Brazil Family Adventure
Travelling as a family means creating memories to treasure forever, and inquisitive young minds will love the colourful, chaotic country of Brazil. This 14-day adventure will earn you serious mum and dad points as you travel from the buzzing city of Rio de Janeiro to the thundering plumes of Iguazu Falls, then on to the Amazon Rainforest, the historic city of Salvador and the fashionable and relaxed beach resort of Praia do Forte. Along the way you’ll learn about the fascinating cuisine, immersive history, exotic wildlife and stunning landscapes of Brazil, trying new cuisine, discovering new activities and making memories as a family.
- Spend two days exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro
- Stand under the drenching spray of Iguazu Falls and view the Devil’s Throat
- Discover the elusive wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest while staying in a jungle lodge
- Visit the colourful city of Salvador and learn about its diverse history
- Relax on the beaches of Praia do Forte
Day 1 – Arrive in Brazil
Fly to Brazil and land in the coastal city, Rio de Janeiro. On arrival you will be driven to your hotel in the Copacabana neighbourhood where you will spend the next three nights.
Day 2 – Explore Rio de Janeiro
Day 3 – Free day in Rio de Janeiro
Spend your free in Rio de Janeiro relaxing in the surrounds of your hotel, or head out and enjoy the sights. Copacabana Beach is only a short walk away, or you could enjoy some of the many family-friendly activities on offer. One of the best new openings is the Museum of Tomorrow, a high-tech building with a huge cantilevered roof; inside you can play futuristic games design to connect science and everyday life. Foodie families might like to try new flavours in the favelas; don’t miss pasteis tropeiros (black bean, spinach and chorizo pasties).
Day 4 – Fly to Iguazu Falls
You’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to Iguazu. On arrival you’ll check into your hotel, where you’ll stay for two nights.
Day 5 – Discover Iguazu Falls
On your exploration of Iguazu you’ll visit the Argentine side of the falls, navigating through the spray via the network of walkways that cross the national park. The culmination of your visit is surely the Devil’s Throat: the most powerful waterfall in the cataract. Adventurous youngsters will love the thrill of getting drenched by the mist and hearing the roar of the water thundering over the lip. Your afternoon is free to relax in the national park; consider an optional helicopter ride for the most staggering view.
Day 6 – Fly to Manaus
Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls on your journey back to the airport. From here, fly to Manaus via the capital, Brasilia. On arrival in the Amazonian city you’ll be taken to a nearby hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Days 7-8 – Travel into the jungle
Today you will enjoy a leisurely morning transfer to your Amazon eco-lodge where you’ll spend two nights on a thrilling jungle adventure; if you’d prefer, there’s also the option to stay on a comfortable river boat, so you can cruise through the rainforest. Choose from a variety of tours to help you make the most of your stay; intrepid explorers can trek through the jungle, take a boat trip in search of the elusive native wildlife or learn about the lifestyles and customs of the Amazonian people – all accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
Day 9 – Fly to Salvador
Leaving the rainforest behind you’ll travel back to Manaus for your flight to Salvador, again via the capital of Brasilia. On arrival you’ll be taken to your hotel where you’ll stay for two nights.
Day 10 – Tour the city of Salvador
You’ll be joined by a guide for your half-day tour of the contrasting suburbs of Salvador, visiting the modern enclave of Barra and the historic barrio of Pelourinho. The colourful city is famous for its Afro-Brazilian influences, paintbox city centre and tropical coastline, which you can explore further on your afternoon in the city.
Day 11 – Drive to Praia do Forte
You’ll be driven to the beach resort of Praia do Forte, the last stop on your itinerary. Spend three nights relaxing on the white sands and enjoying the comforts of your hotel.
Days 12-13 – Relax by the beach
Praia do Forte is a chic, attractive resort with an ecologically sensitive leaning. The beach villa has a pedestrianised central avenue that’s perfect for exploring on foot, with a pretty little church, a sea turtle reserve and palm-lined beaches with lovely soft sands. There are plenty of things to do nearby to satisfy inquisitive young minds, such as clambering around castle ruins, canoeing on a lagoon and cycling through the trails of the Sapiranga forest reserve.