Airfare to Rio Branco, Brazil
Rio Branco (White River) is the biggest city and the capital of Acre, Brazil. It has a strategic location, about 2 hours from Manaus (Brazil) by air and borders Peru. Also, Rio Branco is the only Brazilian city close to the important Peruvian historical and tourist centers of Cuzco, Pucallpa and Puerto Maldonado.
The city’s climate is equatorial, which is a type of tropical climate only that there’s no dry season. Acre River runs along the southern border of the state and the state’s territory is mostly covered by jungle.
The city is served by an international airport and is served both by domestic and international flights. Gol Airlines offers flights to/from Brasília, Fortaleza and Manaus; TAM flies to/from Brasília and São Paulo, while TRIP Linhas Aéreas flies to/from Campo Grande, Cruzeiro do Sul and Cuiabá.
If you fly from the United States or Europe, it’s a good idea to fly into Brasilia first and then catch a domestic flight to Rio Branco. A round trip flight from Brasilia starts at $305 (on TAM Linhas Aereas). It is slightly more expensive (from $380 round trip) to fly into Rio Branco from São Paulo.
If you fly from United States (New York), the fares into either Brasilia or Sao Paulo are comparable and the airlines offering them include TAM, Copa Airlines and United. You will save about $160-$200 if you fly into Brasilia though and then into Rio Branco.
To save more money, make sure to book your ticket in advance and avoid flying during the weekends and during the major Catholic holidays.
For more information on Rio Branco, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.