Brazil is an excellent destination for family travel, particularly for families with older children and teens, or well-traveled younger children who are accustomed to some long car rides and air travel. Young explorers will delight in the exotic wildlife found in the Pantanal and Amazon, zipping around the base of Iguassu Falls in a jet boat and in learning about the colorful Orixas of Candomble, the Afro-Brazilian religion practiced in Bahia. Music is a huge part of life in Brazil and Wildland Adventures can arrange visits to Samba Schools during the off season or tickets to drumming and Capoeira performances. Coastal beach retreats welcome families with a variety of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and learning to surf. Or, consider Bonito in the Pantanal, a freshwater wonderland of clear lakes, rivers and caves where you can snorkel amid schools of brightly colored tropical fish.