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Yes, there is a ferry there. It runs from Manaus to Careiro da Várzea. Here's a street view of the other end: The Amazonas government appears to operate a scheduled ferry service between 5 am and 8 pm daily which can carry vehicles. The trip takes 1h20m. This is in addition to private ferries and boats, some of which do not carry vehicles. It doesn't ...


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The airline IS responsible for checking your visa before boarding, however that responsibility is for the good of the Brazilian government, NOT for the good of the passenger. By not correctly carrying out this check, the airline will likely be fined by the Brazilian government. However, the airline has ZERO responsibility to the customer to check the visa. ...


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They started to migrate to a new system 2 years ago, most of the drivers give you a receipt if you ask for it. And yes, most of the cabs accept credit / debit card. Just in case, If you gonna take it from the Airport, when you take your bag and go to the main hall, you gonna see a hugeeeeee line, this line is for the cabs.. I would mind to check before ...


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I am living in Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte) and I can tell you from experience that tourist staff will not be able to understand anything beyond the most basic phrases unless this is a specialty of your hotel or resort. You'll probably be able to get " Cardapio em ingles" (english menu) at almost anywhere though, with the items numbered and more or less ...


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Bolivian Visa for Indian Citizens As an Indian citizen you need a visa to Enter Bolivia. When you arrive by plane to La Paz you can get a visa on arrival for a fee (~100USD at the time of writing). Quoting from the linked website: National India (IN) /Destination Bolivia (BO) Bolivia (BO) [...] Visa required, except for ...


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Unlike some other Brazilian consulates in the US, the Los Angeles consulate will not mail your passport back to you after processing. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for mailed passports or visa applications and will not mail applications or visas back. Your options are to either pick it up yourself, or to have someone pick it up on your ...


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Step-by-step to request visa card to travel to USA: Source in portuguese: Correio Brasiliense USA embassy in Brazil: USA embassy in Brazil The tourist must fill out the new online DS-160 to apply for a visa at the following address: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. Data must be entered in English, with photo, and the applicant chooses where do the ...


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I assume you arrive at Guarulhos, which is the main international airport of Sao Paulo. It's quite time consuming to get from Guarulhos to downtown Sao Paulo, so, if your hotel is close to the airport, you should think twice about venturing into town. That said, a taxi will set you back about 150R$, currently about 40USD, while public transport, which will ...


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Yes, Brazil requires visa applicants from the US to visit the consulate in person. They explicitly state that they do not accept applications by mail. No visa applications will be accepted by mail. When you finish filling out the electronic visa application form, print the application receipt, glue your picture on it, sign on the appropriate field ...


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English is hardly spoken in Brazil. Your hotel receptionist in Rio may well speak English, but very few others will. Even in Ipanema -- one of the most popular parts of Rio for international tourists --English is not spoken.


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There are two things to mind, the shape of the plug and the voltage. Frequency sometimes matters for clocks and analog devices but less so with modern ones. The standard US plus is two flat prongs and optionally a rounded one for ground. This looks like the one shown top-left on your photo. Carefully read the specification on your device, those which ...


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Currently, U.S. citizens require a visa to visit Brazil. There is an upcoming exemption for the Olympic Games, and there is also some talk about implementing a general visa waiver for U.S. tourists, but that hasn't happened yet. The airline should have checked for your visa when you initially checked in for your flight; they have a system called Timatic ...


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I'm Brazilian. Only 24% of the Brazilians who lives in Brazil speaks English. It is and this a issue. However Brazilians people usually help people a lot. They normally will try understand your. Doesn't matter with language do you speak. They will try help you specially the waiters, salesperson, taxi drivers. I recommend to you learn some of basics words ...


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I just recently visited both and they are quite different. The Argentinian side is much bigger with many viewpoints on the falls including 3 or 4 pleasant trails that can easily fill a day. The Brazillian side is beautiful too, I wouldn't say it's less beautiful as some say it's more intense and concentrated in one main area and you feel the strength of ...


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To not rush, and to be able to really take in the spectacle, you should consider taking a large part of a day to visit Iguazu Falls, on either side. With this, I'm saying that you shouldn't try to visit both sides on the same day. But, visiting the falls on the other side is very easy. You can take one of the many regular public busses that travel between ...


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This website can give you an idea how much you will pay for a taxi ride: http://www.tarifadetaxi.com/ It's in portuguese but, you don't have to know the language, just select the city, type point A and point B and have fun. Honestly I used sometimes and the estimative was really close! Just keep in mind that if you are unlucky to face a traffic, the ...


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I couldn't find a resource that clearly stated you should (or shouldn't) pay any taxes on it, but reading the instrução normativa (art 6º, §4º) published by the Receita Federal about tax treatment applicable to traveller goods it seems that taxes should be paid only if you bring goods above the US$500 limit, but not cash. It seems you must only fill the e-...


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A taxi from Guarulhos is not very reasonably priced, in my opinion. I'm not sure about from Guarulhos, but to Guarulhos from Vila Mariana can be 50 USD, depending on the time of day. There are private shuttle busses that cost about 30 reais (10 USD or so) that take you to either the Tiete or Barra Funda bus terminal. There are a few sales offices for these ...


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From this article from 2012: The [Brazilian state] defines those in the middle class as people who live in households with a per capita monthly income of between R$291 (US$145) and R$1,019 (US$500) and have a low probability of becoming poor in the near future. Today, those dollar amounts are closer to double the reais mentioned in the quote ...


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You will need to apply and obtain a Visa for Volunteer Work (VITEM I) to visit Brazil to work as a volunteer. You are not allowed to do so on a tourist visa. To apply for a visa you will need to provide the following documents: Voluntary work (VITEM I) Applicant’s valid passport – ID page; Visa Request Form Receipt – photo and signature; ...


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This is more a list of comments than a proper answer. I don't know Volta Redonda but Rio is a very expensive town (for Brazil standarts) Credit Cards Locals use it more than cash for day-to-day expenses meaning you also can use it to cover almost anything (make a call to be sure your it ill be valid overseas). Also it ill take the Real x Dollar exchange ...


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According to the website of the Brazilian Consulate-General in Washington: There is no need for a visa if the traveler arrives in Brazil on a flight, remains in the international transit area, without passing through immigration control, and departs on another flight from the same airport. Note, however, that this may be a problem if you have baggage ...


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Like most countries, Brazil allows visa-free transit if you do not need to leave the international transit area of the airport. However, if you have booked separate tickets, then you have to go through immigration and customs in Brazil before checking in to your next flight. This visa can be issued to individuals whose final destination is another ...


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It takes about 40 hours by bus. that's according to the schedule of omnilneas I would recommend to break the journey into several pieces, there are lots of things to see on the way.


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That's a VERY general question. That said, the short answer is: You'll have a hard time in Brazil if you only speak English. Many middle class Brazilians understand basic English, and plenty working in the tourist industry understand some English, but you'll have a difficult time communicating when traveling in Brazil. (I live in Brazil and speak some ...


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Previous answer from Afetter is right. I did enter Brasil with over R$10K and didn't pay any taxes. You have to fill the eDPV and declare it to the customs officer of the Receita showing the printed form (after the passport checking by the Policia Federal). They will count the money. If you don't declare the money and they find it, then it will be ...


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According to GOL website, "The Brazil Airpass must only be sold and ticketed outside Brazil", then, I assume that they just sell it by travel agents. Anyway, here is the source, you can find more info: http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/agencias/Paginas/airpasses.aspx Email: contatcus@golnaweb.com.br About TAM, have you checked this website? https://www.tam....


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Uber is now available in Rio, so you can use them instead. Receipts are automatically sent out by email and are also available online for future downloading:


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For Philippine passport holders, it is possible to get a visa for Argentina while in Brazil. I did this before and it can be expedited same day process. People in the Argentina embassy in Brasilia were very helpful.



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