For great kite vacation in Brazil, fly to Fortaleza, Pinto Martins airport (FOR). Direct flight from Lisbon to Fortaleza, takes around 7 hours and a direct flights from New York to Fortaleza, takes around 10 hours. Major airports in Europe and USA, are connected to Sao Paulo, by a 12-14 hours flight. From Sao Paulo to Fortaleza, it's another 3.5 hours flight with TAM or GOL. From USA, It's similar, major cities are well connected to Sao Paulo. From USA if you can't find a direct flight to Fortaleza, look for connection in Miami, then Maneus, or Belem. USA citizens and Canadians, read about visas in the Brazil Kite Trip Advisor section. Flying to Brazil from Europe or USA is not cheap, and Fortaleza is not on the main flying routs. So, in order to save money and fly comfortably, plan ahead and check your options.
- You have to collect your luggage, and check it in again, even if you where told otherwise by your travel agency or flight company.
- You usually get to wait around 6 hours in Sao Paulo, but that is completely unnecessary. The minute you have your luggage, go directly to Tam desk, and ask if there is a earlier flight to Fortaleza that you can get on, most of the time, they will put you on an earlier flight.
Most direct flights to Fortaleza from European cities such as Madrid, Milan, London, Paris, Amsterdam and others, connect in Lisbon with TAP flight, that arrives daily to Fortaleza Airport in the morning. Fortaleza also receives charter flights from many European cities such as Amsterdam, London, Rome, Zurich Frankfurt, Paris and others. Flights to Fortaleza, changes every season, so check the following companies. Most European companies, has flights to Sao Paulo then connection with TAM to Fortaleza. Iberia fly Madrid - Sao Paulo, Al Italia fly Rome - Sao Paulo and so on.
Chicago, New York, Atlanta and other big city's, are well connected to Sao Paulo's (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG) .From Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza it's another 3-3.5 hours flight with TAM or GOL. From Miami and Orlando, you can fly to Maneus or Belem, and continue to Fortaleza. USA and Canadian citizens, read about visas in Trip Advisor section. To save costs and fly comfortably, check your options and book ahead. Check the following air lines and travel agencies, and the search engines below:
Brol Travel Agency - Specialize in Brazil and South America. Write them and they will search the best options for you, or check the search engine on their website.
TAM Airlines - Fly to Fortaleza via Sao Paulo and Rio. Usually have the best prices.
Delta , Continental, American Airlines and United .
Gol and Tam connects most Brazilian cities and major South American airports, with Fortaleza.
If you plan to kite travel to several destinations inside Brazil or South America, check the Airpass. Air passes is package of few domestic flights. Air pass must be purchased outside of Brazil in conjunction with an international ticket to Brazil, and give you the Same baggage allowance as your international flight. Airpass to Brazil and South America, can be bough at Brol, TAM and GOL.
If you travel straight to Jericoacoara, Prea, Barra Grande, Icaraizinho or even Ilha do Guajiru, you may need to stay the night in Fortaleza. To view map and accommodation options, Use the following search boxes.