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1 Brazil Where Everything Sizzles Chapter 15

2 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2

3 3 Brazil Amazon River Carnival Rio Beaches Rainforests Portuguese Influence Brasilia – Capital Currency fluctuation real - BRL

4 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 4 Documentation & Health Check regulations for entry Canadians require: Canadian Passport Tourist Visa Departure Tax See your doctor! Sanitation not up to our standards Avoid tap water &dairy products Hepatitis, typhoid, often recommended Malaria/ Dengue present in north jungle areas AIDS

5 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 5 How Travellers Get There Varig RG Daily YYZ - GRU Cruises Tour Operators Travcoa GAP Adventures Ladatco

6 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 6 Getting Around Extensive air service Air passes Tour operators Driving – not recommended Rail – RIO & Sao Paulo Amazon cruises Taxis in cities Remis – car with driver Best option though expensive

7 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 7 When To Go Most seasons reversed 3 climate patterns Amazon – year round Humid, rainy, °C June to Nov – less rain Plateau Hotter, less rain, nights cool Little rain – May to Sep Coastal °C avg. Rainy Oct – May

8 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 8 When To Go (cont.) Carnaval Prior to Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Carnival Sunday 7 weeks before Easter Sunday Peak holiday season Brazilians take holidays

9 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 9 Brazil Beaches – 7000km of coast Rio - Ipanema & Copacabana Joaquina – surf Praia do Forte – Bahia – sea turtles Music Samba Soccer Maracanã, largest stadium in the world Food Churrascarias – grilled meat restaurants Feijo- rice, black beans, pork, greens Safety – robbery

10 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 10 Rio de Janeiro Christ the Redeemer 38 M statue on top 710M Corcovado Mountain Elevators and escalators Botanical Gardens Maracanã stadium Worlds largest

11 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 11 Rio de Janeiro (cont.) Beaches Over 50km of beaches Copacabana South zone of Rio 4km – surfing, swimming, sunning Hotel strip – Copacabana Palace Ipanema Girl from Ipanema – Bossa Nova Art galleries, theatres, museums Richest area Surfing Leblon quiet, mostly Cariocas

12 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 12 Rio de Janeiro (cont.) Sugar Loaf Cable cars Tijuca National Park Jeep tours Waterfall Dense tropical vegetation Hang-gliding

13 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 13 Rio de Janeiro (cont.) Flamengo Park Gardens Cycling Museum of Modern Art Carmen Miranda Museum Gloria Marina

14 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 14 Rio de Janeiro (cont.) Rios main event 4 days – peak of summer dates change every year Ends on Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Samba Parade Street Carnival festivities Banda de Ipanema famous local band Carnaval

15 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 15 Brasilia Planned city Very modern Built in 3 years: Replaced Rio as capital Impressive buildings Government only Shaped like a plane 1 day visit only

16 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 16 São Paulo Largest city in S.A. >10 million International restaurants Variety of ethnic minority groups Museums Sacred Art, MASP, Zoo Nightlife Centre of martial arts Capoeira

17 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 17 Iguaçu/ Iguassu Falls Widest falls 275 falls m. wide Borders Brazil & Argentina Surrounded by National Park The Mission UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Flights from RIO Best time Aug & Nov

18 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 18 Amazon Amazon region 5.5 million km² 60% of all life forms on the planet Amazon River 6400km long – up to 13km wide Wedding of the Waters Amazon, Solimoes & Negro merge River cruises most popular

19 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 19 Manaus Capital of Amazonas 1.5 million inhabitants Negro River Cruise port Nature & past Rubber trade Teatro do Amazonas 700 seats, international performers Access by air or boat Dec – May – rainy season

20 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 20 Belem Mouth of Amazon Ver-O-Peso Open-air market Port fair Healing herbs to alligator teeth Native crafts, baskets, pottery Goledi Anthropology Museum & Zoo Ilha de Marajo

21 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 21 Salvador All Saints Bay – first capital – African influence Lacerdo Elevator Connects upper &lower level Renaissance architecture Multi coloured homes, red tiled roofs, twisting narrow cobblestone streets Around 365 churches Itapoã Beach Snorkeling & diving with rich marine life Hundred shipwrecks Mercado Modelo Silver, rosewood, fabric

22 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 22 Recife Port city Venice of Brazil Numerous waterways Many bridges Reefs along coast gave city its name Boa Viagem beach Olinda Artist colony

23 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 23 Accommodations Carnaval = high prices Suggest higher level to client to avoid disappointment Copacabana Palace Orient Express Hotel Hotel das Cataratas 1958 – Iguaçu Falls Apartotels, ranches, lodges


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