Welcome to Brazil! This will be an immersive experience & if you've never been, you certainly don't want to miss this historical capsule of music and culture!
This will be a 5 day experience where we would require each individual/group to arrive on between the hours of 9:00am & 4:00 pm on June 1, 2023. This will allow the check in process to be more feasible and help us stay on schedule with our events. You book your airfare, travel insurance, bring cash for any outside things you would like to buy and we take care of the rest! The airport code to Brazil is GIG.We have a robust agenda packed with many activities to ensure that we not only gain exposure to this city, but also leave with memorable experiences.
(Full itinerary emailed to you 1 month before the trip)
On behalf of our travel family, we are excited to have you join us in Brazil! At a later date, we will be sending each traveler their individualized PDF itinerary which has more of a comprehensive day to day agenda broken down by each hour of the day.
Remember that choosing to come on a G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group is agreeing to be prompt for each day's activity. We provide very specific instructions and time on the events each day and remain adherent to the time specified on the itinerary. This is to ensure that we respect each traveler and the experience that they came for. In the event you are not ready for transportation pick up or any other activities at the appointed time, please note that the group will leave without you; therefore we highly recommend you are ready at the time of each scheduled activity.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM
Foreign Country(ies) of Travel: Brazil
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Acknowledgement of Risks:
I acknowledge that travel to foreign countries may involve many risks including, but not limited to, terrorism, diseases, search and/or seizure of property by customs or other governmental authorities, personal liability, risk of personal injury to me including disability or death, loss or damage to property belonging to me and others, differing customs and legal requirements. I am fully aware of the risks involved and hazards connected to this activity, including but not limited to travel risks. I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activity with full knowledge that said activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result participating in this program, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.
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Agreement to Not Sue:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, I RELEASE RELEASEES FROM, AND AGREE NOT TO SUE FOR, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION, FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, BODILY OR PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF COMPANIONSHIP OR SUPPORT, OR DEATH sustained by me or third parties arising out of any activity or travel associated with my participation in the Program WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.
Agreement to Indemnify and Hold Harmless:
I agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASEES for any and all losses, expenses, claims, judgments and liabilities (including attorneys’ fees) of any nature arising out of, or in consequence of, my acts, words, conduct, etc. in connection with the Program including, but not limited to, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ANY INJURIES OR DEATH sustained by any person(s) as a result of my actions or inactivity. I further understand that nothing stated herein shall relieve me from my obligation to uphold and support all rules and regulations for participation in the Program, as set forth by G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group.
Review of Travel Advisories:
I have reviewed applicable current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Center for Disease Control relating to all foreign destinations listed above. I acknowledge that the G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group’s policy forbids travel to areas subject to a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.
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I understand and acknowledge that G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group, is not providing personal chaperones or supervision, and is not acting as a personal chaperone or supervisor with respect to this Program, and that I am responsible for my individual conduct, health and safety at all times.
I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGES I MAKE TO ANY VEHICLES OR VILLAS THAT IS RENTED BY G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group THAT WEEKEND. I WILL PAY THAT FINE AND I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE BANNED FROM BOOKING ANY FUTURE EVENTS WITH G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group
State of Health:
I am in good health, have no physical conditions that affect my ability to travel and/or participate in any of the activities involved in the Program, and have not been advised otherwise by a medical practitioner.
I understand that G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group does not maintain any medical or health insurance policies for participants of this Program. As such, I am aware that I should review my personal insurance portfolio, especially accident and medical coverages pertaining to events taking place in a foreign country, and that it is mandatory that i get travel insurance for any of G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group’s trips.
Action Regarding Health and Safety:
I grant G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group full authority to take whatever action it deems is warranted under the circumstances regarding my health or safety in connection with my participation in this Program, including the provision of any emergency first aid, medication, medical treatment, or surgery deemed necessary by medical personnel. This authority will permit G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group, at its discretion, to place me, at my own expense, in a local hospital for medical services and treatment, or, if no hospital is available, to place me in the hand of a local medical doctor for treatment. G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group is further authorized to arrange air transportation to the United States, at my own expense, for medical treatment if, in consultation with local medical authorities, this is deemed to be necessary. I also authorize medical personnel to execute any documents relating to medical attention and to act on my behalf, if I am unable to do so.
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I agree that at all times I will follow the directions of the G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group personnel accompanying the Program in all matters related to my participation in the Program. G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group reserves the right to suspend or terminate my participation in the Program for failure to maintain the standards of G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group or if it be deemed that my acts, words or conduct are detrimental to, or incompatible with, the interests, purpose or welfare of the Program or of G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group. This suspension or termination will in no way entitle me to a refund for any unused portion of the cost of the Program.
I represent that my agreement to the provisions herein is wholly voluntary, and further understand that, prior to signing this agreement, I have the right to consult with the adviser, counselor, or attorney of my choice.
License to Interact
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am required by G OF ALL TRADES, LLC - DBA: Giané Travel Group to carry out the full schedule of programs that will result in meaningful interaction between myself and residents of the Country or State we are traveling to..
Use of Likeness:
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I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this agreement shall be resolved EXCLUSIVELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION. The binding arbitration shall take place in MIAMI, FLORIDA in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) FLORIDA law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any of this contract is void or voidable.
Legally Binding Agreement:
This Acknowledgment of Risk, Agreement to Indemnify, and Waiver of Liability form is a legally binding agreement and is construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. Any provisions found to be void or unenforceable shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions.
This Waiver may be executed in counterparts, including facsimile signatures, and all such counterparts shall constitute one agreement, binding upon all parties hereto.
IN SIGNING THIS Acknowledgment of Risk, Agreement to Indemnify, and Waiver of Liability form, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT that I have read the foregoing ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM. I understand by signing below, I HAVE GVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS and sign voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.
We advise all travelers to note that choosing to come on a Giané Travel Group trip is agreeing to be prompt for each day's activity (if you’re choosing to attend, nothing is mandatory, you are free to roam the city on your own). We provide very specific instructions and times on the events each day and remain adherent to the time specified on the itinerary. In the event you are not ready for transportation pick up or any other activities at the appointed time, please note that the group will leave without you; therefore we highly recommend you are ready at the time of each scheduled activity.
REFUND POLICY :
Deposits are non-refundable as all initial deposits go into escrow and towards each traveler's rooms voucher (This is a fee paid to our international partners for room confirmation for each traveler & can't be received back) If you request cancellation of a booking more than 30 days before the first day of the trip the penalty is only 50% of the amount paid will be refunded to you, excluding the deposit.
If you request cancellation of booking less than 30 days before the first day of the scheduled trip, there will be no refunds allowed.
However if you can no longer go on the trip, you are able to transfer over your payments and deposit to another person. They must adhere to the document uploads on the site before officially transferring.
Public health services in Brazil are free for foreign tourists. Therefore, if you are in an accident, need medical attention, or have any health issues, just call the Mobile Emergency Medical Service (SAMU) on the toll-free number below.
SAMU (Mobile Emergency Medical Service): 192
In order to enter Brazil, it is not mandatory to be vaccinated against any specific type of disease. However, there are some regions in the country where there is a Recommendation for Vaccination (ACRV) before the visit. For example, in the regions where cases of yellow fever have been documented.
Source: Ministry of Health
The world was forced to slow down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as vaccination advances, your next trip to Brazil can already happen!
Brazil has increasingly invested in public safety. The country has been strengthening security in tourist destinations so tourists who intend to visit the country can feel safe when traveling to Brazil.
The Ministry of Tourism is creating the Safe Tourism Program, a national program that focuses on several fields of action to increase tourist safety. This way, visitors will be able to enjoy all the wonderful attractions Brazil has to offer.
If there are any incidents, there are police stations all over the Brazilian territory. Most capital cities have specialized police stations to assist tourists. If you happen to be in a city where there is no specialized police station for tourists, you can contact any regular police station to file your incident report. This means more safety and attention for tourists who come to Brazil.
Visas are required for foreigners to enter and stay in the Brazilian territory for any period of time. They are granted by the Brazilian Consular Offices abroad.
Citizens of Mercosur member states do not need a visa to enter and stay in Brazil, the need only a valid passport or national identity document. Citizens of Australia, Canada, the United States of America, Japan, and the European Union are also exempt from visas to enter the Brazilian territory, and only need a valid passport. Visitor visas may be granted for different purposes, such as tourism, business, transit, and artistic or sports activities. Visitors on this type of visa are allowed to stay for a maximum of ninety days.
Do you need a visa?
To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here.
Brazil’s visa policy is based on the principle of reciprocity. This basically means that most countries that require visas from Brazilian citizens to enter their territories will also need a visa to travel to Brazil. Under current Brazilian immigration law (Law 13,445 of 2017), visa exemption may only be granted by the Brazilian authorities on a reciprocal basis, and through mutual understanding on the matter, except for the circumstances described in Decree 9,731 of 2019. Brazil currently has bilateral agreements on visa waivers with approximately 90 countries.
Where to apply for a visa:
Itamaraty, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil, is the government agency responsible for granting visas. This occurs through its Embassies, Consulates General, Consulates, and Vice-Consulates abroad.
Foreigners who wish to apply for a visa to travel to Brazil should contact Brazilian Consular Representations abroad in order to obtain more information on the application process.
You can call these toll-free numbers from any phone. Most of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Power voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V, depending on the location you’re in. Many Brazilian hotels offer electric outlets in both voltages, and you can easily find portable voltage transformers in electrical supply stores.
Power outlets in Brazil are type N and have the standard 3-pin sockets. For safety, the outlets are recessed. This way, plugs have to be fully inserted into the outlet for power to pass through, thus preventing accidental contact with live plugs.
Power outlet adapters can be easily found at electrical supply stores or at airport convenience stores.
Power outlets in Brazil have the standard 3-pin socket for type-N plugs
Brazil has tropical weather. The average annual temperature is 28°C in the North region and 20°C in the South of the country. Brazilian winter is between June and September, and in some cities in the South and Southeast of the country, temperatures drop below 0°C, with frost and snow. In the summer, it is possible to enjoy the 40°C heat in cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, for example. Summer in Brazil is the best time to go to the beach, drink coconut water, swim in the sea, and sunbathe.
When packing for your trip, please choose light and comfortable clothes. Items such as hats, caps, sunglasses, and sunscreen are useful to protect your skin from the sun. In forest areas, such as the Amazon and the Pantanal, we recommend the use of closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved t-shirts and shirts (preferably in light colors), long pants, and a hat to keep insects away.
Winter in Brazil : June to September.
The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) is the Brazilian authority responsible for phone operations in the country.
The country code for Brazil is +55.
All Brazilian cities have their own two-digit area codes. Land lines have 8 digits in the whole country. Cell phones, on the other hand, have 9 digits.
The use of foreign cell phones in Brazil depends on the technology used and its compatibility with Brazilian operators. Check with your operator what is required to use your cell phone in Brazil, especially because usage rates vary.
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, which comes from Portugal, but ours has a different accent and some different idiomatic expressions. Many Brazilians speak English and Spanish, and it is also possible to meet people who are fluent in other languages, such as German, Italian, indigenous dialects, and other languages.
The list below comprises some basic words and local expressions which may help you to get by on your trips to Brazil:
The currency in Brazil is the REAL (R$). It can be exchanged at banks, exchange brokers, travel agencies, and authorized hotels. The official exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and specialized websites.
Both travellers checks and cash are easily exchanged at exchange counters. International credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies, car rental companies, and other companies that provide services to tourists.
As for the REAL, bills and coins have distinctive features and security elements that facilitate their identification. Brazilian banknotes are printed in denominations of 2 reals, 5 reals, 10 reals, 20 reals, 50 reals, 100 reals, and 200 reals. Brazilian coins are minted in denominations of 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 25 centavos, 50 centavos, and 1 Brazilian real.
Arrive to Rio de Janeiro, RIOgaleão - Galeão / Tom Jobim International Airport, Airport Code: GIG
Welcome #GlobeSpinners! This will be a 5 day experience where we would require each individual/group to arrive on between the hours of 9:00am & 4:00 pm on July 1, 2023 for airport pickup. if anyone is coming outside of that time please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow the check in process to be more feasible and help us stay on schedule with our events.