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Brazil has emerged as an increasingly sought-after destination for AIST clients, and a sports tour of Rio de Janeiro offers a remarkable opportunity to delve into the city's profound passion for sports, indulge in thrilling outdoor activities, and immerse oneself in its vibrant culture and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Renowned for its love of sports, Rio de Janeiro is home to world-famous stadiums like Maracanã, where athletes can witness the electric atmosphere of soccer matches and feel the pulsating energy exuded by the passionate fans. The city's vibrant beach culture provides an ideal setting for beach sports such as beach soccer, beach volleyball, and surfing, allowing athletes to engage in friendly competitions while enjoying the scenic coastline. Moreover, Rio's stunning landscapes, including the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and Tijuca National Park, present a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring breathtaking viewpoints. Beyond sports, Rio de Janeiro captivates visitors with its rich cultural heritage, vibrant festivals like Carnival, and the rhythmic sounds of samba and bossa nova music. Exploring landmarks like the Christ the Redeemer statue and the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa allows athletes to delve into the city's history and embrace its unique charm. Overall, a sports tour of Rio de Janeiro provides a well-rounded experience, blending the excitement of sports and outdoor activities with the richness of Brazilian culture and the natural wonders that make this destination truly unforgettable.

Sports Available
Field Hockey
Best Dates of Travel
Winter/Spring Break/Summer - (Depending on the Sport)
Level of Competition Available
Benefits of this Destination

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular destinations in Brazil, known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and exciting nightlife. Here are some of the benefits of visiting Rio:

  1. Beautiful beaches: Rio is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema. The white sand, crystal-clear water, and stunning views of the city and mountains make them a must-see attraction.
  2. Rich culture: Rio is known for its rich and diverse culture, with a mix of African, European, and indigenous influences. Visitors can experience the city's vibrant music, dance, and cuisine, as well as its famous carnival celebrations.
  3. Natural wonders: Rio is home to several natural wonders, such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Tijuca National Park. Visitors can take in breathtaking views of the city and the ocean from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain or admire the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue from below.
  4. Exciting nightlife: Rio is known for its lively nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and live music venues to choose from. Visitors can dance the night away to samba and other Brazilian rhythms or relax in a beachside bar with a caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil.
  5. Sports and outdoor activities: Rio is a hub for outdoor activities, with options for hiking, surfing, hang-gliding, and beach volleyball. It is also home to some of Brazil's most famous football stadiums, including the Maracana, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final.
  6. Friendly people: The people of Rio are known for their warmth and friendliness, making visitors feel welcome and at home. Tourists can interact with the locals, learn about their customs and traditions, and experience their warm and welcoming nature.

Overall, visiting Rio offers an opportunity to experience stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, exciting nightlife, and outdoor activities, as well as the warmth and hospitality of the Brazilian people.

Possible Cities to Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Buzios - Add on option
  • Sao Paulo -Depending on the sport
Destination Highlights

Here are some of the top highlights of visiting Rio and Buzios:

Rio de Janeiro:

  1. Christ the Redeemer Statue: This iconic statue is one of the most famous landmarks in the world, standing tall atop Corcovado Mountain with arms outstretched overlooking the city.
  2. Sugarloaf Mountain: A cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
  3. Copacabana Beach: One of the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana offers white sand, crystal-clear water, and a vibrant beach culture.
  4. Carnival: Rio's famous carnival celebrations are a must-see, with colorful parades, lively music, and extravagant costumes.
  5. Maracana Stadium: This iconic football stadium has hosted some of the world's most famous football matches, including the World Cup final.


  1. Beaches: Buzios is known for its stunning beaches, with over 20 to choose from. Some of the most popular include Geriba, Joao Fernandes, and Ferradura.
  2. Water sports: Buzios is a hub for water sports, with options for surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and snorkeling.
  3. Rua das Pedras: This vibrant street in the center of town offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a lively nightlife scene.
  4. Boat tours: Visitors can take a boat tour to explore the many coves and beaches around Buzios, as well as some of the nearby islands.
  5. Casa Branca: This historic beachfront mansion offers stunning views of the ocean and a glimpse into the area's colonial past.

Overall, visiting Rio de Janeiro and Buzios offers a chance to experience some of Brazil's most iconic landmarks, beaches, and outdoor activities, as well as its vibrant culture and history.

Sample Itinerary

Brazil is a country famous for its passion for sports, making it a popular destination for sports tours. Here is a description of a sports tour for Brazil:

Day 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro - Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, the group will check into their hotel and have some free time to explore the city. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner where the group can meet their tour guide and fellow travelers.

Day 2: Tour of Maracana Stadium - On the second day, the group will tour the famous Maracana Stadium, one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world. They will learn about the stadium's history, see the changing rooms, and walk out onto the pitch. In the evening, they will attend a football match, soaking up the passion and energy of Brazilian football fans.

Day 3: Beach volleyball and Surfing - The group will spend the day enjoying some of Brazil's famous outdoor activities. They will start with beach volleyball on the famous Copacabana Beach, where they can try their hand at this popular Brazilian sport. In the afternoon, they will go surfing, taking lessons from experienced surfers on some of the country's most famous surf beaches.

Day 4: Tour of Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue - On the fourth day, the group will take a tour of Rio's most famous landmarks: Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue. They will take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where they can enjoy stunning views of the city and the ocean. They will then visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

Day 5: Tour of the Olympic Park - The group will visit the Olympic Park, which hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They will see the various stadiums and facilities used during the games, including the Maracana Stadium, and learn about the history of the Olympics in Brazil.

Day 6: Football match and Samba dancing - In the evening, the group will attend another football match, soaking up more of the passion and excitement of Brazilian football. After the game, they will have a chance to experience some of Brazil's famous nightlife, learning samba dancing and enjoying live music in one of Rio's many bars and clubs.

Day 7: Departure - On the final day, the group will have some free time to do some last-minute souvenir shopping before departing for the airport.

Overall, a sports tour of Brazil offers a chance to experience some of the country's most famous sports, landmarks, and outdoor activities, while immersing oneself in Brazilian culture and passion for sports.

Next Step

Step 1

Fill out the trip Request form and contact AIST to discuss your preferred tour options

Step 2

AIST will provide a custom program that includes a cost quote and sample itinerary - You'll have time to review and discuss with your team

Step 3

Once your destination and travel dates are confirmed:  Registrations and deposits are due to secure your tour!

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Just wanted to reach out and thank you for all of your help setting up our tour in Brazil. Your staff did a wonderful job hosting us and making our group feel safe and comfortable the entire trip. We would highly recommend Brazil to anyone asking for a destination to go to. Thanks again, looking forward to working with you again in the future!

Mitchell McPartland

University of Chicago

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