Brazil has always been a nation that breathes football. Although people often point to the success of the national team as the greatest indication for the country’s undying love for the sport, it also boasts a magnificent domestic league complete with several derbies that rage with passion and intensity.
With a plethora of open-air cafes, samba beats that float through the streets, scenic outlooks, beaches hugged by tropical fruit stands and stadiums are adorned with oceans of colorful shirts, with thousands of fans screaming for their beloved heroes and the goals are flowing, the stunning game is the most beautiful in Brazil.
Welcome to the most epic football trip of your life – Welcome to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, one of the best football capitals around the world for watching football! This football journey will leave a lasting impression on you. Lean into the possibility that the next 10 days will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
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The Bucket List.
A few once in a lifetime experiences you can look forward to on this trip
Most people will only visit South America once in their lives, therefore we make sure it will be your best football experience ever. We bring together fans from all around the world who seek to experience football off the beaten path. You will share the experience of a lifetime in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo alongside a group of like-minded fans who hold a wealth of experience far deeper than just watching their local team.
Not only do we spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, we try to curate groups of similar travelers to give everyone the best experience possible. We even send out a roster of everyone on the trip, so you know who your travel buddies will be for your time in Brazil. You can expect chill vibes, new friends and great times. We run each trip as if we were traveling with our own group – because, by the end of it, we are.
Both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are absolutely crazy about football and we have separate some amazing activities and the best derbies you get in the country. In SP, you will face stadium tours, football museums, 2 derbies: National and regional ones, a trip to Santos (where Pelé and Neymar were born), delicious food and tons of local experiences! With the beautiful landscape, in Rio de Janeiro, you will also go to two derbies, have some nice and local sightseeing, stadium tour and a lot more!
RIO DE JANEIRO
DERBIES, DERBIES AND FOOTBALL TOURS!
You are going to experience 4 top matches of football and an intense atmosphere at every single match like you have never seen before. Prepare yourself for an incredible football journey through Brazil’s football capitals and experience every match from a local’s perspective together with a group of like-minded fans and local host Pedro.
First, in São Paulo, we are going to the “Choque-Rei” derby, a clash between SPFC and Palmeiras, a rivalry that drives people crazy in the city. In the day after, the “people’s derby”, Corinthians v Flamengo, which has a total combined of almost 75 million supporters all over the world. They hate each other and every year both clubs claim to have the biggest crew in Brazil!
In Rio de Janeiro, we will guide you to Vasco’s (football academy that revealed Romário and Juninho Pernambucano to the world) neighborhood, playing against Cruzeiro, one of the best Brazilian clubs this season. Then, the derby the whole nation is looking forward to the most: Flamengo v Fluminense at Maracanã! No words for that. Just experience the biggest derby in Brazil in one of the biggest stadiums in football, an unforgettable experience.
Along with the matches, we will go to the best stadium tours in Brazil. The iconic Football Museum in São Paulo, the brand new Palmeiras Arena, Corinthians and a lot more to come!
For one nice day, we will leave the city and head to the beach, 50 km from São Paulo , to have an amazing experience in Santos. This town is home of Santos FC and its stadium Vila Belmiro, where the best players in Brazil, like Pelé, Robinho and Neymar were born. We’ll learn more about the history of Santos FC, and also about some of Brazil’s greatest players ever.
The temple of football, Maracana was for many years the biggest stadium on earth. With a capacity of 200,000 people, it was the host of the 1950 World Cup and after being completely renewed, home of the WC 2014, won by Germany. The greatest players in the history played over there, including Pelé, Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi, beyond others.
We’ll get an exclusive look in one of the greatest football stadiums and you will see the best moments in football, by far. The Arena, nowadays, is home of Flamengo and Fluminense, an amazing derby that you will also experience with Homefans during this trip!
Pedro Godoy will be your local host for 10 days in his country. Pedro is a crazy Corinthians fan, a Homefans member and he will guide you through these 10 days in his country. He is the right person for the job, who knows every single story and facts about the Brazilian rivalries and both cities we are visiting. Please, fill him with questions, he is always here to help!
In every destination we choose our accommodations carefully, to provide you with the best facilities to hang out with the group and to rest along the journey.
In São Paulo, you will stay at The Universe Paulista by Intercity, in the heart of the city, very well located and close to many attractions. In Rio de Janeiro, we are going to stay at Ibis Hotel, 3 minutes walking from Copacabana beach! We selected the perfect accommodations for the trip in Brazil. Fancy a football match on the beach?
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