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Brazil Family Adventure

The Brazil Family Adventure Tour is a private guided tour, offering the chance to see the country with your loved ones in 10 days, taking 3 domestic flights. Tick off the highlights of Brazil, from the iconic sites of Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, to the spectacular national park of Iguazu Falls, the picturesque historic town of Salvador and the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Enjoy panoramic views from the heights of the mountains around Rio, hike along scenic trails in Foz do Iguazu, take the exciting Macuco Safari, walk along the historic streets of Salvador and finish off discovering the massive Amazon River in Manaus. This is definitely a sightseeing-packed holiday, exceptionally designed for first-time travellers to Brazil. The program is an excellent choice for families travelling with teenage children. The program includes accommodation at family-friendly boutique hotels with a lot of comfort and charm. You can start either in Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguazu, Manaus or Salvador, and we will adjust the trip depending where you arrive. We can tailor this itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities.

10 Days – From £2,880 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Salvador, Manaus

  • Price is per person, based on four people sharing in two double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (more hotels HERE)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers on a private basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees 
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Rio or Sao Paulo start from £800 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. 

For families and groups (starting with 5 pax), we can book domestic flights in Brazil, during the high season, and if the trip is part of a more complex itinerary. This is to ensure a seamless travel and no complications.

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This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. You can also combine this trip with other sights in Brazil, like the exciting Amazon rainforest, the fascinating Pantanal or the deep canyons of the south. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

Best time to visit:

  • Rio – year round, avoid November to February because of rain
  • Iguazu – year round, avoid November to February because of rain, but during December and January the volume of water is greater
  • Salvador – year round, avoid April to July because of rain
  • Manaus – year round, but best June to October

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Brazil Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Today you will arrive in Rio. Surrounded by stunning mountains, white sand beaches and tropical rainforest, Rio offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Wherever you go, you’ll enjoy a wonderful view – it has been blessed with an unrivalled landscape. Your driver will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. We’ve not planned anything for this afternoon to allow you to recover from your flight. Explore the city under your own steam and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. A good idea is to head out to Pedra do Arpoador to watch the sunset. Overnight at Casa Beleza.

View of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Day 2 - Corcovado

This morning start with a delicious Brazilian breakfast, try some exotic fruit and head out to discover the beautiful city. You will be picked up at your hotel after breakfast. We planned a day full of excitement and spectacular viewpoints for you: visit the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountains. From the top there are breathtaking views.  A rack railway will take you up to the foot of the statue, leaving from Cosme Velho district over Tijuca Forest. Located around the base of Corcovado, the dense forest has many springs and waterfalls. After descending, stop  at Maracanã and at Sambódromo. Overnight at Casa Beleza.

Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - Sugarloaf

Today visit Rio’s amazing Botanical Garden with a wide variety of exotic plants and the picturesque neighborhoods of Lapa and Santa Teresa with the famous Selaron Stairs. This area is the heart of art and coffee shops in Rio with a vibrant atmosphere. After lunch continue through the old Urca neighborhood towards the Sugarloaf. Here board a cable-car and climb up Morro da Urca. From here, the cable-car travels high above the rugged green terrain to the Sugarloaf’s summit. Enjoy wonderful panoramic views over Rio de Janeiro from the top, sunsets being particularly spectacular. You can also take a scenic flight over the city. Overnight at MGallery Santa Teresa.

Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 4 - Rio to Foz do Iguazu

After breakfast catch a short flight to Foz do Iguazu. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Discover the Brazilian side of the falls. Walk on the panoramic catwalks seeing the Iguazu Falls with its 275 falls, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Enjoy the landscapes that spread over an area of 186 hectares with lookouts, scenic walkways and hiking paths. There are multiple viewpoints i.e. Salto Floriano, the point in which the waters reach a great flow. Visit the Bird Park which is settled in the middle of the remaining Atlantic Forest. There are 180 fascinating species of birds i.e. macaws, toucans, parakeets, parrots, as well as butterflies and reptiles. After the tour, return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel das Cataratas.

Tucano in the Bird Park at Iguazu Falls

Day 5 - Iguazu Falls

After breakfast discover the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls. Enjoy the waterfalls from different viewpoints. The lower circuit shows the falls in their entire splendor, offering intimate contact with the jungle. The upper circuit has flat walkways with panoramic views. At the Devil’s Throat get really close to the most imposing and abundant waterfall. Later, embark on the Gran Aventura boat trip at Puerto Macuco. You will go through the lower Iguaçu River Canyon with a fantastic view of the falls and river rapids. Appreciate the views from the calm side of San Martín, then head to the Three Musketeers, where both Brazilian and Argentine falls can be admired. Return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel das Cataratas.

Iguazu Falls

Day 6 - Iguazu to Salvador

Today fly to Salvador. Welcome to the vibrant capital of Bahia. Discover the old town of Pelourinho, in the historical centre, an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the cultural heritage. A UNESCO Heritage Site, the district is awash with colonial buildings and traditional churches dating from the 17th and 18th century. Particular highlights of Pelourinho include the house of the writer Jorge Amado, São Francisco Church and the Cathedral Basílica, though in truth, merely riding the streets is a fascinating history lesson in itself. In addition to its colonial past, Bahia was an integral part of equality movements in the region and to this day has a strong connection with many of the residents’ Afro-Brazilian roots. Overnight at La Villa Bahia.

a view of the colorful colonial houses in the historic centre of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Day 7 - Salvador

After breakfast, discover the Bay of All Saints (Baía de Todos os Santos) by traditional boat. The trip will give you a different perspective on the city from the sea. Take a trip from Mercado Modelo to the nearby islands. Learn about history and the discovery journeys of the first Europeans in Brazil on the island of Itaparica. In comparison to the bustling Upper City, the islands are much calmer, with a slow pace. Finish the day watching a splendid sunset over the sea. On your return you have the opportunity to watch a traditional dance and folklore show which runs on specific days of the week. It is a truly wonderful experience. Overnight at La Villa Bahia.

a view of the colorful colonial houses in the historic centre of Pelorinho in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Day 8 - Salvador to Manaus

Today you will fly to Manaus. You will be met on arrival and transferred to hotel. After a refreshing time at the hotel enjoy a city tour with a private guide, passing by downtown for a visit to the Opera House and the Market. The Amazonas Theatre was built in the 19th century during Manaus’ golden rush era, and locals have preserve its beautiful French architecture. Take the guided tour through the Opera House to learn a little bit more about the lifestyle in the 1800s in Manaus. This city is also a great place to try some of the typical Amazonian food, like tacacá or jaraqui. We recommend having a traditional dinner at the Caxiri restaurant in the historic center, which is 2 minutes walk from your hotel. Overnight at Villa Amazonia.

Teatro Amazonas in Manaus

Day 9 - Manaus

After breakfast transfer to the port for a private boat tour to the Meeting of the Waters, where the black waters of Rio Negro meets the brown waters of Solimões and run together without mixing for 8 km. At this site you really grasp the magnitude of the Amazon River. Later on proceed to the Janauari Park for a traditional lunch with grilled fish at the floating hotel. Here you can also enjoy beautiful views of the forest. After lunch, visit the giant water lilies lake. After the trip return to Manaus and spend the afternoon at leisure, followed by an Amazonian dinner. Overnight at Villa Amazonia.

Manaus

Day 10 - Manaus

At sunrise, go for bird-watching at MUSA with a professional naturalist guide. The experience starts at 05:00 and ends at 08:00, allowing you to go back to the hotel and have a quick breakfast, before heading to the airport. The transfer back to Manaus Airport (MAO) will be organized according to your flight departure. Extend your stay in Brazil and fly to Cuiaba, in the hear of Northern Pantanal. Here you can go on a multi-day river safari in search of the elusive jaguar. Alternatively, fly to Campo Grande in the Southern Pantanal and visit Bonito for an adventurous family getaway with many family-friendly fun activities.

Museu da Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil

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