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***Health Information as of January 25, 2018***

There is a Yellow fever outbreak in Rio and Sao Paulo and the whole population is getting vaccinated. See the CDC alert here:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil


Curitiba

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg946415#msg946415
CGR in Rio, Iguazu (Brazil & Argentina), and Sao Paulo: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=128303.msg2555280#msg2555280

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
Four Points by Sheraton, ten minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson, fifteen minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Cab to/from Chabad area and hotels should be around R$60.
Executive Bus - Excellent and comfortable executive bus, every half hour to main places in Curitiba for R$12.
Public Bus - There are buses to downtown for R$3, from there you can connect almost anywhere in the city.

Major Activities

Florianopolis

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg936627#msg936627

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
None.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - They are metered from FLN to where you are going. We stayed in Barra Lagoa and it was R$55.
Executive Bus - Yellow buses go between major destinations to the airport and bus terminal - R$6.
Public Bus - Not from the airport. But from the bus station it's tricky but doable - R$3.

Major Activities
Water-sports and relaxing. During peak-season (Dec-Jan) there is plenty to do, such as scuba diving, gliding, boat tours and more. We were there during winter break (Jul) and the waves were great for surfing, and the dunes at Joaquina were great for sandboarding.

There are beautiful beaches all over the island of Florianopolis. During the winter the north beaches tend to be the warmest as the wind doesn't attack it directly. Center/east beaches are really nice, the best for surfing, but can get cold. Mole and Joaquina are the most popular from those. Didn't trek down south on my trip there, but the beaches are supposedly great as well, though very calm and sleepy kind of towns next to them and people going fishing there.

A small town on the west side of the island, has a boardwalk and bicycle path along the water, nice place to go for sunset. Old historic architecture there, many buildings there hundreds of years old. It's about 10-15 minutes north of downtown FLN.

Iguacu Falls

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Dan - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3052.msg27332#msg27332
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg937926#msg937926
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg735169#msg735169
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Kosher Food Options
There are no kosher food options other than some snacks and fruits. Over the border some stores sell Beigel's and there are a few Freddo Helado locations.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Iguazu in the Argentina side of the park.
Park Hyatt Iguacu Falls coming soon!

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - The airport is between downtown and the park. Taxi to either of those place shouldn't be more than R$15.
Executive Bus - There are no executive buses on the Brazilian side. Other side there are buses to any place for 40 pesos.
Public Bus - The park and hostels/hotels are connected by public bus with the airport. Not very frequent schedule, cab is better - R$3.

Major Activities

Manaus

Trip Reports
Fan of Dan - Part 1 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg404773#msg404773
Fan of Dan - Part 2 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg406102#msg406102
Fan of Dan - Part 3 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg488834#msg488834
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Chabad Manaus offers excellent take-out at great prices. More info here - www.chabadmanaus.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1244281/jewish/Kosher.htm.

Hotels with Points
Holiday Inn by IHG - 1hr15m walk to Chabad.
Park Suites by Radisson. - About a 3h walk to Chabad..

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Flat rate on leaving the airport to anywhere in Manaus - R$65.
Executive Bus - There are EB in Manaus itself (means it comes with AC here) though non to the airport.
Public Bus - One bus makes the trip once an hour between the airport and downtown, during regular operating hours - R$3.

Major Activities

Porto Alegre

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Lechaim Delicatessen - Maybe call before to see if they are open, we went during hours and they were closed.
Rua Fernandes Vieira, 518, Porto Alegre ~ (51) 3311-2323.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson Porto Alegre - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre - 40 minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending on where you are headed, average about R$25-45.
Metro - People mover connects the airport to the nearby metro station, cost R$3 to get to town.
Public Bus - One bus (T5) makes the trip every 20 minutes, cost R$3 to get to town.

Major Activities

Rio de Janeiro

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg773283#msg773283
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Restaurants
Barilan (Copacabana) - Sunday only meat lunch place inside a school. There is a large buffet and you pay by the weight of your plate.
Rua Pompeu Loureiro, 48, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2235-3110.

Deleite (Copacabana) - Dairy pizza shop and cafe.
Rua Anita Garibaldi, 83, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3507-1973.

Shelanu (Copacabana) - Meat restaurant located inside the Israeli club.
Rua Barata Ribiero, 489, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3042-1483.

Pizzaria Braz (Jardim Botanico) - Excellent pizza chain in BR. This one location becomes kosher once a month by Beit Lubavitch Rio. Usually a Tuesday.
Rua Maria Angélica, 129, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2535-0687.

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Barra da Tijuca - Grand Hyatt (Opening 2015), Radisson - (30 minutes).
Copacabana - JW Marriott (15 minutes).
Leblon - Sheraton Leblon about a 20 minute walk from the excellent Chabad Leblon.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending from where you are coming SDU should be about R$40 and GIG about R$60.
Executive Bus - service from both GIG and SDU to any place in Rio for R$13.
Public Bus - To get to downtown from both airports is very easy with PB, though if you need to get further EB is a lot better and more reliable.

Major Activities

São Paulo

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy Part 1 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg902728#msg902728
Jaywhy Part 2 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg937054#msg937054

Restaurants

Buffet Hebraico (Pinheiros) is located inside the JCC of São Paulo. Best bet would be to go there on a Sunday when they usually have a rodizio there.
Rua Hungria, 1000, São Paulo ~ (11) 3818-8800.

Cantina de Bero (Jardins) the first restaurant and the only one to stay open - Upscale full service dairy restaurant pizza pasta and sushi, they have rodizio of sushi every tuesday and thursday.
delivery to any hotel, great service
Rua Padre João Manuel, 881, São Paulo ~ (11) 3064-9022.

Cantina Parma (Higienopolis) - another mediocre pizza shop in SP.
Rua Rosa e Silva, 222, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-2579.

Celadon (Higienopolis) - a new dairy place that opened this year, Dan was there.
Praça Vilaboim, 73, São Paulo ~ (11) 2738-1500.


Matok (Higienopolis) - Pizza is decent and their ice cream is good. They cater for most airlines from GRU.
Alameda Barros, 921, São Paulo ~ (11) 3661-2111.

Metsuyan (Perdizes) - Chinese style take-out place with great food, inside the large kosher supermarket SuperK.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Nur (Higienopolis) - They are not cheap, but very good food and great service. They make a rodizio once in a while too. Top eatery in SP.
Rua Tupi, 792, São Paulo ~ (11) 3666-4992.

Pinati (Higienopolis) - Is an Israeli eatery, their food is not that good, and neither are prices. Still probably the only place to get shawarma and falafel in SP.
Alameda Barros, 782, Sao Paulo ~ (11) 3668-5424.

Sushi Papaya (Higienopolis - kosher location) - is a phonomenal sushi restaurant. Again prices are high, but the sushi is amazing, in the ranks of Yakimono.
Praça Vilaboim, 31, São Paulo ~ (11) 3824-0400.

Via Babush (Higienopolis) - Is probably the best pizza place in town. They have excellent sushi rodizios every week also, and all you can eat buffets.
Rua Barão de Tatuí, 115, São Paulo ~ (11) 3494-0000.

Pizza Braz (Higienopolis) - is a popular pizza chain in BR. About once in a month it goes completely kosher and CY. Expensive but probably the best pizza in SP.
Rua Sergipe, 406, São Paulo ~ (11) 3214-3337.

Bakeries, Groceries & Ice Cream
All Kosher (Higienopolis) - Grocery and supermarket, they are on FB.
Alameda Barros, 391, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-1131.


Goody (Bom Retiro) - A large bakery selection. Don't miss the brigadeiros if they have them.
Rua Correia de Melo, 119, São Paulo ~ (11) 3331-1288.

Menorah (Bom Retiro) - Small supermarket in BR, not everything is Mehadrin Kosher there, be careful.
Rua Guarani, 114, São Paulo ~ (11) 3228-6105.

Pardes (Higienopolis) - They are on FB, supermarket with small bakery section too.
Rua Padre João Manuel, 732, São Paulo ~ (11) 3068-9093.

Sorveteria Sottozero (Perdizes) - Very popular ice cream store that got certified kosher recently.
Av. Sumaré, 840, São Paulo.

Super K (Perdizes) - The largest kosher supermarket in SP, has everything there, prices are high.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Shuls
Bayit (Higienopolis) - Really nice Chabad House, R' Michaan was the Rabbi. main jewish area
Beit Chabad Brooklin - far away from jewish comunity but nice for shabbos, but they are close to many of the main SP points hotels.
Beit Chabad Central (Jardins) - The main Chabad house serving SP, Building is a replica of 770 in NY. Lively Kiddush every Shabbos after Shachris.
Beit Chabad Itaim (Itaim - Jardins Europa) - Beautiful Chabad house in a very upscale part of SP. Best Kiddush Friday night after Maariv.
Beit Chabad Morumbi - Very residential and upscale area of SP.
Beit Chabad Perdizes - Nice Shul, right next to main jewish area, and hotels options nearby.
Beit Chabad Pinheiros - Extremely warm Shul community members, and great Kiddush every Shabbos afternoon.
Beit Yaakov Sephardi (Higienopolis) - Fancy Shul for the ones who can afford it. Will be very hard to enter if you not a member.
Makor Chaim Sephardi (Higienopolis) - On the same note as Beit Yaakov, both of them beautiful and rich Shul's.
Mishcan Menachem Chabad (Jardins Paulista) - Shul with some programs throughout the week.
Talmud Torah Chabad (Bom Retiro) - Basic Shul in a very undesirable section of SP.
Tiferes Chabad (Higienopolis) - Simple Shul, nothing major stands out, better place elsewhere.
Tzeirei Agudas Chabad (Jardins) - A Shtiebel as opposed to a Chabad House, Heimishe Minyan. zayants shul

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Brookin - Grand Hyatt (25 minutes), Hilton (20 minutes), Park Inn by Radisson (35 minutes), Radisson Villa Olympia (20 minutes), Sheraton (15 minutes).
Itaim - Marriott EA (20 minutes), Radisson Faria Lima (5 minutes), Staybridge Suites (10 minutes).
Jardins - Intercontinental (25 minutes), Renaissance (15 minutes).
Perdizes - Holiday Inn Express (15 minutes).

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Fixed prices from the airport to different parts of SP. To Jardins will set you back about R$120.
Executive Bus - From the airport to various areas of SP, a little more than R$40.
Public Bus - Number 257 goes from GRU to the metro station Tataupe for R$5. From there you can continue on the metro throughout SP.

Major Activities
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2012, 01:36:09 AM »
i'm going in for less then a day and not going to tour so i don't think i can help you that much, but i will let you know as much as i can
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« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2012, 08:31:23 PM »
I don't think you can buy shabbos meals in Rio.  Contact a shliach, like in Leblon, for hospitality.  There are probably full meals in the chabad house.
just spoke to Chabad in Leblon and they no longer do meals only in Copacabana, so may stay there, which would be a bummer cause the Sheraton which has C and P avail is ten min walk from Leblon.

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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2012, 05:32:51 PM »
What's the deal with Visa's?
Might be in GRU for 12 hours, as I understand it if I don't leave the airport I don't need, but seems like a waste. Is it possible to get at arrival, or do you need to shlep to a consulate?
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2012, 05:57:36 PM »
Depends on what passports you have.
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Depends on what passports you have.
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Need to get a Visa in advance of departure (5 or 10 years for $160).

If you plan on returning in 10 years then go for it.
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Need to get a Visa in advance of departure (5 or 10 years for $160).

If you plan on returning in 10 years then go for it.
What happens if I try to leave? Airline wont deny me boarding because I have onward. They wont just charge me when I land?
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They'll probably arrest you.  And Brazilian prisons ain't fun from what I hear ;)
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They'll probably arrest you.  And Brazilian prisons ain't fun from what I hear ;)
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Depends on what passports you have.
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 Visa Exemptions:
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- A max. stay of 90 days:
 - for holders of normal British passports;
 - for nationals of Argentina:
  - for holders of normal passports;
  - for holders of National ID card ( Documento Nacional de Identidad ), Certificate of Identity ( Cedula de Identidad ),  Civic Book  (Libreta Civica )
or Enrollment Book" ("Libreta de Enrolamiento").
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 - for holders of official or service passports issued to nationals of Peru and Tunisia;
 - for holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Cuba.
- A max. stay of 90 days:
 - for holders of diplomatic or official passports issued to nationals of Honduras;
 - for holders of official or service passports issued to nationals of Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Israel, Paraguay
   and Uruguay;
 - for holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Pakistan and Uzbekistan;
- A max. stay of 90 days for holders of 'Sovereign Military Order of Malta' passports;
- Holders of a Residence Permit ( Carteira de Identidade de Estrangeiro ) or Receipt of Application for Renewal ( Recibo
  de Protocolo") issued by Brazil if returning after a stay abroad of less than 2 years.
- Holders of travel documents issued by Brazil to stateless persons and refugees.

 TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
- Holders of onward tickets in transit [[TIRULES/R32]] through Rio de Janeiro Galeao International (GIG) and Sao Paulo
  Guarulhos (GRU).

 Crew Members:
- Visa not required, provided traveling on duty and listed on General Declaration and holding one of the following
  documents:
  - valid Crew License; or
  - Crew Member Certificate/Identification; or
  - passport (containing specific declaration that holder is a crew member); or
  - National Identity Card, if accepted based on nationality.

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- A max. of 90 days is granted within a 180 day period to holders of normal passports issued to nationals of Belgium,
  France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Spain and Sweden.
- Extension of stay possible for those who are visa exempt.
 - Not applicable to holders of normal passports issued to nationals of Italy.
- For long term tourist visas (1, 3 and 5 years) the validity of the visa begins on the day of issuance.
- For short term tourist visas (30, 60 and 90 days) the validity of the visa begins from the day of the first entry
  in Brazil.
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  Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep. of), Kuwait, Lao People's Dem. Rep., Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria,
  Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Syria,
  Thailand, Tunisia and holders of Chinese Taipei passports holding a visa, which states that it must be used within 90
  days after date of issuance, are required to use the visa within the stated period.
- Passengers registered in passport of companion must hold an individual visa.
- Nationals of Spain are required to hold proof of sufficient funds of at least BRL 170.- (approx. EUR 80.-) per day,
  proof of  pre-booked and paid hotel accommodation or a notary certified invitation letter from a resident of Brazil
  and documents required for their next destination. Those traveling on business are exempt from these requirements
  when holding an original letter from their company, stating the purpose of the visit.   
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next
  destination.
- A valid visa in an expired passport is accepted provided:
  - page containing the valid visa has not been invalidated or mutilated and visa is clearly legible;
  - passenger holds a valid passport of the same nationality;
  - a handwritten annotation does not appear in the passport that passenger has been advised to obtain a new visa in
  valid passport.

 Minors:
- When departing Brazil, minors of Brazilian nationality (aged up to incl. 17 years)  and:
  1. residing in Brazil and traveling:
  a. unaccompanied or accompanied by an adult other than a parent, are required to hold notarized authorization from
  both parents;
  b. with one parent (who is a Brazilian national), are required to hold a notarized authorization from the other
  parent;
  c. with one parent (who is a resident of Brazil), are required to hold a notarized authorization; or
  2. residing outside Brazil and traveling back to their country of residence:
  a. accompanied by a parent, are not required to hold an authorization;
  b. unaccompanied or accompanied by an adult other than a parent, are required to hold notarized authorisation from
  both parents.
  Note: a certificate of residency abroad, not older that 2 years, issued by a Brazilian consular office, must be
  presented. In the absence of such a certificate, the same conditions as for minors residing in Brazil apply.
  Where authorization is required, two original copies, with photos are required. Where either one or both parents are
  deceased, a death certificate must be provided. Authorization can be given ly court appointed guardians, in
  place of parents.
- Foreign nationals under 18 years of age, traveling alone must hold an authorization letter from parent/guardian,
  which must be legalized by the Brazilian Consulate.
  -authorization letters notarized in France do not require to be legalized by the Brazilian Consulate.
  -for nationals or residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela; the
  authorization letter does not require to be legalized by the Brazilian Consulate, but must be stamped by immigration
  authorities from country of residence.
 - exempt are holders of a Brazilian visa.

 Warning:
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2012, 06:55:44 PM »
...Visa in advance of departure (5 or 10 years for $160).

If you plan on returning in 10 years then go for it.

Really?! :-\

Why was my visa only good for 2 years?

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2012, 06:56:42 PM »
Really?! :-\

Why was my visa only good for 2 years?
Student or tourist?
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2012, 07:15:19 PM »
Student or tourist?
Ehhhem.  Estudante  :(

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« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2012, 07:16:30 PM »
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2012, 07:20:08 PM »
But are you sure 10 years?

B/c I was thinking recently of visiting, but was actually very discouraged by this visa mishugas.

If it's really 10 years that'd be a little more encouraging..

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2012, 07:28:14 PM »
But are you sure 10 years?

B/c I was thinking recently of visiting, but was actually very discouraged by this visa mishugas.

If it's really 10 years that'd be a little more encouraging..
It's up to 10 years now for tourist visas in Brazil and Argentina.
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2012, 07:40:32 PM »
Did anyone in our great country ever try to finally put an end to this visa reciprocity craziness?

Weren't Bush and isn't Obama trying to "build positive relations" with Brazil etc?
Unless, maybe there's some good reasoning behind this?  US doesn't like Brazilian tourists?

I think if they came to a final understanding with this and got rid of this, it would be a step in the right direction.

Perhaps someone start a "we the people" petition to the white house...


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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
Did anyone in our great country ever try to finally put an end to this visa reciprocity craziness?

Weren't Bush and isn't Obama trying to "build positive relations" with Brazil etc?
Unless, maybe there's some good reasoning behind this?  US doesn't like Brazilian tourists?

I think if they came to a final understanding with this and got rid of this, it would be a step in the right direction.

Perhaps someone start a "we the people" petition to the white house...


I'm guessing that's the price the US charges everyone. We can't just have ppl walking in, so they require a visa application, which costs money
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