20th IALA Conference 2023 Rio de Janeiro - Brazil Marine Aids to Navigation – Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Partner Programme

The 20th IALA Conference Secretariat provides a variety of Partner Programmes where you can feel and experience brazilian cultures first-hand.

As long as your partner is already registered on the official website as a 20th IALA Conference Participant (at leas one day), you are eligible to apply for the Partner Programme.

The application for the Programme is accepted by May 25th, 2023. And only those whose registration fee payment is confirmed are eligible to apply for the Programme.

Partner Program Schedule

Tuesday May 30th
Corcovado Hill / Botanical Garden

Corcovado Hill

Image Credits: Riotur

  • Visit to Corcovado Hill + Christ the Redeemer
  • Lunch at Naval Club Piraquê (Lagoon “Rodrigo de Freitas”)
  • Tour at Botanical Garden

Wednesday May 31st
Museum of Tomorrow / City of Samba

Museum of Tomorrow

Image Credits: Riotur

  • Visit to Museum of Tomorrow
  • Lunch at Naval Club Headquarters at City Center
  • Visit to City of Samba (Carnaval Experience)

Thursday June 1st
Guanabara Bay / Museum Fortress

Guanabara Bay

Image Credits: Neltur

  • Boat Tour at Guanabara Bay
  • Lunch at Naval Club Charitas at Niterói City
  • Visit to “Santa Cruz da Barra” Museum Fortress

Friday June 2nd
Sugar Loaf / Mineral Store

Sugar Loaf

Image Credits: Riotur

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Lunch at “Circulo Militar da Praia Vermelha” (Military Club)
  • Visit to Mineral Store LEGEP

Partner Programme

Tuesday May 30th

Wednesday May 31th

Thursday June 1st

Friday June 2nd

* The time of Programme is subject to change, withou previous notice, by 20th IALA Conference Secretariat, under special circumstances.


Corcovado Tour Lunch at Naval Club “Piraquê” (Lagoon "Rodrigo de Freitas") Tour at Botanical Garden

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Corcovado Tour

Enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Rio de Janeiro!
Take a panoramic ride along the city's beautiful beaches, skirting the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to Cosme Velho.
Christ the Redeemer is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was built between 1922 and 1931.
At the top, the imposing statue of Christ the Redeemer and at the feet of its visitors the whole city to be contemplated.
Definitely, a visit not to be missed!

Naval Club Piraquê

Lunch at Naval Club “Piraquê”

The Naval Club is a non-profit association of public utility of the Brazilian Navy, and has three headquarters in Rio de Janeiro: the Social Headquarters, the oldest branch of the Club, the Nautical Headquarters, in Charitas, Niterói, and the Sports Headquarters (Piraquê). Founded in 1940, the Naval Club's Sports Department is located on Piraquê Island, one of the islands in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone.

Botanical Garden

Visit to Botanical Garden

Founded in 1808 by D. João, then prince regent of Portugal, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden is famous for the exuberance and importance of its plant collections, as well as for the beauty of its landscapes. Its bicentennial history is expressed in its monuments, constructions, and works of art.
Visitors can stroll on foot or by electric car through the alleys and see plants from several countries, get to know the greenhouses (Orchids, Bromeliads, Ferns, and Insectivorous Plants) and the thematic gardens and collections, such as the Japanese Garden, created in 1935 from the donation of 65 specimens of typical Japanese plants.
Among the monuments are the Visitor's Center - a 16th century construction -, the Eco and Narcissus statues made by Master Valentim, and the Fine Arts Academy Portal, designed by Grandjean de Montigny. The Botanical Garden is also a good place for bird watching.


If you are not indicated by a registered 20th IALA registered participant you are not allowed to participate on any of the above Tours. Possible participants at Partner Programme can you only be designated by Conference participants, during online registration process.

If there are any questions, please make contact with the 20th IALA Conference Secretariat contracted official Tourism Company (tour@iala-brazil2023.rio.br).

The application will only be accepted at the official Website by May 25th, 2023.

Registration fee payment has to be confirmed by 10h00 on May 26th, 2023, to apply for the Programme.

Onsite applications and payments (at the Conference venue "Tour Desk") may be feasible (or not) and depend mainly on the availability of seats in the allocated official means of transportation, considering it’s effective attendance until daily´s departure.

The availability of seats are subject to change without previous notice. Official means of transportation demands are primary to attend registered attendance, whose payment has been confirmed via e-mail by the Conference's official website application.

Lunch and refreshment kits will be provided.

The actual operating time may be subject to change due to traffic conditions.

Application Confirmation

A confirmation of application (including a detailed schedule) will be sent by e-mail, closer to the Conference commencement.

Change & Cancellation

Change and cancellation policy for Partner Programme.

Cancellation and refund for conference are subject to Refund Policy on the Registration Page.

Online only, until 11h59 on May 26th, 2023
Any Change or cancellation request has to be processed online on the Official Website, until May 25th , 2023. No other means will be accepted.

* All dates and hours are based on Brasilia (BRA) Official Time (GMT -3)

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