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Arriving Rio 18th November 2013. First Time in SA. Need advice
Posted October 17th, 2013 - 9:35 am by from Saint Lucia, Australia (Permalink)
Hi, I will be Traveling Brazil alone from Australia and will visit Rio from 18th November to 22nd November. Then fly to Iguazu on 22nd morning. From iguazu i will visit Campo Grande on 24th then Rio Branco to Peru.

So, first i need hostel recommendations for Rio 18-22 Nov and for Iguazu 22-24 Nov. Looking for a hostels in convenient location, reasonable price, safe and good for partying.

I have already booked my flight for Rio to Iguazu. Looking for another flight to Campo Grande from Iguazu. Any recommendation?

How can I go to Rio Branco from Campo Grande by bus? The flight are very expensive. is there any cheap flight in that route?

Finally and most importantly, i want to meet people and make friends in every places. If anyone is traveling those places at that time or any local wants to meet i will be highly delightful.

Any kind of advice would be helpful as this is my first trip to South America. Thanks a lot.



Posted October 20th, 2013 - 7:58 pm by from Mangaratiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Great choice...
Take a look in Google for places in Ipanema: Mango Tree, Bonita or try to find a host, also we have a sub-group for emergencies under Rio de Janeiro City group. Other sites like Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo has a lot of places to stay at an affordable value.
For flights in Brazil try decolar.com.br I did a search and for Nov. 26 from Foz to Campo Grande you can get 252 reais (100USD) one way by TAM instead of flying on Sunday.
A flight from Campo Grande to Rio Branco by the end of Nov. will be around 900 reais by TAM.
From Campo Grande to RB overland 353 reais, search through socicam.com.br and will find 3 bus companies (Serra Azul, Eucatur and Nova Integração). Have in mind that this is a 2,600 km distance.

Posted November 4th, 2013 - 12:16 pm by from Saint Lucia, Australia (Permalink)
Thanks a lot. Sorry for the late reply. I was busy with my exam.
1. Flight problem is solved. Cheers!!
2. Hostel in Rio...I found three...El Misti and walk on the beach in Copacabana and Ipanema beach house in Ipanema..Which one will be good. The Ipanema one seems to be a bit expensive.
3. Is it easy to find a host in Rio? i never tried.

Thanks again.

Posted October 20th, 2013 - 8:42 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
check out Ipanema beach house in Rio. The couchsurfing event in Salvador has really good people too, it's at the che legarto hostel. i'm in portugal now. but safe trip.

Posted November 4th, 2013 - 12:17 pm by from Saint Lucia, Australia (Permalink)
Thank u Antonio. Cheers!

Posted November 5th, 2013 - 11:49 am by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Good and cheap hostel, and you can choose the place: Lapa, Copacabana or Santa Teresa. It just depends of what kind of fun you wanna have. xD


Posted November 5th, 2013 - 11:59 am by from Saint Lucia, Australia (Permalink)
Thank u nick....