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RECIFE & FERNANDO DE NORONHA

Presentation

Art, history and nature is the summary of this wonderful tour. Ideal for those seeking immersion in the heart of Portuguese and Dutch colonization, mixed with the paradise that is the archipelago Fernando de Noronha.

Attractions

History & culture in the Brazilian birth place
Walks & activities to look for the island hidden treasures
Fauna & flora observation through scuba-diving inititation or
History – Culture – Nature – Scuba-diving – Ecotourism – Fauna & Flora – Gastronomy

Roadmap –  7 days

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DAY 1 : RECIFE – OLINDA / ARRIVAL
International / domestic flight arrival at Recife airport (schedule and flight number to confirm). Reception at the airport and private transpotation to the hotel. Check-in, installation and rest of the day at leisure to explore the quaint city of Olinda.
Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 2 : RECIFE / CITY TOUR & BRENNAND INSTITUTE
At 09:00, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Private visit to Recife in the neighbourhoods of São José, Santo Antônio and Recife Antigo. In order to discover the city’s origins where the Dutch and the Portuguese architecture met. Stops at ground zero, at the Golden Chapel, which walls are covered with gold cedar leaves; at the Santo Antonio Convent, its vaults and its hand painted tiles; at the São Pedro Square and its bridges built by the Flemish during the XVIIth century. Visit to the Municipal Market, and its Art Nouveau structure, where everything is sold, in a wide range of colours and flavours… Lunch in the market to taste the regional specialties. After lunch, the visit continues to the Francisco Brennand Institute, a prolific Brazilian artist who brings the public into his unique surrealistic universe. Walk into the gardens around the lakes and in the “castle” to discover a large collection of ceramic, and paintings. Return to the hotel by mid-afternoon. End of the day at leisure.
Entrance fees not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 3 : OLINDA / VISIT
At 09:00, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. Walking guided visitation of Olinda’s historical city centre. The little town known as the “eight hills city” was founded in 1537. It is the birthplace of the Portuguese dream in Brazil. The city is a gem, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Brazilian history and architecture is revealed through the narrow streets, colorful houses and the amazing baroque churches of São Bento and São Francisco. The lush vegetation, the clear blue sky and the ocean views complete the warm impression that prevails in Pernambuco for five centuries. Return to the hotel by morning’s end. Rest of the day at leisure.
Entrance fees not included. Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 4 : RECIFE – FERNANDO DE NORONHA
02H00, prior to take-off, private transpotation to the airport. Domestic flight Recife – Fernando de Noronha (not included, schedule and flight number to confirm). Upon arrival, reception at the airport and private transpotation to the hotel. Check-in, installation and rest of the day at leisure.
Meals not included. Night at the hotel

DAYS 5 & 6 : FERNANDO DE NORONHA / AT LEISURE
Days at leisure.
Several activities can be organised on the island. The exuberant nature and isolated location can satisfy the adventurer and the lazy ones…. Our suggestions:
Deep-sea fishing;
Boat tour; to the island main attractions;
Snorkeling and scuba-diving (baptism or certifications);
Buggy rental to self-discover the island;
Accompanied horse ride or trek on the island paths: Bay Trail, Capím Açú, …
Farniente, relaxation, and grilled fish;
Meals not included. Nights at hotel.

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