The IV Sigera will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro from 05 to 07 May 2015. The venue is the Espaço Tom Jobim, located within the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. Space Tom Jobim has a museum dedicated to one of the greatest Brazilian maestro. The space is located within the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro, created on June 13, 1808, is one of the most beautiful and well preserved green areas of the city, is an example of the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora. It has 6,500 species (some endangered) distributed throughout an area of ​​54 hectares. The Garden also has monuments of historical, artistic and archaeological value and the most complete library of the country specializing in botany and the largest herbarium of Brazil.

As a general rule, Brazil requests visas based on the principle of reciprocity of treatment given to Brazilian citizens. However, citizens of some countries do not require a visa to visit Brazil. For more informations about it please contact the brazilian embassy of your country.

Official Letters of Invitation

All participants who request an invitation letter will get one, in order to speed up the entry visa procedures. This letter does not imply any commitment from the IV Sigera to provide any financial support to the event.


The local currency is Real, Major credit cards (Visa, Master, Amex, Diners and American Express) are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores.

Tips and taxes

A 10% tip is usually already included in the bill at restaurants and bars. You are not obliged to pay this tip, but usually nobody complains. Of course you may leave a higher tip if you wish. If the tip is not included, it will be explicitly indicated in the bill. Usually, all prices have already included the Brazilian federal taxes. An exception could be the hotel prices, which may add a 5% to 10% tax to the given rates.


Travel Agency

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Travel package for SIGERA 2015


About the City

Rio de Janeiro has a relief composed mainly of coastal plains, with hills, lakes and mangroves, besides being a major center for cultural tourism, having many museums, theaters and concert halls. It also has the largest urban forest in the world, in the Pedra Branca State Park. The weather is tropical and the biome is the characteristic of the rainforest.

Few places in the world offer so many cultural and scenic attractions. The Statue of Cristo Redentor, elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the hill of Pao de Açucar, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, the Tijuca forest and, Maracana Stadium are among the main places to visit. Regarding landmarks of cultural tourism, can be to list among many, the National History Museum, the Fine Arts National Museum, the National Library, the Modern Art Museum, the Royal Cabinet Portuguese Reading, the Catete Palace and, the Municipal Theatre.

Besides the tourist attractions, the Rio de Janeiro state has a large coastline with beautiful beaches. Serra do Mar, Petropolis and Nova Friburgo have beautiful scenery and retain the customs of German and Swiss immigrants. Itatiaia, Brazil's first national park, has great natural beauty and is excellent choice for ecotourism.

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