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  • 1. Itinerary University of Illinois Global Leaders in Construction Management Jan 06th - 16th, 2014 Sunday, January 5th TIME 9:25 PM ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Flight to Brazil Departure to Brazil on United Airlines # 845 from Chicago, USA LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo Monday, January 6th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 11:40 AM Arrival Arrival at São Paulo International Airport Approx. 12:40 PM Departure Meeting point: after you clear customs Your coordinators Felipe Toledo and Leo Pastori will be waiting for your group just after you exit customs holding up a sign with “University of Illinois” logo on it. They will be available to assist you during your stay in Brazil. Travel time: approx. 70 minutes Approx. 01:50 PM check-in at the hotel 2:30 PM Lunch 3:30 PM 4:30 PM Top floor - by the pool Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby 4:45 PM Walking Tour 7:15 PM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby 7:30 PM Welcome Dinner Hotel Feller Paulista Rua São Carlos do Pinhal, 200 São Paulo, 01333-000, Brazil Phone: + 55 11 3016-7500 http://www.felleravenidapaulista.com On your own. The hotel has a good buffet restaurant for about R$ 36,80 approx. USD 17.00 Safety & City Orientation LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo Meet Felipe at Hotel lobby for a walking tour to recognize the hotel sorrounding area Walking tour around Paulista Avenue. Duration: approx. 1 hour Meet Felipe at Hotel lobby and travel to the dinner restaurant Travel time: 15 minutes Enjoy a tradional Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant at ”Bovinu's ”. All you can eat meat, salad and pasta buffet and one nonalcoholic drink are in trip costs; Additional food/beverages are at own expense. Sao Paulo São Paulo São Paulo
  • 2. Tuesday, January 7th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 7:00 AM Breakfast Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Restaurant LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo 7:30 AM Departure: Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel with Felipe to the University of São Paulo Travel time: 20 minutes São Paulo 8:00 AM Lecture 1 Class with Professor Antonio Domingues Figueiredo, PhD. Duration: 1 hour 9:15 AM Lecture 2 Class with Professor Victor, Vitor Levy Castex Aly MsC. Duration: 1 hour 10:30 AM Meeting Meeting with Brazilian Students from POLI Junior, a engineering enterprise run only by students. 11:30 AM Walk to Lunch Walk in the campus for lunch. Walking time: approx. 15 minutes 12:00 PM Lunch Lunch at USP restaurant. Price: R$ 12,00 = approx. USD 5.00 1:00 PM Departure Meet Felipe and Leo to travel for the next activity. Meeting Point: as Travel time: approx. 30 minutes arranged with Felipe and Leo Company Visit Visit to STC a company that works on civil engineering building offices and apartments buildings in São Paulo. Duration: approx. 90 minutes. 2:30 PM 4:00 PM São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Travel together with Felipe back to the Hotel Travel time: approx. 20 min 7:00 AM Dinner On your own. São Paulo 8:30 AM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Meet with Felipe and Leo at the Hotel lobby they will help you out to get taxis to go to Skye Bar. Travel time: 15 minutes São Paulo Night-out Enjoy Skye Bar, one of the most amazing views of São Paulo (on your own). Address: Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antônio, 4700. Top floor of Hotel Unique 8:45 AM São Paulo São Paulo Wednesday, January8th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 7:20 AM Breakfast Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Restaurant 8:15 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel by bus with Felipe and Leo for the next activity. Atire: PPE Travel time: 30 minutes 9:00 AM Visit Visit to "Jardim das Perdizes" construction area. It as a new planned neighborhood with over 30 towers of apartments. The firm who is building it is Tecnisa. Duration: 1.5 hours 11:00 AM Departure: Meeting point: as arranged by Felipe Travel with Felipe and Leo for lunch. Travel Time: 15 minutes LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo
  • 3. 11:15 AM Lunch Lunch at Bourbon Shopping Mall food court. São Paulo 1:30 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Leo and Felipe Walk for the next visit. Walk distance: approx. 10 min 2:00 PM Visit Visit to Allianz Parque Arena construction area. It is one of the newest and most modern multi events arena in Brazil and it is over 90% constructed. Duration: 2 hours 4:00 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Travel with Felipe and Leo back to the hotel. Travel time: 30 minutes 7:00 PM Dinner On your own. São Paulo 8:00 PM Optional activity Night bike tour. Price: R$ 75,00 = approx. USD 30.00 Duration: approx. 2 hours São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo Thursday, January 9th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 7:00 AM Breakfast Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Restaurant 7:50 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel by bus with Felipe and Leo for the next activity. Atire: PPE Travel time: 30 minutes 8:30 AM Visit 12:30 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Lunch Visit to Metro Linha 5: Subway construtction offices and site. Duration: 4 hours Travel with Felipe and Leo for lunch. Travel Time: 25 minutes 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 8:30 PM On your own at Shopping Vila Olimpia Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Visit Travel by bus with Felipe and Leo for the next activity. Atire: PPE Travel time: 5 minutes Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Departure Travel with Felipe and Leo by private bus back to the Hotel Travel time: approx. 30 minutes Visit to Camargo Correa, one of the largest construction companies in the country. Two towers are being constructed to be the new headquarters of the company. Meet Felipe and Leo at the loby, they will help you with cabs to go to Grazie a Dio Samba Bar. Address: Rua Girassol, 67 - Vila Madalena LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo Friday, January 10th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 7:15 AM Breakfast Breakfast at the hotel 8:00 AM Hotel Check-out This is our last day in São Paulo. Please go to the reception and check-out 8:15 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel by bus with Felipe and Leo to Caçapava - SP LOCATION OR DESTINATION São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo / Caçapava
  • 4. 10:00 AM Visit Visit to Aerovale, the first 100% private airport in Brazil 1:00 PM Lunch Lunch will be on the way to Paraty 5:30 PM Arrival Arrival in Paraty and hotel check-in. Villas de Paraty Address: Rua Rita Ribeiro Gama, 420 Phone number: 24 3371-2248 Paraty Enjoy your free time to visit Paraty historical downtown Paraty evening Free time Caçapava Saturday, January 11th LOCATION OR DESTINATION Paraty TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 9:00 AM Breakfast Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Restaurant 10:00 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Walk with Felipe and Leo to the pier or Paraty Attire: Flip flops, swimsuits and sunscreen! 10:30 AM Boat tour Enjoy the boat tour around Paraty bay. Lunch you be on the boat. Paraty 4:00 PM Return Get back to the hotel Paraty evening dinner Enjoy dinner at one of the Paraty's restaurants Paraty Paraty Sunday, January 12th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 8:45 AM Breakfast Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Restaurant 9:30 AM Hotel check-out Please bring your luggage to the main entrance of the hotel and return your room key to the reception and pay for your extra consumption. 10:00 AM Loading the bus The bus driver will be in front of the hotel to help you load your luggage onto the bus. Please be sure to double check that you have everything with you. 12:00 PM Lunch We will stop-over for lunch on your own. 3:00 PM Hotel check-in Check in at Ipanema Inn Hotel Address: R. Maria Quitéria, 27 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro Phone: +55 21 2523-60920 afternoon Free time 8:00 PM Dinner Enjoy your free time to go to Ipanema beach. It is only a block from the hotel! Dinner at Barthodomeu with Lenny Abbey on your own. Address: Rua Maria Quitéria, 46. LOCATION OR DESTINATION Paraty Paraty Paraty Angra dos Reis Rio de Janeiro Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro Monday, January 13th LOCATION OR DESTINATION Rio de Janeiro TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION 7:45 AM Breakfast Breakfast at the hotel 8:15 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel with Felipe and Leo to the next activity. Travel time: 20 minutes Rio de Janeiro 9:00 AM Visit Visit to EXXONMOBIL. Duration: approx. 2 hours Address: Rua Lauro Muller, 116 – sala 3001 – Botafogo Rio de Janeiro
  • 5. 11:15 AM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Lunch Travel with Felipe and Leo for lunch Travel Time: approx. 20 minutes Rio de Janeiro On your own. Rio de Janeiro Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Visit Travel with Felipe and Leo to the next activity. Travel time: approx. 20 minutes Visit to AECOM. Duration: approx. 90 minutes Rio de Janeiro 4:00 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe and Leo Travel with Felipe and Leo back to the hotel. Travel time: approx. 30 minutes Rio de Janeiro 7:00 PM Dinner On your own. Rio de Janeiro 8:00 PM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Departure with Felipe and Leo for the night out. Travel time: approx. 30 minutes Rio de Janeiro 8:30 PM Social activity Samba night at Pedra do Sal. It is one of the birthplaces of samba. Enjoy this free street party and see how Brazilians love to dance and party! Rio de Janeiro 11:00 PM Departure: Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe and Leo Return with Felipe and Leo to the Hotel Travel time: approx. 30 min Rio de Janeiro 11:30 AM 1:15 PM 2:00 PM Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, January 14th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION LOCATION OR DESTINATION 8:30 AM Breakfast Breakfast at the hotel Rio de Janeiro 9:30 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Walk with Felipe to the Favela Experience Walking Time: 15 minutes Rio de Janeiro 10:00 AM Favela Experience Visit to Cantagalo: one of Rio’s most famous favela, located between Copacabana and Ipanema We will be hosted and guided by local people and will have the chance to know more about life, business and constructions there and will have one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. Duration: approx. 2.5 hours Rio de Janeiro 12:30 PM Lunch Lunch in the Favela - Bela Vista Restaurant Rio de Janeiro 1:30 AM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Depart to visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue Travel time: 30 minutes 2:30 PM Visit Visit to Carioca Engenharia. One of the constructions firms responsible for the modernization of Rio Historical Downtown. Duration: approx. 2 hours Rio de Janeiro 4:30 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Travel with Felipe back to the Hotel. Travel time: approx. 30 minutes Rio de Janeiro 7:00 PM Dinner Dinner on your own. Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
  • 6. 8:00 PM Departure Meeting point: hotel lobby Meet Felipe and Leo to travel for the night out. Travel time: approx. 30 minutes Rio de Janeiro Evening Optional activity Samba School Rehearsal - Enjoy a good night with samba drums Address: Av. Padre Leonel França, 240 - Gávea Entrance fee: around R$ 20.00 = USD 9.00 Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, January 15th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION LOCATION OR DESTINATION 8:45 AM Breakfast Breakfast at the hotel Rio de Janeiro 9:30 AM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel with Felipe and Leo to the next activity. Travel time: approx. 50 minutes Rio de Janeiro 10:30 AM Visit Visit to Parque Olímpico. It is the Olympic Park where some of the sports will be hosted for Rio 2016. Duration: approx. 90 minutes Rio de Janeiro 12:30 PM Lunch Lunch Rio de Janeiro 2:00 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Travel with Felipe for the next company visit. Travel time: 15 minutes Rio de Janeiro 2:30 PM Visit Visit to Ilha Pura: the construction site of the Olympic Village for Rio 2016. Duration: 1.5 hours Rio de Janeiro 4:30 PM Departure Meeting point: as arranged with Felipe Travel with Felipe back to the hotel Travel time: approx. 50 minutes Rio de Janeiro 7:00 AM Farewell dinner Enjoy your farewell dinner with the group. This meal is on the program. Rio de Janeiro Evening Optional activity Night out at Rio Scenarium, considered by "The Guardian" newspaper one of the top 10 bars in the world. Address: Rua do Lavrádio, 20 - Centro Rio de Janeiro Phone: +55 21 3147-9000 Entrance Fee: approx. R$ 25,00 = USD 12.00 Rio de Janeiro Thursday, January 16th TIME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION LOCATION OR DESTINATION 8:00 AM Breakfast Breakfas will be served at the hotel restaurant Rio de Janeiro Morning Free time Time to enjoy the beach or buy some souvenirs. Rio de Janeiro Hotel check-out Please bring your luggage to the main entrance of the hotel and return your room key to the reception and pay for your extra consumption. There will be a room for us to leave our luggage Rio de Janeiro Lunch On your own. Rio de Janeiro noon 12:30 PM
  • 7. 1:45 PM Loading the bus The bus driver will be in front of the hotel to help you load your luggage onto the bus. Please be sure to double check that you have everything with you. Rio de Janeiro
  • 8. 2:00 PM Departure Meeting point: Hotel lobby Travel with Felipe and Leo for the Christ the Redeemer Statue. Travel time: approx. 35 minutes Rio de Janeiro 3:00 PM Touristic Visit CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE It's considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We will take the train to the top of the mountain where the statue is. Please mind the time to catch the train in the way back. Address: Rua Cosme Velho, 513 Ticket is on the program Rio de Janeiro 5:15 PM Departure: Travel with the group to the airport. Meeting point: as Duration: approx. 45 minutes arranged with coordinators Arrival Check-in at the airport and proceed to your departure gate. 6:00 PM 8:40 PM Departure time for your flight UA #860 to Washington, DC (IAD), USA Terminal 2 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro USA We wish you a safe and comfortable journey back to USA. We hope you had an unforgettable experience in Brazil! Please note: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the times listed on the itinerary may need to be adjusted accordingly. Please check with your faculty leader daily for any special announcements.
  • 9. USEFUL PORTUGUESE WORDS / EXPRESSIONS Hello - Olá / Oi Good morning - Bom dia Good afternoon - Boa tarde Good evening / good night - Boa noite Thank you - Obrigado / Obrigada (ask your guide to explain the difference) Please - Por favor You are welcome! - De nada How are you?- Tudo bem? I’m fine and you? - Tudo bem e você? I can’t speak Portuguese - Eu não falo português Do you speak English? - Você fala inglês? I’m American - Eu sou americano / americana Restroom - Banheiro / Toalete How much is it? - Quanto custa? The bill, please - A conta, por favor Bye - Tchau Cab - Táxi IMPORTANT INFORMATION Money: Our currency is called Real or Reais (for plural). ATM/Cash Withdrawal: You can withdraw money at BRADESCO/CITI BANK bank branches or BANCO 24 HORAS ATMS. There will be Bradesco branches near your hotel and everywhere we go. Money exchange: Also there will be currency exchange places nearby your hotel. However we will be having a very busy week so you might not be able to find time to do it. The exchange rate for USD is around: 2.25 Tipping: We usually do not tip in restaurants in Brazil. There is a 10% (kind of) compulsory fee that we pay on top of the restaurant bills. For taxi drivers, hotels and other services people might expect getting tips from you however doing it or not is under your discretion. Important Phone Numbers: Police: 190 Medical Emergency: 192 Fire Brigade: 193
  • 10. Making Phone Calls in Brazil Campus Brasil Office: 11 2679 0555 Felipe Toledo (Campus Brasil guide): 11 97990 6292 / 98415 0995 Leo (Campus Brasil guide) From outside Brazil: To call a Brazilian phone number from abroad, you should dial: For example, if you are in the US and you want to call Felipe from Campus Brasil, you should dial: In Brazil: If you are calling a telephone number located in the city where you currently are, then you just dial the number without the area code. For example, if you are in Rio de Janeiro and want to call Renata from Campus Brasil whose phone is from Rio de Janeiro, you should dial: 7354 2573 If you are calling a telephone number in a city different from where you are, then you will call: 021 + telephone number with area code For example, if you are in Rio de Janeiro and want to call Felipe from Campus Brasil (whose phone is from São Paulo), you should dial: 021 (11) 96547 2829 SAO PAULO (area code 11) Hotel Feller Paulista Rua São Carlos do Pinhal, 200 - Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil) Phone: (+55 11) 3016-7500 http://www.fellerhoteis.com Cab Services: - Chame Táxi - Coopertaxi -LigueTaxi 3733-8000/ 3103-8100 2095-6000 / 3511-1919 2101-3030 / 3873-3030 Tourist Police: - GRU Airport: - DEATUR 6445-3064 / 6445-2686 3214-0209 / 3120-3984 General Info: The biggest city of South America also represents the economic power of the continent. The greater São Paulo has a population of almost 20 million inhabitants, 3 airports, many companies headquarters and also diversed leisure and culture activities. During your visit to the city you will have the opportunity to visit big and successful companies, as well as the most important university of Brazil and also go to good restaurants, museums and the excellent night life. At the end you will realise that São Paulo is not only one city, it is many cities within one, each one with a different way of life. Founded in 1554 by Jesuits priests, São Paulo is the main city of Brazil. The fourth biggest city in the world and the biggest of South America, São Paulo was born destined to become the economic and cultural heart of the country. São Paulo is also the largest port for all foreign visitors with a total of 1,345,000 arrivals by air per year. The business tourism and events, place São Paulo as a very important door for Mercosul and a straight line to all main cities in the world.Every year the city hosts about 70,000 people for fairs and more than 15 million of visitors. Nowadays, São Paulo represents the highest national consumer market, attracting the most important Brazilian fairs. If there are 170 fairs going on in the country, 150 are done in São Paulo.
  • 11. PARATY (area code 24) Hotel Villas de Paraty Avenida Otavio Gama, 420 - Paraty, TJ (Brazil) Phone: +55 (24) 3371 2248 http://www.villas-de-paraty.com.br/ Taxis: - Rodoviária 3371-7609 Tourist Police: Políca Militar 3371 8990 General info: Set amid jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches, with a backdrop of steep, jungled mountains plunging into an island-studded bay, Paraty is one of Brazil’s most appealing and exquisitely preserved historical gems. Paraty’s colonial center is remarkable not only for its centuries-old architecture, but also for its lack of automobile traffic. The irregular cobblestone streets are closed to motor vehicles, making it a delightful place to stroll about. Elegant white buildings adorned with fanciful multihued borders and latticed windows blend harmoniously with the natural beauty that envelops the town. Dozens of pristine beaches are within a couple of hours of Paraty by boat or bus, while inland, the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina provides protection for a lush remnant of Mata Atlântica (Atlantic rainforest). The Brazilian government has recognized Paraty as a National Historic Site since 1966. RIO DE JANEIRO (area code 21) Ipanema Inn Rua Maria Quitéria, 27 - Ipanema Phone: +55 (21) 2123-6092 http://www.ipanemainn.com.br Taxis: - Royal Coop - Amotáxi Tourist Police: DELTUR (Downtown): Galeão Airport: 3398-5050 2287-7698 2267-3899 2511-5112 3398-5050 General info: The city is the second largest city of Brazil. It represents the second largest GDP in the country and is the headquarters of two major Brazilian companies – Petrobras and Vale. “A Cidade Maravilhosa” or “Marvelous City”, as Rio is known by, is very famous for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, beautiful beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first South American city to host the event and also the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup. www.rioguiaoficial.com.br
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