ISCRAM 2016 - The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response
May 22-25, 2016 | Pestana Rio Atlāntica Hotel - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Pre & Post Tours

P ré & Post Tours

Post tours within the state of Rio de Janeiro 


Only 105 miles from Rio De Janeiro, a pleasant 2-hour trip takes you to the Peninsula of Búzios, whose more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water contrast with the exuberantly sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation, which a prodigal "Mother Nature" has privileged with a wonderful year-round summer. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village. Elected as one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world, famous for it's unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty, sophisticated boutiques and restaurants frequented by visitors who come from all over the world to savor its magic. Approximately 5 miles long, the Búzios peninsula is bathed by the Brazilian and Antarctic maritime currents. 

• Angra dos Reis

Angra dos Reis is the principal town along the aptly named Costa Verde (Green Coast) that runs two hundred miles south of Rio to the border with the state of Sao Paulo. This lush, mountainous region receives more rain than the Mediterranean region of Búzios north of Rio, and as a result is verdant and tropical. The beaches are fantastic, not only for their white sand and swaying palm trees, but for their dramatic view of the great bay of Angra which is dotted with hundreds of islands, some inhabited some not. 

• Paraty

A significant advantage to visiting this region is the ability to spend a couple of days at a delightful beach resort and then hop down the coast to spend time in the beautifully-preserved colonial city of Parati. Once the richest port city in Brazil (the mineral wealth of Ouro Preto passed through here en route to Portugal) this sleepy village has become a Mecca for artisans and refugees from big cites who enjoy the combination of gracious colonial architecture and a funky bohemian café scene. 

Post Tours in Brazil

• Cataratas do Iguaçu

Iguaçú is an indian name, which means "great waters". The city of Foz do Iguaçú, entry gateway to the State of Paraná, offers the visitors a fantastic spectacle of rare beauty, with the famous Iguaçú Waterfalls located in the National Park of Iguaçu - exactly between the borders of Brazil, Argentine and Paraguay. The falls are unequally divided between Brazil and Argentina. To see the falls properly you must visit both sides, Brazilian Iguassú Falls National Park for the grand overview and the park in Argentina for a closer look at the falls. The 275 falls are over 3 kilometers (2 miles) wide and 80 meters high (260 feet), which makes them wider than Victoria, higher than Niagara and more beautiful than either.

• Pantanal

A long with the Amazon Basis, the Pantanal is one of the last virgin areas on the face of earth. A huge lowland plain, it is entirely overgrown by luxuriant vegetation dotted by thousands of rainbow colored flowers, which bloom during the rainy season (January - June). It shelters innumerable rivers and crystal clear lakes. Along their shores are rare species of animals such as jaguars, peccaries, bob-cats, wild boards not to mention flocks of ducks, Gray Teals, pigeons, partridges and herons who live in total and undisturbed freedom protected by the laws that created the National Parks. No experience is more rewarding than a "safari" into this privileged wilderness to photograph the countless birds and animals silhouetted against the brilliant backdrop of foliage and blue skies.

• Bosque Tropical Amazônico

The term Rainforest was coined to describe forests that grows in constantly wet conditions. They can occur wherever the annual rainfall is more than 2,000 mm (80 inches) and evenly spread throughout the year. The Amazon Rainforest contains the largest area of tropical forest in the world, covering 6 million sq. kilometers in 9 different countries (60% in Brazil). At the heart of this region lies the huge Amazon River, the second longest in the world, which has at least 1,000 tributaries and holds more than 20% of the planet's fresh water, being the Rio Negro its larger tributary. The jungle hotels provide comfort and safety for the discovery and exploration of the vast flora and fauna of the region. The Amazonian folklore and cuisine with its regional products also offer special attractions.

• Salvador

The city of Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and was also Brazil's capital until 1763. It is divided into two parts. The "Lower City" is at sea level and contains the old port and the commercial district where visitors will find a complete and varied assortment of Brazilian arts and crafts at the Modelo Market. A common sight at the Modelo Market is the "baiana", usually an older woman, dressed in the traditional white, pleated dresses of colonial Bahia. They sell coconut sweets and spicy "vatapás", "acarajés" and "xinxins" from a tray that she carries to the market on her head. The "Lower City" is also the best place to witness a demonstration of "capoeira", a martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil, originally as a form of combat and later as a type of dance and folklore tradition. Practitioners compete to the rhythm of the "berimbaus", local percussion instruments, made with a wire cord stretched tight across a wooden bow. Stone steps, alleyways or the famous Lacerda Elevator can reach the "Upper City". This part of the city contains the old government buildings, the residential districts, museums, churches and much of the newer architecture

• Natal

Natal is known as "City of the Sun" or "Bride of the Sun", where the sun stands high in the sky for almost 10 hours a day. It is also known as "City of the Dunes", with a Park of Dunes measuring 8 kilometers of extension and 1,8 kilometer of width. Natal has an average temperature of 27ºC and stands 31 meters above the sea level. Its sea is of calm, blue and crystal clear waters. Its coast comprises beaches with dunes, cliffs, coconut trees, hills, reefs and some natural swimming pools, river baths besides a structure of regional seafood cuisine. open sea waters with colder temperatures and ideal waves for surfing. The sight of dunes, coconut trees, hills and reefs are also simply marvelous and not to be missed. The famous Beach of Genipabu, another paradise of the Brazilian northeast, offers special adventures such as buggy rides over the fixed dunes, reaching up to 30 meters in height, and the amazing opportunity to visit its movable dunes that for the action of the winds are never in the same place.

• Fernando de Noronha

Visit an earthly paradise in Fernando de Noronha's archipelago. Its breathtaking scenery composed of islands, beaches, crystal clear waters and its exceptional fauna and flora can be seen while diving or through our many optional trips on and around the island. Make your trip exciting and totally unforgettable.