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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival at Recife International Airport (REC) (D)

  • Arrive at the Recife International Airport (REC)
  • Private Transfer – Airport / Hotel and Check in after 2 p.m. at Hotel Grand Mercure Recife Atlante Plaza. Must submit flight information the latest 15 days before check in date.)
  • 8 p.m. Welcome Dinner and highlights of the Dream Trip. Diner featuring 3 Menu options. (Includes one soft drink per person). Located inside of the hotel; Name: Aurora Restaurant.

Day 2: City tour and cultural exploration in Recife and Olinda

  • 6 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 9 a.m. we’ll depart the hotel going to explore these two amazing cities, Recife and Olinda.
  • At first, a panoramic tour of Recife, including the three islands (Recife, Santo Antônio and Boa Vista), Maurício de Nassau bridge and the Republic Square (where the Government Palace, the Teatro Santa Isabel and Palace of justice). Reound trip transportation in our private airconditioned vehicle.
  • Once we reach Olinda, considered a Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You will visit the Alto da Sé, with churches of Sé and Mercy, while enjoyng featuring the most beautiful view of the cities of Recife and Olinda.
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included).
  • In continuation, After lunch you will continue visiting the Rum “Cachcaça” agingwhile stored in oak barrels.Learning about the process o making and aging of this brazilian popular drink.

Day 3: A day at your leisure

  • 7-10:30 a.m.: Brazilian breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant.
  • A day at your leisure.
  • Overnight at the Recife Atlante Plaza hotel.

Day 4: Excursion to Igarassu and Itamaraca Island.

  • Breakfast at 7:30 am. After leaving around 8:15, you will be headed to Sítio Histórico de Igarassú, where you will find and visit the oldest Catholic Church in Brazil, circa 1535, called the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian.
  • SeguintoYou will also visit Itamaracá, there will be time for swimming in the sea of calm, warm and crystal clear Atlantic waters.
  • Near the beach, you will visit the Fort Orange, (built in 1631 by the Dutch. It has undergone several changes over the centuries and in 1938 was declared a Historical Patrimony.
  • Lunch (not included) at sea shore, where you experience a typical and regional cuisine from the northeast region of Brazil.
  • After lunch you will visit the Project Marine Manatee where you can see up close manatees, raised in tanks for the preservation of the species.
  • Evening at the hotel.

Day 5: Transfer from Recife to Porto de Galinhas in Ipojuca. Check in at Gran Mercure Summerville Resort.

  • 7-10:30 a.m.: Brazilian breakfast buffet at the Aurora Restaurant.
  • Free Morning preparing for check out.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Check out of the hotel and transfer from Recife to Porto de Galinhas.
    You will either need to eat lunch (on your own) before leaving the Recife Atlante Plaza at noon or wait until you arrive at the Grand Mercure Summerville (around 2 p.m.).
  • Brazilian dinner buffet at Sete Mares Restaurant at Summerville resort.
  • Overnight at Gran Mercure Summerville Resort.

Day 6: Day at your leisure.

  • 7-10:30 a.m.: Brazilian breakfast buffet at the Sete Mares Restaurant.
  • A day at your leisure.
  • Lunch and dinner buffet at the Sete Mares Restaurant.
  • Overnight at Gran Mercure Summerville Resort.

Day 7: Day at your leisure

  • 7-10:30 a.m.: Brazilian breakfast buffet at the Sete Mares Restaurant.
  • Lunch and dinner buffet at the Sete Mares Restaurant.
  • A day at your leisure.

Overnight at Gran Mercure Summerville Resort.

Day 8:  Breakfast and transfer to the Airport.

  • 6 – 10 a.m. Breakfast at the Sete Mares Restaurant.

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport will run from morning until 2 p.m. If you decide to stay later, you must arrange for your own transportation back to the airport.