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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Photography Cruise Including Itaipu Beach

Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Photography Cruise Including Itaipu Beach
Duration:
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Enjoy a sightseeing, private photography cruise in which you'll see Rio's main landmarks and visit Niteroi. You will enjoy the comfort of your own boat, the 32-feet MJPMGM, Real. Your tour includes private transportation and photography service so you leave with unforgettabel memories. You will take home a digital photo album in high resolution of a great trip.

Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Schooner Cruise

Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Schooner Cruise
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<p>Head out of Rio for the day, where a schooner awaits to take you on a cruise of the turquoise blue waters and islands of Angra dos Reis. With roundtrip hotel transportation and a buffet lunch included, a day of relaxation lies ahead.</p>

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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 Sep 2017