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Olinda, the Potiguara Indians and Pipa

If you are an old cities and history lover, we strongly recommend you to visit Recife and the colorful Olinda in guided city tours. Then you will follow by the coast towards Baía da Traição, an off the beaten track destination, with 90% of its territory inside the Potiguara Indian reserve. This itinerary icing on the cake is the Pipa village stay. One of the most beautiful seaside villages in Brazil.



  • Day 1: Recife - Olinda
  • Day 2: Recife
  • Day 3: Olinda
  • Day 4: Olinda - Baía da Traição
  • Day 5: Baía da Traição
  • Day 6: Baía da Traição - Praia da Pipa
  • Day 7: Praia da Pipa
  • Day 8: Praia da Pipa - Natal


Day 1: Recife - Olinda

Your Portuguese speaking driver will come to pick you up at Recife airport and bring you to your hotel in Olinda.

n.b 45 minutes' drive.

Included : private transport, transfer arrival

Day 2: Recife

Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel for a full-day city tour of Recife, the capital of the Pernambuco state.
First, you will head towards the Marco Zéro square, at the heart of the historical city center, which symbolizes the foundation of Recife by the Portuguese in 1537.
You will then cross Bom Jesus street, where is situated South America oldest synagogue – Kahal Zur Israël – which reminds us of the importance of the Israelite community in the city development.
After a lunch near Pátio de São Pedro square, you will visit the Capela Dourada, a Brazilian Baroque chapel with walls covered in gold built between 1696 and 1724. You will then enjoy a walk through the arborized Praça da República.
If you wish, you can also visit the famous Francisco Brennand workshop and Ricardo Brennand's castels and wax museum.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide

Day 3: Olinda

In the morning, your English speaking guide will come to pick you up to visit one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Brazilian colonial city.
You will first head towards Praça do Carmo square and the Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, which was built around 1580. You will then go uphill through the colorful streets to the São Francisco convent, before going to the Alto da Sé (the city highest spot). We advise you to come back to watch the sunset. Finally, you will go downhill to visit the Contemporary Art Museum located in a former jailhouse.
Drive back to the hotel.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, excursion (private), english speaking guide

Day 4: Olinda - Baía da Traição

You driver will pick you up at the hotel to bring you to Baía da Traição.

n.b. 3 hour's drive.
Included : private transport

Day 5: Baía da Traição

Free day in Baía da Traição.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Potiguara Indians culture.
We advise you to rent a buggy in the morning and drive towards the Lagoa Encantada and the Barra de Camaratuba beach. On the way, you will cross the Forte and Galego villages, where you will see traditional houses.
For hiking lovers, you will have many trails in the surrounding jungle to follow.

Day 6: Baía da Traição - Praia da Pipa

Your driver will pick you up at the hotel for you transfer from Baía da Traição to Praia da Pipa.
After a 2-hours’ dride, you will reach your destination: the vibrant Pipa village. Well-known from surfers around the world, it became a popular destination thanks to its beaches and wonderful landscapes.
You will have the opportunity to taste the local gastronomy in numerous restaurants, mainly located on Rua dos Golfinhos.
Included : private transport

Day 7: Praia da Pipa

Free day to enjoy Pipa beaches – such as Praia do Amor and Praia do Madeiro – and the surroundings.
You will have to opportunity to do buggy excursions along the coast, do some dolphin watching, surf lessons and kitesurf.

Day 8: Praia da Pipa - Natal

The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Pipa to drive you to Natal airport.

n.b. 1 hour ride.

Included : private transport

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