacionalmente pela natureza exuberante das Cataratas do Iguaçu, pela construção monumental da Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu, e pelas famosas oportunidades de compras em Ciudad del Este. Uma cidade tri-nacional, que une Brasil, Paraguai e Argentina, e multicultural, caracterizada pelas diferentes culturas dos visitantes que compartilham espaços a cada semana. Uma cidade que desperta o interesse, sempre que citada.

Fundada em 1914, Foz do Iguaçu recebe atualmente pelo menos 1.5 milhão de turistas por ano, o que representa 6 vezes a quantidade de moradores, que é de aproximadamente 256 mil habitantes. Crescimento no setor que aconteceu principalmente nos últimos 10 anos, e que tem começado a mudar o turismo e a cidade, com melhorias na infraestrutura e no atendimento ao turista. Cada vez mais, um destino que é descoberto pelos viajantes do mundo inteiro.

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Visitar as Cataratas do Iguaçu é uma experiência de imersão na natureza, através de uma caminhada em trilhas no meio da mata e a proximidade iminente da imensidão das quedas d’água do Rio Iguaçu.

As Cataratas do Iguaçu recebem anualmente mais de 1 milhão de visitantes, sendo mundialmente reconhecidas pela sua beleza. Localizadas dentro do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, na fronteira entre Brasil e Argentina (nas cidades de Foz do Iguaçu e Puerto Iguazú), possui uma estrutura qualificada para o recebimento do turista, com centro de visitantes, estacionamento, hotel, restaurante, ônibus internos, passeios adicionais, lojas de lembranças, praça de alimentação e trilha de caminhada para acesso às quedas.

xistem duas opções para se conhecer as Cataratas do Iguaçu: pelo lado brasileiro ou pelo lado argentino. São passeios separados, ou seja, para cada um você terá que pagar um ingresso, mas vale o preço, já que são experiências com perspectivas diferentes. O acesso às Cataratas do Iguaçu pelo Brasil, é feito através do Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, e pela Argentina, através do Parque Nacional Iguazú, neste caso é necessário ingressar no país através da Aduana, sendo essencial os seus documentos pessoais.

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Como é o passeio

No lado do Brasil, o passeio dura de 2 a 4 horas, começando com o deslocamento de ônibus pela BR-469, do Centro de Visitantes até o início da trilha, durante este trajeto existem paradas para os passeios adicionais. A trilha é realizada a pé, por um trajeto no meio da mata, com espaços abertos para observação das Cataratas do Iguaçu em alguns pontos do percurso. No final da trilha, existe uma passarela de observação que completa o passeio, chegando até o ponto conhecido como “Garganta do Diabo”.

Após a trilha, existe um memorial para Alberto Santos Dumont, além de uma praça de alimentação.


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


O QUE FAZ O RIO ESPECIAL

Descubra o Posto 9, a feijoada aos domingos e outras carioquices.

OS CARIOCAS

Como bem definiu o escritor mineiro Fernando Sabino: “carioca, como se sabe, é um estado de espírito: o de alguém que, tendo nascido em qualquer parte do Brasil (ou do mundo) mora no Rio de Janeiro e enche de vida as ruas da cidade.” O carioca é descontraído, espontâneo, natural.

Bate palmas para o pôr do sol na praia, toma banho de mangueira na laje, flerta com a música, o cinema, a arte e a fotografia. Bate papo no bar, frequenta rodas de samba e, acima de tudo, pratica a carioquice de forma incondicional.

UMA DAS MAIORES FLORESTAS URBANAS DO MUNDO

Existe uma floresta tropical, bem no meio da cidade, chamada Floresta da Tijuca. Com mais de 4.200 hectares, lá é possível entrar em contato com uma vegetação impressionante, lagos, fontes, sítios históricos, e ainda se surpreender com as mais de 200 espécies de aves e outros animais como o macaco-prego, a cutia e o cachorro-do-mato.

Outros destaques do lugar são as diversas trilhas, caminhos pitorescos e mirantes com um cenário deslumbrante que encanta com tamanha beleza e riqueza natural.

FEIJOADA & CAIPIRINHA

Samba, caipirinha e feijoada é uma das combinações mais cariocas, e deliciosas, que existem. Para quem não conhece, a feijoada é um guisado de feijão preto feito com vários tipos de carne de porco e de boi, normalmente acompanhado de arroz, farofa, couve refogada e laranja fatiada.

Já a caipirinha, o drink mais famoso do país e o mais requisitado por quem visita a cidade, é feito com cachaça, limão-taiti não descascado, açúcar e gelo. Não tem erro, é só experimentar para se apaixonar.

CIRCO VOADOR

Vizinho dos Arcos da Lapa e ponto de encontro de todas as tribos e sorrisos sonoros da cidade, o Circo Voador continua a criar noites históricas na cena musical do Rio de Janeiro como nunca deixou de fazer. Uma das casas mais amadas e respeitadas do Brasil, “a nave” foi palco de shows inesquecíveis na década de 90 e responsável pelos primeiros passos de inúmeras bandas de rock como Legião Urbana e Os Paralamas do Sucesso.

Hoje, além de memoráveis shows, o Circo também oferece uma extensa programação de festivais, eventos culturais e projetos sociais voltados à e educação.

POSTO 9

O Posto 9 é famoso por atrair gente jovem, bonita, e por suas eternas “garotas de Ipanema” que desfilam pela orla. Sob o pôr do sol mais querido dos cariocas, o clima é de charme, descontração e liberdade.

A beleza é tanta que o costume de aplaudir os últimos momentos de sol, tradição veranesca do Arpoador ao Leblon, vem desde o final dos anos 50, encantando moradores e turistas que passam pelo local. A data de nascimento do ritual é incerta, mas o costume é tão popular entre os locais que se tornou um marco da carioquice e sua paixão por sol, céu e mar.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”

A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

MATE E BISCOITO GLOBO

“Olha o mate, olha o biscoito Globo!”
A clássica frase é anunciada diariamente pelos vendedores de uma das tradições mais saborosas da cidade. O mate de galão e o biscoito Globo estão presentes nas areias do Rio de Janeiro há quase 40 anos, quando surgiu o primeiro ambulante em Copacabana, o “Seu Zé”.

Hoje, nomeados Patrimônio Cultural da Cidade, os vendedores continuam refrescando moradores e turistas com os galões geladíssimos de mate natural ou com limão, acompanhados pela crocância polvilhada e salgadinha do biscoito Globo. Uma delícia.

BLOCOS DE RUA

No carnaval carioca, a festa é de todos, em todos os lugares e a toda hora. Pierrôs e colombinas tomam as ruas com muita folia, alegria e samba no pé semanas antes (e também depois) da data de início oficial do Carnaval.

A diversão reúne gente de todos os cantos do mundo e forma uma das festas mais populares do planeta: sem palco, as verdadeiras estrelas são os foliões e todo seu empenho em fazer desses poucos dias de farra os mais felizes do ano.

BERÇO DO SAMBA

“Quem não gosta de samba, bom sujeito não é. É ruim da cabeça ou doente do pé.” – Dorival Caymmi

O samba é reconhecido como a música popular do Brasil, e o Rio de Janeiro respira samba pelos quatro cantos da cidade. Alguns bares já são famosos por fazerem um samba ao vivo bem bonito, como o “Trapiche Gamboa” no bairro da Saúde, o “Carioca da Gema” na Lapa, o “Bar Semente” na Lapa, o “Boteco do Carvalho” em Botafogo, o “Beco do Rato” na Lapa, e a “Casa Rosa” em Laranjeiras. Mas se você quiser participar de uma autêntica manifestação musical carioca, vá a uma roda de samba.

Elas acontecem em clubes, bares e algumas até no meio da rua. Os músicos se reúnem em torno de uma mesa, e produzem um ritmo inesquecível. O Samba do Trabalhador, que acontece no Renascença Clube, no Andaraí, é uma das rodas de samba mais famosas da cidade. Outras rodas imperdíveis são as do Samba do Ouvidor no Centro, e o Samba da Pedra do Sal, que acontece todas as segundas-feiras, onde os sambistas se apresentam sem microfone e tocam samba de raiz.

Links Uteis:
http://visit.rio/sobre-o-rio/
http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1


Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea”, identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565, by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a captaincy of the Portuguese Empire. It later, in 1793, became the capital of the State of Brazil, a State of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. It subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960.

Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters to two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil, besides the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production—according to 2005 data.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, which held the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup, will host the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro also hosted the World Youth Journey in 2013.

 

GENERAL Information

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but the accent and intonation are quite different from the language spoken in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. There are many Brazilians descending from immigrants who speak German and Italian, especially in the South of Brazil. The majority of the population understands Spanish. English is the most spoken language in the tourism industry, such as hotels and airports.

 

Currency

Real (R$) is the Brazilian currency. Most business establishments accept credit cards. To find out about the currency rate for foreign currencies, access: www4.bcb.gov.br/pec/taxas/port/ptaxnpesq.asp?id=txcotacao

 

Time Zones

Due to its continental size, Brazil has 3 different time zones. Rio de Janeiro follows the Brasilia time (three hours less than Greenwich Mean Time). The city is practices daylight saving time between October and February, when the clocks are advanced one hour.

 

Climate

Climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations according to the region. The average annual temperature is 28ºC in the North and 22ºC in the South.

 

Airports

Before travelling, check the website www.infraero.gov.br. There, you will find information to prepare your air travel. The site has hints on baggage, times, documentations, installations, airport services, among others.

The city of Rio has three commercial airports: The Santos Dumont airport, located downtown, which serves the Rio-São Paulo route and domestic and regional flights.

The Galeão or Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – in honor of the renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, and singer who died in 1994. Located at Ilha do Governador, at the northern area of the city, it is an important gateway to Brazil.

The Jacarepaguá airport, also called Roberto Marinho Airport, installed in the Western area of the city is dedicated to private and regional flights for small aircrafts. The airport serves non-regular flights for air taxi services and is provided with service infrastructure.

 

Safety

As in any large city, it is important to take personal safety into account. Beware of your belongings and avoid going out with laptops, cameras, electronic devices and fully visible. Please find below some emergency numbers:

190 – Military Police

192 – SAMU (Service Mobile Emergency)

193 – Firemen

197 – Civil Police

 

Telephone Service

To make an international call, dial: 00 + operator code* + country code + area code (e.g., 21 for Lisbon) + destination number. For collect international calls, dial 08007032111.

*Main Operators:

Brasil Telecom 14

Telefônica 15

Embratel 21

Intelig 23

GVT 25

Telemar 31

CTBC 34

The area codes for the most visited cities in Brazil are:

São Paulo: 11

Rio de Janeiro: 21

Belo Horizonte: 31

Foz do Iguaçu: 45

Brasília: 61

Salvador: 71

Manaus: 92

 

Immunization

Residents or travelers to the listed countries within the previous 3 months before arrival in Brazil require immunization against yellow fever.

The International Certificate against yellow fever must be present at arrival in Brazil: Republic of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Republic of Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Republic of Gambia, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Republic of Liberia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.

Full and updated information may be found at: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/eng/pab/travelers/index.htm

 

Anti-smoke Law

Following an international trend towards smoking restrictions, already adopted in cities such as New York, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, the State of Rio has an anti-smoke ban. The text of the new law prohibits smoking cigarettes or tobacco derivatives in totally or partially closed collective, public or private environments throughout the State. Among the prohibited areas are closed bar and restaurant areas, nightclubs, work environments, taxis, common enclosed areas in buildings. Smoking is permitted in public ways and outdoors. It is also permitted in soccer stadiums and hotel rooms.

 

Electricity

There are differences in the electrical current regime in Brazil. Find out about the correct voltage before using electrical appliances. An adaptor may be required for some electrical appliances.

 

Tips

Most restaurants and bars include a non-mandatory service fee of 10%. The usual procedure is to accept the inclusion of the 10% in the bill or even a little more if the service was satisfactory.

 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil. Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Expresses are available in most business establishments.

 

Foreigner Visa

The visa is a federal permit for a foreigner to enter Brazil. For most countries, it is issued only abroad; but for some, the entry and permanence of visitors in the Brazilian territory is authorized for a certain period of time, which is established according to the type of visit.

Visas are granted to foreigners who visit Brazil on diplomatic, official, tourism travels, visits to friends and family, business trips, participation in sports and art events in addition to participation in international seminars and conferences.

Foreign visitors must fill out a Visa Request Form – available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English – individually, i.e., even if the tourist takes along a minor, he or she must fill out a separate form. And in case of a visit to Brazil without the parents or responsible person, individuals less than 18 years of age must present an authorization with the signature of both parents.

The vista request for entry in Brazil may be made at any Brazilian consulate abroad. Payment of a fee is requested and it varies according to the type of visa requested and the length of stay in the country.

In case you reside in a country that requires a Visa to enter Brazil, you may need to complete a few requirements to submit to the Brazilian embassy. The link below lists all the embassies around the world so you can locate the nearest to you in order to proceed with your visa application.

http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/antes/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos-1