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Your Guide to Joining Us in Rio de Janeiro!

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Tom Jobin International – Galeão (GIG) an international airport and the main global hub in Rio.

Santos Dumont (SDU) is mostly a domestic airport, ideal for flight connections within Brazil and to some destinations in South America. 


Galeão International Airport is located 20 km from the city center of Rio de Janeiro.

Traveling to and from Galeão International Airport
BRT (bus rapid transit), Metro, Taxi's, Transfers

Santos Dumont Airport is about 2 km from the center of Rio de Janeiro, which allows quick access to the main hotels and tourist areas.

Traveling to and from Santos Dumont Airport
Bus, Taxi's, Transfers

The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real. The currency code for Real is BRL and the currency symbol R$.
Convert currency at your bank, or at the airport before leaving or upon arrival.
Check current exchange rates at Xe Currency Exchange currency converter.

ATMs are available - Banco 24, any cash machine that has a “plus” option.

Credit cards are widely accepted. Credit cards with “plus” option allow cash withdrawal.

*For ease of payment, please let your credit card companies know where and when you will be traveling*

An electronic visa is required to visit Brazil for tourism or business if you are a citizen of Australia, Canada or the United States beginning December 1, 2023.

Government of Brazil, Ministry of the Exterior Visa Information here

Email Customer Service

They will require the following information:
Passport name
Passport number
Phone number
Class dates
Approximate travel dates

July is considered a winter month in Brazil.  Average temperatures are between 25°C (77°F) and 17°C (63°F). 

Check the latest weather forecast here.
What to Bring:
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (preferably eco & marine friendly), and/or a hat
  • Swimwear
  • Layering pieces, a sweater or wrap for evenings and air-conditioned spaces
  • Comfortable footwear for exploring or shopping.


Telegram Chat 

Would you like to connect with your hosts and other participants?

Join our AC Live Classes Brazil chat on Telegram.
This is a great place to find roommates, share rides and more.


JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Avenida Atlantica, 2600,
Rio de Janeiro, BR 22041-001

+55 21-2545-6500

JW Marriott Rio website



JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Avenida Atlantica, 2600,
Rio de Janeiro, BR 22041-001

+55 21-2545-6500

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro website

Access special rate here*
*rate valid until June 11, 2024


Pestana Rio Atlântica - 4 star, 5 minute walk

Mercure Rio Boutique Copacabana - 4 star, 1 minute walk

Windsor Palace Copacabana - 4 star, 5 minute walk

Windsor California Copacabana - 4 star, 1 minute walk

Hotel Rio Othon Palace - 4 star, 9 minute walk

Olinda Rio Hotel - 3 star, 5 minute walk



About Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro, literally River of January, is the second-most populous city in Brazil.
It is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere  and is known for its natural settings, Carnivalsambabossa nova and balneario beaches such as Barra da TijucaCopacabanaIpanema, and Leblon.

In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the new seven wonders of the world, Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car, the Sambódromo (Sambadrome), a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival, and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largeset football stadiums.

Another attraction is Rio Turismo Radical (Sport Adventures)
Av. do Pepê, 56 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22620-170, Brazil

Village Mall (this one is more exclusive)


Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro +55 21 3874-1808 
Lage Park (Parque Lage) +55 21 2334-4088 
Bosque da Barra
Av. das Américas, 6000 - Barra da Tijuca:
A public park with jogging paths, a lake and many species of plants.

Creative Edge VIP

Wil je je beleving van deze cursus upgraden?

Geniet van plaatsen op de eerste rij en VIP-registratie door deel te nemen aan de Creative Edge of Consciousness.

Het nieuwste en beste van Access Consciousness® oprichter Gary Douglas, dr. Dain Heer en Simone Milasas inclusief elke maand een live teleclass en onvoorspelbare verrassingen vanaf elke plek op elk moment.

Word een VIP

*Het Creative Edge lidmaatschap is beschikbaar in het Engels, Frans, Duits, Italiaans, Portugees, Spaans en Russisch.

Restaurants and culinaire belevenissen

The area around the venue has many restaurants, cafés and bars  offering a variety of cusines - brazilian, seafood, salad bars, bakery, buffet, barbeque, italian and more!

JW Marriott dining
(scroll down the page for nearby options)

Map of restaurants nearby - within a 5-10 minute walk


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Turning Off the Gas of Gaslighting

July 12, 5-7:00pm

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation, often subtle, to gain control over another through means of instilling doubt.

Turning Off the Gas of Gaslighting class is an invitation to function without avoiding, fighting and self-doubt.  

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