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Full-Day Caruaru and Nova Jerusalém Theater Tour

Product ID: 24650
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Get right to the heart of Pernambuco's folk traditions in this full-day excursion to Caruaru and the Nova Jerusalém open-air theater. Rummage through the handmade treasures of Caruaru's street market and take your last supper on the stage.
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Portuguese, English

Pickup included

Please reconfirm your booking at least 48 hours in advance to establish your exact pick-up time and location. If the pickup service is not available at your hotel it will be at a nearby location.

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  • Appreciate the skills of real craftsmanship displayed at the Cararu Street Market and bag a treasure to take home
  • Meet some real characters at the center for figurative arts, Alto do Moura
  • Learn about the man behind the creativity, Mestre Vitalino, whose 50 years of sculpting has shaped the character of Caruaru
  • Visit the world's largest open-air theater at Nova Jerusalém and enjoy dinner on the stage
Full description
Uncover the essence of Pernambuco's folk traditions with this full-day excursion to the regional market town of Caruaru. Browse through the handicrafts at Feira de Caruaru, learn about the legacy left by legendary folk artist Mestre Vitalino, and take your seat at the world's largest open-air theater.

The tour will begin in Recife where you will be collected from you hotel and driven the 130km to the bustling town of Caruaru. First stop is the Caruaru market, Brazil's largest street market, which boasts an huge array of traditional handicrafts from the Agreste Highlands. Next you will visit Alto do Moura, recognized by UNESCO as the largest center for figurative arts in the Americas.

Last but certainly not least you will be taken to the city of Brejo da Madre de Deus, home to the almighty Nova Jerusalém open-air theater. Every Easter, the theater hosts an outdoor Passion of Christ performance which tells the history of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Finally, you will enjoy a delicious dinner on the stage of the Last Supper.
  • All transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Boa Viagem neighborhood hotels
  • Professional tour guide
  • Dinner
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip transfer to hotels located in Old Recife, Ilha do Leite, or Olinda

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Important information
Know before you go
Please reconfirm your booking at least 48 hours in advance to establish your exact pick-up time and location. All bookings must be made no later that 48 hours in advance.

Please note that due to the yearly performance of the Passion of Christ at Nova Jerusalém theater, this tour is not available during Easter Week.

From US$ 69.99 per person

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Gray Line Brazil

Product ID: 24650