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Food Tour in Santa Teresa

Food Tour in Santa Teresa
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 35.50
<p>In this fantastic Santa Teresa Food Tour you will try over 10 samples of Brazilian food/snacks/drinks that we carefully selected... while you visit one of the most interesting neighborhoods of Rio! Santa Teresa was built ''in the mountain'' or in the upper side of the city, from there, we have an amazing view of Rio, especially the downtown! It's full of ateliers, arts, graffiti and great restaurants!<br /><br />It's included:<br />Guide, +/- 10 samples of Brazilian food/snack/drinks, 3-4 hours tour, The Ruins Park, Laurinda Santos Lobo Cultural Center, Yellow tram*<br /><br />*Yellow Tram: the tram is under renovation, and it can happen that eventually it's closed/maintenance. In this case, Free Walker can not guarantee we will be able to take it. <br /><br />It's not included:<br />Bus ticket (that you pay on the bus $1,00)<br />Extra food/drinks</p>

Dois Irmaos Hiking Tour from Vidigal Favela

Dois Irmaos Hiking Tour from Vidigal Favela
Duration:
5 hours
From:
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Hike to the top of Dois Irmaos, Two Brothers Hill, on this five hour tour. Travel by kombi or moto taxi (own expense) from Vidigal favela to starting point for your hike. Reach the summit of Dois Irmaos where you will be able to view Ipanema and Leblon Beaches, Tijuca Rainforest, and Rio de Janeiro. Discover the favela of Vidigal following your hike.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Services & Amenities


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Have a private driver waiting exclusively for you at the Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport from USD 66 or book a safe and economical shared Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport shuttle transfer from USD 17.
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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 Aug 2018