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1.0 > destinations

.................................................................. • 1 | Rio de Janeiro

• 5 | Foz de Iguassu

• 2 | Salvador de Bahia

• 6 | Angra dos Reis>

• 3 | Manaus (Amazonas)

• 7 | Buzios >

• 4 | Natal


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1.1 > rio de janeiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The city, divided in zones - South, North, West and East – with a chain of mountains in the background where you can see the Tijuca Forest and its highest peak, the Corcovado with the Christ Statue. Across the Corcovado, viewed from the top, a gift of God to the industry of post cards, is the Sugar Loaf with 2 cable cars that will allow you to go up and have a view both of Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

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The “cariocas – as are known the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro – have the pleasure to live in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mountains and enjoy the beaches, samba, beeer, soccer and the cachaça (local rum made out of sugar cane).


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1.2 > salvador de bahia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Divided in two parts – the Historical part in the low side of the city at sea level, where there is the old port and the commercial area, as well the famous art craft market – Mercado Modelo – and the higher part of the city with a mix of History and Modernity. Known for its folklore inherited from the African slaves, the religion (Candomblé), its richness and legends, the Historical Center of Salvador has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.


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1.3 > manaus (amazonas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Located in the middle of the Amazon Forest, it is a metropolis that impresses for its natural beauties, the ecological parks with green sceneries that seem to never end. It was founded in the second half of XVII century and it is named honoring the Indians that used to live there – the “manaos�.


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1.4 > natal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Here one breathes the most pure air in the Americas. The beaches are extraordinary with hot climate throughout the year. The most famous beaches are Genipabu and Cotovelo, Ponta Negra with a big variety of hotels and restaurants. The Morro das Canecas, the dunes in Genipabu with its lagoons, make this city a place of exotic and unique beauty.


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1.5 > foz de iguassu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Located approximately 25 km from Foz de Iguassu is the most unforgettable scenery in the world, the Cataratas Falls, a group of 275 falls of up to 82 meters high with a 180ยบ view of approximately 2700 meters wide, including Brazilian and Argentinean side. Amazing and breathtaking landscape.


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1.6 > angra dos reis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sofisticated, all kind of boats, hundreds of islands and the Atlantic Forest everywhere added to the immense blue of the Atlantic Ocean. There are 365 isles, one for each day of the year and 2000 beaches for your pleasure. A place where Nature displays its beauty, at one of the most beautiful sites of Brasil.


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1.7 > buzios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Distant from Rio de Janeiro approximately 170 km, it gifts us with more than 20 beaches of crystalline water, lots of vegetation and beautiful landscapes that Mother Nature offers us, with sun and starry nights throughout the year.


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2.0 > basic programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with stops for swimming on the way before arriving at the Island where you will spend the day and have lunch, 1/2 hour and south of Rio de Janeiro. Return back to Rio at the end of the day. • Dine-around : restaurant selected by the client with round trip transfer

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A | RIO DE JANEIRO

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

Day 1 • Arrival in Rio and transfer to the elected hotel. • Welcome drink during check in • Welcome lunch at the hotel • In the afternoon, half day visit to the beaches and Sugar Loaf • Dinner at typical local restaurant • Overnight at hotel

Day 2 • Breakast, buffet style, private • Departure to visit Corcovado, Tijuca Forest, Barra da Tijuca neighborhood followed by lunch at typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant. After lunch return to the hotel. • Buffet dinner at the Hotel

Day 3 • Breakast, buffet style, private • Departure for a full day at the Tropical Islands (schooner sailing)

• Breakast, buffet style, private • Departure to visit Petropolis, the Imperial City, including visit to the Imperial Museum. Lunch included. Return at the end of the day. • Thematic dinner in a house from the XVII century.

Day 5 • Breakast, buffet style, private • Olympic games in the beach: volleyball, soccer, basketball. Lunch included. • Farewell “Carnival” Dinner – special menu, theme decoration, band with live music

Day 6 • Breakast, buffet style, private • Shuttle for shopping at one of the shopping centers in the city • Lunch with voucher system at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

B | RIO DE JANEIRO

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4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

* Basic program that allows combination with other destinations in Brasil: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Salvador, Manaus

Day 1 • Arrival in Rio and transfer to the elected hotel. • Welcome drink during check in • Dinner at the Hotel, private

Day 2 • Breakfast buffet style, private • Departure for a full day tour visiting the city, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado with lunch at a typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant. • Dinner at local restaurant, international cuisine

Day 3 • . Breakast, buffet style, private . Departure for a full day at the Tropical Islands (schooner sailing) with stops for swimming on the way before arriving at the Island where you will spend the day and have lunch , 1 1/2 hour and south of Rio de Janeiro. Return back to Rio at the end of the day. • Thematic dinner – Carnival

Day 4 • Breakast, buffet style, private • Transfer to the airport

C | ANGRA DOS REIS

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

Day 1 • Transfer from Rio to Angra dos Reis – 3 1/2 trip through the Green Coast. Arrival and check in at elected Resort. • Dinner at the hotel

Day 2 • Schooner tour to Bahia de Sepetiba with more than 365 isles. Lunch included, return to the Resort at the end of the day. • Dinner at the hotel

Day 3 • Free morning to enjoy the Hotel. • Lunch at hotel and departure back to Rio de Janeiro.


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2.0 > basic programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 • After breakfast, departure to visit the historical City of Cachoeira. On the way you will visit farms with plantations of cacao, sugar cane and Tabaco. Lunch at a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel at the end of the day. • Dinner at the Pelourinho area

Day 5 D | BUZIOS

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

E | SALVADOR

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

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• Transfer to Buzios – 3 1/2 trip crossing the Rio-Niteroi bridge, going through Niteroi on the way to Buzios. • Upon arrival, welcome drink during check in. Lunch at the hotel, private. • In the afternoon city tour to historical part of the city, with stop for a coconut water. • Dinner at typical Brazilian barbecue restaurant.

• Arrival and transfer to the hotel. • Welcome drink during check in. • Lunch at hotel, private. • In the afternoon visit to the historical part of the city

Day 2 • After breakfast, full day tour in a schooner visiting the peninsula and the isles, stopping for swimming. Lunch included. Return to the hotel at the end of the day. • Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3 • Free morning to enjoy the hotel. • Lunch and return to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 2 • After breakfast, full day visit to the “Coconut Coast” , visiting Praia do Forte, an ecological reserve. Dinner at typical restaurant.

Day 3 • After breakfast, visit to Cidade Baixa (low part of the city), the forts, Mercado Modelo for shopping. Lunch at a typical restaurant. • Dinner-around. Restaurant selected by the clients with round trip transfers.

• After breakfast, departure for a full day trip on schooner through Bahia de Todos os Santos, stopping for swimming at the Itaparica Island, the main Islanda located at the bay. Return to the hotel at the end of the day. • Farewell folklore dinner with presentation of Candomblé.

Day 6 • Free morning and lunch at the hotel. • Transfer to the airport.

F | SALVADOR

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

* Basic program that allows combination with other destinations in Brasil: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus.

Day 1 • Arrival and transfer to the hotel. • Welcome drink during check in. • Lunch at hotel, private. • In the afternoon visit to the historical part of the city

Day2 • After breakfast, visit to Cidade Baixa (low part of the city), the forts, Mercado Modelo for shopping. Lunch at a typical restaurant. • Farewell folklore dinner with presentation of Candomblé.

Day 3 • Free morning and lunch at the hotel. • Transfer to the airport.


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2.0 > basic programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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I | NATAL G | FOZ DE IGUASSU

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

* Basic program that allows combination with other destinations in Brasil: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus.

Day 1 • Arrival and transfer to the hotel. • Lunch at the hotel. • In the afternoon visit to the Brazilian Falls, followed by the Macuco Safari boat trip and then return to the hotel. • Dinner at local restaurant

Day 2 • After breakfast, departure to visit the Argentina Falls & Devil’s Throat, crossing the border Brasil/Argentina. Buffet style lunch is included. Return to the hotel by the end of the day. • Dinner and Folklore show at typical restaurant

Day 3 • Free morning. • Buffet style lunch at hotel and transfer to the airport.

H | MANAUS

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

* Basic program that allows combination with other destinations in Brasil: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus.

Day 1 • Arrival and transfer to the elected hotel. • Buffet style lunch at the hotel. • In the afternoon visit to the city of Manaus. • Dinner at local restaurant

Day 2 • After breakfast, departure for a regional tour “Meeting of the Waters”. Lunch at regional restaurant based on river fish. After lunch enjoy fishing the “piranhas”. Return to the hotel by the end of the day. . Dinner at typical barbecue restaurant. On the way back to the hotel, visit to the Punta Negra beach and its night ambience.

Day 3 • After breakfast, departure in a regional boat to visit an indian community. Walking through the forest. Lunch at typical regional restaurant and continue to visit a Caboclo (local inhabitants) community and enjoy some local activities. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. • Dinner at the hotel with typical regional folklore show.

Day 4 • Free morning. • Buffet style lunch at hotel and transfer to the airport.

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

* Basic program that allows combination with other destinations in Brasil: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus

Day 1 • Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink during check in. • Dinner at the hotel

Day 2

• After breakfast, departure to visit the city with stop for shopping handcrafts. • Typical seafood lunch and return to the hotel. • Dinner at a typical seafood barbecue restaurant.

Day 3

• After breakfast, departure in buggy towards the north coast visiting Genipabu and the dunes. Stop for swimming and lunch at a typical restaurant in the beach. • Dinner at typical beef restaurant or can opt for dinner at the Hotel with a private show.

Day 4

• Free morning. • Buffet style lunch at hotel and transfer to the airport.


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3.0 > wow factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rio de Janeiro >

Salvador de Bahia>

Manaus (Amazonia) >

Foz de Iguassu >

Angra Dos Reis >

Buzios >

Natal >


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3.1 > rio de janeiro wow factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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It is an art and entertaining area (Samba City) that allows visitors to feel the emotions of Carnival any time of the year and living the magic that changes Rio de Janeiro into the world’s capital of joy..

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> BYCICLE CHALLENGE: The challenge consists of riding bycicle throughout a specific itinerary and with tasks to be complete on the way. Both itinerary and tasks require the use of imagination to interpret them.

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> SAMBA CLASSES: Group of Samba dancers and musicians available to give Samba Classes in a private area at the hotel.

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> CIDADE DO SAMBA:

> VINTAGE NIGHT: Relive Rio’s golden years, by going to dinner in vintage cars and having dinner at Julieta de Serpa a neoclassic style house that belonged to a traditional family in Rio.

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> TREASURE HUNT & PIRATES ATTACK: It can be provided during the boat trip to the Tropical Islands. Arcs with treasures will be hidden so participants of the Group may find them at determined areas. Maps and hints will be distributed to the Group. During the trip, the boat may be attacked by pirates, creating an ambience for a big party. If the Group is big enough to use to private boats, the participants of the group can be part of the pirate attack.

> JEEP TOUR IN TIJUCA FOREST: To the excursion to Corcovado, it is possible to add tour through Tijuca Forest in 4 x 4 Jeeps. Or the Corcovado tour can start directly from the hotels with the Jeep Tour and enjoying Rio’s nature and scenery.


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3.1 > rio de janeiro wow factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Make the best of your visit to the Sugar Loaf by flying over Rio de Janeiro.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > OLIMPIADS: In combination with a Theme party on the beach, a mini Olympiad can be organized before the party with games and aquatic competitions.

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> HELICOPTER:

> PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The experience of using a public transportation hired specifically for the group to do one of the daily activities planned for them.

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>TEAM BUILDING: To learn by experiencing is a method of learning based on observation, thinking, viewing and feeling things, developing team attitudes and values.


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3.2 > salvador bahia wow factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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> CAPOEIRA CLASSES Capoeira is typical fight/dance as important to Salvador as Samba is in Rio de Janeiro. It is a fight originated from Africa and brought to Brasil through the slaves at colonization times which has been adapted to gain the world as a well succeed rhythm of gymnasia.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > ECO PROYECT, HIST. Y CANDOMBLÉ: At North coast of Bahia it can be scheduled a visit to the Garcia D’Avila Castle, first Portuguese construction in Colonial Brasil, the Tamar Project responsible for the protection of the marine turtles at Praia do Forte and ending the day with gifts to Yemanjá (religious ritual) and Candomblé presentation.

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> NIGHT ADVENTURE IN PELOURINHO: The bars in Pelourinho area invite you to be lazy and have fun besides the music that is played on each of the bars in the historical center. A selection of bars can be done, to have open bars exclusively for the group to experience different night ambience.

> SARAPIRANGA & POJUCA RESERVE: Adventure activities in the north Coast: jeeps, canoes, river crossing, floating, trekking through Mata Atlantica (Atlantica Forest).

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> ILHA DE ITAPARICA & BAHÍA DE TODOS LOS SANTOS: The islands of Bahia de Todos os Santos (Todos os Santos bay) include historical sites. During the boat tour, pirates attack can be organized creating ambience for a big party.


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3.3 > manaus wow factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS The pink “dolphins� are river mammals in the Amazon Region that fascinate people by the way they easily interact with human beings. The floating in River Ariau allows you to swim and film the great moments with these intelligent animals.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > VISIT TO LOCAL INDIAN COMMUNITY: In the Amazon Region you will find biggest concentration of Indian communities. The tradition in these communities is based on social, political and religious rules that value the land and use nature only for their immediate needs.

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> SURVIVAL IN THE JUNGLE: How to obtain water, fire and food, orientation, construction of a shelter are some of the activities included in the classes on how to survive in the jungle, given by small groups of local experienced guides that will provide an amazing experience in the jungle.

> FLIGHT OVER THE AMAZON: There are panoramic flights which allow you to live intensely the emotion of being in the Amazon.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > BARBECUE ON BEACHES During the months of June throughout to November, the rainy season is over, the beaches with white sands at Negro River do arise giving you the opportunity to have barbecues on the beach and the possibility of even including an Indian attack with the participation of the group.


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> ADVENTURE ITN THE FALLS: 9 km trail walking or riding a bike while you enjoy the fauna and flora of the National Park of Iguazu. The peak of the activity is Taquara Islaand with the option of using kayaks or going down the river in motorboats until Porto Canoas, close to the falls.

> LA ARIPUCA The use of an aripuca , type of construction, as a way of acquiring ecological conscience. In the Aripuca environmental and ecology classes are provided in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina side of the Iguassu Falls.


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3.5 > angra dos reis wow factors

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> SAVEIRO ISLANDS: Schooner tours to Islands allowing appreciation of the exuberant nature landscape presented by the Islands in the bay. Private schooner with entertainment on board.

> TASK RACE ON BUGGY: Driven by the passengers, this activity consists of an itinerary previously prepared that will take you to certain bases to search for objects, treasures and other tasks, aiming the final punctuation and achievement of the mission.

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> LUAU ON THE BEACH: Tropical party on the beach which allows clients to relax and have a day and night with lots of fun.


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4.0 > gifts

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CAIPIRINHA KIT:

BEACH KIT:

• “Caipirinha” is a traditional Brazilian drink which is popular all over the country, especially at the beaches, where it is the favorite drink to go with some delightful appetizers and creates a sensual and relaxed atmosphere. The Kit comes in a wooden box, with a glass and the wooden pestle necessary to crush the lime in the glass.

• This kit can be composed of: - towel with the company’s logo or thematic logo of the city being visited - Canga – Beach sarong - TShirt with company’s logo and picture of the beach - Sun protector

BRAZILIAN COFFEE: • Wrapped in a rustic material made of vegetable fibers

BOOK RIO DE JANEIRO 360° • Hard cover book with 360º photos from Rio de Janeiro.


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WELCOME ACTIVITIES

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welcome activities

/ shows

• Groups can be welcomed with dancers dressed typically for Samba, either at the airport or hotel

• Flowers can be given to the ladies upon arrival at the airport.

• Bahianas (in Salvador) dressed typically handing good luck straps.

SHOWS

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GAUCHO:

EXTRAVAGANCE CARNIVAL:

• Colorful and rhythmic spectacle where they teach the most beautiful folk songs and dances in relation to the Brazilian cowboys: the “gauchos”.

• Carnival spectacle with presentation of each instrument that dictates the rhythm of Samba , as well as dancers, all gathering together slowing forming the band responsible for the Carnival music and dance. Use of deluxe costumes , winners of competitions in previous year during Carnival.

BAHÍA FOLCLORE: • Bahia is rich for the diversity of the arts they present. Its capital, Salvador, was the entrance port of many Africans slaves. As a result its folklore is rich with mixture of Brazilian and African music, dances, religion (Candomblé) and musical instruments, the Capoeira, fight dance for the Orixás (divinity entities).

JEWLERY SHOW: • Brasil is known for its precious gems and handmade jewelry. Emeralds, aqua marine, tourmalines, topazes and amethyst are responsible for turning Minas Gerais famous. The biggest jewelry stores are in Rio. A visit can be organized with live presentation during dea, cocktail or dinner at the hotel.


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6.0 > theme parties

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BAHIA NIGHT:

PIRATE NIGHT:

• Outdoor party (can also be done on a closed ambience) that shows a bit of Colonial Brasil. It starts with a cocktail in the swimming pool. The area is decorated with offers to the religious saints for Candomblé or Macumba (both are religious rites) and flowers floating in the pool. Bar service decorated with Afro-Brazilian themes. Waiters are dressed in authentic folk costumes. Dinner is around the pool. Menu is elected within typical Bahia food or a variety of international cuisine dishes. To entertain the guests, Samba band during cocktail and Bahia Folklore Show after dinner.

• Cocktail on the Hotel’s beach and barbecue buffet. An event with lots of ambience and colorful. Event starts with a cocktail on the beach, decorated with torches. Guests are dressed as pirates – havainas slippers, jeans and decorated TShirts are part of the welcome gift offered. Caipirinhas and other Brazilian drinks are offered by the waiters. Treasure hunt to entertain the guests.

AROUND BRASIL: • The party can be done either in the swimming pool area or inside in a private saloon. Food stations will represent 4 different regions of Brasil; Amazon – exotic and tropical, Bahia – mystic and religious, South – with the gaucho and Rio with the Ipanema Girl, Carnival and Samba. Waiters are dressed representing each of the regions. Each station has dishes of typical dishes for each region. As optional it can be included handcrafts of each Region as well.

ADDITIONAL: • Make up for the ladies with the party theme • Theme costumes for the guests • Samba and Brazilian rhythms classes • Group or individual pictures • Fireworks with company’s logo • Artisans presenting their work

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DETAILS TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: • Greeting signs on the buses • Hospitality desk decorated with the theme • Personalized menues with company’s logo • Visual communication referring to the group • Bottle of Cachaça with the logo for the Group


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7.0 > restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . name

place

prize

gastronomy

service

capac.

times

salon pvt

observations

website

A Mineira

Recreio dos Bandeirantes

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Tipica Brasilenha

Buffet

500

11:30-22:00 , Jueves y Sabados hasta 00:00

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Chain of restaurants located in different neighborhoods of Rio. Buffet style with more than 40 different hot dishes and salads, pastas. Typical Brazilian food.

www.restauranteamineira.com.br

A Mineira

Botafogo

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Tipica Brasilenha

Buffet

270

11:30-16:00 / 18:00-23:00 (salvo Domingos hasta 21:00)

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Chain of restaurants located in different neighborhoods of Rio. Buffet style with more than 40 different hot dishes and salads, pastas. Typical Brazilian food.

www.restauranteamineira.com.br

Leblon

$$$$$

Cocina Portuguesa Gourmet

Emplatado

76

11:00-02:00

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Considered one of the best traditional restaurants in Rio. Only for small groups of friends aiming good quality meal.

www.antiquarius.com.br

Aprazível

Santa Teresa

$$$$

Brasileña moderna

Emplatado

160

12:00-01:00 (salvo Domingos hasta 19:00 y Lunes cerrado)

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Historical neighborhood of Rio, with very narrow streets and up the hill. Does not allow transportation in big buses, only vans with maximum capacity for 15 pax. Has different ambiences to accommodate 6 to 12 pax separately. Depending on day of the week it will accept groups of around 100 pax.

www.aprazível.com.br

Barra Grill

Barra

$$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

220

11:30- 00:00

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Typical barbecue (rodizio) restaurant offering 30 different types of meat, including those from Argentina, Australia and Uruguay and sophisticated buffet.

www.barragrill.com.br

Flamengo

$$$$$

Francesa moderna Gourmet

Emplatado

80

12:00-16:00 / 19:00-00:00 (Lunes solo almuerzo, Sábados solo cena; Domingos cerrado)

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Located in a neo classic house, today called Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa. For small Groups.

www.casajulietadeserpa.com.br

Centro

$$$$

Contemporánea, toques orientales

Emplatado

350

12:00-00:00

150

Located downtown, house from XVII century, with 3 ambiences decorated with antiques.

www.caisdooriente.com.br

Ipanema

$$$$

Tipica Brasilenhafeijoada

Emplatado

65

12:00-00:00

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Small and traditional, serves the Feijoada, typical brazilian dish made with black beans and salted smoke pork meats evey day. For small groups only.

www.cozinhatipica.com.br

Copacabana

$$$$$

Italiana, Gastronomía

Emplatado

74

12:30-15:00 / 19:00-00:00

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One of the best in Rio de Janeiro inside Copacabana Palace Hotel. For small groups only.

www.copacabanapalace.com.br

Confeitaria Colombo

Centro

$$$

Internacional

Buffet

350

09:00-20:00, Sabados hasta 17:00, Domingos cerrado

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Historical Pastry House since 1894. Lunch served in buffet style, in the afternoon the traditional tea. Limited to 120 persons in the mezzanine and 100 person on street level floor.

www.confeitariacolombo.com.br

Espaço Brasa

Leblon

$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

350

12:00-16:00/ 19:00-23:00, salvo Domingos hasta 22:00

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Typical barbecue restaurant (rodizio) with mixture of brazilian dishes and seafood.

www.espacobrasa.com.br

Estrela do Sul

Botafogo (Plaza Shopping)

$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

300

12:00-00:00, salvo Domingos hasta 23:00

0

Typical barbecue restaurant (rodizio) with more than 30 different types of beed. Served at the table when asked to the waiters.

www.estreladosul.com.br

Barra

$$$

Internacional

Buffet

1200

12:00-00, saldo Vienes y Sabados hasta 01:00 y Domingos hasta las 22:00

160

Old brewery house inside a shopping center area. Internationational cuisine buffet style with all kind of traditional food.

www.galeriagourmet.com.br

Copacabana

$$$$$

Francesa moderna Gourmet

Emplatado

65

19:30-23:30

0

Located at Sofitel hotel, has a separate entrance, good quality restaurant, good for small groups.

www.sofitel.com.br

Antiquarius

Blason

Cais do Oriente Casa da Feijoada

Cipriani

Galeria Gourmet

Le Pre-Catelan


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7.0 > restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . name

place

prize

gastronomy

service

capac.

times

salon pvt

observations

website

Milano DOC

Ipanema

$$$$

Italiana

Emplatado

130

19:00-01:00, salvo Viernes, Sábado y Domingos desde las 12:00

40

Besides being a restaurant, it does have a lounge with mechanic music and DJs.

www.milanodoc.com.br

Mio

Ipanema

$$$

Italiana, mariscos

Emplatado

160

12:00-00:00

0

Two floors: the first for 60 persons and the second for 100 persons.

www.mioristorante.com.br

São Conrado

$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

320

11:00-00:00

0

The most famous chain of typical barbecue restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, with 4 different addresses .

www.churrascariaoasis.com.br

Porcão

Ipanema

$$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

250

12:00-00:00, salvo Viernes y Sábados 12:00-00:30 y Domingos 12:00-23:00

50

The most famous chain of typical barbecue restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, with 4 different addresses .

www.pocao.com.br

Porcão

Barra

$$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

300

12:00-00:00, salvo Viernes y Sábados 12:00-00:30 y Domingos 12:00-23:00

60

The most famous chain of typical barbecue restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, with 4 different addresses .

www.pocao.com.br

Porcão

Ilha

$$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

350

12:00-00:00, salvo Viernes y Sábados 12:00-00:30 y Domingos 12:00-23:00

0

The most famous chain of typical barbecue restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, with 4 different addresses .

www.pocao.com.br

Porcão

Rio`s

$$$$

Churrasquería

Buffet

900

12:00-00:00, salvo Viernes y Sábados 12:00-00:30 y Domingos 12:00-23:00

380

The most famous chain of typical barbecue restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, with 4 different addresses .

www.pocao.com.br

Botafogo

$$$$

Internacional

Emplatado

650

12:00-00:00

250

Located at the Guanabara Bay, in front of Sugar Loaf which is the background scenery of this restaurant. Available for shows.

www.realastoria.com.br

Centro

$$$$

Bar com comidas

Emplatado

1000

19:00-02:00 salvo Viernes y Sábados hasta 05:00 y Domingos y Lunes cerrado

210

Live Brazilian music shows, decorated with antiques. Typical bar food, beers and drinks.

www.rioscenarium.com.br

Ipanema

$$$$$

Mediterránea, mariscos

Emplatado

120

12:00-01:00 saldo Domingos hasta 00:00

0

Typical Italian food. For small groups only.

www.satyricom.com.br

Oasis

Real Astoria

Rio Scenarium

Satyricon


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8.0 > activities / places for events

ACTIVITIES name

location

city

style

capacity

Ilha do Bernardo

Itacuruçá

Itacuruçá

barco/excursión/comida

350

Tour departs from pier in Itacuraça, distant 1,30 h from Rio de Janeiro. Schooners with capacity for 40, 46, 100 and 120. Open bar service, theme decoration and live music (upon request)

Ilha do Martins

Itacuruçá

Itacuruçá

barco/excursión/comida

500

The Martins Island has 5 independent saloons for lunch. Groups of minimum of 30 persons. Schooners for 48, 75, 80, 90, 125 persons. Theme decoration and live music upon request.

Ilha Regente Feijo

Itacuruçá

Itacuruçá

barco/excursión/comida

600

Has space for groups of minimum of 35 persons.

Gloria

Rio de Janeiro

barco/excursión

230

Tours around the Guanabara Bay for 1,30 h approximately. Schooner for 50, 60, 120 persons. On board service with fruits, open bar available upon request. Theme decoration allowed. Yachts available as well.

Saveiros

hrs

observations

website

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLACES FOR EVENTS name

location

cty

style

prize

capacity

capacity big

capacity small

catering

external space

Casa Julieta de Serpa

Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro

Emplatado

$$$$$

650

120

20

Si

Si

www.casajulietadeserpa.com.br

Centro de Convencio-nes Sheraton Rio Htl. Centro de Convenciones Sofitel Rio Hotel Pan de Azucar Eventos Villa Riso

height

web

Vidigal

Rio de Janeiro

Buffet/Emplatado

$$$$

3000

1000

30

www.sheraton.com

Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro

Buffet/Emplatado

$$$$

1000

400

30

No

www.sofitel.com

Urca

Rio de Janeiro

Buffet/Emplatado

$$$$$

1500

550

30

www.bondinho.com

São Conrado

Rio de Janeiro

Buffet/Emplatado

$$$$$

1000

430

50

www.villariso.com.br


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9.0 > transportation

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . name

location

city

tipo

capacity

times

observations

web

Cosme Velho

Rio de Janeiro

Tren

110

08:20-19:00

Trip takes 20 minutes from train station, going through Tijuca Forest. Average velocity of 15/hour with maximum capacity for 360 passengers per hour. An exclusive wagon (VIP wagon) can be rent for the group with capacity for a maximum of 55 persons (except in January and February). Departures every 30 minutes from the station in Cosme Velho neighborhood.

www.corcovado.com.br

Jeep Tour

Rio de Janeiro

Jeeps

250

4 x 4 open jeeps, 35 vehicles, capacity for 250 persons. Different itineraries and options to create the perfect tour.

www.jeeptour.com.br

On Time Transportadora

Rio de Janeiro

cochesvans-buses

Buses: 42-52; Mini: 31-33, Micro: 19-24, Van 12, sedan (coche) 03

Bus company for transportation and tours. Air conditioning, sound system and microphone, panoramic windows.

www.ontimetransportadora. com.br

Rio de Janeiro

teleferico

65

Cable car to the Sugar Loaf. Departures every 20 minutes. Each station takes 3 minutes (Praia Vermelha to Urca and Urca to Sugar Loaf). Can transport around 1300 persons per hour.

www.bondinho.com.br

Rio de Janeiro

buses

Buses: 42-54; Micro: 22

Bus company for transportation and tours. Air conditioning, sound system and microphone, panoramic windows.

www.pulmann.com.br

Estrada de ferro Corcovado

Pan de Azucar

Pulmann Transportes

Urca

08:00-19:30 (ultimo regreso 21:00)


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10.0 > general information Tupi-guarani, Aruak and Karib.

Brazil • General Information

> Religion: There is no official religion, but approximately 74% of the population are Roman Catholics. A number of diverse evangelical cults are also represented, as are animist beliefs (particularly the Afro-Brazilian religion of candomblé).

> Areal: 8,547,404 km2 (3,300,171 sq miles). > Population: 192 million (official estimate 2008). > Population density: 22.5 per km2. > Capital: Brasília. Population: 2.3 million (official estimate 2008). > Government: Federal Republic.

> Time: Brazil spans several time zones: Eastern Standard Time: GMT - 3 (GMT - 2 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March) Western Standard Time: GMT - 4 (GMT - 3 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March) North East States and East Parà: GMT - 3 Amapa and West Parà: GMT - 4 Acre State: GMT - 5 Fernando de Noronha Archipelago: GMT - 2

> Geography: Brazil covers almost half of the South American continent and it is bordered to the north, west and south by all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador; to the east is the Atlantic. The country is topographically quite flat and at no point do the highlands exceed 3,000m (10,000ft). Over 60% of the country is a plateau; the remainder consists of plains. The River Plate Basin (the confluence of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers, both of which have their sources in Brazil) in the far south is more varied, higher and less heavily forested. North of the Amazon are the Guiana Highlands, partly forested, partly stony desert. The Brazilian Highlands of the interior, between the Amazon and the rivers of the south, form a vast tableland, the Mato Grosso, from which rise mountains in the southwest that form a steep protective barrier from the coast called the Great Escarpment, breached by deeply cut river beds. The population is concentrated in the south-eastern states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The city of São Paulo has a population of over 12 million, while over 7 million people live in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

> Social Conventions: In informal situations, it is common to kiss women on both cheeks when meeting and taking one’s leave. Handshaking is customary between men, and normal European courtesies are observed. Frequent offers of coffee and tea are customary. Flowers are acceptable as a gift on arrival or following a visit for a meal. A souvenir from the visitor’s home country will be well-received as a gift of appreciation. Casual wear is normal, particularly during hot weather. For more formal occasions the mode of dress will be indicated on invitations. The Catholic Church is highly respected in the community, something which should be kept in mind by the visitor.

• Location: South America

> Language: The official language is Portuguese, with different regional accents characterising each state. Spanish, English, Italian, French and German are also spoken, particularly in tourist areas. Four linguistic roots survive in the indigenous areas: Gê,

> Electricity: Brasília and Recife, 220 volts AC; Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 127 volts AC or 220 volts in larger hotels. Plugs are of the two-pin type. Most hotels provide 110-volt and 220-volt outlets, transformers and adaptors. > Climate:The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to the humid tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle. Coastal Brazil tends to be hot and sticky for most of the year but it can get cold in the south and in the mountains during the winter months. Rainy seasons occur from January to April in the north, April to July in the northeast and November to March in the Rio/ São Paulo area.

> Required Clothing: Lightweight natural fabrics; waterproofs for the rainy season. Warm clothing is needed in the south during winter (June to August). Specialist clothing is needed for the Amazon region. The sunlight is extremely bright and sunglasses are recommended. > Hotels: Accommodation varies according to region. First-class accommodation is largely restricted to the cities of the south and generally expensive. There are also a number of pousadas, small, privately run guesthouses that are less expensive than the major hotels. Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo: Many modern hotels, ranging from the very expensive deluxe to the moderately priced. It is vital to book well in advance for Carnival (which takes place annually on the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday, usually in February). Brasília: Small number of good hotels. Most tourists visit Brasília by air from Rio or São Paulo for a day trip, or make a single-night stopover. Bahia (Salvador): Small number of good hotels, some moderately priced hotels, some small-scale guesthouses. Amazon Basin: This region is being developed in part as a tourist attraction and has numerous lodges. Visitors are reminded that hotel tariffs are subject to alteration at any time and are liable to fluctuate according to changes in the exchange rate. Note: The best guide to hotels in Brazil is the Portuguese-language Guia do Brasil Quatro Rodas, which includes maps, available from book shops and any news stand in Brazil. Grading: The Brazilian Tourist Board has a star-rating system (from 1- to 5-star), but the classification is not widely used. > Currency: Real/Reais (BRL; symbol R$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of R$100, 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of R$1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, and 1 centavos. > Currency Exchange: All banks, cambios, travel agencies and authorised hotels exchange recognised traveller’s cheques and foreign currency. The US Dollar is the most widely accepted foreign currency.


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10.0 > general information > Credit / Debit Cars: Most major international credit cards are accepted (Visa more so than other cards), though not universally. There is an extensive network of ATMs around the country.

Sucos (fruit juices) are freshly made at juice bars. Guaraná is a popular fizzy drink made with energy-giving extract from an Amazonian plant.

> Travelers Cheques: Exchangeable at hotels, banks and tourist agencies. Tourists cannot exchange US traveller’s cheques for US banknotes but they may, however, benefit from a 15% discount when paying hotel or restaurant bills in foreign currency or traveller’s cheques. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, it is advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars.

> Tipping: 10% is usual for most services not included on the bill.

> Banking Hours: Mon-Fri 1000-1600. > Food and Drink: Brazilian food caters for all tastes and standards are generally very high. European, North American and Asian foods are widely available in resorts and main cities. There are many traditional dishes and regional specialities, such as those developed by slaves in Bahia during the days when they had to cook scraps and anything that could be caught locally, together with coconut milk and palm oil. • Things to know: Some bars have waiters and table service. There are no licensing hours or restrictions on drinking. > National specialties: Feijoada (rich stew of black beans, chunks of pork, sausage, chops, pigs’ ears and tails on white rice, chopped kale and orange slices). Moqueca (fish or seafood stew from Bahia made with palm oil and coconut milk). Vatapá (shrimps, fish oil, coconut milk, manioc paste and rice). Acarajé (mashed, deep-fried bean fritters often served with dried shrimps, okra, onions and peppers). Churrasco (mixed grilled meat served with manioc flour). > National drinks: Draught beer is called chopp and Brahma is the most popular brand. The local firewater is cachaça, a spirit derived from sugar cane popular with locals. It is often mixed with sugar, crushed ice and limes to make a caipirinha, a refreshing if intoxicating cocktail, and the Brazilian national drink. Southern Brazilian wine is of a high quality.

> Nightlife: The best entertainment occurs in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In Rio, the major clubs do not present their main acts until after midnight - the daily paper gives current information; small clubs (boites) provide nightly entertainment throughout the city. São Paulo nightlife is more sophisticated, with greater choice. Both cities host top international DJs. Samba clubs featuring live music are popular, especially in Rio. Outside the main cities, most towns have late night bars and clubs.

> Telephone: Country code: 55. Rio’s airport provides 24-hour telecommunication services. Public telephones accept telephone cards (cartões telefônicos), which can be obtained from newspaper kiosks. International calls from Brazil are expensive. > Mobil Mobile Phones: Mobile coverage is generally very good. Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies, but travellers should check with their service providers. An unlocked GSM tri- or quad-band cell phone works in Brazil, with SIM cards widely available. Minutes can be added via cartões pre-pago (prepaid cards), available at newspaper kiosks. > Internet: Many hotels provide Internet access to guests. Internet cafes can be found in main towns and cities, and there are often Internet booths at airports. In smaller towns, public access is sometimes available at post offices.

> Health: Diphtheria - Yes; Hepatitis A - Yes; Malaria - Sometimes*; Rabies - Sometimes; Tetanus - Yes; Typhoid - Yes; Yellow Fever - Sometimes**. * NOTE - * Malaria risk exists throughout the year below 900m (2,953ft) in Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão (western part), Mato Grosso (northern part), Pará (except Belém City), Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins states, as well as some larger cities, such as on the periphery of Pôrto Velho, Boa Vista, Macapá, Manaus, Santerém, Rio Branco and Maraba. > Health Care: There is no reciprocal health agreement with the UK or USA. Full insurance is strongly recommended as medical costs are high. The standard of medical care is generally very good in major towns and cities. English-speaking medical staff are found mainly in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The main hospital in São Paulo is the Hospital das Clinicas. ** A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over nine months old arriving within from infected regions. Vaccination is strongly recommended for those intending to visit some rural areas.

ADVENTURE WORLD BRASIL Copacabana 56 Suite 601, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Tel: (5521) 2548-2129 / Fax: (5521) 2547-8117 www.adwbrasil.com.br adwbrasil@adwbrasil.com.br

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