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Caiman with Butterfly, Pantanal, Brazil

Family Adventures in Brazil

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

11 Days

Prices Start from

$3,302pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Adventure Traveller Family Gatherings Solo Traveller Photographers Families

This family-focused adventure journeys between the thrilling Pantanal, overflowing with enchanting mammals and camouflaged critters, to the thundering Iguacu Falls and coastal retreat of Praia do Forte, considering everything from soccer games to sea turtle hatching.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1

Beaches of Rio

Spend time in vibrant Rio de Janeiro, climbing Sugarloaf and relaxing on the beach.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina 2

View Iguacu Falls

Experience the magnificence of Iguacu Falls, crossing the border to the Argentinian side.

Beach, Praia do Forte, Brazil 3

Sleepy Praia do Forte

Spend time in the sleepy fishing village of Praia do Forte with its dazzling beaches.

Aerial View of the Pantanal, Brazil 4

Pantanal Wetlands

Explore the Pantanal Wetlands and scout for wildlife on foot, by 4×4 or on horseback.

Why we like it

From riding bicycles along dazzling Copacabana Beach to wandering the forest trails around Iguacu Falls, Brazil is an adventure mecca where families are welcomed with open arms. This carefully curated adventure, ideally suited to family travel, has been designed to lessen the impact of travel by staying in the nation’s south, while maximising lifelong memories. Say “cheese!” against a backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain, keep your eyes peeled for anacondas, and allow us to take all the stress out of planning the niggling logistical details in this memorable family trip.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Brazil on your wishlist? Talk to our experts about tailoring this trip for you.

  • Days 1-2

    Rio de Janeiro

  • Day 3

    Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu

  • Day 4

    Iguacu

  • Day 5

    Iguacu - Cuiaba - Pantanal

  • Days 6-7

    Pantanal

  • Day 8

    Pantanal - Cuiaba - Salvador - Praia do Forte

  • Days 9-11

    Praia do Forte

Days 1-2

Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visit the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, perhaps visiting some of its remarkable beaches.

Day 3

Rio de Janeiro - Iguacu

Day 4

Iguacu

Iguacu Falls, Argentina

Experience the magnificent Iguacu Falls, perhaps crossing to see the Argentinian side too.

Day 5

Iguacu - Cuiaba - Pantanal

Days 6-7

Pantanal

A jaguar, walking in the grass in the Pantanal region of Brazil

Explore the Pantanal Wetlands and view the wildlife on foot, by 4×4 and horseback.

Day 8

Pantanal - Cuiaba - Salvador - Praia do Forte

Days 9-11

Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte Beach, Bahia, Brazil

Spend time in the sleepy fishing village of Praia do Forte with its beautiful beaches.

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Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas £££££

  • Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a beautifully restored, traditional Portuguese-colonial residence, just a stone’s throw away from the mighty Iguaçu Falls. This is the only hotel located inside the Iguacu National Park and offers exclusive early morning and evening access when the park is closed to visitors. The hotel has 176 rooms and 17 suites, all with views of the falls, or gardens and forest. The Ipe Grill serves a gaucho style BBQ and the Itaipu Restaurant spills out onto an extensive veranda and serves a blend of Brazilian and international food. Recreational facilities include a tennis court, swimming pool, children’s splash pool, spa and sun terrace. Adventure can be sought in the local national park with abseiling, rafting and nature trails.

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Awasi Iguazu £££££

  • Argentina

Boasting a non-fussy luxury aesthetic and surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest, Awasi Iguazu is a stylish boutique retreat that is nestled within a private jungle reserve on the edge of the River Iguazu and just fifteen minutes from the iconic falls of the same name. Best of all, guests at this forest refuge are granted the unequivocal freedom that comes as a result of discovering off the beaten track places and curating tailor-made experiences with an assigned personal naturalist guide and 4×4 vehicle.

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Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte £££££

  • Brazil
  • Beach and Island Escapes

The Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is within walking distance of the pretty fishing village of Praia do Forte. Approximately 90 minutes drive north of Salvador on the Bahia coast.

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Porto Bay Rio Janeiro £££££

  • Brazil
  • City

Porto Bay Rio Janeiro is a contemporary-style hotel directly opposite Copacabana Beach. The hotel’s 117 rooms are beautifully appointed with large picture windows or private balconies from which to enjoy sweeping views along Copacabana Beach. There is a lovely outdoor pool and bar surrounded by an expansive hardwood sundeck, beach-facing gym, and a sauna. For dining, La Finestra restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch, and evening dinner, while appetisers, light meals and cocktails can be taken in Bar Limone.

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What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

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What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

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Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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Price
From $3,302 Per person

When to travel

Brazil in January

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in February

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in March

January to March is the peak of summer across the country, with many locals having time off in February. Carnival often takes place at this time too. There is more rainfall in the Amazon and the south but it is also the warmest time of year across the country.

Brazil in April

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in May

April and May is a good time to travel as temperatures drop a little. There is generally plenty of sunshine in the south, with the Amazon and Pantanal starting to receive a little less rain too.

Brazil in June

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in July

June and July is a great time to visit the south, especially around Rio and Sao Paolo. It is also a good time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal, with slightly lower temperatures and less rain. It is a wetter time for the north and east coast.

Brazil in August

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north and remains warm.

Brazil in September

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in October

Between August and October is possibly the best time to visit the Amazon and Pantanal. It is still fairly dry in the south, but it can be cool in the evenings in Rio. It dries up in the north, and remains warm.

Brazil in November

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

Brazil in December

November and December see the dry season comes to an end in the south, as temperatures heat up. November can be a great time to visit Rio as it is warmer but remains fairly dry. Rainfall increases again in the Pantanal and the Amazon.

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