TRIP TO BRASILIA<br />To make the trip first thing is to check the air fares of the flights and I have found the best fares as:<br />The fares are given by the Klm Royal Dutch Airlines. The trip is from 25th of October, 2010 to 1 November, 2010.<br />Klm Royal Dutch Airlines<br />New Delhi25 Oct, 12:50 AM Brasília25 Oct, 11:10 PM229hr 50min<br />Brasília01 Nov, 09:00 AM New Delhi02 Nov, 11:10 PM230hr 40min<br />Rs.91,791<br />(Incl. of taxes & fee)<br /> Rs.69,320 Fare +Rs.22,471 Taxes & Fee<br /> <br /> <br />right0Flight Departure : New Delhi to BrasíliaDuration:29hr 50minKlm Royal Dutch AirlinesFlight# KL 872New Delhi (DEL),IndiaDeparts:25 Oct, 12:50 AMtoAmsterdam (AMS),NetherlandsArrives: 25 Oct, 05:50 AM Aircraft: M11 : Economy : Duration: 8hr 30min Change of Planes at AmsterdamConnection Time :4hr 20minKlm Royal Dutch AirlinesFlight# KL 791Amsterdam (AMS),NetherlandsDeparts:25 Oct, 10:10 AMtoSao Paulo (GRU),BrazilArrives: 25 Oct, 06:10 PM Aircraft: 772 : Economy : Duration: 12hr Change of Planes at Sao PauloConnection Time :3hr 20minNew AirlineFlight# G3 1852Sao Paulo (GRU),BrazilDeparts:25 Oct, 09:30 PMtoBrasília (BSB),BrazilArrives: 25 Oct, 11:10 PM Aircraft: 738 : Economy : Duration: 1hr 40min Flight Returns : Brasília to New DelhiDuration:30hr 40minAir FranceFlight# AF 6395Brasília (BSB),BrazilDeparts:01 Nov, 09:00 AMtoSao Paulo (GRU),BrazilArrives: 01 Nov, 10:45 AM Aircraft: 738 : Economy : Duration: 1hr 45min This flight is operated by New Airline Change of Planes at Sao PauloConnection Time :7hr 35minAir FranceFlight# AF 455Sao Paulo (GRU),BrazilDeparts:01 Nov, 06:20 PMtoParis (CDG),FranceArrives: 02 Nov, 08:25 AM Aircraft: 77W : Economy : Duration: 11hr 5min Change of Planes at ParisConnection Time :2hr 5minAir FranceFlight# AF 226Paris (CDG),FranceDeparts:02 Nov, 10:30 AMtoNew Delhi (DEL),IndiaArrives: 02 Nov, 11:10 PM Aircraft: 744 : Economy : Duration: 8hr 10min Fare Summary: Rs.91,791Traveller TypeBase FareTaxes & FeePer TravelerTotalAdultRs.69,320 (X 1)Rs.22,471 (X 1)Rs.91,791 (X 1)Rs.91,791 Grand Total:Rs.91,791Fare RulesThis is a Non Refundable E-ticket.Cancellation Penalty: All bookings booked on MakeMyTrip.com are subject to cancellation penalty levied by the airlines. In addition to the airlines cancellation penalty, MakeMyTrip charges a service fee of Rs 500 per passenger for all cancellations.Date Change Penalty: In addition to the airlines date change penalty, MakeMyTrip charges a date change assistance service charge of Rs 500 per ticket.You is requested to consult consulate/airlines to check the visa requirement for your travel. Makemytrip will not be responsible for any visa related information.<br />HOTEL CHARGES<br />The hotel rooms for the staying of 6 nights are:<br />Plaza Bittar Hotel <br />SHN QD 02 BL M, 70702912 Brasília (Distrito Federal) (Show map)<br />Overview and availability<br />Guest reviews<br /> <br />Pleasant, 6.9/ 10Score from 152 reviews<br /> <br />The 3-star Plaza Bittar Hotel offers spacious guestrooms with large en-suite bathrooms and cable TVs in Brasília.<br />A breakfast buffet is served every morning for free. At lunch and dinner times, the restaurant provides international food.<br />Hotel Rooms: 94.<br />AVAILABILITY<br />Available rooms from Tue 26 Oct 2010, to Mon 01 Nov 2010, for 6 nights (Change dates) Most recent booking for this hotel was today at 17:44 from Brazil<br />Top of Form<br />Room typeConditionsMaxRate for 6 nightsNr. roomsReservation HYPERLINK "
Luxurious Single RoomPrices are per room for 6 nights. Included in room price: 5 % VAT, Buffet breakfast.Not included in room price: 5 % service charge.• FREE cancellation• Breakfast includedINR 28422.95 INR 22659.41 It only takes 2 minutes! HYPERLINK "
Luxurious Double RoomPrices are per room for 6 nights. Included in room price: 5 % VAT, Buffet breakfast.Not included in room price: 5 % service charge.• FREE cancellation• Breakfast includedINR 33160.11 INR 27922.92 <br />We offer you the Best Price Guarantee. If we're not the lowest please tell us.<br />Bottom of Form<br />You will pay in the hotel's preferred currency (BRL) after your stay at the hotel. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuations.<br />HOTEL FACILITIES<br />General<br />Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, Allergy-Free Room Available, Airconditioning.<br />Services<br />Business Centre, Laundry.<br />Internet<br />Wi-fi is available in the hotel rooms and costs BRL 10.50 per 24 hours.<br />Guest Parking<br />Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).<br />HOTEL POLICIES<br />These are general hotel policies for Plaza Bittar Hotel. As they may vary per room type; please also check the room description.<br />Check-in<br />From 12:00 hours<br />Check-out<br />Until 12:00 hours<br />Cancellation<br />Free! If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.<br />If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.<br />Children and extra beds<br />Free! One child under 7 years stays free of charge when using existing bedding.<br />One older child or adult is charged BRL 50 per night and person in an extra bed.<br />Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.<br />There is no capacity for cots in the room.<br />Any type of extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel.<br />Supplements will not be calculated automatically in the total costs and have to be paid separately in the hotel.<br />Pets<br />Pets are not allowed.<br />Accepted credit cards<br />American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club<br />The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.<br />TOURS IN THE CITY<br />Air Tours -- For a bird's-eye view of Brasilia, take a 10-minute helicopter tour. Helicopters take off from next to the TV Tower Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 7pm and fly over the Eixo Monumental at an altitude of 135m (450 ft.). Contact Esat Taxi Aéreo (tel.061/3323-8777; www.esataerotaxi.com.br). Cost is R$480 (US$240/£130) for four people.<br />Boat Tours -- Tours take place on the lake, Lago Paranoá. Leaving from ASBAC (yacht club in the Asa Sul, close to Setor de Embaixadas Sul), the 2-hour tour passes the Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the Brazilian president (not open to the public) and continues around the lake. It's a great way to see the city from the water. Contact Tôa Tôa (tel.061/9982-1161). Departures are at 10am and 2pm and the cost is R$20 (US$10/£5.40) per person.<br />Specialty Tours -- To take a specialized half-day architectural tour of the city, contactPrestheza Turismo, Patio Brasil Shopping, Sala 917 (tel. 061/3226-6224;www.prestheza.com.br). The company also offers a variety of other tours, such as a visit to the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn) spiritual community or to one of the national or regional parks in the area. Half-day tours start at R$80 (US$40/£22) per person.<br />I will choose specialty tours which are costing around 40$ a day per person for four days<br />40*5 = 200 $ = INR 9200<br />Boat tour for one day costing 10$<br />10$ = INR 460<br />So total will be Rs. 9660<br />lefttop<br />For travelling in the city<br />Brasilia's public transportation system is not very well developed and I'm afraid this won't be fixed soon (due to politics...quite a drama!). People who depend on it are often quite unsatisfied by the lack of quality of public transportation. The bus fare goes from R$2,00 to R$ 3,00 (about US$ 0.80 ~ US$ 1.30 in Oct.'06). You can get almost everywhere with the buses, but do ask for some help. The Central Bus Terminal has buses that go to everywhere in the city, while boarding, ask the driver or the other passengers if the bus goes to where you intend to go. Brasilia people are very kind to tourists. DO AVOID taking the vans (the alternative to buses)! The drivers are the worst ones (over speeding, driving dangerously and boarding more people than what it is supposed. Although it's not perfect, the buses are still the best way to move around in Brasilia if you don't have a car.<br />For the ones who can afford, renting a car is a good idea, but skip the car rentals at the airport, thy can charge double. But this tip aims at the taxi service. It is expensive, at least for Brazilian standards, but you can hire the 30% discount service. The meter is already regulated for the discount, so you needn't ask for it. One of the best companies (and the one I use when I need) is Alvorada, phone # 3321.3030. But you have to speak Portuguese or ask someone to call the service. It is better calling them - the taxis come quickly. Hailing may get you in a very expensive radio taxi...If you speak some Portuguese, try talking to the driver. They will usually have a nice story about how they came to Brasília and how it was a number of years ago. Some of them even helped building the city!<br /> TOTAL<br />Flight (2way)Rs.91791Hotel(6days)22659rupeesTour through boat460 ($10) Speciality tour9200rupees($200) For foods16100rs($350)Cost Ludhiana to Delhi (2way)Rs.600TOTALRs.1,56,910(for one adult)<br />Sources:<br />http://www.booking.com/hotel/br/plaza-bittar.html?aid=315189&label=hotel-189499&utm_source=tripad&utm_medium=SPPC&utm_content=text-cr&utm_term=hotel-189499&do_availability_check=on&checkin_monthday=26&checkin_year_month=2010-10&checkout_monthday=1&checkout_year_month=2010-11&lang=en<br />http://www.booking.com/hotel/br/monumental-bittar.html?aid=315189&label=hotel-189419&utm_source=tripad&utm_medium=SPPC&utm_content=text-cr&utm_term=hotel-189419&do_availability_check=on&checkin_monthday=26&checkin_year_month=2010-10&checkout_monthday=1&checkout_year_month=2010-11&lang=en<br />http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g303322-c17852/Brasilia:Brazil:Public.Transportation.html<br />http://www.frommers.com/destinations/brasilia/2861010019.html<br />http://cheapfaresindia.makemytrip.com/international/international/direct;jsessionid=2311BC7CAB9A9A1500B9E93CAF33ED00?execution=e1681450s1<br />