This three-city Journey shows you some of Brazil's most interesting cultural, historical, natural, and religious highlights while allowing you to form friendships with three host clubs!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Rio de Janeiro, Ribeirão Preto, and Curitiba.

Live With a Local

  • Get to know three host clubs on this multi-city Journey
  • Learn about the history and culture of various Brazilian cities
  • Sample traditional foods and listen to traditional music

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Ribeirão Preto and Curitiba
  • Visit several neighboring cities of historical significance
  • Explore numerous museums, chapels, theaters, restaurants, gardens, and galleries
[Our trip to Ribeirão Preto] has helped us understand how much we have in common, and that language is a minor barrier for communication. - Previous ambassador

Ribeirão Preto, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14 Days / 13 Nights Program and Itinerary:

May 11, 2020 – May 24, 2020
Coordinator: Dory Lamont, FF Missouri-St. Louis
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

May 11-12, 2020

Spend two days in Rio de Janeiro

May 13, 2020

Arrival at Ribeirão Preto Airport

Welcome party (depending upon the arrival time)

May 14, 2020

Meeti at Raya Park

Visit to Seven Chapel Sanctuary

Visit to Pedro II Theater

Walking around downtown area

Lunch – ambassador’s expense

Visit to Casa da Memória Italiana (history of Italian immigration in our city) OR to SEB Institute

Visit to Bosque Municipal (Native plants and mini-zoo)

Japanese Garden (depending on weather)

Meeting at Botafogo Footbal Stadium (happy hour at a bar inside the stadium with Brazilian food and music) OR Welcome party

May 15, 2020

Meeting at Raya Park and depart to Brodowsky (a small town 15 miles away)

Portinari Museum (the house where one of the most famous Brazilian painters, Cândido Portinari, lived in his childhood)

Departure to the city of Altinopolis (20 miles from Brodowsky)

At São João da Mata Farm we will have a typical countryside lunch

After lunch, we will visit a coffee plantation area and other areas of the farm. Hammocks available

Departure to Ribeirão Preto

May 16, 2020

Meeting at Raya Park

Visit to São Simão (a neighboring city) and receive a welcome by the Mayor of the city

Visit to the highlights of the city (beautiful nature landscapes)

Lunch in a self- service restaurant (on your own)

Free afternoon

Night with hosts or night hosts

May 17, 2020

Free day with hosts

Farewell party

May 18, 2020

Departure to Curitiba

Arrive at the Curitiba airport

Welcome dinner at club member’s home

May 19, 2020

Vila Velha and Furnas with a picnic lunch

Return to hosts’ houses

Free evening

May 20, 2020

Visit Wire Opera House

Quarry Paulo Laminski

Tengua Park

Tingui Park

Oi Tower

Eye Museum

Lunch at restaurant Madalosso in St. Felicidade, the largest in Latin America

Cologne coffee in home of club member

May 21, 2020

Downtown city tour: Cathedral, Tiradentes Square, Paco da Liberdade

Lunch in shopping mall

University of Parana and Guaira Theater

Free night with hosts

May 22, 2020

Botanical Garden

Cave Colinas de Pedra – Beautiful restaurant with sparkling wine tasting and lunch in Atlantic forest

Ambassadors treat hosts to dinner

May 23, 2020

Hosts take ambassadors to railroad to take the train to Morretes

City tour in Morretes

Lunch: “Barreado,” typical food of Panara

After lunch, travel to Antonina, a historic city

Return to Curitiba

Optional evening at ZePelin Bar with live Samba and Brazilian pop music

May 24, 2020

Farewell party

Ambassadors depart for home


$1315 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees for Rio, Ribeirao Preto, and Curitiba and domestic flights.


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  • Journey number 20108.
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