It is now less than a year for the opening ceremony of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (evening of Friday 5 August 2016 in the Maracana Stadium), which will be witnessed by visitors and spectators from all over the world. It can be predicted that fans and sport lovers from all around the world will descend upon Brazil’s happiest city for most epic sport on the planet. Rio will give spectators an unforgettable experience by giving access to 33 venues where world’s top athletes will compete. One can experience adrenaline pumping moments while watching 300 medal events taking place like beach volleyball, football, rowing and triathlon.
2016 Brazil Rio Olympic Games
Travel experts suggest that when planning a Brazil trip to during this sport event period to witness the world’s great sport spectacle then one has to start six months in advance.
A useful guide that will help in planning a hassle free Brazil travel with your family or friends in an organized way during or before the much-awaited sport event are explained below:
Game Event Highlights:
Majority of game event will take place in Rio de Janeiro, the bustling and vibrant capital of Brazil. The sporting events are spread across in four regions of Rio city like Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracana. Soccer fans however have to visit Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo because the soccer games are scheduled to take place in these places.
Explore Cidade Maravilhosa:
You can visit this marvelous city before, during or after the games to fall in love with Rio’s sun drenched beaches, vibrant historic neighborhoods, gorgeous mountains and lush rainforests.
Witness Christ the Redeemer Attraction:
Christ Redeemer is a 30 meter tall statue situated at the Peak of Corcovado Mountain and is considered as one of the most famous tourist attractions in Rio, Brazil. The symbol of Christianity, Christ Redeemer’s statue is now considered as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. During 2014 while Brazil hosted Soccer World Cup, over 2.241 million international tourists (out of a total 5.9 million) visited Christ the Redeemer figurine.
Getting Around in Rio:
Opt for Metro: Metro will be your first choice for getting around the Rio city. You should always remember that regardless of how far the travelling distance, the fare is a flat rate of BRL3.50 (USD 1.50) per trip. You can buy the tickets from the ticket offices in metro stations. Metro service in Rio starts from 5 am to midnight on weekdays and Saturdays; 7 am to 11pm on Sundays and holidays.
Consider Taxis: In Rio taxis are easily available and offer metered rates for a ride, which is considered to be a safe and comfortable way of getting around a bustling Rio city.
Airports in Rio:
Santos Dumont Airport: It is found that currently this airport operates only 19 operations/hour and no operations at overnight. Departures terminal at Santos Dumont Airport is relatively new and has pretty nice public areas with large & open spaces.
Galeao – Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim International Airport: This airport is one of the larger airports in town, which is going through significant amount of constructions to ensure better facilities that will help in handling the Olympics in 2016.
Both the airports will offer reasonable facilities and are efficient in providing great level of service to huge number of visitors and travelers during 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
You travel during or before the world’s biggest sporting event in Rio can’t go wrong with a reliable incoming tour operator in Brazil. You can plan your once in life-time adventure with a competent tour operator in Brazil that will allow in exploring world’s hottest sport in Rio with expert guide and well planned itinerary as well as comfortable accommodation and transportation.