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RIO PACKAGES – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Everyone will need to access their own tickets initially
  • Ticket prices are very reasonable, about ¼ the price of London
  • Athletes should be able to buy up to 4 tickets each to use for family/friends
  • We will send out all the details of how to apply for tickets when available
  • We don’t envisage any issues in accessing tickets, particularly for sports such as Hockey, Water Polo & Rowing. Basketball, Volleyball and Swimming will be more popular
  • We also have access to tickets through our various agents that we can help cover any gaps that people have.
  • We have options of Budget, 3, 4 & 5 star accommodation
  • Accommodation includes apartments, hotels & hostels
  • Travel packages are now available – RIO TRAVEL PACKAGES
  • We will use private coaches for airport transfers
  • Public transport will be used to get out to the Games venues during competition
  • Public transport will be free for those with a ticket to Olympic events that day.
  • Selection guarantee is available to family members of potential athletes
  • Friends who are sharing the same apartment as family members are also included.
  • We have not yet confirmed a venue or location for Australia House.
  • It is unlikely that Australia House will be in one of our hotels, like it was in London
  • It is likely that Australia House will be in Lapa, which is the main bar area of Rio (12 minute train from Copacabana, 5 minutes from Centro)
  • We will be offering a range of day tours to everyone on the tour
    • Sugar Loaf
    • Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer)
    • Day trips outside of Rio
    • Favela Tours
  • We will have a range of pre-packaged stopover trips and extension tours available to add to your trip
    • Iguazu Falls
    • Buenos Aires / Argentina
    • Machu Picchu & Inca Trail
    • Brazilian Coast
    • Dubai Stopover
  • Everyone will also have the option to add any other trips they wish to do to their package.
  • People must book flights with us to access our accommodation packages
  • We will have a range of flight options to suit all needs
  • We can book any route that people need
  • We are also looking at charter flight options
  • Flight option will not be available until at least September 2015
  • We will have numerous staff available 24/7 in Rio to look after the group
  • The local currency is the Brazilian Real (BRL) (pronounced ray-arl)
  • Tour prices are based on USD prices due to currency fluctuations and to maintain equal pricing across all countries where our packages are sold
  • USD$1.00 = BRL2.80   /   AUD$1.00 = BRL$2.20  / NZD$1.00 = $2.10 / EUR€1.00 = BRL3.25  /  GBP£1.00 = BRL4.15
  • Prices are generally about 20% cheaper than in Australia (food, drink etc)
  • Clothing is generally quite cheap