Tourism

31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

Below is a short list of suggested touristic packages to enrich your trip to Brazil. The packages are organized by the official travel agency. They can be booked after the registration or directly at the travel agency website: http://eventosmaster.com/icas/

The offered packages include a fixed number of days for each city. They include the flights to and from the destination, local transfers and breakfasts. They also can be undertaken either before or after the congress depending on convenience. Moreover, these destinations are merely a suggestion. Being a continental sized country, Brazil has wide variety of experiences to fulfill all tastes. Customized packages with many other possibilities can be organized directly with the travel agency by email (icas@masterturismo.com.br) or on site at the travel agency booth in the congress.

 

Below is a short list of suggested touristic packages to enrich your trip to Brazil:

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil’s Southwest Region. Rio was once the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy (1808-1822), subsequently serving as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960 when the capital was transferred to Brasília. Rio is a main cultural hub in Brazil. Its architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world-renowned designs of the 20th century. Some of the most famous landmarks of the city include the Sugarloaf Cablecar (Pão de Açúcar), the Copacabana beach and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado mountain; this latter one being one of the seven wonders of the world.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 340 km (211 mi)

 

Manaus

Manaus

Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in the North Region of Brazil and is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões/Amazon rivers; a region commonly known as “Meeting of the Waters”. The city is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and access to the city is primarily by boat or airplane. This isolation helped preserve both the natural environment as well as the culture of the city. The culture of Manaus, more than in any other urban area of Brazil, preserves the habits of Native Brazilian tribes. The city is the main access point for visiting the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Amazon. Few places in the world afford such a variety of plants, birds, insects, and fishes.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 2558 km (1590 mi)

 

Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu Falls

Foz do Iguaçu is the Brazilian city on the border of Iguaçu Falls. The city is the westernmost city in the state of Paraná in the South Region of Brazil. First discovered in 1549 by a Spanish explorer, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the city experienced a big economical boom with the construction of the Friendship Bridge, concluded in 1965, and the Itaipu Dam, in operation since in 1984. In addition to the Falls, which give the city its name, Foz do Iguaçu is home to other attractions such as: the Iguaçu National Park, the Itaipu Dam, the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque and the Parque das Aves.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 1258 km (782 mi)

 

Recife

Recife

Recife, the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco, is the largest metropolitan area of the Northeast Region. Among the city’s main tourist attractions are: 17th and 18th century constructions from Portuguese and Dutch colonisers, the Francisco Brennand’s atelier of ceramic art, the Ricardo Brennand cultural institute and the Boa Viagem beach. Moreover, one is invited to visit Olinda’s historic town centre; considered a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 1641 km (1020 mi)

 

Salvador

Salvador

Salvador is the capital of the Brazilian northeastern state of Bahia. One of the oldest cities in Brazil and it’s first capital, Salvador’s coastline is one of the longest for cities in Brazil; stretching for 80 km from Inema to the Praia do Flamengo. The city is also home to an important preservation area of the Atlantic forest in the Park of the City. Finally, Salvador’s historical and cultural aspects were inherited by the intermarriage of ethnic groups such as Native-Indian, African and European. This mixture can be seen in the religion, cuisine, cultural manifestations, and custom of Bahia’s people.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 965 km (600 mi)

 

Fortaleza

Fortaleza

Fortaleza (Portuguese for Fortress) is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. The city is one of the most desired destinations in Brazil and the fourth that receives the most visitors. Fortaleza is the gateway to the Route of Emotions, a route that is composed of Delta do Parnaíba, Jericoacoara and Lençóis Maranhenses. Furthermore, scuba diving is possible in the area of Pedra da Risca do Meio Marine State Park, a marine protected area located about 10 nautical miles from the shoreline of Fortaleza.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 1894 km (1177 mi)

 

São Paulo

São Paulo

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 11 million and almost 20 million in its metropolitan region. It is the capital of the Southeastern state of São Paulo, and also a beehive of activity that offers a jovial nightlife and an intense cultural and gastronomic experience. São Paulo is one of the richest cities in the southern hemisphere, though inequality between the classes typically observed in Brazil is present. Historically attractive to immigrants as well as Brazilians from other states, it’s one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Distance to Belo Horizonte: 700 km (435 mi)