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If you've always wanted to scuba dive, but you don't have the required certification, take this beginner's course in Paraty! A PADI-certified dive master introduces you to the underwater world in shallow, calm and clear waters. During your 4-hour lesson, learn theory and practice basic techniques, then marvel at the marine life surrounding you. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus professional PDIC instruction and all equipment are included!

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Enjoy a drive through the Tijuca Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Admire the views from Vista Chinesa lookout point then visit the Santa Marta community where you'll enjoy a tour of the favela. A local guide and transport are included.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Services & Amenities


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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 Dec 2016