WELCOME TO RIO DE JANEIRO

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 local derbies that rage with passion and intensity.

Expect days spent in stadiums, playing footvolley with locals at the Copacabana and sunbathing beneath swaying palms, sipping caipirinhas or beers at sunset and embracing the rhythms of salsa. Looking for an incredible football adventure in paradise? This is it. 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 Rio.

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 alongside a group of like-minded fans who hold a wealth of experience far deeper than just watching their local team.

Welcome to the most epic football experience of your life – Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, one of the best football capitals around the world for watching football! This trip is a true Football Carnaval with an absolute highlight: The Copa Libertadores final. Immerse yourself in the rich narrative of football’s greatest spectacle. Vamonos.

Your trip does include:

  • Match Day Experience – Flamengo v Vasco Da Gama
    (Including match ticket, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 burger and 2 beers, Local guide)
  • Match Day Experience Copa Libertadores Final 2020
    (Including match ticket, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 burger and 2 beers, Local guide)
  • Match Day Experience Fluminense v Atlético Mineiro
    (Including match ticket, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 burger and 2 beers, Local guide)
  • Match Day Experience Botafogo v Sport
    (Including match ticket, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 burger and 2 beers, Local guide)
  • Match Day Experience Flamengo v Ceará
    (Including match ticket, subway transportation from meeting point – stadium, 1 burger and 2 beers, Local guide)
  • 7 nights at a quality 3* hotel at the Copacabana Beach (Twin Room)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • Vasco da Gama Stadium Tour
  • Maracanã Stadium Tour
  • Botafogo Stadium Tour
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • English speaking Trip Manager & Local Host

Good to know

Remember, flights aren’t included for this trip. We’re happy to assist in finding the best options for you. We advise booking flights when the match is confirmed, this is approximately 12 weeks before. Please be aware that the itinerary, activities, and hotels are subject to change.

Trip Highlights

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! You are going to experience at least 6 football matches and an intense atmosphere at every single match like you have never seen before.

Prepare yourself for an incredible football journey through Brazil's biggest football capital and experience every match from a local's perspective together with a group of like-minded fans.

Experience Fla v Vasco in the iconic Maracanã

When you mix football with a good atmosphere in Brazil, where do you need to go? Flamengo. You're going to be experiencing one of the most incredible atmospheres in Rio De Janeiro together with local Flamengo fans for one of the fiercest derbies in Rio: Flamengo v Vasco Da Gama

Cross-town rivals from Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo and Fluminense are two of the most successful clubs in Brazil, each with huge followings.

Attendances at the Maracanã Stadium, at which both clubs play, easily rank as one of the most powerful experiences in world football, with drums, flags, and streamers adding to the carnival atmosphere of the Fla-Flu.

Experience the Copa Libertadores final in the Maracanã

During this trip, you'll experience the final of the Copa Libertadores in one of the world's most iconic football stadiums. The Copa Libertadores represents the pinnacle of South American club football. A tournament that captures the imagination of an entire continent.

European football fans are well-versed when it comes to the Champions League. It’s seen as the height of club competition and, while that is true in terms of individual quality, ask any South American about passion, energy and sheer joy and you’ll soon come to realize that Europe’s biggest tournament can't compete to the Copa Libertadores' spectacle.

A local experience at Botafogo

Botafogo is a beachfront neighborhood (bairro) in Rio de Janeiro. It is a mostly upper middle class and small commerce community, and is located between the hills of Mundo Novo, Dona Marta and São João.

During this trip, you'll see a match of Botafogo against Athletico Paranaense. Botafogo is in the top 10 of Brazil's largest fanbases; it is the fourth-most popular club in the state of Rio de Janeiro, behind only Flamengo, Vasco, and Fluminense.

Explore Rio's best neighbourhoods

Rio de Janeiro is a large, sprawling city, yet each of its neighbourhoods capture a distinct charm that makes it feel more like a collection of towns than a huge city.

This diversity of characteristics is clearly defined and incredibly rewarding to experience. Explore these neighbourhoods during your stay to witness Rio’s many faces.

A look behind the scenes at the biggest clubs

In Rio de Janeiro, we will guide you to 4 stadiums to learn more about the biggest clubs in Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit Botafogo's stadium, Maracanã & Vasco Da Gama's (football academy that revealed Romário and Juninho Pernambucano to the world) neighborhood.

Relax and play Footvolley at the Copacabana

Keen on a match of footvolley? Practice your skills at the Copacabana against locals and enjoy some time at one of the world's famous beaches. Life is good with a beer at the beach, right? There's plenty of time during your trip to relax at the Copacabana. You won't regret it.

A true local experience in Rio

Take every opportunity to speak to the locals along this football journey of a lifetime. They've gathered football stories over time that are guaranteed to inspire and amaze. Join pre-matches, learn more about the local cultures and come back with unforgettable memories.

During your stay in Rio, you'll be in safe hands with our locals who will make sure you have the best football travel experience possible and a great time.

UPGRADE YOUR TRIP

Single Room

Prefer a single room for the duration of your trip in Rio de Janeiro? Add this option and enjoy some rest in a private room. price £320

Favela Tour

Meet the ins and outs of the Favelas in Brazil together with our local hosts! Get to know the little alleys, graffiti, where locals live and much more! price £88

Christ the Redeemer Visit

One of the best views of the city in an amazing local tour! price £97

Sugarloaf Visit

No words to describe! You have to experience this! price £97

Favela Hike

Hike the favela "Dois Irmãos" with an amazing view to the well known "Favela da Rocinha" and contemplate one of the best spots of the city! price £88

Paragliding in Rio

What is the best way for the best view of the beautiful city? Of course it is paragliding! price £177
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I book on my own for this trip?

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

How big will the group be?

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12

Do I need to pay the total cost upfront?

If you book more than three months in advance you will only have to pay the deposit to make a booking.

The final balance is due 2 months before departure and therefore if you book within this time you will have to pay the full price to complete your booking.

When is my balance due?

The balance is due two months before departure for this trip.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, you can pay through instalments either online or over the phone. Either way, full payment will be due 2 months before your trip departs.

Is it safe to watch football in Rio?

Yes it is! In fact, it’s an incredible experience. For the duration of the trip you will be in safe hands with our local host who welcomes travelers all the time.

Get in touch with us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or enquiries you may have about the Ultimate Brazil trips.