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Visiting the Peruvian Amazon rainforest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting the Land of the Incas. Yet, Peru also boasts lush, verdant jungles. The city of Puerto Maldonado represents one of the main gateways to Peru’s splendid tropical jungles where an unforgettable family adventure awaits you.

July 31, 2019

Puerto Maldonado: Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Peruvian Amazon rainforest

A vast region of more than 2.6 million square miles of dense forests, the Amazon spans across the South American nations of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Encompassing about 40 percent of South America, the Amazon basin approximates the size of the contiguous United States. Ready for more interesting […]

April 5, 2019

8 Interesting Facts about the Amazon Rainforest

interesting facts about the Amazon rainforest

Did you know that 95 percent of tourists who visit Brazil can’t wait to return? Or, that 98 percent of visitors rate Brazilian hospitality as some of the best in the world? If you’ve been longing for a Brazil family adventure but dreading the thought of applying for a Brazilian visa, we’ve got news for […]

March 31, 2019

Mark Your Calendars: Visa-Free Travel to Brazil Begins June 17th

visa-free travel to Brazil

From the stunning waterfalls and glittering subterranean pools of Chapada Diamantina to the verdant, intricate islands of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, Brazil proves rich in geography and biodiversity. A land of delectable cuisine, impossible architecture, and pristine natural landscapes, you and your kids will fall in love with this warm, welcoming nation. Ready for some interesting […]

February 26, 2019

8 Interesting Facts About Brazil

interesting facts about Brazil

Have you ever wondered which family travel destinations are best suited to your school-aged children? While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to travel with kids of various ages, there are definitely places and experiences better suited to some ages than others. School-aged kids, for example, are filled with boundless energy […]

January 19, 2019

Travel with Kids: 8 Places to Visit by Age 8

travel with kids

Where will 2019 take you and your family? We asked a few of our favorite family travel bloggers to give us their picks for the hottest travel destinations 2019. Each of these destinations offers one-of-a-kind, kid-friendly experiences. They also focus on sustainable tourism practices and giving back. The result? Transformational trips your whole family can […]

January 11, 2019

Family Travel Bloggers Dish on the Hottest Travel Destinations 2019

hottest travel destinations 2019

Winter comes with many exciting moments including time spent with loved ones savoring the holidays. The start of a new year makes us reflect on cherished memories while looking with hope towards the future. From our children’s next milestones to our future family adventure travels, where will the new year take us? Here are our […]

December 28, 2018

Family Adventure Travel in 2019: Our Top Destination Picks

family adventure travel in 2019

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we start our day in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro, where we meet local folks and spend a leisurely morning with the kids and teachers at Escola Santa Rita. Even though there are less than 200 families in this community, the […]

October 21, 2014

Amazon Adventure: Carnaval in Moura!

The sun rises at Madada. You’d think that all that excitement from the first day would have worn off a little bit after a restful night, but no. Their anticipation is palpable. After all, today we get to hike in primary forest and learn about the Amazon plants and wildlife. Before we leave for our […]

July 1, 2014

Our Amazon Adventure: Hiking in the jungle

The big day has arrived. The kids are anxious to get to the Amazon (and they wake up extra early, of course). Our group leaves the hotel in Manaus at 9:30am. The 180km ride to Novo Airao takes about two hours and, surprisingly, all the kids survived the trip without having to resort to ipads […]

April 29, 2014

Our Amazon Adventure: Welcome aboard the Jacaré-Açu!

Touring the Amazon RIver, the second largest river in the world.