countries, such as the U.S.A, require a tourist visa to enter Brazil,
which involves a fee and some lead-time. Contact your regional office
of the Consulate General of Brazil to obtain a visa application
form. A U.S. citizen must have a passport valid for at least 6 months
beyond arrival date in Brazil to obtain a visa. For help with travel
arrangements from the U.S, check with the either of the following
Brazilian American Cultural Club (BACC) travel office for discounted
air fares at (800) 222-2746 (NYC 212-730-1010). (Note: they can
also help with travel visas.)
Brazil Fiesta Tours and Visa Service, San Francisco Phone (415)
986-1134 (800) 200-0582; FAX (415) 986-3029; Email: AlexM@BrazilFiesta.com;
Brazil Tours, Miami, Florida Phone (305) 382-9443 (800) 524-3666;
FAX (305) 382-9446; Cellphone: 305 632 3592; Email Eliane@discoverbraziltours.com;
(Also help in arranging visas)
aka "bucket shops" may have similar or even better deals.
Look for ads in the newspaper travel section (e.g., New York Times
or other major metropolitan newspaper) or internet sites.
you must go to a government office to renew your visa, you are advised
not to wear shorts, a short skirt or sleeveless top. Your visa can be
extended in Policia Federal in Anápolis.
on Completing Official Documentation - Josie Ravenwing, Sept 2003
Casa de Dom Inácio (Ig-nah-see-oo) is located in the village
of Abadiânia (Ah-bah-djah-yuh) in the state of Goiás (Gway-sh).
The village lies between two airports which service the area, Brasilia
(BSB), 103 km and Goiânia (GYN), 91 km. Both airports are within
a 2-hour taxi ride. Taxi is the preferred method for reaching the village,
though rental cars and buses are available at the airports. There are
taxis available at the airport which cost only about R$10 more than those
coming from Abadiãnia. When making a pousada reservation, you can
ask them to send a taxi-driver to meet your flight. (Look for your name
on a sign when you arrive at the airport.) The average fare for a taxi
from Brasilia is R$150; from Goiânia, R$100. Tipping, say R$10 is
not expected but greatly appreciated.