2012 Beef Study Tour to Brazil Itinerary and Information

Join BEEF Jan. 18-28, 2012, as the BEEF Study Tour of Brazil hits the road to take an up-close look at the beef production industry and infrastructure of this world agricultural powerhouse.

View photos from the 2008 Brazil/Argentina trip here.

2012 Beef Study Tour to Brazil
Jan 18- 28, 2012

Meals code:
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner InFl = In Flight

Day 1 – Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Miami to São Paulo, Brazil – InFl

  • Overnight flight from Miami, FL, to Sao Paulo, Brazil
    TAM flight JJ8091 departs at 6:15 p.m.

Day 2 – Thursday, Jan. 19 – São Paulo – Campo Grande – InFl, L

Day 3 –Friday, Jan. 20 – Campo Grande – B, L

  • Morning visit: EMPRABA, a beef & pasture federal research center. http://www.cnpgc.embrapa.br/
  • Afternoon ranch visit (TBA)
  • Overnight: Jandaia Hotel

Day 4 – Saturday, Jan. 21 – Campo GrandeBela Vista – B, L, D

  • Morning ranch visit: Fazenda Prata de Lei, a 954-acre Nelore breed seedstock genetics operation with high productivity. Owned by Sergio Prandini and managed by his son Paulo Prandini. www.marcajd.com.br
  • Afternoon transfer to Bela Vista.
  • Overnight: Pousada Princesa do Apa

Day 5 - Sunday Jan. 22 – Bela Vista - B, L, D

  • Today we’ll visit Fazenda Marilandia, a 4,970-acre ranch, an operation that shows diversity: commercial and Nelore genetics on the cattle operation, and partnerships growing rice, eucalyptus and producing charcoal. This ranch is owned by Maria Loureiro Pinheiro, Renata Stephens’ (Brazilian Liaison) aunt. We’ll have a traditional family lunch there and experience the Brazilian hospitality.
  • Overnight: Pousada Princesa do Apa

Day 6 – Monday, Jan. 23 – Bela Vista - B, L, D

  • Full-day ranch visit (TBA)
  • Overnight: Pousada Princesa do Apa

Day 7 – Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Bela Vista – B, L, D

  • Full-day ranch visit (TBA)
  • Overnight: Pousada Princesa do Apa

Day 8 – Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Bela Vista – Rio de Janeiro – B, InFl

  • Early departure to Campo Grande for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City.
    JJ3773 25JAN CGR-CGH 4:35 p.m. 7:08 p.m.
    JJ3958 25JAN CGH-SDU 9:00 p.m. 9:55 p.m.
  • Overnight: Marina Palace Hotel http://www.hotelmarina.com.br/palace/en/

Day 9 – Thursday, Jan. 26 – Rio de Janeiro – B, D

Day 10 – Friday, Jan. 27 – Rio de Janeiro, USA – B, InFl

  • After breakfast enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight flight to the US.
  • JJ8056 27JAN GIG-MIA 9:58 p.m. 3:45 a.m.

Day 11 – Saturday, Jan. 28 – Miami – InFl

  • Early arrival in Miami (3:45 a.m.). After clearing customs, embark on your domestic flight back home.
    End of Tour
    * Itinerary subject to change for the benefit of the tour

Space limited to 25 participants

For price please contact us by e-mail: [email protected] or by phone 612-802-2388.
A deposit of U$1,000/person is required at time of registration. Deposit is NON-Refundable.

Included in the tour package:

  • Roundtrip International airfare (U.S.- Brazil-U.S.) in economy class
  • Domestic flights within Brazil in economy class
  • 2-3 meals a day as per itinerary
  • Air-conditioned private ground transportation
  • Tourist class hotel accommodation (based on double/twin occupancy)
  • Transfers to/from airports and hotels
  • Tours and professional visits as noted
    Tour escorts : Brazilian Liaison staff / Portuguese, English interpreter, and BEEF magazine representative
    Air and hotel taxes

    NOT included in the tour price:
  • Domestic flights within USA/Canada (Brazilian Liaison can provide domestic add-ons from your home airport).
  • Visa to Brazil.
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Optional tours (Helicopter tour, hiking, fishing, etc).
  • Beverages with meals (unless specified).
  • Hotel incidentals (minibar, phone calls, laundry, etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned/included in itinerary.
  • Tips/Gratuities to local guides/drivers.
  • Travel medical and/or cancellation insurance.

Passport & Visa Information
Each participant must have a passport.The passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure. If you do not currently have a passport, you must apply for one now to avoid any delays. You must have a passport in order to obtain your visa. (Fees for renewing or obtaining a new passport not included in tour price.) Please allow at least three (3) months for passport processing!
A visa is required for entry into Brazil. Once you have signed up and submitted your deposit you will be receiving specific visa sign-up instructions. Brazilian Liaison can help you with your visa application. The visa application must be completed, signed and sent to Brazilian Liaison (or a visa service of your preference), with your passport no later than Oct. 30, 2011. The participant will be responsible for any additional fees should they not apply for the visa by the deadline.

Cancellation of bookings must be made in writing. The deposit of U$1,000.00 is non-refundable.
From time of registration to 30 days prior to departure – Brazilian Liaison is committed to return any funds which are not required by suppliers (airlines, hotels, etc.) cancellation policies. No show – no monies are returned.

Travel Insurance:
Brazilian Liaison recommends you to have travel/cancellation insurance. If you would like a quote, contact KET BOE at 763-754-1879 or by email at [email protected]. Please contact her prior to sending your sign-form, as some insurance companies require purchase of travel/cancellation insurance at time of registration.

Tour Conditions & Limitation:
The responsibility of BEEF magazine, – herein after referred to as Penton Media - and Brazilian Liaison herein after referred to as BL – and its tour agents is strictly limited. They act only as agents for the passengers in regard to hotels, transportation (whether by railroad, motor coach, private car, steamship, aircraft, or any other conveyance), sightseeing and other services, and as such assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, which may be caused either by reason of defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour or as a direct or indirect result of acts of nature, dangers incident to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery, or equipment, acts of governments or other authorities, dejure or de facto, wars, whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, or from any causes beyond their control, or from any loss or damage resulting from improper passports, visas, or other documents. Nor shall any carrier have to incur liability as a common carrier. Penton Media/BL can accept no responsibility for loss or additional expenses due to delay or changes in schedule or other causes. All rates are based on tariffs in effect at the time the tour was planned and are subject to change in the event of adjustment therein. Baggage is carried at the owner's risk and baggage insurance is recommended. The issuance of tickets and vouchers shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. Further, airlines used are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board the aircraft or conveyances. The passenger tickets in use by the airline(s) when issued shall constitute the sole contract between such airlines and the purchasers of these tickets and/or the passenger. Penton Media/ BL and its tour agents reserve the right to make changes for the betterment of the tour group or reasons beyond their control. Penton Media/BL and its tour agents are not responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, so please be sure to have adequate insurance to cover loss, damage, or theft. Many people and companies are involved in the planning and provision of your tour. Hotels or transport services are provided in your tour arrangements over which there is no direct control.