The Best Beaches in the World
10 days/9 nights
wish to enjoy the most beautiful beaches in Brazil head to the north-east of
the country, to the state of Pernambuco. Turquoise ocean water, pearly white
sand beaches and palm trees on the coast are waiting for you! The best resorts
of Brazil including Porto de Galinhas, are located here. In Pernambuco you can
visit the National park located on the unique Islands of Fernando de
Fernando de Noronha offers you beauty of nature, picturesque scenes and the
best beaches in the world (according to the 2020 Tripadvisor version)!
Incredibly clear water and variety of
marine fauna have turned the archipelago into the Mecca for divers.
Day 1. Recife
Flight to Recife. You will be welcomed and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Recife, located at the estuary of the Capibaribe river, on the Atlantic coast, is the capital of Pernambuco and one of the largest and most important cities on the northeastern coast of Brazil. Recife is known as Veneza Brasileira (Brazilian Venice) because of its numerous canals and bridges. Average annual temperature is 26°C, with limited variation. This lively city, originally founded by Dutch colonizers, is both a city of business and a holiday destination, with vibrant culture, magnificent temples, luxurious mansions historic buildings. Neighboring Olinda was colonized by the Portuguese and its cobble stoned streets and colored houses make a nice contract for Recifes canals and Dutch style buildings. In the suburbs of the city there are beaches where you can relax on the pristine white sand or have a lot of kinds of activities. Numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops create a pleasant atmosphere for visitors to enjoy themselves. Recife also offers a wide range of activities for lovers of night life.
Day 2. Recife
Breakfast at the hotel. A full-day sightseeing tour in Recife and Olinda is awaiting you.
You will visit the three sectors of the city center: Recife, Santo Antonio and Boa Vista. You will see the Mauricio de Nassau bridge, the Republic Square which is surrounded by the Governor's Palace, the Santa Isabel Theater and the courts, and the Casa da Cultura, a beautiful building constructed in the 19th century. At first this building homed a prison, but now it is a center of regional culture where you can buy local delicacies or souvenirs at handicraft shops.
After Recife city tour you will drive to Olinda, a charming town of colorful houses, artisan studios and a wealth of history. Olinda was known as “little Lisbon” which translates into a richness that in 1982 turned it into a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You will visit the monuments of architecture: the Church of Mercy, St. Benedict monastery, the Church of the Savior which is located at the highest point of the city, on the hill of Alto da Se. The views over the coast from the Alto da Sé are stunning. Olinda is also known for its Carnival, with its parade of Bonecos Gigantes (Giant Puppets of Olinda).
Day 3. Porto de Galinhas
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the hotel in Porto de Galinhas. Time to relax.
The town is located in the south of the state, 60 km far from the city of Recife. The town is famous for its magnificent beaches, which are considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Clear turquoise water, pure white sand and palm trees on the coast add a unique flavor to this old colonial town.
Day 4. Porto de Galinas
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.
The coast of the state of Pernambuco is famous for its natural pools formed in the coastal waters during the low tides, and don’t miss the chance to swim with the underwater inhabitants along the corals in these natural pools. For surf lovers there are perfect beaches where the waves in any weather are high and can reach even up to 2 meters. You can just relax on the beaches, but also windsurf and jetski. The island of Santo Alexio, widely known among professional divers, is located a few kilometers from the coast. The resort is also famous for its skatepark, where several skating championships have been held. Maracaipe beach is popular with surfers, and it hosts the world surfing championship. Muro Alto is a huge natural pool formed by reefs over the years – a natural aquarium full of colorful fish and no waves at all. Numerous restaurants and cafes always offer fresh fish dishes. Lovers of night life will find a lot of entertainment in Porto de Galinas, including traditional shows, bars and discos.
Day 5. Fernando de Noronha
Transfer to the airport of Recife for your flight to the Islands of Fernando de Noronha. The beaches on this island have repeatedly won the Most beautiful Beach in the world award by tripadvisor and other channels! You will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and rest.
Day 6. Full -day tour in Noronha
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have a fascinating 4x4 off –road island discovery tour. You will see the best beaches and the most interesting places on the island. First you will visit the historic Vila dos Remedios: the Governor's House, the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Forte dos Remedios. Then you will go to the beaches at Suest Bay (a turtle feeding area), Praia do Lean (named after the lion-shaped rock formation), Dolphin Bay trails, and Sancho. Hundreds of dolphins live in Baia dos Golfinhos. The next stop is Baía dos Porcos, which is the smallest of Noronha's signature beaches and has just 30m of golden sands divided by dark volcanic rocks facing fantastically colored waters. It offers sensational panoramas of the Morro Dois Irmãos and gentle waters for swimming. The Sancho Beach has been the most beautiful beach in the world for 2 years. The excursion will continue to Porto Santo António, where you will visit San Pedro chapel on the hill, Buraco da Raquel and the old building of Air France, which was used by the first Aeropostale seaplanes that crossed the Atlantic to connect Europe with South America. At the end of the tour you will have an opportunity to enjoy some more beaches: Cacimba do Padre (popular with surfing), Baía dos Porco and Praia do Bode. Return to the hotel.
Day 7-8. Diving
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the port for boarding diving boats. Let’s start for diving activity (this can be substituted by snorkelling, visit of more beaches or boat tours). Fernando de Noronha is considered one of the best places for diving not only in Brazil but also in the world. Rich marine life, colorful corals and a wide variety of species make diving in Noronha an incredible adventure. In warm (about +27) crystal - clear water diving at a depth of 30 and 40 meters can be easily performed even without a neoprene suit. The divers will be divided into groups depending on participants’ qualification. Certified divers will be given a short lecture on the diving profile and safety procedures, as well as equipment assistance. The lecture for beginners will focus on the operation of equipment, and basic concepts of safety when diving. The certified divers will be divided into groups of 4 people with 1 instructor / guide, and the beginners will have one instructor per person during the entire diving session. We divide vessels into certified and non-certified ones, so that they can have scores depending on their experience and international safety standards. After a diving session you will be offered snacks and drinks. Return to the port. After disembarking you will be transferred to your hotel.
Duration: 3-4 hour / duration of diving: 30-40 minutes.
Day 8-9. Fernando de Noronha
Free days. Relax, enjoy the numerous beaches, have additional diving hours, take a boat trip or go trekking.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Recife and your onward flight.
The price of the program includes:
Flight Recife - Fernando de Noronha- Recife
Accommodation in hotels 4* ( including breakfast)
Excursions according to the programme(with an English-speaking guide)
Transfers with a driver
The price of the program does not include:
o International flights
o Meals not mentioned in the program
o Additional excursions
o Personal expenses