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Recife - Porto de Galinhas (6 days / 5 nts)  From $N/A

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Day 1: Arrive in Recife
Arrival at Recife airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight.

Recife - Aerial viewCapital of the state of Pernambuco in the Northeast, Recife is known as the "Brazilian Venice" due to its many channels, waterways and innumerable bridges that resemble the famous Venice of Italy. It is the major entry point to the Northeast, with regular flights to all major cities in Brazil as well as European cities such as Lisbon, London and Frankfurt. The city has an excellent culinary scene serving delicious international cuisine as well as succulent fish dishes typical of the region. Fresh coconut water is found on almost every corner. Close to the capital is Piedade Beach and traveling further away lie the untouched beaches of Tamandare, Sao Jose da Coroa Grande, Maria Farinha and Porto de Galinhas. The sun shines brighter in Recife than anywhere else in Brazil its beaches are undoubtedly among the loveliest in the Northeast.

(Included meals: NA)

Day 2: Recife - Porto de Galinhas - Olinda
Breakfast. Half Day City Tour Recife / Olinda. Departure transfer from Recife to Porto de Galinhas. Overnight.

Panoramic tour passing by Boa Viagem beach, the center with its colonial districts, its old churches, its rivers and bridges. In Olinda, the "Humanity Cultural Monument" (tkt not included) with its convents, narrow streets and colorful houses. From "Alto da Sé" you have the most beautiful view of Recife, its islands and deep blue water. Optional Lunch. Duration: 4 h.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Porto de Galinhas
Breakfast. Free day to relax or explore the area on your own. Overnight.

Porto de Galinhas - View of Porto de GalinhasOnce you understand the origin of the name you will understand why it is a part of Brazil history. In the past, Porto de Galinhas was formerly used as a slave landing port. Nowadays, it is a fishing village only 2.5 Km away from the hotel. A place that has kept its characteristic rustic fishermen architecture, but also attractive bars, refined restaurants, great nightclubs and fantastic natural pools made up of millenary reefs and water temperatures averaging 25 °C. Porto de Galinhas offers its visitors a diversified leisure structure and trip facility to meet the needs of different types of clients. Water sports, trails, flying, trips to other locations, walks, and much more, all including the availability of specific material that can be rented for the different activities.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Porto de Galinhas - Maragogi
Breakfast. Full day Maragogi beach. Overnight.

Maragogi attracts visitors from Maceió and Recife it is a region with fine beaches surrounded by coconut trees and sunny weather all the year round. It offers calm-wave beaches, coral reefs and a huge natural pool known as Gales. Maragogi was initially a small village called Gamela. it was named as Maragogi after the river that baths the city. “Maragogi”, according to some historians, comes from “Marahub-gy”, or river of the Marauba tribes.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Porto de Galinhas - Carneiros
Breakfast. Full day Carneiros beach. Overnight.

Porto de galinhas - View of Porto de GalinhasAt just 90 km south of Recife, Carneiros is one of the locals favorite water sport beaches. These calm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and diving. Its broad sand beaches make Carneiros perfect for playing and sunbathing. The dense coconut groves surrounding Carneiros make it a beautiful representative of Northeast Brazilian beaches.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Porto de Galinhas - Fly out from Recife
Breakfast. Departure transfer from Porto de Galinhas to Recife airport. 

(Included meals: breakfast)

Price includes:
Transfers, tours, daily breakfast, ground transportation as indicated on itinerary, excursions with English speaking local guides. Other meals as specified each day. Services in private basis unless it is indicated as shared.

Price does not include:
Airfares, airport departure taxes, hotel taxes (from $2 - $6 USD per night depending on hotel), meals not mentioned in the itinerary, personal expenses (laundry, beverages, telephone, etc).

Important:
3* hotels = Supplement apply from Jan 1 - 31 & Jul 1-31, 2012 (5 nights min stay)
4* hotels = Supplement apply from Jan 1 - 31, 2012
5* hotels = Supplement apply from Jan 1 - 31 & Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2012

Notes:
- Prices in USDollars, minimum 2 passenger/s.
- A supplement will apply for solo travellers.
- Official English / Spanish speaking local guide on tours.
- Triple rooms with 2 beds only, hotels don´t guarantee 3 beds.
- Specific properties may be replaced for others of same quality.
- Check in at hotels is normally at 3pm. Check out at 12.00 (noon)
- The order of the itinerary may be altered according to flight schedules.
- All prices may vary on special holidays, Easter week and/or long Weekends.
- Services in shared basis (SIB) only available from 7 am to 8 pm. Arrivals and departures out of this schedule will require private services.
- The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational and/or weather reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route and visits, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.
- Category of hotels is based on standards of the country (only to be used as a guide). One star being the most limited of services and, five stars having superior amenities and closer to international standards.
- Domestic flights are not included in the package price because their prices vary unpredictably and can only be fixed at the time of reservation.
- Please note that availability for the suggested properties have been consulted; however, no holds have been placed, therefore this option is still subject to availability, which can change at any time and without notice.
- Upgrades are available such as superior room types (at some hotels), different hotels, additional activities during free time, transfers in SUV or 4x4 vehicles, charter flights, helicopter transfers and additional tours for a supplemental cost.
- Remember to contact  directly the embassy or nearest consulate to reconfirm this and if there is any other special requirement to enter the country (ies).
- We strongly recommend that prior to travel you purchase an appropriate travel insurance policy to cover delays, cancellation charges, cancellation of services, loss or theft of luggage or personal effects, medical expenses, accident and others. One option to try: http://www.columbusdirect.com/index.cfm?sourcecode=latdis
- Also please note: In some cities like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo etc the hotels charge a Tourism City Tax (per room and per night), on behalf of the Conventions Bureau. Prices vary depending on hotel category, from USD$1.50 to $6). These taxes are not included on hotel rates and may change without previous notice. (Hotels charge this tax directly).