We brought our littles (3yo, 2yo, and 1yo) on the four-day excursion (including overnight in the rainforest) and every one of us had an experienced that was above and beyond any trip we have ever taken. The guides are sweet with kids and our littles already miss them. The schedule is comfortable and we could get naps in every day, and that’s without paying for a private guide. They take your preferences and needs into consideration. In our case, we love to swim, and they made sure to stop at great swim spots every occasion possible, like at sunset every single day. They accommodated when our toddlers were too tired to do the full trail hike after the overnighter outdoors. They provided a heavier-duty life jacket to our 3yo who prefers to sit at the front of the boat at all times, and they made sure he had a great time fishing for piranha and let him hold the baby cayman we found on the banks! The food is delicious and there are several nutritious and authentic kid-friendly options. They went out of their way to provide my daughter with cold milk for breakfast, which is outside of their custom and was very special for her. My favorite aspect of the tour was how respectfully and patiently they treated our children. We parents could enjoy ourselves and let our kids be kids without having to worry about annoying the adults around. They had a great time being kids, seeing animals and incredible plants, going on adventures, and swimming!!
I recommend bringing cash tips for the native visits, rubber rain boots, long sleeves and long loose pants to avoid bites, rain jackets, three times the amount of repellent you think you’ll use, a huge jug of water and plenty of snacks for the room if you travel with kids. Meals are at 7am, noon, and 7pm, which was less frequent than my littles were used to eating. Also, we brought water wings for our kids as it’s impossible to swim without floatation devices in the middle of a river. Also, I bought a bar of laundry detergent for R$2,00 before the trip and I’d recommend hanging clothes on the rails outside from Day 1. It’s very humid and warm and muddy if you’re having lots of fun like we did!
Oh, it was just fantastic. I am so glad we made this bold plan, and the kids truly rose to the occasion and had even more fun than I thought possible from planning it. It really raised the bar on all of our family trips and adventures from now on. Highly recommend! Just do it!