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Discover Northeast Coast
 

 

8  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

Interest:
Adventure
Historical
Archeology
Round Trips
Hidden Treasures
Beach
Featured
City Package





Proposal
 
 
 
Experience the best of this fascinating region: colonial architecture, exotic ecosystems, gastronomy, culture and spectacular coastal and inland landscapes whilst staying in charming friendly accommodation.
 
Proposal
 
1 Day - Recife & Olinda

Arrival at Recife and transfer to Olinda. If there is time you will do a mini-city tour in Recife, on the way to Olinda.

Check-in at Pousada do Amparo (a member of the "Roteiros de Charme Association" - an exclusive group of the most charming and stylish Brazilian hotels) located on Rua do Amparo in the historic center of Olinda. This beautiful city contains an impressive collection of colonial architecture, which has been declared "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
Dinner at your own expense.
Overnight at the pousada.
 
2 Day - Olinda & Recife

After breakfast, walking visit to the main churches and museums of the city and stroll down Rua do Amparo. This street is home to the ateliers of the foremost artists of Olinda - painters, sculptors and ceramists. This will be a good opportunity to acquaint oneself with and purchase works of art at accessible prices.

Lunch at your own expense.

Afternoon free to relax or enjoy the city on your own.

In the evening you will explore the traditional, historic neighborhood of Pernambuco's capital. Recife Antigo has recently been restored and transformed into a lively gastronomic and cultural center.

For dinner (at your own expense), you will be free to choose from a number of bars and restaurants located in that area.

Overnight in Olinda.
 
3 Day - Olinda - Cariri

A long but fascinating day! After breakfast you will visit Charles Darwin Ecological Refuge, situated in the middle of exuberant forest, our Atlantic Rainforest. On a short walk through the forest, guided by biologists, you'll learn more about the animals and plants of this endangered ecosystem.

You will then proceed to Itamaraca Island to visit Fort Orange, built by the Dutch in 1631.

Lunch (at your own expense) will be at the nearby beach, giving you the chance to swim in the relaxing waters of the estuary.

In the afternoon you will depart inland to Cariri, a harsh, spectacular region where small lakes and huge boulders decorate the granite hills. Prehistoric people and extinct animals (such as mastodons and sabertoothed tigers) once inhabited this land, and left their enigmatic mark for those who know where to look.

At Fazenda Pai Mateus, comfortable ranch, you may like to try the firewood sauna before dinner.
Dinner will be served in the tradicional Cariri way.
Overnight at the ranch.
 
4 Day - Cariri

In the morning, accompanied by a local guide, you will take a pleasant walk to "Saca de Lã", a unique and enigmatic rock formation.

Back to ranch to relax while waiting for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit to Pai Mateus Lajedo, an awe-inspiring landscape where 70 huge boulders scatter an area once inhabited by early tribes and later by a famous 18th century shaman. The sunset in this very special, mystical place is unforgettable.

Dinner and overnight at the ranch.
 
5 Day - Cariri - Pipa

Morning departure to Areia, a small colonial town where houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries have been preserved. You will visit an ancient small theatre (Teatro Minerva) built with European cedar wood, and a sugar mill from the time of slavery.

After lunch at a local restaurant continue to the fashionable coastal village of Pipa. In the way we'll do a soon stop around Passa e Fica city, to see Pedra da Boca (Mouth's Rock).

Arrival and accommodation in Tibau do Sul, a city 8km north of Pipa.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel.
 
6 Day - Pipa

After breakfast you will visit the Ecological Sanctuary of Pipa where you will take a short walk through the native forest that covers the ancient coastal dunes. Should there be a high tide there is a good chance of spotting marine turtles that come to feed in the bay. Ponta do Madeiro beach is stunning, often deserted and home to dolphins most of the year.

The rest of the day is free - to visit Pipa and it's shops, sunbathe at the Pousada's pool or read a book in your hammock.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel.
 
7 Day - Pipa - Natal

After breakfast you will proceed to Natal. On the way you make several short stops at: Nisia Floresta (to see a huge Baobab tree of African origin), Mirante dos Golfinhos (dolphin lookout - a sea cliff with a unique view of the coast), and the Cajueiro de Pirangi (considered to be the largest cashew tree in the world).

Arrive in Natal and check-in to the lovely Manary Praia Hotel (also member of "Roteiros do Charme" Association), located overlooking Ponta Negra beach.

Rest of the day free and meals on your own.

Overnight at the hotel.
 
8 Day - Natal & Northern Coast

Participate in an exciting buggy tour along the northern coast of Natal, up to Cabo de São Roque considered to be the closest point of the South American coast to Africa. Tide permitting, then take a boat cruise to the spectacular reefs of Maracajau where you may snorkel among colorful fishes.

Lunch is on your own, in Maracajaú or Jacumã.

Return to hotel.
 
9 Day - Natal

After breakfast, morning free.
Check out and transfer to the airport.
 
 
Observation
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.
4.Check with us for rates to groups till 44 people.

Included in the package:
*Transfers, tours, meals and activities as described in the program;
*Accommodation in standard double rooms;
*Specialized english speaking guide;
*Insurance

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

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.