ARA partnered with ANDAV, our sister association in Brazil, and its ag retailer members to host an educational tour to Brazil that will begin August 5. All ARA members are invited to this unique tour, but seats are limited.

Register by April 5 to secure your seat.

Participants will visit local agribusinesses and attend the ANDAV Congress, an annual meeting twice as large as ARA’s Conference & Expo. Check out the Expo Hall map to see who else will be there.

What to Expect

A select number of the participants will even have an opportunity to be on a panel at the ANDAV Congress to share insights with our peers in South America’s largest economy. 

For several years ARA has been cultivating a relationship with our sister association in Brazil (ANDAV) and its ag retailer members. The pace of change in business structure and technology in Brazil is as fast if not faster than those changes underway in the US. 

The itinerary has been arranged with two options. 

Longer 10-Day Itinerary (Aug. 5-15)

Choose the longer 10-day itinerary if you have the time and want to see more of the country, including some stops in southern Brazil.

Shorter 5-Day Itinerary (Aug. 5-9)

Choose the shorter 5-day itinerary if your calendar cannot accommodate a 10-day trip.


Register online and pay the $500 deposit by April 1, 2023. ARA will invoice each registrant for the balance of the trip cost on June 1, 2023.

A minimum of 15 people must participate for the trip to proceed. If a sufficient number of registrations has not been received by April 5, 2023, the trip will be cancelled and deposits refunded. 

The final trip cost will depend the number of participants, and the more participants who register, the lower the price. Reference the chart below for the estimated cost per person. 


15-19 People

20-24 People

25-29 People

30-39 People

Long Itinerary (Double Room)





Long Itinerary (Single Room)





Short Itinerary (Double Room)





Short Itinerary (Single Room)





Pricing includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation (full itinerary) in a good 3-star hotels with breakfast (3 nights for short itinerary)
  • Transportation in a new coach as per itinerary including water and all costs for the driver
  • Meals and beverage as detailed in the detailed itinerary 
  • Tourists and technical visits as outlined in the detailed itinerary
  • Local guide English/Portuguese
  • Interpreter English/Portuguese
  • Audio guide devices
  • Brazilian fees and taxes
  • Translated menus
  • ANDAV Congress registration

Pricing does NOT include:

  • Round trip international travel
  • Additional flights or any other fares, taxes or charges not specified
  • Meals and beverages not specified and included in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in Sāo Paulo between hotel and ANDAV Congress – suggest use of Lyft/Uber or taxi
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, minibar, etc.
  • Any personal insurance

Detailed Itinerary


Itinerary Details

Saturday, Aug. 5

  • Depart USA (overnight flight arranged by participant)

Sunday, Aug. 6

  • Arrive in São Paulo, bus transfer to hotel in Ribeirão Preto, SP
  • Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel in Ribeirão Preto

Monday, Aug. 7

  • Visits to agribusiness (citrus, sugar cane or ag retailer) 
  • Overnight in Ribeirão Preto

Tuesday, Aug. 8

  • Morning bus departure to São Paulo
  • Attend ANDAV Congress (Some to be guest panelists in the afternoon international panel)
  • Dinner with AMVAC Brazil (tentative)
  • Overnight in Sāo Paulo

Wednesday, Aug. 9

  • ANDAV Congress
  • Full itinerary: Overnight in Sāo Paulo
  • Short itinerary: afternoon to airport, evening/overnight flight returning to USA

Thursday, Aug. 10

(Full Itinerary Continues)

  • ANDAV Congress (morning)
  • Afternoon flight from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu, PR

Friday, Aug. 11

  • Visit integrated co-op & local farmer
  • Dinner & Overnight in Foz do Iguaçu

Saturday, Aug. 12

  • Ag retailer visit
  • Dinner at beef restaurant in Argentina (1 hour away, visa not required)
  • Overnight in Foz do Iguaçu

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Visit Iguaçú Falls park
  • Late afternoon flight to Goiania, GO, and overnight

Monday, Aug. 14

  • Visits: retailer, large farm operation
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight in Goiania

Tuesday, Aug. 15

  • Flight from Goiania/GYN to São Paulo/GRU for international outbound flights to USA
  • Return to USA origins (overnight)