Brazil Frequently Asked Questions
Replies: 31 - Last Post: Feb 12, 2013 12:44 PM Last Post By: gustaveeiffel
Dec 6, 2008 2:28 PM
One more budget carrier to add to the list. Flights commence Jan 14 2009 Limited routes so far. Most flights route out of Campinas but the eventual plan is to have flights operating from Santos Dumont in Rio as well.
Dec 20, 2008 6:16 AM
16The New York Times has a good section on Brazil travel.
Search for Larry Rohter in their archives if you want to learn about Brazilian politics, culture, economy, etc.
Good article on alternatives for Carnaval
Articles on the Amazon options
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Dec 21, 2008 6:08 PM
Dec 21, 2008 7:16 PM
18More detailed directions (by same poster on different forum) for getting from Jeicoacoara to Sao Luis:
May 12, 2009 3:32 AM
19Link to ONE of the boat companies operating in the Amazon river.
Jun 12, 2009 4:54 PM
Jul 17, 2009 8:20 AM
21Great website on beaches, if you speak Portuguese
Aug 2, 2009 4:18 PM
22For local news and information about Rio (in English) there is also The Gringo Times .
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Aug 16, 2009 12:07 PM
Sep 17, 2009 4:22 AM
24Recent threads you should read before asking more questions. We seem to be getting a lot of the same questions for the Amazon and Rio de Janeiro...
boat from Manaus to Belem
Iguazú Falls to Manaus to Cuzco - possible?
3 days jungle tour in Manaus area
Iquitos to Belem by boat down the Amazon - update
RIO DE JANEIRO
for lodging click here and here and here
How to Enjoy the Rio de Janeiro Beaches
Where to buy Brazilian swimwear in Rio
Looking for work in Rio
Transport from Rio airport
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May 27, 2010 9:38 AM
25I just travelled up the Amazon from Manaus to Tabatinga by boat and wanted to share info on pricing. Every agency in Manaus sells tickets at 340 reais. Some people turned up onto the boat having bought tickets much cheaper and I couldn't understand how prices were so variable. I spoke to the lady checking tickets on the boat. It turns out you can buy tickets RIGHT on the boat (THE SOURCE) for only 200 reais. Make sure you have a hammock when you turn up. You may have to take a small boat at the dock to the bigger boat going to Tabatinga. Prices are always cheaper when going downstream. I don't mind paying a mark up for the middle man, but 70% is much too extreme.
Jun 24, 2010 4:08 AM
26Finding the right city bus in Rio
Rio has hundreds of bus lines...final destinations helping very little to understand where it actually goes through
here's the quite useful and official search engine:
Rua de origem (= leaving from)
Rua de destino (= arriving...)
In the search box only write the street/square names not neighbourhoods and do not write "rua" (i.e street), praça (i.e. square), just the name of the street/square
For example to go from Largo do Machado (metro stop) to rua Almirante Alexandrino (in Santa Teresa) write:
machado / alexandrino
.....so the bus line is...407a
click on the number and you can see the whole route.
When in doubt, always choose the bigger roads in the neighbourhood, higher the chance to find the bus which takes you there (for example...Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana in Copacabana or Visconde de Piraja' in Ipanema.
(This information was originally posted on another travel forum. Appreciations to Luca_Rome for alerting folks to this useful resource.)
Jun 24, 2010 7:38 AM
27Here's a similar website but for Recife/Olinda:
Sep 11, 2010 12:09 AM
28Here's are a couple of links to the Brazilian foreign ministry. One to search for a Brazilian embassy or consulate abroad and the other is a portal to apply for a Brazilian visa or passport. Brazil is on a 'tit for tat' policy. So if your (home) country requires a visa for a Brazilian to enter than yes you will need a visa to enter Brazil. The fees also reflect that too. For an example, an USA citizen would pay $140 for a visa while an UAE citizen pays only $55. Check with the Brazilian consulate or embassy of your home country on applying for a visa as there are some specific direction and guidelines to follow before applying online.
for a list of Brazilian diplomatic missions abroad
To apply for a Brazilian passport or visa online.
Oct 23, 2010 7:25 AM
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