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Things to do in Northeast Region, Brazil

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Amazon Jungle: 3- or 4-Day Tour at Ipanema River Guest House

1. Amazon Jungle: 3- or 4-Day Tour at Ipanema River Guest House

Enjoy an amazing adventure through the beautiful and diverse Amazon Jungle to the enigmatic Ipanema River area, spotting the unique Amazonian flora and fauna. Pension of the Ipanema is 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Manaus, an approximate driving time of 3 hours by car and speedboat. The Lodge is on the banks of the Negro River and has a guest lounge area, restaurant, and seating for up to 50 guests. Packages include accommodation, round trip transfer from Manaus, all meals (full board), and bilingual guided activities as outlined below. Day 1: 8:00 AM: Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to the port 8:30 AM: Speed boat ride passing through where the rivers Negro and Solimoes meet 9:00 AM: Transfer to the guest house, arrive at 11:00 1:00 PM: Lunch  3:00 PM: Go down the river and observe pink and grey river dolphins and other wildlife 7:00 PM: Dinner  8:00 PM: Cayman spotting Day 2: 8:00 AM: Breakfast  9:00 AM: Depart on a jungle hike and learn about rainforest plants 1:00 PM: Lunch 3:00 PM: Fishing expedition for peacock bass or piranhas (depending on the season) 7:00 PM: Dinner  Day 3: 5:30 AM: Rise early for a bird-watching sunrise tour 8:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM: Visit a native family and learn about their culture and various tropical plants 1:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM: Return trip to Manaus, or when choosing the 4-day option, depart for a guided overnight camping in the jungle  5:00 PM: Arrive at Manaus When the 4-day option is selected Day 4: 8:00 AM: Breakfast 10:00 AM: Return to the lodge 1:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM: Return trip to Manaus 5:00 PM: Arrive at Manaus The rooms feature mosquito screens, balcony nets, natural water showers, twin beds for up to 3 guests per room. Daily breakfast features a buffet with seasonal fruits and juices, bread, milk and coffee. Lunch and dinner feature grilled meat or chicken, regional fish, salads, pasta, rice, juices and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

2. Salvador: City Highlights Private Tour

Choose from 5 different itineraries to best fit your time in Salvador and your preferences. Explore the city's highlights on a private tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 4-Hour Cidade Baixa - Salvador Outskirts Tour Visit the lower city of Salvador and get to know the coastal area of Baía de Todos os Santos. Go to Dique do Tororó and enjoy a panoramic view of the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium. Next, see the beaches of Ribeira and the Itapagipe Peninsula and visit a tile-painting workshop. Taste a tropical ice cream at the traditional Sorveteria da Ribeira and head to the famous Senhor do Bonfim Church. Get a beautiful view of Montserrat Fortress and end your tour visiting Mercado Modelo, a major landmark of colonial Brazil where you can find a wide variety of vendors selling art and handicrafts. • 4-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour Learn about the rich history of Salvador by starting your tour at Santo Antonio da Barra Fortress and Lighthouse. Then, visit the monument to Brazilian Independence, and walk the UNESCO-inscribed Historic Center of San Salvador de Bahia, also known as "Pelourinho.” Visit the Jesuit Basilica Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assis, two of the most extraordinary religious buildings in Brazil. • 6-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Local Snack Make the most of your time and see the main sights in the city in this combo tour of the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours. Have a quick stop to try a crepioca (included) and taste a unique flavor of Bahian gastronomy. • 7-Hour Old Salvador with Pelourinho Tour & Salvador Beaches Live Salvador at its best and combine history with beach relaxation. This tour combines the Old Salvador with Pelourinho tour with some time to enjoy Praia do Flamengo and Stella Maris, two of the best beaches in Salvador. Lunch is not included. • 8-Hour Salvador Essentials Tour with Regional Lunch  Take the complete tour of Salvador combining the Cidade Baixa – Salvador Outskirts and Old Salvador with Pelourinho tours at a more relaxed pace with a stop for a traditional Bahian lunch (included).

Fortaleza to/from Jericoacoara Transfer

3. Fortaleza to/from Jericoacoara Transfer

Benefit from a private or shared transfer service to/from Jericoacoara and Fortaleza with daily departures, including holidays. Take a comfortable trip which lasts about 6 hours to/from Jericoacoara and Fortaleza. In addition to the comfort of your transportation, be accompanied by a tourist guide that will give you information and tips of main sights of Jericoacoara. This service is the guarantee that you will arrive at your destination, with a company that has experience in the journey and will be able to provide you with important information about your trip.

From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

4. From Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Paradise Island Daytrip

Depart Salvador and journey by ferry to Itaparica Island. Then take a short drive to the city of Valencia, and continue by speedboat to what is affectionately known as "The Hill" by Bahian locals. On arrival at Morro de São Paulo, discover beaches of white sand, crystal-clear waters, coconut trees and dense Atlantic forest. Relax in the off-beat location, characterized by beaches with numbers instead of names. Experience the friendly village atmosphere, where cars are forbidden and the hospitable people hang out in the bars and restaurants. Take part in optional activities such as horseback rides and zipline adventures, or just wander among the many enchanting sights. Suitable for all ages and tastes, Morro de São Paulo is home to cheerful dancing and cocktails on the beach. Join the locals and drink caipirinhas, or dip your toes in the calm waters of the ocean. Alternatively, you can take the 2-hour catamaran direct from Salvador to Morro de São Paulo if you want more time on the island. There is also the option to spend the night at Morro de São Paulo should you wish to linger a little longer at the end of the day. Return to Salvador in the late afternoon if you don't want to take advantage of this option.

Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Island Transfer Service

5. Salvador: Morro de São Paulo Island Transfer Service

Make the most of your trip to Morro de São Paulo Island and avoid the stress of planning your travel to or from Salvador. With your pre-booked transfer service, enjoy pickup from your Salvador hotel or the airport, then sit back and relax as your driver does all the work. After pickup from Salvador before 1:15PM, enjoy a ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle to the maritime terminal. From here, board a shared boat that takes you over to Itaparica Island. Once there, relax during the 2-hour car drive to Valença city followed by a 15-minute shared speedboat ride to Morro de São Paulo Island. The return journey takes the same route back.

Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

6. Salvador: African Heritage & Acarajé Tasting 4-Hour Tour

Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, has maintained the evidence of its African heritage, introduced by the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil. During the Portuguese colonization, the Bay of All Saints was of fundamental importance as the main export site in the Southern Hemisphere, from which products such as Brazilian sugar and Bolivian silver were shipped to Europe. On this 4-hour tour you’ll learn about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy by visiting key historical sites in the city of Salvador. The tour begins at the Fort and Barra Lighthouse at the port of arrival for enslaved Africans. Continue to the Tororó dike and see the monument dedicated to the legacy of African religious heritage and the worship of Orixas. The next sites you’ll visit are located in the Cidade Baixa (lower city), where you’ll take in important historic locations marking the presence of Africans in Bahia and Brazil. In the historic downtown area, you’ll visit the Afro Museum of Benin, where the collection highlights the African perspective in the formation of Brazilian identify and culture. You’ll also stop at the Church of the Rosary of the Blacks, the first Black Christian religious brotherhood in the New World. The tour concludes with a visit to the Casa do Benin Museum, one of the main African cultural centers in the state of Bahia.

From Fortaleza: Morro Branco, Fontes, & Canoa Quebrada Beach

7. From Fortaleza: Morro Branco, Fontes, & Canoa Quebrada Beach

Your first stop will be in Morro Branco, about 50 miles (85 km) from Fortaleza, where you will walk through the beach and see the main feature of Morro Branco which includes the cliffs with colorful sands, formed by years of erosion caused by wind. After that, you will do a brief visit to Fontes Beach, in Beberibe.  The last stop is at one of the most popular and visited beaches in Ceará, Canoa Quebrada. The red cliffs and the lifestyle of the natives give the old fishing village of Aracati, 175 kilometers from the fortress, a different energy from anywhere else. Canoa Quebrada is famous for being home to Broadway do Nordeste, a street diverse in cultures and types of gastronomy. When arriving in Canoa, head to the beach shack with all services you need. The rest of the time will be free for you to enjoy the beach, take a great swim in the sea, and taste the wonderful local cuisine. The return of the tour takes place around 4:00 PM, with expected arrival in Fortaleza at 7:00 PM.

Maceió Sightseeing City Tour with Frances Beach

8. Maceió Sightseeing City Tour with Frances Beach

Located in the charming and historic municipality of Marechal de Deodoro, Praia do Francês is one of the most beautiful and trendy on the south coast of the State of Alagoas, the waters vary in color, from turquoise to dark green. The beach offers two types of seas, one side is protected by a coral reef, forming a beautiful and extensive natural pool that captivates its visitors to an attractive sea bath, while the other side is the part frequented by surfers from all over Brazil because it offers big and tubular waves in its day. And to enjoy the local delicacies, the Tropical Restaurant has an excellent infrastructure with a privileged view of the seafront and offers a varied menu with delicious typical regional dishes. (lunch not included). Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s main tourist attractions including which includes the traditional shopping District, the Museum of Image and Sound, the Maceió Commercial Association, Praça Marcílio Dias, Praça Visconde de Sinimbu, Praça Dom Pedro II, the Legislative Assembly, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, São Gonçalo do Amarante Viewpoint and Chapel, The Praça Floriano Peixoto, the Church of Bom Jesus dos Martírios, Governor’s Palace. So pretty much all the interesting points of interest within the city. These and many other beautiful city features await you. The tour also offers a visit to the rich and beautiful handcrafted work of local artists at the Pavilhão do Artesanato, located on Pajuçara Beach.

From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

9. From Salvador: Praia do Forte & Guarajuba Beach Daytrip

Your full-day tour of the north coast of Bahia begins with a visit to the urban beaches of Salvador. Continue along the picturesque Coconut Road to the Forte Beach, located at the edge of the Sapiranga sustainable rainforest conservation site. In addition to admiring beautiful beaches, natural pools and a charming fishing village by the sea, you’ll visit the turtle sanctuary and learn about marine conservation projects. See artwork and handicrafts produced in the region as well. Enjoy a break for lunch by the beach at Guarajuba, known for its coconut palms and inviting crystal-clear waters.

From Jericoacoara: Preá Beach and Paradise Lagoon Tour

10. From Jericoacoara: Preá Beach and Paradise Lagoon Tour

Discover the highlights of the stunning coastline around Jericoacoara, with round-trip transport from the city. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 9 am to start this full-day activity through the beautiful landscapes near Jericoacoara. Stop for a photo at the Tree of Laziness, an amazing tree that grows horizontally by the sea. Pass by Praia do Preá, a traditional fishing village where the local culture is still preserved. Continue to Lagun Beach and relax in turquoise water. Stroll through the local forest to reach your next stop, Lagoa do Paraíso. Take time to relax and swim in this beautiful place. Finally, stop at the sand dunes for amazing photos on the way back to Jericoacoara, where you will be dropped back at your hotel. The tour ends at 03:30 PM

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What people are saying about Northeast Region, Brazil

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 410 reviews

Very nice excursion very well organized and excellent support. The guide picked me up at 05:00 in the morning there were already people on the bus, then they took us to the port to take the ferry. As soon as we arrived on the island a bus was waiting for us then we took an hour and 10 minutes by bus, then we took a boat that took us to Morro de São Paulo island the trip by boat lasted about ten minutes. We arrived around 09:00 on the island. The guide gave us a lot of explanations on the island on the things to see, on the different beaches. We left the island of Morro de São Paulo at 3:30 p.m. to arrive at the hotel around 7:30 p.m. I am very happy with the excursion. I highly recommend it, especially since the beaches of Morro de São Paulo are magnificent, they have very fine sand, the water is warm and the color of the water is very beautiful, turquoise blue, crystal clear green. I had a very nice day.

Great tour, The guide we had Marcos was very knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount of time to see the places we visited at each stop. We did the 6-hour tour and it was definitely enough time to see the key landmarks if you are just there for a weekend getaway! I would book again!

Best tour we had on our entire Brazil vacation! Barros was very knowledgeable about the local history and fauna. Got to meet some legit river residents and had some very delicious fish overlooking the river at Ilha Branca. I would highly recommend this tour!

A truly unforgettable experience. Antonio and Adriano were lovely and extremely knowledgeable guides. It's not a hugely glamorous experience but it's one I would recommend to anyone who is able to do it

Everything went according to plan. Very nice place.