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Fernando de Noronha: Catamaran Tour with meal and transfer

1. Fernando de Noronha: Catamaran Tour with meal and transfer

After getting picked up from your hotel, begin your tour at the Port of Santo Antonio, where you will depart for your tour of the secondary islands. Sail through crystal clear waters to reach deserted beaches and marvel at Morro do Pico, the highest point of the archipelago with a height of 321 meters. Follow the Dolphin Bay towards Ponta da Sapata and admire the views from Portal, a "window" with panoramic sea views. Make a stop at the most beautiful beach in Brazil, Sancho Bay, and snorkel in its crystal clear waters. Take a stroll along the sandy beaches and discover the area’s diverse fauna and flora. Then, enjoy an onboard buffet lunch overlooking Sancho Bay as you conclude your tour before enjoying a private transfer back to your hotel.

From Recife: Tour Olinda with Recife Antigo

2. From Recife: Tour Olinda with Recife Antigo

Visit Olinda, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1982, is a place to keep in memory: surrounded by palm trees, tall coconut trees, Atlantic forest and the sea as a backdrop, secular churches such as the Monastery of São Bento contemplates the itinerary, the street of Amparo with its ateliers of renowned plastic artists, the Largo da Misericórdia, and the highest point of the city the Alto da Sé, with its viewpoints of endless horizon. Already in Recife, visit the neighbourhood of Recife Antigo, the city literally started here, disembark at Arsenal, second most important square in the neighbourhood, you can visit the Embassy of Pernambuco (optional) to know a little of the diverse culture of the Pernambuco carnival, the street of Bom Jesus, elected by a North American magazine as the third most beautiful street in the world, we find there the Embassy of the Giant Dolls (optional) the famous giants that make up the joy of the Pernambuco carnival and still the religiosity of the Synagogue kahal zurI srael (Optional) is the first synagogue in the Americas, Following to Praça do Rio Branco, it is better known as Praca do Marco Zero, in addition to the beautiful architectural ensemble that makes up the square, we will see the Francisco Brennand Sculpture Park, a true open-air museum, the Pernambuco Handicraft Centre with its extensive variety of works of art produced by the state's master craftsmen, The tour also includes a pleasant walk through the important streets of this charming neighbourhood, viewing its architecture and old buildings, knowing its rich history, such as the beautiful Church of Madre de Deus and the Paço Alfandega on the bank of the Capibaribe River.

Olinda City Tour and Instituto Ricardo Brennand

3. Olinda City Tour and Instituto Ricardo Brennand

Depart Recife at approximately 11:00 and travel along the Boa Viagem-PIna coastal road to Olinda, passing Beberibe, the Capibaribe River and the zero kilometer mark of Marco Zero along the way. Upon arrival in Olinda, go to the square of Alto da Sé and visit 3 churches. Journey up to the viewpoint to take panoramic pictures of the historic city. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to purchase souvenirs of local crafts, or relax with some food and drinks if you prefer. Next, descend the hill of the Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy), strolling the narrow streets lined with colorful houses. Arrive at the former slave market of the Mercado da Ribeira and see the giant dolls used in the Olinda Carnival. Continue to São Bento Church, and end at the Ricardo Brennand Museum, where you can learn about the colonization of Recife and Olinda by the Dutch army.

From Recife : Tour for Porto de Galinhas

4. From Recife : Tour for Porto de Galinhas

One of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in Brazil, a year-round destination with crystal-clear waters and mild temperatures makes Porto de Galinhas the country's favourite We will arrive in Porto de Galinhas to a support point with structure to spend pleasant hours by the sea and everything can be done here: diving in natural pools, with the right to the company of colourful fish, enjoying the sun on a sun lounger, tasting the delicious delicacies of the sea, making friends with people from all over the world or circulating in the charming village full of bars, restaurants and shops where there is no shortage of souvenirs and handicrafts. During the day the tour, you can know by buggy (optional) the beauties of the beaches of Maracaípe, Pontal de Maracaipe, Cupe and Muro Alto, tour to enjoy the surroundings of this charming place, not forgetting, to make the unmissable raft ride, typical embacação of the northeast that leads to the natural pools according to the tide table of the day.

From Recife : Carneiros Beach

5. From Recife : Carneiros Beach

Praia dos Carneiros, in Pernambuco, is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and attracts the interest of many travelers due to its natural beauty. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a paradisiacal setting, surrounded by a beautiful sea full of natural pools. At Carneiros beach, we'll arrive at the support point on the seafront with excellent facilities to enjoy the day and the best of this exciting destination. One of the main attractions, apart from enjoying the natural beauty of the place, is the catamaran ride with stops for refreshing sea baths in clear, warm waters, as well as a fun mud bath on the banks of the Rio Formoso, which is said to be rejuvenating, isn't it? Let's find out! (Catamaran ride not included) Ending this contemplative tour with a stop at the famous 18th century São Benedito Chapel, a postcard of the destination, return to the support point and free time for lunch (optional) and to enjoy this paradise.

Recife: Airport to Maragogi Hotels Private Transfer

6. Recife: Airport to Maragogi Hotels Private Transfer

Meet your representative, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. Relax as your professional driver assists you with your luggage before helping you into your private vehicle. Settle into your seat, look through the maps and guides provided inside the car, and enjoy a comfortable ride straight to your destination. Experience the best of Recife by taking this relaxing private service in a clean and modern vehicle with free Wi-Fi service. A knowledgeable local driver is eager to make your arrival in Recife pleasant, enjoyable, and safe.

Recife Boat Tour with Transfers

7. Recife Boat Tour with Transfers

Depart from Boa Viagem, Pina or Piedade at 15:00 and cruise the waters of the Capibaribe River in Recife, known as the "Brazilian Venice" for its many waterways. Sail to the islands of Santo Antonio, Recife Antigo and Boa Vista, passing under 5 bridges: Bridge September 12 (Ponte 12 de Setembro), Maurício de Nassau Bridge, Bridge Manuel Buarque de Macedo, Elizabeth Bridge and the Duarte Coelho Bridge. Enjoy views of the city sights as you sail, including the Francisco Brennand Sculpture Park and Marco Zero Square, where a small marker indicates the spot where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1537. Admire the colonial facades of buildings such as the Paço Alfândega (Customs Palace) and Ginásio Pernambucano (Pernambuco Gymnasium). Continue past the Legislative Assembly, the Teatro Santa Isabel and the decadent houses of Rua da Aurora. Hear stories about Recife as you cruise, and end in Marco Zero Square, where you can take souvenir photos and shop for handicrafts in the old town.

City Tour Recife & Olinda

8. City Tour Recife & Olinda

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Olinda's Historic Colonial Center, where a picturesque cityscape awaits. Marvel at the colonial houses nestled amidst lush palm trees and the vibrant Atlantic jungle, all against the backdrop of the magnificent sea. As we explore the cobblestone streets that wind through the Historical Center of Olinda, you'll be immersed in a kaleidoscope of colors, with captivating houses adorned in vibrant hues that exude joy and warmth. Our first stop will be at the Monastery and Basilica of São Bento, where Brazilian Baroque Art comes to life, captivating our senses with its exquisite beauty. Continuing our adventure, we'll wander along Rúa do Amparo, a bustling street lined with artisan workshops and talented artists showcasing their craft. At Largo da Misericórdia and Alto da Sé, prepare to be enchanted by the charm and history that pervades every corner. Our next stop will introduce us to the famous giant dolls of Olinda, masterfully created by the renowned artist Silvio Botelho, whose creations bring boundless joy during the Carnival season. Venturing into the neighborhood of Recife Antigo, we'll uncover its hidden treasures until we reach Arsenal, the neighborhood's second most important square. Here, you'll encounter a vibrant hub of crafts and marvel at the architectural splendors of yesteryear. Join us on this captivating journey through Olinda's Cultural Center, where every step reveals a story, a burst of colors, and a deep connection to the city's rich heritage. Prepare to be captivated and let Olinda's charm leave an indelible imprint on your heart.

Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

9. Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

In this itinerary it is possible to know some tourist and historical points of the region. About 50 minutes away from Recife, the support point Catamaran Praia Beach Club, located in Praia do Capitão, has an incredible structure and delicious cuisine. Once there, it is possible to take a water tour (optional), a must see to discover the famous Coroa do Avião Island. Islet located in Igarassu, the oldest city in the state, it is possible to enjoy a delicious bath in the sea. On this water tour, we also have the opportunity to visit the island of Itamaracá, where we can observe Forte Orange and learn about its history, which began in 1631. It's impossible to talk about Itamaracá and not remember the ciranda, a popular dance from Pernambuco, often played at carnivals, in which you can even take the risk of learning a few steps. In addition to the catamaran tour, it is possible to venture on a guided quad bike trail (optional) to discover the viewpoints in the region and Vila de Nova Cruz. The North Coast has all this to offer you!

Tour to Porto de Galinhas

10. Tour to Porto de Galinhas

Enjoy an unforgettable tour departing from your hotel in Recife to Porto de Galinhas, one of the main postcards of the southern coast of Pernambuco. Just 60 km from Recife, its natural beauty captivates visitors, combining landscapes of coconut trees with the blue sea of warm waters. Here, you will experience all the tranquility and natural beauty of one of the most traditional fishing villages. The options are endless: shop in souvenir stores, swim in natural pools, and enjoy the company of colorful little fish. Relax in the sun on a lounger while savoring delicious dishes and typical drinks from the region. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this unique journey. Reserve your spot now and embark on this unforgettable adventure!

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