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some extra time to your airport time calculation for the queues when paying the airport tax of R$6 to R$24. Your plane is likely to
stop in Sao Paulo, the economic engine of Brazil and the
world's 4th largest City. They have an excellent official City guide.
This is a great value which requires advance planning. You can book a special multiple leg package airline fare, available only for foreigners visiting Brazil, issued by the Brazilian airline flying you in and really save!. For example you could use the pass to add the two great natural wonders of Brazil: the North's Amazon rain forest or the South's Igua?u Falls.
Five Official Tourism Organizations
guide to e-travel links
While the airline seats are all the same the prices vary dramatically. Investing in knowing your options is now a lot simpler by checking our guide.
Varig - Still airlines often run great internet specials on their web sites.
|Customs, Passports & Visas|
|On-Line Tour Companies|
Directory of Brazil Tours
Many Tour Packages inc.Carnaval in Rio, Miami based.
|EcoTourism Tour Agencies|
Ecotourism is typically
conducted in small friendly groups. The
interaction with nature can take many forms inc.\ high adventure.. The accommodations
often put you in closer contact with nature.
Lots of Links Nature Safaris is a pioneer for sustainable development tourism in the Amazon.
Amazon Village Jungle Lodge || [email protected]
Manous based Amazon Village takes you into the heart of the Amazon forest.
Amazon forest by Viverde Portugu?s || [email protected]
Manaos, Amazonia based travel agency with a wide range of offerings excursions, hotels, rental car/boat, lodges and more.
site w/ fotos
|Travel Agencies in Brazil|
Directory of On Line Brazil
Offering several adventure tours Phone :
55 21 507-0949 / Fax : 55 21 233-3661.
|Getting Around There|
You must purchase before traveling to Brazil.
Except in the Amazon basin, buses are the primary form of long-distance transportation for the vast majority of Brazilians, and services are generally excellent and cheap.
|Full country name: Federative Republic
Area: 8,547,403 sq km (3,300,155 sq mi)
Population: 172 million world-gazetteer.com
People: 55% European descent, 38% mulatto, 6% African descent
Language: Portuguese Religion: 70% Roman Catholic
President: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Capital city: Brasilia
GDP: US$1.0352 trillion GDP per head: US$6100 Inflation: 8% (1999)
Electricity: Unstandardized; In Rio de Janeiro, S?o Paulo, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte the current is 110/120 volts, 60 cycles, AC. In Salvador and Manaus, it is 127 volts. In Recife, Bras?lia it's 220 volts. Most hotels assist w\ transformers but it is helpful to bring plug converters
Telephone World Wide Phone Guide by Kropla
Brazil country code is (55) with a growing number of City Codes Sao Paulo- (11) Rio-(21) Salvador- (71) Recife (81)...Your hotel is likely to have the standard US RJ-11 phone plug for your modem.
Television is a version of PAL.
Time World Time Zone Map
Rio's time zone is 3 hours behind Greenwich time (England) and 2 hours ahead of New York (Eastern Standard) ... Clocks fall back one hour from October through February ...GMT/UTC gets to minus 5 hours in the far west Weights & measures: Metric.
Romance & Sex Brazil by WorldSexGuide.org
|Safety & Security|
|Street crime is a problem
in Brazil... Expensive cameras and jewelry
should be worn discreetly.... Purses and wallets can attract attention. Use
a money belt or around your neck pouch for passports, cash and other
valuables .... Whenever possible, do not travel alone.... When in doubt take an
At airports, hotel lobbies, bus stations, and other public places there can be much pick pocketing, Keep your carry-on luggage, and especially bags that look like they contain laptop computers close to you at all times....Keep valuable items secure when in a car by hiding them... Be aware that thieves can attempt to take your wristwatch through a car window....Walk away from the curb to avoid motorcycle thieves. Paranoia should be avoided it attracts the wrong kind of attention.
Keep a separate photo copy of your passport. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate immediately if it is lost.
Tips for Central & South America by
USA State Department || A
Safe Trip Abroad travel.state.gov
|Health & Medical|
|Main thing is
to bring plenty of sunscreen with a high factor and non-toxic
Health risks: Chagas' disease, dengue fever, malaria, meningitis, rabies, yellow fever If you are heading to the interior be sure to get advice about shots from your health advisor.
|| tropical So.America
Information for Travelers to Tropical South America || Traveling
"Children pay full fare on buses if they take up a seat, ten percent on planes if under two years old, half fare between two and twelve, and full fare thereafter."
www.travlang.com || Portuguese
"detailed maps are surprisingly hard to get hold of outside Brazil, and are rarely very good"
For Sale by Omnimap
banks located at airports generally offer favorable exchange rates. Cash is king as
traveler's checks continue to become less negotiable. Credit cards can get you the
best deal on the exchange rate where accepted.
24 hour ATM's for MasterCard/Cirrus can be found at Banco Itau and Citibank, VISA/Plus can be found at BANCO BRADESCO. || Safety Tips Visa has a new product called TravelMoney for ATMs which works like a phone card and is accepted at 380,000 ATMs in 114 countries.
As of January 20, 1998 1 Brazilian Real (R$) = 0.89 US Dollar while $1 US = (R$)1.12.
Universal Currency Converter by xexon
Multi directional for 49 currencies (says when).
Articles and information from over 150 global justice organizations. Go to and enter Brazil.
Sao Paulo is the world's 4th largest City and this paper has an English section.
Lively monthly publication available for only $3/year subscription in US.
Meida & NEWSPAPERS
GazetaMercantil.com.br , S?o Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
|Talk About It|
Traveler Tips, Trips & Tales
|Wonders of Nature|
three most popular ecological marvels of Brazil are: the Amazonia, Igau?u Falls and
the Pantanal region...The Amazon has
been called the lungs of the earth, covering half of Brazil with unknown forest and
rivers. The navigable route for ocean-going vessels runs between the cities of Manaus and
Falls? is the world's biggest, most spectacular falls where Paraguay, Argentina and
Brazil meet. Considered one of the planet's great power spots and also the home of
Itaipu the world's largest hydropower plant surpassing even Egypt's Aswan Dam... The
Pantanal wetlands is where to see wildlife.
This vast area extending into Bolivia and Paraguay has no towns and access is
difficult via the Transpantaneira road and Porto Jofre or by
boat from the port city of Rio Paraguai on the Bolivian
Fotos & Video of Brazil Sights
|Fertility rate has declined from an average of 4.4 children in 1980
to 2.7 children in 1991. They expect 166 million Brazilians for the year 2000. Most
populous City is in 1991 was S?o Paulo, with 9.6 million inhabitants, followed by Rio de
Janeiro (5.4 million persons), Belo Horizonte and Salvador (2 million persons), Fortaleza
(1.7 million persons), Bras?lia (1.5 million persons), Curitiba (1.3 million persons),
Recife, Nova Igua?u and Porto Alegre (1.2 million persons).
Brazil by the Lonely Planet
Facts at a Glance inc.\ History, Economy, Culture, Events, Money & Costs, When to Go, Off the Beaten Track, Recommended Reading
An Introduction to Brazil
By interknowledge, plus links to intros for Rio, Recife & Sao Paolo.
|History & Culture|
Info by purdue.edu || Multicult home
San Francisco Brazilian consulate A dozen brief chapters.
|Lists of Links|
The Internet Guide to Brazil in English
|Travel Tool Links|
Where we put all the good new links we find.
|Since 1994 Brazil has been a global
economic success story. Trade liberalization including Mercosur and an aggressive
privatization program have been key with the most profound change being the replacement of
hyperinflation with conquering monetary policy. Presidente
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, 67, was easily reelected to a second four year
term in 1998 becoming the first Brazilian president to take advantage of a 1997
constitutional change allowing the head of state to serve a second term. "I
was chosen by the people to continue to build a stable, modern, open and competitive
economy," Cardoso siad. "But it doesn't mnean much to be the
world's eighth largest economy if we continue to be first in inequality. seems up to the
task of bringing Brazil forward to its deserved prominent place on the global stage. Radiobras.com.br || Presid?ncia da Rep?blica
|| Fotos Official
Official Government Information.
National Confederation of Brazilian
University & Brazil by sfgate
WTO.org || Francais
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