A few weeks ago we went on our first Brazilian adventure. Now, it wasn't the Amazon, so "adventure" may be a stretch, but it was a lot of fun. We went to Foz do Iguacu - which is a national park that holds a very large expanse of waterfalls. It puts Niagra to shame. Eleanor Roosevelt visited once and said, "Poor Niagra!"
It was beautiful, even if it rained the whole time we were there. We stayed at the Belmond at Cataratas, which is the only hotel inside the park, and literally across the road from the falls. The hotel was beautiful and the food was great. And they all spoke English, which was kind of a relief not to have to struggle through Portuguese. Although, he is becoming quite fluent.
We took the kids to the Bird Park that was just outside the park and it was really great. They had all kind of birds. And even though they were in "cages" or large open areas, the park itself was huge. Lots of stuff to see!
There is a tour you can take in a boat that basically drives you into the waterfalls. We figured they wouldn't let the kids on.... but they did!