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Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Jogos da XXXI Olimpíada), is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016, making these the first Summer Olympics to be held during the host city's winter. There will be 30 competition venues mainly in Barra da Tijuca, but also in three other zones: Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. It will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event, and also the first time a Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country hosts the event.
This Tour Package affords an opportunity for itinerant visitors to experience a taste of the diverse cultures of the cities through which they will pass on the way. This exclusive package is inclusive of transportation, accommodation, meals, security and selected tours, the finest available in Guyana, Brazil.
Please note that our tour program is as follows:
August 1: Arrive in Guyana for our annual Emancipation event.
17:00pm: Journey from Guyana’s capitol city, Georgetown, through the bauxite town, Linden; then on to Lethem, the BraziIian border town at the end of a developing highway called ‘The Road to Brazil’.  On the way you’ll be ferried on a pontoon across the Mighty Essequibo, Guyana’s largest river, to Kurupukari, home of Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development in the heart of the country’s pristine rainforest, where global scientists are seeking answers to sustainable development on Planet Earth; you’ll pass through Surama and Annai, two Amerindian Villages, among other places of interest, on the way to Lethem.
August 2: Travel across the recently completed Takatu River Bridge on the way to Boa Vista, Brazil for sightseeing.
August 3 -20:00pm: Travel to Manaus on your 12hrs bus journey for a brief tour of the Amazonia city.
August 4: Arrive for a brief city tour.
23:00pm:  Relax on your flight to Rio de Janeiro.
August 5: Witness the grand 2016 Rio de Janeiro games opening.www.riodejaneiro.com
Digest the full package from the 5th-21st 2016 and more.
Tour Cost
(A):Transportation, Accommodation 1-Star Hotel, Tours, Breakfast: US$300.00

(B):Transportation, Accommodation 3-Star Hotel, Tours, Meals: US$600.00 per day.
(C): Transportation, Accommodation  4-Star Hotel, Tours, Meals: US$800.00 per day.
(D): Transportation, Accommodation  5-Star Hotel, Tours, Meals: US$1000.00 per day.

 

 

 

 

Venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics

Map of Rio de Janeiro showing the competition venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Barra da Tijuca will host most of the venues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. The rest will be located in three other zones: Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro; Barra da Tijuca will also house the Olympic Village.
Rio's historical downtown is undergoing a large-scale urban waterfront revitalization project called Porto Maravilha. It covers a 5-million-square-metre (1,200 acres) area. The project aims to redevelop the port area increasing the city center's attractiveness and enhancing Rio’s competitiveness position in the global economy. The urban renovation involves: 700 kilometres (430 mi) of public networks for water supply, sanitation, drainage, electricity, gas and telecom; four kilometres (2.5 mi) of tunnels; 70 kilometres (43 mi) of roads; 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) of sidewalks; 17 kilometres (11 mi) of bike path; 15,000 trees; three sanitation treatment plants.
Besides the Maracanã Stadium and Engenhão, the football matches will also take place in Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova), São Paulo (Arena de São Paulo), Belo Horizonte (Estádio Mineirão) and Brasília (Estádio Nacional de Brasília). All of these stadiums will also be used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

Existing venues
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Maracanã Stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremonies, in addition to the finals of Football
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Engenhão (João Havelange Stadium), site of Athletic events
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Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, site of Diving and Water Polo
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Copacabana Beach, site of Open water swimming, Triathlon and Beach volleyball
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HSBC Arena, site of Artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Basketball, and Trampoline
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Sambadrome, site of Marathon and Archery
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Maracanãzinho Gymnasium, site of Volleyball
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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, site of Rowing and Canoeing
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Marina da Glória, site of Sailing
Security
Since the award of the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city's crime problems have received more attention. A police helicopter was shot down over a favela during one of the city's many drug wars, and the pilot was killed in the incident. Rio's mayor has admitted that there are "big issues" facing the city in securing the games from violence, however, he also states that such concerns and issues were presented to the IOC throughout the bidding process. The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro also highlighted the fact that London faced security problems with a terrorist attack occurring on the day following the IOC session that chose the city to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
The IOC, however, has expressed optimism with allowing the city and the nation of Brazil to address these concerns. Seven years is enough time for Rio de Janeiro to clean up its crime problem the IOC says. IOC spokesman Mark Adams told The Associated Press "we have confidence in their capacity to deliver a safe Games in seven years." "Security is of course a very important aspect of any Olympic Games no matter where it is in the world. This is of course entirely under the national, regional and city authorities." Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, has noted that the city has hosted other high-profile events without major incident, for example the 2007 Pan American Games.
Rio de Janeiro is planning to pacify local neighborhoods or favelas. Community-based Police Pacification Units (UPPs) will be used to combine trust-building in individual communities, through the use of street patrols and civic work. Moreover, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, homicides have fallen to the lowest level since 1991, indicating the success of Brazil's "pacification" project implemented for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Regional Institute of Public Safety reported that the homicide rate of Rio de Janeiro for the first five months of 2012 was at its lowest in the past 21 years, with 10.9 homicides for every 100,000 habitants. Nonetheless, despite the decline in homicides and human rights abuses, the Human Rights Watch urged Brazil to investigate extrajudicial killings.

The Games
Sports
There were two open spots for sports and initially seven sports began the bidding for inclusion in the 2016 program. Baseball and softball, which were dropped from the program in 2005, karate, squash, golf, roller sports, and rugby union all applied to be included. Leaders of the seven sports held presentations in front of the IOC executive board in June 2009.
In August, the executive board initially gave its approval to rugby sevens—a seven-man version of rugby union—by a majority vote, thus removing baseball, roller sports, and squash from contention. Among the remaining three—golf, karate, and softball—the board approved golf as a result of consultation. The final decision regarding the remaining two sports was made on October 9, 2009, the final day of the 121st IOC Session. A new system was in place at this session; a sport now needed only a simple majority from the full IOC committee for approval rather than the two-thirds majority previously required. International Golf Federation executive director Antony Scanlon said that the top players, including Tiger Woods and Annika Sörenstam, would show their continued support of golf's Olympic involvement by participating in the events.

In May 2012, the International Sailing Federation announced that windsurfing would be removed from the 2016 Olympic sailing programme and replaced by kitesurfing. This decision was reversed in November.
In January 2013, representatives for the IOC announced that the commission would be forced to review the status of cycling events following Lance Armstrong's admission to the use of performance-enhancing drugs amid accusations that senior members of the Union Cycliste Internationale—the governing body of cycling—had participated in a cover-up of wide-spread blood doping within the sport.
In contrast to the exception during the 2012 Olympics, the International Gymnastics Federation announced that these Games will have a gala event for gymnastics.
The 2016 Summer Olympic programme features 28 sports and a total of 42 disciplines.
For detail games information:
•  Archery
•  Athletics
•  Badminton
•  Basketball
•  Boxing
•  Canoeing
•  Cycling
•  Diving
•  Equestrian
•  Fencing
•  Field hockey
•  Football
•  Golf
•  Gymnastics
•  Handball
•  Judo
•  Modern pentathlon
•  Rugby sevens
•  Rowing
•  Sailing
•  Shooting
•  Swimming
•  Synchronized swimming
•  Table tennis
•  Taekwondo
•  Tennis
•  Triathlon
•  Volleyball
•  Water polo
•  Weightlifting
•  Wrestling

 

• Safety and Security
Even the most patriotic Brazilian would say that the greatest problem the country faces is crime. Brazil is one of the most criminalized countries of the world, therefore the crime rate is high, even for a developing nation. Armed bandits have more recently been attacking schools, hotels and even innocent people in the streets. While in recent years, the overall crime levels are steadily decreasing, Brazil continues to have moderately high crime rates in various aspects, even with a moderate homicide rate (about 28 per 100,000 people). Of significant concern is that policemen may not always provide the best quality of assistance and even be more dangerous than the criminals itself. Lack of man power, low wages and inappropriate training contribute to a lack of professionalism.
The best thing to do is to not act like a tourist, and do not display items of extreme wealth such as laptops, jewelry, etc. Also avoid carrying large amounts of money with you.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your Tour Guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your Tour Guide will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Tour Guide will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities, (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our Tour Guides to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).
Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk.

We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety.


Service level
Basic: Our service level offers excellent value for those who prefer flexibility along with the security and convenience of small group travel. Our accommodation is clean and well kept. When it comes to getting around our transport is the best and most colorful way to go. Alternatively, travel is by private van, min bus, coach or the big luxury buses with toilet in them, deal for travellers looking to combine the convenience of small group travel at a competitive price.
Physical grading
Any extra tours may include moderate hiking, and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.

Disclaimer
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Group Leader Description
All Falls View Tours group trips are accompanied by one or two of our Tour Guides. The aim of the Tour Guide is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Group Size Notes
Your Fellow Travellers
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and are likely to be of a variety of ages too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part

 

Meals Included
All Breakfast, Lunches, Snacks & Dinners.

Meals
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Falls View Tours you will experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. All meals are included in the trip price, when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though your Tour Guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip.
Transport
Local Mini Bus, Luxury Tourist Bus with inside Toilet, Amazon River boat, Walking and others.

Accommodation
Three (3-4-5) Star hotels, River boat, Night Bus.

Joining Instructions
Timehri International Airport located 26 miles South of Georgetown city centre. Upon arrival you will have access to bank machines located within the terminal and there is a money exchange counter available in the airport. Official taxis are available at the airport to take you to our start hotel (Main Street Kings Plaza Hotel).

If you are arriving from abroad and have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, one of our agents will meet you at the airport. If no one is there, take an airport taxi to the hotel and we will reimburse you. If you have not paid for an arrival transfer, the best way to get into town is by airport taxi.

Your Tour Guide will contact you at the hotel on Day 1 and make sure you are settled comfortably. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. Your Tour Guide will also organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip.
Arrival Complications
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your trip Tour Guide or make contact with our office. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

Emergency Contact
Should you need to contact Falls View Tours during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call your tour Guide or then call our local contact in Guyana. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.


Falls View Tours, Guyana
Day time phone from Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Tel: Int. Dialing Code: 592-225-5911

Emergency phone for outside of office hours
Tel: Int. Dialing Code: 592-668-6501

What to Take
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, though be prepared for rain and thunder storms in the wet season, especially in the Amazon. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A large daypack is also essential.

Checklist
- Passport (with photocopies)
- Travel insurance (with photocopies)
- Airline tickets (with photocopies) if needed.
- USD cash and travellers cheques
- Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
- Any entry visas and yellow fever vaccination certificates required
- Camera and film
- Reading/writing material
- Binoculars
- Concealable money belt
- Sunglasses
- Water bottle
- Sun hat
- Sunblock
- Watch 
- Pocket knife
- Your Personal First-aid kit if you do have any medical condition(should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

Laundry
Laundry facilities are offered by the hotels for a charge.
Visas
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.


Spending Money
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

 

Money Exchange
Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances, but Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies.
Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollar cash, travellers cheques and cards is best, although you will usually be charged a commission or given a less-favorable exchange rate for travellers cheques. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds.
Please bear in mind that cost of living in Brazil is much higher than the rest of South America.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent).

As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates:
Emergency Fund
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

Departure Tax
US$40


Tipping
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your Tour Guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.

Also at the end of each trip if you felt your Tour Guide did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
Health
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited (yellow fever vaccine for Brazil). It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that some times we might be in remote areas on a tour away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our Tour Guides are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Falls View Tours reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our Tour Guide they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.
Note:Yellow fever vaccine is a must have to enter Brazil.

Trip Specific Safety
Like most other big Latin American cities, there are city areas that are safer than others. Use common sense and be aware of your surroundings. Keep your valuables in the safe available in your hotel. Use the hotel to assist in any bookings of taxis and/or giving assistance when wandering around on your own. If unfamiliar with the city it is advisable not to wander around after dark on your own.

 

Medical Form
Our group tour brings together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware of that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our Tour Guide worked hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided.
A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. Our Tour Guide has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour Guide, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Responsible Travel
Being a responsible tour operator is at the heart of what Falls View Tours is all about. From the start, Falls View Tours has been committed to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveler and host alike. While our sustainable tourism policies are constantly evolving, our commitment to socially conscious, grassroots style travel has never changed. We work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts.

We would like to give you a couple of tips to start you thinking about traveling sustainably.
-Please bring rechargeable batteries, a battery charger (and plug adapter if necessary).
-Please ask before taking pictures. Just as you would not like to have a stranger come up to you and take a picture of you while sitting on your front porch either do the locals of the places that we visit. As you can imagine pictures of their children are also not appreciated.
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Keeping in Touch
If you need to be contacted while travelling we recommend that you set up an email address that can be accessed on the road, rather than relying on postal mail. Email cafes are becoming increasingly commonplace and cheap throughout the regions we visit, and have quickly become the preferred way for our Tour Guides and travellers to stay in touch. If someone wishes to contact you in an emergency while you are on one of our trips we recommend that they contact your local booking agent, or refer to our Emergency Contact. We recommend that family and friends don't try to contact you through phoning hotels en route, as our hotels are subject to change, and our hotel receptions often don't have English speaking staff in Brazil. Our Tour Guides always have a local cell phone on them which can always be use for friends and family to make emergency calls to.

 

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