Brazil is a great destination for families, especially with older children who love their action adventures, whether on land or at sea. It is a vast country with many different microclimates, so there is always a destination for any time of the year.
Athletes will love the fact that Brazilians in general love being active. In Rio, do what the Cariocas do and travel along the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, stopping at a juice bar to taste exotic fruits from Acerola to Acai! Try a footvolley lesson on the beach before heading to a classic river lunch tradition, a barbecue all you can eat, children will love the red and green signs of stopping and going! Brazil, of course, is crazy about football, and football fans can head to the famous Maracana stadium or even a soccer clinic at the Zico Soccer Center. If the beautiful game is not everyone's business, maybe a samba school class is just as fun!
While heading south, we can organize a surf school and spectacular whale watching trips from Florianopolis and exciting speedboat rides, as well as kayaking and rappelling at Iguazu Falls. Combine your family vacation in the southern half of Brazil with a trip to a unique and fascinating wildlife paradise. The Southern Pantanal offers some fantastic accommodations for families, where you can walk, ride, do 4×4 tours and boat trips through these incredible wetlands. Children will love the strange unique mammals of this region, from capybara to giant anteaters and hyacinth macaws. Stop on the way to your Pantanal Lodge in Bonito for a night or two for a fantastic floating river tour to swim among giant tropical fish while diving downstream and to swim in beautiful waterfalls.
Going north of Rio offers you the option of thousands of kilometers of deserted and dazzling beaches where you can discover sea turtle conservation projects, spend a few days buzzing along the coast or on giant sand dunes in jeep or try some exciting watersports. Jericoacoara is a great place to practice kitesurfing and offers a super relaxed rest on the beach away from the crowds. Moving inland from the beautiful coast and its boutique hotels and private villas ideal for family groups takes you to a vast expanse of dense rainforest, a bright world of flora and fauna along the Amazon River, in search of pink dolphins and piranha fishing.