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Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro
Duration:
12 hours
From:
USD 136.00
Travel to Angra dos Reis from Rio de Janeiro. Sail to the island of Ilha Grande on a schooner. Discover the rich history of the island formerly a pirate's lair and now a popular tourist destination.

Private Rio de Janeiro Art Museums Tour

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Duration:
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Soak up the culture of the best museums Rio de Janeiro has to offer on this enjoyable 6-hour tour. Spend the afternoon with just your party, ensuring privacy and flexibility, including comfortable pickup and drop-off at your hotel.

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Services at Rio Airport include:


  • Drug store
  • Flower shop
  • Beauty shop (hairdresser)
  • Key maker
  • Luggage storage
  • Post office

 

Tip: Listen carefully to the airport announcements and you will hear the voice of Iris Lettieri. The popular radio and news announcer has been making the airport's announcements for 30 years. Stories abound of passengers missing their flights as they listened, enthralled, to her sensual voice - one she developed to calm nervous travelers.

 

The history behind the airport's two official names:


  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the airport's full official name
  • The first name of the airport is a reference to Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built
  • The second name of the airport is in honour of Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim (Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim): Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition "Samba do avião"




 Disabled Facilities at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport


There are facilities for disabled travellers, including wheelchair ramps, wide automatic doors and specially equipped restrooms. You are advised to contact your airline with any special requirements prior to arriving at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.





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Last Updated: 13 May 2017