Traveling is an art. It can be mastered with experience. For the first-time travelers, the anxiety and nervousness may cause problems. The best way to avoid the hassles is to read the reviews of people who have traveled to your chosen destination. Is Brazil your next place of jaunt? In this article, I have shared some travel tips to make your trip to the coffee cup of the world – Brazil, a memorable experience:
Tips for travelers choosing airways
- For domestic flight departures, arrive at the airport at least one hour before boarding time.
- For international flight departures, arrive at the airport at least two hours before boarding time.
- Know what privileges you will be entitled to upon the cancellation / overbooking / delay of the flight. In some cases, transfers, if necessary, will be provided by the airport between the accommodation place and the airport.
- The passengers carrying valuable materials have the right to get them insured (by paying an additional fee) just before boarding on the flight. The loss of the insured luggage, in terms of theft, damage, or malfunction, must be reported to the authorities by filling the Registration Baggage Irregularity (RIB). You may also seek help of the investigation services provided by Infraero (check their official website or call 0800 727 1234).
Tips for travel by ship
- Before booking, check if the boat is in good condition.
- Book your tour with a registered company. The list of registered companies is available at Cadastur.
Tips for travelers visiting the country via bus
- Know the bus arrival and departure schedules and routes in advance by visiting the official website of the road transportation department of the country.
- Keep customer care numbers of the transportation department handy.
- The travelers on a bus are automatically covered under the Compulsory Insurance Against Personal Injury Caused by Motor Vehicles Land Vias (DPVAT). You just need to get your luggage or personal baggage insured. The tourist agencies offer various types of insurance.
- In case of any queries, the Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres (ANTT) may be consulted on 0800 61 0300.
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Tips for a self-drive
- Don’t drink alcohol or take any medication that affects your senses and hamper driving.
- Do a safety check of your vehicle. Consult professional in case of doubt.
- Carry necessary documents: a driver’s license and Certificate of Registration and Licensing of Vehicle original or certified copy of the DMV.
- Call the emergency helpline at 191, when you face an emergency.
- Read the traffic rules of the country thoroughly to avoid mishaps.
Follow these tips and have a safe and memorable tour to Brazil!
Published On: Friday, May 2nd, 2014