The event will be in Atibaia City. Atibaia is a city near to São Paulo. There is no airport in Atibaia city which demand any fly to reach São Paulo city. The Atibaia city is located in a mountain region and it is one of the favorite tourist destinations of people from different parts of the world. Located 64 kilometers north away from Sao Paulo and 88 kilometers south-east from Campinas, The city is located on a strategic highway crossing: the junction of D. Pedro I Road and Fernão Dias Road. There are direct accesses to important cities, such as São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Campinas. The climate of Atibaia is said one of the best climate quality in the world. This excellent climate allows anyone to enjoy many adventure activities such as climbing and horseback riding, among others.
The hotel of the event is the TAUA HOTEL & CONVENTION, in ATIBAIA-SP (http://www.tauaresorts.com.br/atibaia/). With a modern and comprehensive infrastructure, Tauá Atibaia Hotel offers several options for relaxation and enjoy. One of the best farm-hotel and resort in São Paulo´s region, putting together nature and bussiness in a perfect harmony.
This resort counts with a heated outdoor pool with an ideal temperature for a dip, sauna, tree climbing, nature trails, and many other amenities.
Rodovia Dom Pedro I, km 86, bairro Usina São PauloHotel Reservation
The Hotel Tauá is reserved for the ICAPS event exclusively. All reservations must be made by the link bellow. There is no other way to make hotel reservations.
Any question, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a general rule, Brazil requests visas based on the principle of reciprocity of treatment given to Brazilian citizens. Citizens of some countries (most of them from Europe and Latin-American) do notrequire a visa to visit Brazil for tourism purposes and for a stay of up to 90 days. Please, check if your country does need visa or not.
LIST OF COUNTRIES that require VISA for Brazil is available HERE.
SOME USEFUL information on VISA can be obtained from Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago-USA:
- General Information of applying VISA
- Yellow Fever International Certificate of Vaccination (“Yellow Card”)
- Visa Requirements by Country
INVITATION LETTERS for authors to require VISA are available HERE
Important to consider your passport must be valid for at least 6 more months after the date you LEAVE Brazil.
Brazilian customs regulations apply for allpersonal and business travel into Brazil. For most travelers, they may clear customs with their personal goods and belongings at any international airport.
The most convenient way to reach Atibaia from other cities and outside Brazil is to fly from your city/country to São Paulo. Atibaia is located 64 Km ( 40 miles) from São Paulo city
São Paulo Airports
São Paulo has two airports: Guarulhos/Cumbica (GRU) and Congonhas (CGH). International flights arrive in Guarulhos Airport while most domestic flights arrive in Congonhas. The GRU airport is located in Guarulhos, a city near to São Paulo and in the north side of the Metropolitan area. This airport is the nearest airpoirt of Atibaia. It is about 1 hour of car travelling without crossing the metropolitan area.
The CGH airport is in São Paulo city near to south side of metropolitan area. It is a little bit far from Atibaia and demand to cross the metropolitan area.
There is also a transfer from one airport to another airport (between GRU and CGH).
Air Companies that have flights to and from São Paulo
International Air Companies (Gol and TAM also serve Latin American):
Reaching Atibaia (ICAPS main Conference Site) from Guarulhos (GRU) Airport
In Guarulhos Airport (GRU), there is the Guarucoop taxi service. The service desk (Guarucoop Kioski) is located outside the airport in front of Arrivals Terminal exit.You can pre-pay for the service with credit cards (AMEX, VISA and MASTERCARD) and the price is tabulated. The price to go to Atibaia by taxi is approximately R$ 200,00 (US 125,00)
If you intend to rent a car in Guarulhos Airport, the next steps can help you to reach the event I Atibaia City. If you do not know any São Paulo avenue, we encourage you to rent a car with GPS.
When you leave the airport, enter in the Dutra Road to São Paulo direction. Remember that you are in Guarulhos, which is a city close to São Paulo. Then you must start follow any sinalization indicating São Paulo and Fernao Dias Road (SP 381).
After reach Pres Dutra, you will drive 8 Km (5 miles) to reach Fernão Dias Road entrance (Exit 227). Stay on the right side of the Dutra Road and follow Fernão Dias / Belo Horizonte direction.
Then you will drive 57 Km (35 miles) direct to Atibaia.
By Shuttle Transfer
The local organizing committee is scheduling shuttles from GRU Airport to the Hotel during the arrival time and from Hotel to GRU Airport in the last days of the event. When filling out the forms for the Taua hotel reservation or room sharing, please provide your flight information so we can use it to do the schedule.
Reaching Sao Paulo (P&S School) from Guarulhos (GRU) Airport
In Guarulhos Airport (GRU), there is taxi service (e.g., Guarucoop company - http://www.guarucoop.com.br/). The service desk (Guarucoop Kioski) is located outside the airport in front of the Arrivals Terminal exit. You can pre-pay for the service with credit card (AMEX, VISA and MASTERCARD) and the price is tabulated. The price to go to Sao Paulo by taxi is approximately R$ 140,00 (US 70,00)
Not recommended if you have never drove a car in Sao Paulo. Guarulhos is next to Sao Paulo. However, Sao Paulo is one of the biggest city in the world, it has a caotic traffic like many othermetropolis in the world. The directions signs are all in portuguese. If you REALLY wat to rent a car to reach Sao Paulo and USP for P&S School from GRU, the following tips will help you.
We encourage you to rent a car with GPS. When you leave the airport, enter in the Dutra Road to São Paulo direction. Remember that you are in Guarulhos, which is a city close to São Paulo. Then you must start following the sinalizations indicating São Paulo. Drive direct to MARGINAL TIETÊ avenue (13 Km). MARGINAL TIETE is a big avenue next to a big river. Drive all over MARGINAL TIETÊ by following (always) the sign to MARGINAL PINHEIROS avenue. MARGINAL TIETE has many entrances, lines and exits, be careful to drive direct to MARGINAL PINHEIROS (aprox. 17Km). After reach MARGINAL PINHEIROS, you must drive 6 Km to reach USP campus.
Enjoying your stay in Brazil
Special transfers arragements from airport, and many others tourist options to travel and visit the rest of Brazil and South America can be done by contacting the ICAPS official travel agency PROMOBANDS (http://www.promobrands.com.br/).
The PROMOBANDS Travel Agency can provide the best experience in Brazil as possible. Enjoy your stay in South America and realize how this planet is beatiful when visiting the exuberant beaches in Brazilian Northeast or a Forest Jungle in the North.
Please, contact the agency if you desire to visit other parts of Brazil and Latin America.