Family Travel in Brazil
Would you like to discover South America’s largest country with your children by your side? Our bespoke family vacations offer a wonderful and exciting stay for every member of the family. You can look forward to an attractive program for children and adults with excursions in the Atlantic Rainforest, paradisaical beaches, sandboarding in the dunes, boat tours on the Rio Amazonas, experiences of indigenous cultures, and other great activities.
Below You Will Find Our Most Popular Family Tours in Brazil:
On this nine-day journey of self-discovery you will experience the state of Bahia in its most varied forms. In a rental car you will travel along the Cocoa and Dende coast from Salvador to Itacare. On the way you will discover paradise-like beaches, colonial towns, mangroves, and the Atlantic Rainforest. Active travelers in particular will get their money's worth with various outdoor activities during this tour. Bahia is considered the cultural center of Brazil and impresses all with its Afro-Brazilian traditions in gastronomy and music.
If you want to get to know this huge country in a comparatively small area, this round trip to the most beautiful and varied highlights of the state of Rio de Janeiro is just right for you. Travelers will cover the species-rich Atlantic Rainforest, Copacabana, Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, and gain insight into the colonial history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Paraty. On a boat trip you will also visit the bays, fjords and small islands, snorkel, and swim. Experience 9 days in the most beautiful places of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) is located approximately 71 miles (115 kilometers) from Curitiba and is by far the most beautiful place the coast of this area has to offer. The island is ideal for nature lovers and hikers. As 90% of the land is within a preservation area, Ilha do Mel is a great place to wander through unspoiled nature and enjoy gorgeous beaches. The island is free of cars, which means you need to walk, rent a bike, or take a taxi boat to get around.
Explore the well preserved and one-of-a-kind nature of Ilha Grande, the most famous island in Brazil. The majority of Ilha Grande is a national park and offers its visitors heavenly beaches, the never-ending Atlantic Rainforest, and breathtaking natural scenery in all directions.
Experience the city that many Brazilians consider to be the most loved in the whole country. Much of the city is located on the island of Santa Catarina, which offers stunning nature and a high quality of life. Let yourself be fascinated by the island and its dreamy beaches, Atlantic Rainforest, and dramatic coastlines. During your trip you will explore the historic city center, and some of the natural highlights like the dunes of Joaquina and the beautiful Campeche beach.
Our Amazon Expedition Cruises on typical Amazonas boats give you a unique insight into the breathtaking flora and fauna of this gigantic rainforest ecosystem. Various tours of 3 to 8 days duration provide unforgettable experiences and adventures. With your experienced English-speaking guide, you will enjoy daily excursions such as canoe tours, piranha fishing, rainforest hikes, and visits to small Amazon villages. Wildlife observation is a particular highlight, and with luck, you could spot pink dolphins, otters, monkeys, caimans, sloths, and many bird species, all in their natural habitat.
Already decided a family vacation in Brazil is for you and the kids? Then please contact us directly for a bespoke, non-binding offer. One of our specialized travel consultants will get in touch with you and will be happy to put together an personalized itinerary according to your wishes.
Planning a Family Vacation to Brazil
We organize every step of your family vacation in Brazil, so you don't have to worry about anything. Of course, you will always also have plenty of free time for spontaneous, independent experiences with your family.
Upon arrival in Brazil, one of our English-speaking guides will be waiting for you and will provide you with all the important information. For your family vacation, we pre-check all accommodation to ensure it is suitable for children, so the whole family will feel at home during your stay. Brazil is extremely child friendly, and you will find a warm welcome and great kids’ facilities in all the options we offer. The excursion program and children's activities are tailored to the whole family, and we offer different options depending on the age of your children.
We place great emphasis on outdoor activities to show both children and adults Brazil’s unique nature. It is important for us to help you create unforgettable moments for every member of the family.
During your Brazil family vacation, your guide will always be available as your first contact for any questions and information, but your travel consultant will also be available 24h via our emergency contact number.
Vacations with Children, What to Consider?
If your child is younger than 18 years of age and will travel to Brazil alone or accompanied by just one parent, Brazilian law requires written authorization from both parents/the non-traveling parent. This authorization can be requested by airlines and bus companies, and is also obligatory for hotels and pousadas in Brazil.
Currently, there are no mandatory vaccinations for entering Brazil, but we recommended that you consult your doctor or a travel health professional before traveling long distances with children. You can find further travel medical information here.
Which Regions Are Suitable for Family Travel in Brazil?
A great destination for a Brazil family vacation is the colorful state of Bahia. Your journey will begin in the cultural metropolis of Salvador da Bahia and then lead you through the Atlantic Rainforest to the Cacoa coast with its beautiful beaches. You can expect exotic dishes, comfortable, family-run accommodation, and varied excursions including many exciting children's activities.
If you prefer to explore the south of Brazil, a family trip to Santa Catarina is right for you. A choice of deserted or activity-packed beaches, a stay on the “Magic Island” of Florianopolis, excursions into the Atlantic Rainforest, boat tours, and exciting experiences in nature all await you and your family.
A family tour to Paraty and Costa Verde also promises unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Together with your children, you can discover the Atlantic Rainforest, plant trees, and try traditional Brazilian recipes. In Rio de Janeiro you can visit all the famous landmarks, such as the Christ the Redeemer statue or the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. To top it off, car-free Ilha Grande, with its spectacular beaches, is always worth a visit.
A great option for families with older children is a boat expedition on the Amazon. You will gain a unique insight into the breathtaking nature of the Amazon Rainforest on a typical Amazon boat. Together with an experienced English-speaking guide, you can choose from a range of different daily excursions. These include canoe tours, piranha fishing, rainforest hikes, and visits to small Amazon villages.
FAQs about Family Travel in Brazil:
What makes a tour for families different from other trips to Brazil?
With family tours, we attach great importance to curating a program that is tailor made for children according to their ages. This allows us to create unforgettable experiences for the whole family and memories that you can treasure long into the future.
Are the guides specialized in traveling with children?
Wherever possible, we choose guides who are experienced in traveling with families. The guides and tour leaders contribute their own ideas on how to make every day trip a special experience for children and at the same time give parents the opportunity to relax and unwind during their Brazil vacation.
What is the room occupancy on a family vacation in Brazil?
On our family trips, we always try to work with hotels and pousadas who can accommodate at least 4 people in one room. This does become a little more difficult if a suite with 2 separate bedrooms is required. This kind of division is less common in Brazil, but many accommodations offer two rooms with adjoining doors.
What are the special highlights for children in Brazil?
Brazil offers many beaches, lakes, and rivers where families can spend relaxing hours or days. There are also tropical and subtropical rainforests with plenty of options for plant and animal spotting, as well as hidden waterfalls and many other adventures.
In Brazilian cities, children can expect the colorful hustle and bustle of a new culture to observe and absorb.
Can a standard tour also accommodate children, or must we book a special family tour?
Yes, our standard tours and travel packages in Brazil can accommodate children. If necessary, we can slightly adapt the program to make the tour more suitable for children.