IDA BH CUP - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

JULY 30TH TO AUGUST 8TH, 2025

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WHY IDA BH CUP?

  • The Host-Cruzeiro EC: Recognized as the Best Brazilian Club in the 20th century by the IFFHS, the Club counts over 10 million fans worldwide. In addition to being recognized worldwide for its amazing structure, it's one of the top clubs in raising talent for the world, such as Ronaldo Fenômeno, Maicon, Maxwell, Gomes, Luisão, Juliano Belletti and many others.
  • Location: Located in Belo Horizonte, state capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil. A beautiful city that combines history, culture and innovation, with over 6 million people in its metropolitan area.



  • World-Class Showcase: Step onto the field and showcase your talents in front of a global audience, alongside some of the brightest stars and coaches in the world. With an illustrious history boasting an impressive five Male World Cup victories, Brazil stands as a powerhouse in the realm of soccer, renowned for its unparalleled ability to produce and nurture top-tier talent.
  • Immerse in Brazilian Culture: Experience the vibrant rhythms, flavors, and traditions of Brazil and South America. From the lively samba beats to the mouthwatering cuisine, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Brazilian and South American culture. Explore bustling markets, indulge in exotic delicacies, and discover the warmth and hospitality of the Brazilian people. Embrace the spirit of camaraderie and celebration that defines this dynamic region, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


TENTATIVE 2025 SCHEDULE

Thursday July 29, 2025

  • Depart from home.


Friday July 30, 2025

  • Arrival in Belo Horizonte and Hotel Check in.
  • Training Session.


Saturday August 1, 2025

  • Friendly game.
  • Afternoon practice at Toca de Raposa I.

Sunday August 2, 2025

  • Day 1 of Competition.
  • Evening Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Game.


Monday August 3, 2025

  • Day 2 of Competition.
  • Mineirao Stadium Tour (2014 World Cup Stadium & home of Cruzeiro EC).
  • Capoeira Lessons.


Tuesday August 4, 2025

  • Day 3 of Competition.
  • Belo Horizonte City Tour
  • Visit to Central Market
  • Futvolley Lessons in the evening.

Wednesday August 5, 2025

  • Visit Ouro Preto World Hertiage Site.
  • Watch Futsal Game.


Thursday August 6, 2025

  • Day 4 of competition.
  • Brazilian BBQ.


Friday August 7, 2025

  • IDA BH Cup Semi Finals & Final (or friendly game if needed).
  • Free time.


Saturday August 8, 2025

  • Departure back home.

** MORE DETAILS AND SPECIFICS WILL BE RELEASED ONCE THE TEAM IS CONFIRMED.

INCLUSIONS & PACKAGES

ON THE FIELD

OFF THE FIELD

PLAYER PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • 8 Nights Package.
  • Players to stay as a team at accommodations provided by the tournament organization party.
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Transportation - Shuttle from and to Airport and for all the needs of the tour.
  • Minerao Stadium Tour and Museum.
  • Visit to Belo Horizonte Central Market, Ouro Preto City Tour, and Belo Horizonte City Walking Tour.
  • Capoeira and Futvolley lessons.
  • Brazilian BBQ.
  • Training Sessions pre-event.
  • Showcase Game pre-event ** (Depending on Schedule and team's availability).
  • IDA BH Cup entry fee.
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Game (Extra Cost - Depending on Schedule).

PARENT/GUEST PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Stay at 4 star hotel at Savassi/Lourdes area;
  • Breakfast included (Lunch and Dinner will be OYO).
  • Airport pickup/drop-off;
  • Ground transportation (matches, tours, etc.);
  • Barbecue day for players and parents;
  • Tour to historic town of Ouro Preto City (Worl
  • Heritage Historic and Cultural site by UNESCO)
  • Belo Horizonte City Tour.
  • Minierao Stadium Tour and museum.
  • Visit to BH Central Market.
  • Brazilian BBQ.


FAQ'S

HOTELS AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Players - Will stay in an accommodation designated by the tournament organization. The accommodation name will be disclosed once the team is confirmed. In the past we have used the Hotel SESC Venda Nova
  • Supporters - To stay at 4 star hotel at Savassi/Lourdes area. Hotel TBC once we know the exact number of supporters traveling with the team.
  • Transportation: We will provide transportation for all activities. From the moment you arrive until the day you leave. For airport arrivals and departures we will provide transportation based on the group flight times or the most convenient time for the majority of the group.
  • Food: All inclusive for players. Full Board. Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner at hotel or resort. Breakfast and Brazilian BBQ.
  • Dietary Accommodations: Participants with dietary restrictions will find meals tailored to their needs available during the trip. Closer to the departure date, we will collect information regarding any allergies or dietary preferences to ensure everyone's needs are met.

HOW FLEXIBLE IS THE SCHEDULE?

  • Please note that the schedule can and probably will change based on time of your games, weather and other unforeseen circumstances. However, everything we state will happen in your schedule will take place but the order may change.

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

  • Flight Options: GSE will offer a group flight option though our travel partner. Group flights usually require a minimum number of people and will be limited to one departure date and one return date only. We will make this available for sign up by the group buy you also have the option of booking your own flight. If you book your own flight then you will be responsible for coordinating your meet up with the group.
  • Solo Travel: Yes, children can travel alone under the guidance and supervision of our experienced staff, ensuring their safety and comfort throughout the journey.
  • Passport Requirements: A valid passport is essential for travel. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the departure date from the originating country
  • Travel Protection Plan: GSE offers a comprehensive travel protection plan that covers a range of benefits including medical and dental treatment abroad, cancellation due to injury, sickness, or death of a family member, passport and visa protection, flight cancellation, loss of luggage and personal effects, and cancellation due to terrorist acts (as defined). For more information, please visit the following link. TripMate Travel Insurance
  • Packing Essentials: Prepare for your adventure by packing essentials such as team uniforms (details provided by your coach), passport, cleats, sneakers, sandals, shin guards, refillable water bottle, backpack, casual clothing suitable for the weather in Belo Horizonte (93-85°F), toiletries, power adapter for Brazil, and any other personal items you may need.
  • Cash Recommendations: While credit cards and ApplePay are widely accepted, it's advisable to carry some cash for added convenience during your travels.
  • Language and Cultural Assistance: A GSE representative will be available 24/7 during the trip offering assistance for all travelers, specially to those that may not speak the language or are unfamiliar with the local culture.
  • Extra Activities: There will be additional activities, at extra cost, offered to the group during your experience.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

  • Installment Payments: GSE provides the convenience of paying via installment to ensure flexibility and ease of payment for our travelers.
  • Financial Assistance and Scholarships: GSE offers a fundraising option through our exclusive partners, Vyoo, providing travelers with opportunities to seek financial assistance and scholarships for their journey.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your participation, you should connect with GSE immediately via email or phone call. Certain fees will apply depending on your cancellation case, and will be calculated as of the date GSE receives written notice of cancellation.

Cancellation Fee Schedule:

  • Minimum fee is $250 per person.
  • 120 to 91 days before departure is 50% of the trip price.
  • 90 to 46 days before departure is 75% of the trip price.
  • 45 to 0 days prior to departure is 100% of the trip price.

Full reimbursement, minus minimum fee, will be applied in the case of:

  • Travelers cannot travel because of a valid medical reason (e.g. illness, season ending injury).
  • Traveler can be reimbursed fully outside conditions above, if full-paying replacement for the trip is found.


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