with its population of 1,800,000 is Brazil's fourth
largest city. It is located on the Atlantic "Golden
Coast" of northeastern Brazil and like so many cities
with canals, is often called the "Venice of Brazil".
Recife has three main regions spread out over islands
and peninsulas connected by bridges. Like many other
Brazilian ports, the beaches are excellent and visitors
can choose among a wide variety - from crowded and colorful
to desolate and deserted.
This region of Brazil is steeped in full of Dutch history,
as these European colonists settled here during the
seventeenth century. Much of the attraction to Recife
revolves around its cultural riches, since many buildings,
monuments and museums reflect this significant era.
Not far from Recife is the well-preserved colonial town
of Olinda. Its many churches, convents and monasteries
offer insight to life in the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries when this town was a colonial capital.
of the available tours and/or shore excursions:
REC-1, Recife and Olinda Sights
REC-2, Colonial Recife and Casa da Cultura
REC-3, Full Day Igarassu and Itamaracá Island
REC-4, Southern Beaches
to these regular excursions from Recife, we also offer
a series of special Interest Tours in the state of Pernambuco.
Contact us for more information.