Brazil for the Family
Rio, Iguassu & Praia do Forte
- 10 nights
- from $4300 per person
A superb luxury family vacation to Brazil perfect for families making their first visit to Brazil, beginning with the excitement of Rio de Janeiro, then the mighty Iguassu Falls and finally the golden beaches of Bahia, staying at family-friendly hotels.
At a Glance
Easy itinerary that combines three great Brazilian icons
Children will love everywhere from the fun of Rio and natural wonders of Iguassu to the golden beaches of Bahia.
Seeing turtle eggs hatching at Praia do Forte is a huge highlight!
Visit the bird park at the Iguassu Falls for an introduction to the variety of colorful creatures which can be found throughout Brazil
We recommend traveling throughout July and August to avoid the rainy months on the Bahia coast (March to June)
Arriving in Rio, a city that pulses to samba beats, begin your vacation at the wonderfully located Sofitel Ipanema, located on one of Rio's most famous beaches and a short distance from iconic Copacabana Beach. Rio is great fun for all ages, and children will love the incredible beaches, the buzz of Lapa's street market, exploring the Tijuca rainforest, standing side by side with Christ the Redeemer, visiting the home of the beautiful game at Maracana football stadium and taking a ride up the Sugar Loaf in a cable car, James Bond-style.
Next, fly to the Iguassu Falls, and the incredible spectacle of one of nature's must-see sights. Nearly three hundred separate falls power down through the rainforest, and will leave you speechless. There is plenty for families to do here besides the falls, and you might want to visit the bird and butterfly parks, take a jet boat to the base of the falls, or soar above them in a helicopter, perfect for those birds eye views. Stay at the beautiful Belmond Hotel das Cataratas located right by the falls themselves, providing exclusive access to the falls out of hours.
The glorious beaches of Bahia make for a perfect way to end your vacation, and we have suggested Tivoli Ecoresort in Praia do Forte, an excellent hotel set right on the beach and with a wide range of activities for all the family, from the superb spa to tennis courts and nine pools, delicious cuisine, and excursions to visit to the turtle-nesting beach, seasonal whale watching and exploring the nearby mangrove lagoons.
Location & Directions
Rio, Iguassu & Praia do Forte
The Sofitel Ipanema is superbly located in Rio de Janeiro, overlooking the world famous Ipanema Beach and a short distance from Copacabana. Then onto the mighty Iguazu Falls, staying at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas which is located within the park. The final destination is an hour to the north of Salvador in Bahia; Tivoli Eco Resort is located in an environmental protection area with a 12-km nearly deserted beach and surrounded by a lush coconut palm plantation.
When to go
Rio is a year round destination, although rain can fall at any time of year, while Salvador and Praia do Forte experiences a rainy season from April to June. If traveling over Christmas/New Year or over Carnival, please be sure to book well in advance to secure availability.