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Tours Under R$250

May 20, 2009
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Day Tours

The Day Tour to Carneiros is a tour to one of the most unspoiled tropical beaches in Brazil.The area has long expanse of palm tree lined beaches and shallow warm waters that offer ideal bathing conditions.  Could anything  be more perfect?  Well, maybe the natural pools within the reefs, excellent for snorkeling and teaming with tropical fish that feed from your hand.  The day will include  a boat trip, the opportunity to take a clay bath, and to enjoy a drink at a bar situated in the mangrove, a spectacular scene that feels it should be inhabited by dinosaurs.

The Day Tour to Porto de Galinhas Beach Hopping by Buggy is a guided tour. You will be taken to Porto de Galinhas by car or mini-bus. Once there, we will be met by a buggy driver, and a day of beach hopping will begin. During the day you will visit the natural lagoons and swimming pools along the coast at Muro Alto, in Porto de Galinhas center, and at Maracíape. You will also take a flat bed boat trip into the mangrove, the breeding grounds of seahorses and other wildlife. Lunch will be at a local restaurant serving good quality national and international dishes. You will also have the chance to browse the art, craft and souvenir shops briefly, but our focus will be on beach hopping.

Porto de Galinhas on a Budget is is designed for backpackers or travelers on a budget. It is a guided tour that will use public transport between Recife and Porto de Galinhas. The tour will visit the natural lagoons and swimming pools along the coast at Muro Alto, in Porto de Galinhas center, and at Maracíape.  You will also take a flat bed boat trip into the mangrove, the breeding grounds of seahorses and other wildlife. Lunch will be at a local restaurant serving good quality local dishes at prices that are excellent value for money. You will also have the chance to browse the art, craft and souvenir shops briefly, but the focus will be on beach hopping.

Walking Tours

The Olinda 1-Day Tour through the historic streets of this UNESCO World Heritage center, stopping at many of the most interesting sites of interest. Each tells a part of the unique story of the city. It visits spectacular churches that date from the early 16th century, soon after Brazil was discovered. In them, can be found some of  the finest examples of Baroque workmanship of the Portuguese and Dutch colonizers. You will also see see the ateliers of artists, whose works reflect the folklore myths and legends, the darker stories of slavery, and the celebratory images of Carnival.

The Splendor of Recife Half-Day Tour visits monuments, palaces, a theatre, churches, public gardens and important buildings. Each tells a part of the history of Brazil, from its Colonial past under Portuguese and Dutch rule, to the birth of the Republic, and to the present day.

Religion, Incarceration and Independence Half Day Tour begins in Praça da Independência (Independence Square) before visiting nearby churches and a basilica dating back to the 17th century. It then goes on to the monument of Joaquim Nabuco, who campaigned to end slavery, and to a former prison house, now a center for arts and crafts. The tour will end in a historic cobblestone church courtyard, now a lively nightspot with bars that serve regional cuisine.

Commerce & Catholicism Half-Day Tour visits important churches on route to the city museum which is housed in a fortress built by the Dutch in 1630 to protect the growing commerce in the port of Recife. The tour will then visit Mercado de São José, one of the oldest public markets in Brazil where fish, meat, fruit and vegetables are sold alongside herbs and spices, nuts, flowers and just about any other household item imaginable. There is also a large selection of art and crafts, souvenirs and lace.

Recife Antigo Half-Day Tour visits the old bonded customs house now home to shopping centre Paço da Alfândega. Close by is a 17th century church. The  tour will continue through the cobblestone streets of the area to the Malakoff Tower, an old observatory that now hosts cultural events and exhibitions. Nearby is an open air museum are showing excavations of structures from the Dutch period. Next the tour will enter Rua Bom Jesus, formerly known as Jewish Street, home to the oldest synagogue in the Americas. Finally the tour will stop in Praça do Marco Zero, the Zero Point from which distances to all other cities in Brazil are measured. From here there is a view of the port side and the sculpture park of one of the city’s most important artists, Francisco Brennand, established to commemorate the new millennium in 2000.

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