Get to know the south of Brazil from from all angles on this combination Journey which includes a homestay and personalized tour! Begin your adventure with a week of home-hosting with the incredible Friendship Force of Curitiba, as you samba the night away, enjoy a picnic lunch and visits to local wineries, and learn to cook Brazilian food with your new Brazilian friends! Then continue on with a tour of the breathtaking Iguassu Falls and the Itaimbezinho Canyon, part of the Aparados da Serra National Park.

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Curitiba.

Live With a Local

  • Try traditional Brazilian food with people who know how to cook it!
  • Experience a real samba night
  • Visit beautiful places with a Brazilian point of view
  • Tours are amazingly personal, allowing us to obtain a really thorough understanding of the cities
  • Explore the part of Brazil closest to Europe due to the European colonization in the area

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Botanical garden in Curitiba
  • The Canyon region in Cambará do Sul
  • The traditional Maria Fumaça and Epopéia Italiana tours
The host family's English was very good and they were very welcoming. We met many family members - which was a highlight. The Curitiba FF members were typical fun-loving Brazilians! - Previous ambassador from Australia

Exploring South of Brazil

15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:

October 20, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Coordinator: Helcio Lanzoni, FF Ribeirao Preto
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All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Oct. 20, 2019

Arrive in Curitiba – meet group at 4 PM at the airport

Free day with the hosts

Welcome dinner

Oct. 21, 2019

Sightseeing visits to Vila Velha and Furnas

Picnic lunch

Oct. 22, 2019

Downtown city tour: cathedral, Tiradentes Square, Paço da Liberdade

Lunch in a local restaurant (not included)

Visit to Federal University of Paraná e Guaíra Theater

Visit to Government’s palace

Oct. 23, 2019

Visit to Opera de Arame, Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Tanguá, and Tingui

Lunch at Madalosso (lunch included)

Visit to Durigan’s winery, University Free of the Environment, and Tower of Oi

Oct. 24, 2019

Hosts take their ambassadors to the train station

The ambassadors go to Morretes by “train”

City tour in Morretes

Lunch: Barreado dish (typical food of the Paraná state), then go to Antonina, a historic city

Oct. 25, 2019

Visit to Botanical Garden

Shopping Mall

Free night – suggestion: samba night

Oct. 26, 2019

Free day with your host family

Farewell dinner

Oct. 27, 2019

Time for goodbyes! Hosts will take their ambassadors to Afonso Pena International Airport

Arrival in Foz do Iguaçu and check in at Colonial hotel (double occupancy)

Visit to Bird Park

Rafain dinner show (traditional Brazilian churrascaria meal)

*Lunch not included

Oct. 28, 2019

Visit to Iguassu Falls

Visit to Itaipu Dam, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams

*Lunch and dinner not included

Oct. 29, 2019

Departure to Porto Alegre at 12:45 PM

Arrival in Gramado from Porto Alegre

Check-in to Hotel Prodigy (double occupancy)

*A $250 fee will be added if ambassador wishes to have a single room for 3 nights from Oct. 29-Oct. 31

*Lunch and dinner not included


Oct. 30, 2019

Vale Vinhedo, Maria Fumaça and Epopéia Italiana (full-day)

*Lunch and dinner not included

Oct. 31, 2019

Raízes Coloniais (half-day)

*Lunch and dinner not included

Nov. 1, 2019

Cambara do Sul – transfer

Check in at Morada dos Canyons hotel – chalé (cabin) for 4 people

*If ambassadors prefer a double-occupancy room instead of a 4-person cabin for Nov. 1-2, a total fee of $350 fee will be added for those 2 nights

*Lunch and dinner not included

Nov. 2, 2019

Tour of Itaimbezinho, a canyon between state of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, and part of the Aparados da Serra National Park

*Lunch and dinner not included

Nov. 3, 2019

Transfer Out Cambará do Sul/Aeroporto POA


$2100 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fee, ($250 host fee for the Curitiba must be hand-carried by each ambassador), internal flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguaçu and from Foz do Iguaçu to Porto Alegre, tours, hotels, and transportation, some meals, and tips.*A $250 fee will be added if an ambassador wishes to have a single room for 3 nights from Oct. 29-Oct. 31 in Gramado; *If ambassadors prefer a double-occupancy room instead of a 4-person cabin for Nov. 1-2 at the Moradas dos Canyons hotel, a total fee of $350 fee will be added for those 2 nights*


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Know before you go

  • Journey number 15481.
  • $250 host club fee has to be hand-carried by each ambassador.
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Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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