The birthplace of Samba, Brazil is one of the most important footballing nations on the planet. And if you want to combine sun, sea and soccer, our ten day Best of Brazil trip lets you sample all of the countries top teams, stadiums and atmospheres. Here’s the type of experience you can expect, led by our amazing local host, Matheus.

Day One: Palmeiras Stadium Tour and São Paulo FC Stadium Tour

Behind the scenes tour of both Allianz Parque, home of Palmeiras, and Morumbi, São Paulo FC’s stadium. Two of the country’s most successful clubs, the pair play in hugely different stadiums, which are both equally as special.

Day Two: Portuguesa AD and Palmeiras Matchday

First stop was Portuguesa AD at the Estádio do Canindé, in the semi-final of the second division Paulista Championship. Next, back to to Allianz Parque, where the home team played for the first round of the Brazilian Serie A.

Day Three: Sao Paulo FC Matchday

It was time for another match, this time between two of Brazil’s biggest clubs – São Paulo FC v Athletico Paranaense. An impressive 4-0 win for the home team helped our guests experience the perfect atmosphere at Morumbi!

Day Four: Flamengo Matchday

Next stop, Rio de Janeiro! And there was a Copa Libertadores game at the Maracanã Stadium – Flamengo v Talleres de Cordoba, of Argentina. It was a great evening for host Matheus, as his Flamengo side won 3-1.

Day Five: Maracanã and Vasco da Gama Stadium Tours

The next day, we visited two of the most important stadiums in Brazil, which certainly bring emblematic stories to tell us. The Maracanã Stadium, home of Flamengo, and the São Januário Stadium, home of Vasco da Gama.

Day Six: Samba night in the Lapa neighborhood

A break from the football, the group went to a samba concert in the most bohemian neighborhood of the city, famous for where this musical rhythm was born, at the end of the 19th century.

Day Seven: Rocinha Favela Tour and Flamengo Museum and Headquarters Tour

The final day seen us link up with our friends from Favela Brothers Tours, in the Favela da Rocinha, the biggest in Brazil. We got to know a little more about life there and learned many things that are not shown on TV. Then, we got to know Flamengo’s headquarters in Gávea, where the club’s first stadium is based. We also learned a little more about the history and tradition of this club, which is one of the biggest in Brazil and the world!

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