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From the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the lofty heights of the Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a 24 hour holiday paradise. Book cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro on Travelstart today and look forward to this vibrant corner of South America. If you love adventure, sun worshipping, shopping and partying then Rio will not disappoint. 
As Brazil’s second largest city, Rio hardly needs any introduction: it is the home of Samba, spectacular carnivals and beautiful beach resorts which attract almost 3 million international tourists annually. You’ve probably seen the giant 38-metre statue of Christ the Redeemer (one of the New 7 Wonders of the World) in so many movies or postcards sent by your friends; now you get the chance to visit it yourself! 
Rio de Janeiro flights are your ticket to heaven: imagine a long day spent on a pristine beach, fruity Caipirinha in hand. The next day, you could go on a sightseeing tour. Start with the historic centre, and continue with the South Zone or Zona Sul, a wealthier area which is considered a hotspot for tourists looking for souvenirs. If you want to trace the American influence on Brazilian culture and lifestyle, don’t forget to visit Barra de Tijuca, an upper-class district. Tourists who are eager to purchase cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro should also know that this amazing city is Brazil’s most important cultural hub. Spend a few hours at the National Museum of Fine Arts, visit Theatro do Rio and admire the eclectic architecture of this unique South American city. 

Visa Requirements and SA Embassy details

  • South African passport holders who want to travel to Rio de Janeiro for tourism or business purposes do not require a Visa for stays of up to 90 days. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after you return from your trip and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The South African Embassy to Brazil is in Brasília: Av. das Nações, Qd. 801, lote 6, 70406-900, Brasília, Brazil. Phone number: +55-61-312-9500

See and do

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect destination for people who love to have fun, party 24/7, visit tourist attractions, organize a fun shopping spree and then party some more. When it’s finally time for a break, don’t even think about going back to your hotel room. Go for a long walk and admire the perfection of the popular Copacabana & Leme Beach, buy a delicious Caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail) from one of the many beach kiosks and have fun in the sun. 
If you want to enjoy an interactive history lesson, visit the amazing Paço Imperial (Imperial Palace) built in the 18th century, renovated and currently used to host concerts and exhibits. In Copacabana you will find small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs: from football T-shirts to small-scale statues of Christ the Redeemer. 

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport – GIG/RIO 

Food and beverages: Recharge your batteries with a fresh cup of coffee or a non-alcoholic cocktail served at Gate Zero Bar (Terminal 2, first floor).
Currency Exchange: You have access to a few ATM’s and a wide range of financial services ensured by banks located on the first floor of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (Banco do Brasil, Banco Santander, Caixa Econômica, Banco Itaú-Unibanco and Banco Bradesco).
Lost and Found: Address your problem by contacting the airport staff from lost and found offices located in each terminal. 
Airport Hotels:  For hotels close to the airport, book a room at Hotel Caracas Rio (10 minutes), or Mont Blanc Airport Hotel. 
Car Hire: Companies such as Budget, National, Alamo and Europcar are represented at the airport in Rio de Janeiro. 
Airport Hub: GIG airport is a hub for TAM and Gol.

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