|Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil has captivated travelers for at least 500 years. Powdery white-sand beaches lined with palm trees and fronting a deep blue Atlantic, stretch for more than 7000km. Dotting the coastline are tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and enchanting colonial towns. Inland, Brazil offers dazzling sights of a different flavor: majestic waterfalls, red-rock canyons, and crystal-clear rivers – all just a small part of the natural beauty. Its larger and more famous attractions are the Amazon and the Pantanal, the pair hosting some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Wildlife-watching is simply astounding here, as is the opportunity for adventure – though you needn't go to the jungle to find it. Brazil is famous as well for its Carnival, the most popular Brazilian festivity, far beyond Christmas, Easter or New Year celebrations.|
Brazil is also the most successful national soccer team in the history of the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, with five championships. They are also the most successful team in the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament with three titles. A common quip about Brazilian soccer is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram" ("The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it")! Brazil has also produced some of the world's best international players in the history of the game including Pelé, Zico, Romário, Roberto Carlso, Ronaldo, Ronaldihno and Kaká. This makes Brazil an almost perfect place for international soccer teams to travel to and learn more about the Brazilian style of soccer!
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries. Rio is nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa or "The Marvelous City." Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and it's known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent parade avenue lined with grandstands which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first South American city to host the event and will host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.
Brazil program highlights and sights:
- Play games vs. local Brazilian teams
- Train with top Brazilian coaches
- Visit Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer and the beautiful beaches of Búzios
- Visit the Maracaña stadium and a pro game
Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Saquarema and Búzios
Day 1 Departure from the USA or Canada
Day 2 Arrival Rio de Janeiro, transfer to Saquarema and training session
Day 3 Morning and afternoon training
Day 4 Morning training and afternoon game
Day 5 Morning training and afternoon game
Day 6 Transfer to Búzios and afternoon beach visit
Day 7 City tour of Búzios
Day 8 Sailing boat tour around the beaches and islands of Búzios
Day 9 Transfer to Rio de Janeiro and visit Corcovado and Sugarloaf tour and Christ the Redeemer
Day 9 Evening return flight
Day 10 Return
Between US$2900-US$3000 per person March-April departure
Between US$3000-US$3100 per person June-August departure
Between CAD3100-CAD3200 per person March-April departure
Between CAD3200-CAD3300 per person June-August departure
Please see the "General Information" tab under "About Us" section on the website to see price inclusions.
"I really enjoyed the Brazil trip. Thanks for making it happen."
- Lee Johnson-Millsaps College
Prices are based on departure from New York or Toronto, with 40 people traveling and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges. Contact us for a detailed price quote and itinerary.