Preparing Rio for the Olympics

When the torch arrives in Rio on August 5th, Brazil will be the first-ever South American country to host the Olympic Games. More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will compete for gold over the course of 17 days. Here is a rundown of everything you need to know if you have plans to be a part of this year’s games – or if you’re hoping to snag a last minute ticket!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO PURCHASE SELECT TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to score tickets to select events. At the time of publication, there are still a number of sports with tickets still available for individual sale—package deals can also offer tickets for more popular events, such as beach volleyball, that would otherwise be unavailable. For more information and booking requests, contact a FROSCH Travel Consultant today.

NO VISA NECESSARY
In consideration for the historical event, Brazil has waived its visa requirements for any travel that takes place between June 1 and September 18—as long as you’re traveling from the US, Canada, Japan, or Australia.

START PLANNING NON-OLYMPIC ACTIVITIES NOW
Known as the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, Rio is synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views offered from atop Corcovado Mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations. Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches that span an almost continuous 45-mile ribbon of sand. Upon arrival, you will have your senses engaged and your inhibitions untied. Our FROSCH specialists can help you plan the perfect itinerary to compliment the incredible experience you’ll have at the Olympic Games—contact a FROSCH Travel Consultant today to start planning!


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