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Custom Private Tour: Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Lapa and Santa Teresa

Custom Private Tour: Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Lapa and Santa Teresa
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 195.00
This private tour is for those who want to explore Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, all in one day, with private transportation and a private tour guide. The tour also includes a visit to Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Historic Downtown and a stop at Selarón's Steps. It is also the opportunity to discover charming district of Santa Teresa, home to an array of cool stores selling local crafts and nice bars.

Private Sugar Loaf and Christ The Redeemer Tour

Private Sugar Loaf and Christ The Redeemer Tour
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 135.00
Discover the two most famous sightseeing spots of Rio de Janeiro in one day. Visit the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the Sugarloaf. This tour is ideal for those short on time. Enjoy full privacy and flexibility.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Services & Amenities


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 Other Items of Interest at Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport


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 Mar 2017