Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WAY COOL VIEWS FROM A HOT AIR BALLOON

According to Lupércio Lima, the best Brazilian ranked in the International Aviation Federation, placed third in the World Hot Air Balloon Championship, Boituva (SP) is the best destination for beginners.
Pirenópolis, in Goiás, suits better advanced balloonists.
BEGINNER
Boituva (Sao Paulo)
Brazilian ballooning HQ has a good number of instructors and balloons available, constant winds - despite being a flat ground - and many landing areas.
To help you engage in the sport, the town of Rio Claro (100 km away from Boituva) hosts several ballooning events and championships.
BEST TIME dry season (from April to October), but it can be practised all year-round
FROM US$ 120 per person
WHO TAKES YOU Chico do Balão: (+55 15) 98134-4365; Aeromagic: (+55 11) 2684-1206; Escola Brasileira de Balonismo: (+55 11) 2894-5380
PACKAGE two nights US$ 407; includes breakfast, ballooning and tandem skydiving. Meu Mundo Viagens: (+55 11) 5041-3962.

ADVANCED
Pirenópolis (Goiás)
The city's flat ground is surrounded by the Pirineus Hills that provides good wind conditions with large variations.
It increases steer ability and gives the pilot better conditions to manoeuvre. It also provides a good number of landing areas. The flights can go as far as Brasilia and Chapada dos Veadeiros
BEST TIME all year-round
FROM US$ 200 per person
WHO TAKES YOU BlueSky: (+55 62) 3142-9040
PACKAGE two nights in a double room during the weekend at Suprema B&B US$ 140. Breakfast included. Reservations: (+55 62) 3331-3360; POUSADA SUPREMA

Excerpts by GUSTAVO SIMON from FOLHA DE SAO PAULO

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Friday, January 2, 2015

THIS CAVE DIVING WILL TOTALLY WOW YOU!

Photo by Marcio Cabral
Anhumas Abyss is a cave 23km far from the city of Bonito in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Access is made by a gap that exists in the rock by means of vertical rappelling techniques. To the base of the cave there is a 72-meter drop, until the deck by the lake of clear water.  Depth can reach 80m. During some days of the year the sun passes through the small opening of the cave, producing a light beam that illuminates the cave for a few hours.





All details and photos to this adventure  can be found here (in Portuguese).

Do you know the difference between cave and cavern diving? Check it out here.






















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