Spend two weeks in Brazil cultivating new friendships with your hosts in two different clubs. From sightseeing to Samba dancing, you will definitely get a feel for the unique Brazilian culture on this Journey!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Belo Horizonte and Itanhaem.

Live With a Local

  • Get to know two wonderful hosts clubs, spending a week with each
  • Attend Samba demonstrations, a dance which originated in Brazil

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Relax on one of Itanhaem's beaches
  • Explore Ouro Preto, a historical city
  • Visit Inhotin with its amazing garden
A fantastic Journey that was incredibly well-organized. Introduced visitors to unique cultural experiences such as a country fair with a Demolition Derby. Had a BBQ in a wilderness setting. No difficulties whatsoever that I noticed. Excellent leadership provided by first-time Journey Coordinators who did an exemplary job! - Previous ambassador

Belo Horizonte and Itanhaem, Brazil

14 Days / 13 Nights Program and Itinerary:

May 17, 2020 – May 30, 2020
Coordinator: Pat Headley, FF Greater Des Moines
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

May 17, 2020

Ambassadors arrive in Belo Horizonte and are picked up by hosts

May 18, 2020

Welcome dinner

May 19, 2020

Day in Quro Preto

May 20, 2020

Free day with hosts

May 21, 2020

Day at Inhotim Museum

May 22, 2020

Panoramic city tour

May 23, 2020

Farewell dinner

May 24, 2020

Ambassadors depart Belo Horizonte for Itanhaem

May 25, 2020

Ride to Santos / Sao Vicente – see the monument designed by Niemayer, and a very beautiful view of the city

Visit the Historical Center

Coffee Museum -Trolley ride

Lunch – beverage not included

OPTIONAL: Pele Museum – Tickets are $15 per person

May 26, 2020

Trolley tour – visiting our city’s historic sites

Lunch time

Meeting with the Mayor at City Hall – and visiting the old center

Pizza night with Samba presentation

May 27, 2020

Ride to the Cave of the Devil – it is a long drive, (around 3 hours)

May 28, 2020

Free day

Lunch with hosts

Evening: sightseeing and Samba presentation at the beach

May 29, 2020

Free morning

Farewell lunch or dinner – barbecue with Brazilian music

May 30, 2020

Ambassadors depart


$675 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees for both clubs.
Flights are NOT included.


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Know before you go

  • Journey number 20330.
  • Ambassadors are encouraged to pack bug repellant.
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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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