10 daysActivity Level
EasyYour family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.
8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Visit Brazil, the largest country in South America on this expansive family vacation. Starting with the massive Iguassu Falls, continuing on to the charming coastal town of Paraty and ending in the colorful city of Rio de Janeiro, you are sure to fall in love with this amazing country.
Recommended Age: 8+
See Iguassu Falls from Brazil and Argentina
The incredible, mesmerizing, and powerful Iguassu Falls are a natural wonder and seeing them from all angles in Brazil and Argentina only amplifies the experience.
Explore the Best Sites in Rio de Janeiro
Relax on the beach at Copacabana, stand in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue, and journey to the top of Corcovado Hill for an amazing view of the city.
Take a Traditional Cooking Lesson
Everything in Brazil is done with flare and passion, and learning how to use spices and flavors to create a delicious meal during a cooking lesson with Chef Simone is no different.
Relax in Paraty
Paraty is a beautiful beach town and whether relaxing on its quiet beaches or cruising around the bay on a private boat, paradise is at your finger tips.
Visit a Quilombo Settlement
Slavery was abolished in 1888, but before that day could come, escaped slaves created thousands of hidden societies and this particular settlement is still inhabited by direct descendants of the original settlers, or quilombola.
Fly to Brazil
Brazilian Side of the Falls
Take a guided walk around the Brazilian side of the falls, which offers the widest, most panoramic views of the expansive, intricate, and gorgeous waterfalls.
Argentinian Side of the Falls
We’ll have a full day today to explore the Argentinian side of UNESCO World Heritage Site Iguassu Falls, through an aerial, interactive experience.
Guided Tour of Historic District
Walk around the historic city center of Paraty, a Portuguese colonial city dating back to the 18th century and served as a port during Brazil’s Gold Rush.
Meet a local artist and spend some time learning about his craft. The art of ceramics is beautiful and mesmerizing; don’t be surprised if it turns into a new hobby at home!
Learn about the country’s difficult history of slavery on our visit to a quilombo, a settlement created by escaped slaves that still flourish today. Many of the people living in these communities are descendants of the original quilombola.
Boating in the Bay
Enjoy a fun day on the water as we take a boat out for a day of adventure. We will stop for lunch at an island restaurant. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing when we anchor in Paraty’s beautiful bay.
Hike Sugarloaf Mountain
We’ll hike up Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views of Botafogo Cove, Guanabara Bay, and the Copacabana seafront. We’ll head back down the mountain in a more relaxed fashion, catching a ride in a glass-walled cable car.
Corcovado Mountain (Christ the Redeemer)
Take a train ride to the the top of Corcovado Mountain and get face-to-face with Christ the Redeemer, an iconic symbol of Brazil that’s a stunning site to behold. This is also a wonderful place to get sweeping views of the city!
Learn the art of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art combining elements of dance, acrobatics, and music that remains an important part of the country’s cultural heritage.
Cooking with Chef Simone
Visiting the teaching kitchen of Chef Simone, a vibrant, energetic Brazilian woman who’ll help us make some scrumptious local dishes is a treat that everyone’s tastebuds always remember!
We’ll dine at a Churrascaria, where meat is cooked “churrasco” style, the Brazilian version of a Barbeque. There’s no need to get up for seconds; the food will be brought right to our table for us to eat as much as we’d like!
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
08/03-08/12Adult $6090PPTeen $6090PPChild $5890PPInternal Air $300
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$200 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
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