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Discover Northeast NAT-REC


7  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

City Package

The coastline extends to thousands of kilometres of practically unbroken beach, much of it just as you imagine tropical beaches to be: white sands, blue sea, palm trees. This trip, totally off the beaten track, combines the force of a richly diverse popular culture that you will find reflected only in the texture of everyday life.
1 Day - Natal - Pipa

Depart from Natal at 8h00 to Pipa Beach considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil.

On arrival visit to Pipa Ecological Sanctuary, an area where the Mata Atlântica (coastal rainforest) covers ancient coastal dunes. During the short hike through the Sanctuary you will be able to enjoy seeing the native flora and fauna - including marine turtles in the bay.

After that you will go down to Ponta do Madeiro Beach to swim with resident dolphins (they are there 95% of the days) and relax on the white sands of this pristine place.

Check-in at a Pousada in Tibau do Sul, a fishermen village 8km North of Pipa.

Lunch is on your own.

Afternoon visit Chapadão - a barren cliff with an incredible view to the sea. Return to the Pousada.

Dinner on guests expenses.

Overnight at the pousada.
2 Day - Pipa

Free morning. We suggest clients to relax on the beach close to the Pousada or to take a more “active” program - a 6km walk from the small village of Sibauma to Pipa. This remote stretch of beachs and coloured cliffs is considered to be the most beautiful of our coast.

Lunch is on your own expenses at the Pousada.

Around 16h00 you will take a boat tour through the Guaraíras Lagoon to visit mangrove forests and tidal channels. The lagoon provides the scenery for an unforgettable sunset.

Next, you will visit the charming Pipa Village where guests will choose from among the many restaurants available to have dinner – on your own expenses.

Overnight at the Pousada.
3 Day - Pipa - Areia - Cariri

After breakfast, departure to Areia, where houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries have been preserved.

On route to Areia you will make a quick stop at a small town called Passa e Fica, located on the border between the states of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba. From the road, you will admire Pedra da Boca, a granite hill with a huge prehistoric shelter that resembles a human mouth.

In Areia, you will visit a beautiful theater built with European cedar wood and an old sugar mill from the slavery times.

Departure to Campina Grande Town for lunch. You will then proceed to a Ranch, situated in the middle of the Cariri Region. Relaxing in the swimming pool or firewood sauna are the activities suggested before dinner. Cariri style food will be served for dinner. Admiring the clear sky allows clients to experience the starry Sertão night (Sertão is the Brazilian equivalent to the "Australian Outback").

Overnight at the Ranch.
4 Day - Cariri

After breakfast you will take a pleasant short walk to “Saca de Lã” site. This unique rock formation resembles an enormous pile of wool packs. Nature or human made structure? We invite you to uncover this secret.

Return to the Ranch to relax in the swimming pool while waiting for a special regional meal lunch.

After a short rest you will visit a fantastic rocky landscape where 70 huge boulders are found scattered throughout an area once inhabited by early tribes and an 18th century “shaman”, called Pai Mateus. The mystical landscape brings different thoughts and emotions to everyone while we experience the spectacular sunset this privileged location has to offer.

Return to the Ranch for dinner.

Overnight at the Ranch.
5 Day - Cariri - Caruaru

After breakfast, departure to Cabaceiras - a typical Sertão village. Stroll through the streets, meet local hospitable people. This is also an opportunity to buy interesting handcraft goods made from goat leather.

Continuation to Caruaru town, check-in and lunch at a Hotel in town.

After a short rest you will visit Alto do Moura neighborhood to watch artists working with clay to make pottery art pieces.

Return to the Hotel for dinner.

Overnight at the Hotel.
6 Day - Caruaru – Recife - Olinda

Caruaru Town is known as the “handicraft capital of the Sertão”. After breakfasf you will visit what is consider to be the biggest open-air market of South America. There guests will stroll through the narrow walkways that cross the various parts of this incredible fair – handcraft goods of all kinds, regional fruits, cereals, meat, clothes and the intriguing “witches’ section”.

You will then proceed to Recife where you will have lunch – on your own expenses.

After lunch you will visit the atelier of Francisco Brennand, located in a restored brick factory. This internationally renowned artist, created a fantastic scenery, with more than 1000 pieces of art spread around the gardens and pools of this old factory (the atelier can be visited from Monday to Friday and is closed on weekends and holidays, so if it is closed we will alternatively be visiting the Museu do Homem do Nordeste).

Departure to Olinda. This beautiful historical town has a fabulous group of colonial buildings which UNESCO has declared as part of the “Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

Check-in at a hotel located in the middle of the historical town center.

Dinner is on your own expenses.

Overnight at the Hotel.
7 Day - Olinda

After breakfast, you will take a walking tour to the main churches and museums of Olinda ending at Amparo Street. This place concentrates the ateliers (small workshops) of the most important artists of Olinda – painters, sculptors and others. This is a good opportunity to see and possibly buy some works of art for good prices.

Lunch is by your own - at one of the many good restaurants of Olinda.

Return to the hotel.

Free afternoon. Clients can rest at the hotels' swimming pool or discover other many secrets of this lovely town by foot.

In the evening you will visit Recifes' recently restored historical neighborhood (Recife Antigo) where you will choose, among the many options, the restaurant of their choice to have dinner - at your own expenses.

Return to the Hotel for overnight.
8 Day - Olinda - Natal

After breakfast you will proceed to Charles Darwin Ecological Refuge, situated in the middle of an exuberant forest – the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Rainforest). There, on a short walk through the forest, guided by biologists, you will learn more about the animals and plants of this endangered ecosystem.

You will then proceed to Itamaracá Island to visit Forte Orange, an impressive fortification built by the Dutch in 1631 and restored along its history by the Dutch and Portuguese.

Lunch at a local restaurant and visit to the “Manatee Research Center” to learn about this highly endangered marine mammal species.

After that you will proceed to Natal. Approximate arrival time is 19h00. Transfer to your hotel.
Important Remarks:
1. The below mentioned rates are per person, valid until December'2010.
2. This package is not valid during Christmas, New Years, Carnival and Holidays.
3. From 1 to 4 persons services will be rendered in a Land Rover, for 5 or 6 persons it will be in a van.

Included in the package:
*Transfers, tours and activities as described in the program;
*Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners;
*Accommodation in double rooms.

Not included in the package:
*Air tickets and airport taxes;
*Personal expenses or extras;

What to bring:
Light weight pants, T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, sandals, good walking and/or old tennis shoes, windbreaker, sun hat, sun screen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, film, extra batteries, small first aid kit.