World Cup Accommodation.

Fancy doing all the host cities of 2014 World Cup – Why not consider a Motor home?

Kombi VW

The iconic VW Kombi seen everywhere in Brazil as a mini bus, there is a camper version which would be an ideal rental, if only!

I had a comment on World Cup Rip Off asking my thoughts on renting a motor home for the World Cup, this immediately struck me as a fantastic idea… see so much of the hidden beauty of Brazil and enjoy all the football you could manage.

Brazil has the perfect landscape and climate for camping. You can comfortably sleep out under the stars all year round here but even more luxurious would be a motor home.

Of course this isn’t an option for the timid, only seasoned travellers should be considering this, as you’re probably not at all ready for camping in Brazil, let alone driving, insofar as safety, practical issues and language are concerned…  on saying that, we drove from Rio to Argentina and back with very little Portuguese and no real idea what we were doing or where we were going. Turned out great, one heck of a fantastic road trip…  but would’ve been even better if we’d done the trip in a motor home.

So thanks to that comment I started doing some research…  if I haven’t already talked you out of this madness, this is what I found.

motor home

Four Winds Thor- Double slide out class ‘C’ is an example of a 6 berth available from ‘itu trailers’.

Itu Trailers – Camper Rental in Brazil with depot in Itu – SP : rental of Trailers commercial and tourist, including Motor Homes.

Castelo Trailer Camping e Nautica - Motor Home Rental in Brazil with depot in Bairro Pinhal, Ligação Jundiaí / Itu

Mineiro Tours – RV Rental in Brazil with depot in Ribeirão Preto – SP

Rody Trailer – Camper Rental in Brazil with depot in Itu – Rody Trailers

Motor Trailer - Motor homes for sale who may do hire, email your needs. I recommend opening these links in chrome for a reasonable translation.

Motor Homes Worldwide - Nothing listed in Brazil but lots of rentals in Argentina, crossing borders maybe problematic with a rental.

Seems a good list of options at first glance but most of these advertise huge motor homes for 8/12 people and come with a driver (sounds expensive!), nothing for smaller parties. Smaller vans seem only available for sale, but I could be wrong. I would suggest you email each company with your requirements and see what replies you get.

As a word of caution there is a Brazilian Blogger, Edu, on Universo dos Viajantes …  he is a dedicated camper who has visited a lot of the world including most of Brazil in a motor home… Edu has tried to build a network of motor home rental options and from reading his blog appears to have failed in his quest, but he seems happy to help where he can, as you will notice from the comments on his posts.

Quick Tip: if you do any searching, aluguel (means rent) + motor-home (used more than camper-van) and try google.com.br for Brazilian sites.

Hiring a motor home for World Cup maybe possible but will not be a cheap option, if its a cheap your looking for then stick to traditional tent camping and either public transport or a hire car.

motor home for sale in brazil

Fancy buying a motor home in Brazil? This Iveco 55C16 Santo INÁCIO is for sale on Neway rvs for R$265,000.00 which is more expensive than our 4 bed beach house (anyone want to buy a cheap beach house?).

So if you still fancy camping and against all odds you manage to hire a motor home you’ll need somewhere to park to sleep and whilst there are frequent petrol stations that have excellent facilities, with showers and restaurants, you’ll probably be looking more for a traditional camp site. You can rent chalets or tents at some sites for an all inclusive price.

The Brazilian camping club is a good place to start… You’ll find information on campsites and what to expect. Some of the larger campsites in Brazil offer the same facilities you’d find in Europe or the USA - showers, toilets, café, bars and parking etc.

chalet in SP

Some campsites offer chalets like these from at Villaggio Riviera, SP.

On Web Camping you can sign their guest book and get updates on camping offers.

Quest Connect offers detailed advice on campsites they have stayed on throughout South America, really great tips.

I found a great link for a list of all the Brazilian National Parks which could prove helpful … even more important an ATM locator link, something I personally struggle with is getting any ATM to accept my UK card.

Rural Saquarema

The setting of our campsite in rural Saquarema, we also have plenty of flat land and lots of parking if you manage to rent a motor home.

There is of course our campsite, in rural Saquarema, we don’t have any facilities for hook-ups but we have plenty of space (having problems with the website but should be up soon…).

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9 Comments

  • September 11, 2013 - 4:49 am | Permalink

    Fantastically helpful. xx Hugs

    • maggie
      September 11, 2013 - 4:54 am | Permalink

      That’s very kind of you to say so, thank you. :)

  • September 11, 2013 - 11:47 am | Permalink

    how much would it be to hire a camper ???

    • maggie
      September 11, 2013 - 10:58 pm | Permalink

      You’d need to email the companies in the links with your requirements to get an exact price, but it isn’t going to be a cheap option. Hope you find what you want.

  • joao
    September 30, 2013 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    I explain why motorhome is expensive in Brazil, I found your blog by chance. In Brazil it is more common to see buses and minibuses adapted home, Kombi because in Europe it is more common to have this tradition of the motor-home than in Brazil having low supply is much more expensive to have a motor-home than in Europe. Every year has motor-home SHOW in Brazil on the link below. hug
    http://www.brazilmotorhomeshow.com.br/index.php

    • maggie
      September 30, 2013 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

      Oh thanks ever so much for that, I have seen buses converted and I’m on the look out for a good old bus to do the same thing. I will definitly check out that show, sound great. Cheers.

  • December 25, 2013 - 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Hey – our readers might be interested in another option: We are inviting people to register their interest in hiring out our motorhome for the World Cup!

    http://www.earthcircuit.org/latest/hire-motor-home-for-the-world-cup/

  • April 13, 2014 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I thought I’d try to contribute to this helpful list by letting people know that Wicked Campers are a Chilean campervan company who are thinking about doing World Cup rentals. Unfortunately, it would mean driving from Chile through Argentina to Brazil as the last time I spoke to them they’re not planning on shipping a load of vans to Brazil themselves. I’ve just spent 4 months in one of their vans around Argentina and Chile and had an amazing time. Hope this helps x

    • April 13, 2014 - 7:02 pm | Permalink

      Cheers for that, I’ve driven to Argentina and back, great fun isn’t it. I’ll check them out myself could cope with a couple of months in a camper. :)

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