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Porto Galinhas Brazil tour - A beach lovers dream

Sand Dunes and Swimming Lagoons

Porto Galinhas Brazil tour

Route: Recife - Porto Galinhas - Recife

Your destination during this Porto Galinhas Brazil tour is one of Brazil's most beautiful beaches; 7 miles of sand lined with coconut palm trees. You'll spend three nights at a beachfront pousada in an exotic atmosphere. Porto Galinhas has always been of the Brazilian's favourite beach getaway locations. Once you visit the area you'll understand why Brazilians love it. During ebb tide, a wall of coral right off the coast creates the most beautiful natural swimming lagoons. The deep blue warm, clear water transforms the lagoons into delightful open air baths. Porto Galinhas is also located along the self drive route for our Brazil trip past coconut palms and fishing villages.

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Duration:

4 days / 3 nights
Departs daily

Accommodation: Traditional pousada by the beach - category 3 - photos 
(see our accommodation page for more details)
Price: £278 per person - based on 2 people sharing Includes: Transport, 3 nights in a double occupancy room with breakfast
Transport:

Round trip transfer from Olinda/Recife to Porto Galinhas

Excludes:

Other meals, peak travel season surcharge during the month of July

Day 1: Recife - Porto Galinhas

Depending on your travel plans you'll either be collected from the airport in Recife or at your hotel for the 1.5 hour transfer to Porto Galinhas. After driving for about 15 minutes you'll leave the city streets behind and you'll drive through rolling green hills covered with sugarcane plants. Porto Galinhas was once a small fishing village, but these days it's a thriving tourist town with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. Almost all of the hotels in this area are located along a long stretch of beach on the outskirts of town.

During this Porto Galinhas Brazil tour you'll stay at a beachfront pousada approximately 2km from town. The reception area and pousada's rooms are decorated with colourful cloths and other cheerful decorations. Your room will have air conditioning, television, a telephone and a mini bar. A hammock will be waiting for you on your balcony or veranda. 
Porto Galinhas Brazil tour - Go sightseeing by water
Porto Galinhas Brazil tour - The street scene

Day 2 - 3: Porto Galinhas

Enjoy Brazil's sun, sea and sand today. During Days 2 and 3 of this Porto Galinhas tour you'll have plenty of time for strolling on the beach, some light reading in a hammock or swimming in one of the natural lagoons off the coast. Small sail boats known as jangadas will take you to the lagoons. Grab a taxi cab into town for dinner. Local shops are open in the evening if you fancy an after-dinner stroll or want to have a nightcap at one of the local bars. You'll see images of chickens on buildings in the streets of the town in homage to the name of this town.

While in town, you can also hire a dune buggy - either with or without driver - to explore the surroundings. As you leave the inhabited coastline behind you and drive inland, you'll see a sea of sand dunes and palm trees. There's a remarkable sense of freedom as you fly across the sands in these open dune buggies. 

Day 4: Porto Galinhas - Recife

Sometime during the day you'll be collected from your pousada and taken back to Recife. Upon your arrival you'll be dropped off at your accommodation or at the airport, depending on the rest of your travel plans. 

After this Porto Galinhas Brazil tour ends you can continue on with our easygoing Recife and Olinda tour. If you're just starting out on your trip, you can also choose to fly to the Amazon for our Manaus jungle lodge trip, or continue on with one of our other tours.
Porto Galinhas Brazil tour - Dune buggy

Porto Galinhas Brazil tour - Accommodation (Click to enlarge)

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