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Brazil Where Everything Sizzles Chapter 15
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3 Brazil Amazon River Carnival Rio Beaches Rainforests Portuguese Influence Brasilia – Capital Currency fluctuation real - BRL
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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