Enjoy the best views and learn all about the culture of northeastern Brazil on this 11-day tour.
Day 1 – Salvador.
Arrival in Salvador. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 2 – Salvador. (B)
Historical City tour: On this tour you will know the most important places of Salvador and learn about the history of the first capital of the colony of Brazil. We will see some of the touristic highlights of the city, such as: the Lighthouse of Barra, with a splendid view on the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, the Corridor of Victoria bordered by ancient trees, the Campo Grande square and a busy commercial area. We then arrive in the Historical Center, called so after the UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site. This place is a must for the visitors: a complete old neighborhood, called the Pelourinho, in the Upper City inside the bay, full of churches and magnificent colorful mansions in typical Portuguese colonial style that we will visit walking through the lively squares and cobblestone streets experiencing the local atmosphere and people that will not let you impassive.
Day 3 – Salvador. (B)
Day 4 – Salvador / Sao Luis. (B)
Transfer to airport. Arrival in São Luis. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
In the afternoon City tour in Sao Luis: A trip to the times of colonial Brazil. Its what you’ll live on this tour at the streets of the historical center of São Luis. In addition to the beautiful old center, which contains the most homogeneous collection of secular Portuguese architecture in Latin America, you will visit the two most scanic beaches on the island and learn about local people, legends, and folklore. Cobblestone alleyways, colonial buildings, stairways of stone, and dozens of important historical monuments that preserve the memory of a place that is considered “The City of Tiles and Mansions”. “Projeto Reviver”, that gave life back to a part of the historical center, today is an attractive visit card. The ancient Cânhamo Factory, transformed into a shopping center of the best handcrafting from Maranhão, the theatre, museums. In a short, the fascination and beauty of São Luis, the only Brazilian capital that have not started Portuguese, but French.
Day 5 – Sao Luis / Barreirinhas (Lencois Maranhenses). (B)
Transfer to Barreirinhas (4 hours of trip). Accommodation in a Pousada.
In the afternoon, departure in a 4x4 vehicle with ferry crossing over white sand trails, lakes and small dunes until we reach the Parque dos Lençóis - APA, where we will hike the Lagoa Azul circuit or the Lagoa da Esperança circuit (according to the period of the year ), with swimming in the pond and contemplating the beautiful sunset on the dunes. Then, in the late afternoon, we will return to Barreirinhas
Day 6 – Lencois Maranhenses. (B)
After breakfast, departure from the hotel to the pier and board a speedboat to the Rio Preguiças Circuit (APA - Environmental Protection Area). During the tour, we appreciate the landscape of typical mangrove vegetation and fauna of the region around the river. The first stop is at community of Vassouras local where the small lagoons are and a small community of riverside and capuchin monkeys that live there and interact with the visitor. Continuation to Mandacaru, small village that keeps the Lighthouse of Preguiças with 160 steps to enjoy a 360º view of the region with dunes, river, mouth, typical vegetation and the city. Finally, Caburé, a beach that it´s located between the river and the sea.
Day 7 – Lencois Maranhenses / Sao Luis. (B)
Transfer to Sao Luis. Accomodation.
Day 8 – Sao Luis / Fortaleza. (B)
Transfer out. Arrival in Fortaleza. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accomodation.
Day 9 – Fortaleza / Recife (Olinda). (B)
City tour: You’ll experience the full spectrum of the city, from young Fortaleza to old and experience first hand the diversity and beauty of the city’s well maintained historical buildings including: the Metropolitan Cathedral, Central Market, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum, the Martyr’s Square, the Center of Tourism, the Statue of Iracema, the Beach of Meireles with its famous crafts fair, the beach that shelters the Rafts Harbour of Mucuripe and the famous beach “Praia do Futuro”.
Transfer out. Arrival in Recife. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Olinda. Accomodation.
Day 10 – Olinda. (B)
City tour in Recife & Olinda: In Olinda, we’ll visit Alto da Se, there are the churches of Se and Misericordia. Experience a breathtaking view of the twin cities. In Carnival, revelers parade down the streets, following after traditional giant puppets like the Homem da Meia-noite (“Midnight Man”). They also join the town’s colorful carnival troupes such as Pitombeira dos Quatro Cantos and Elefante. In Recife we will visit the three sectors making up the city center: Recife, Santo Antonio and Boa Vista. See the bridge of Maurício de Nassau, Praça da Republica (flanked by the Governor’s Palace, Santa Isabel Theatre and the Law Courts) and the Casa da Cultura, a fine building dating back to the 19th century. Originally a prison, today this building is a centre for regional culture, with craft stores and local delicacies for you to indulge in.
Day 11 – Olinda. (B)
Transfer out to airport.