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Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour

From US$ 22.16 per person

Explore the beautiful colonial town of Igarassu and the exotic island of Itamaracá on a full-day tour to experience the real side of Brazil. Sail by catamaran to Coroa do Avião sandbar to watch hundreds of migratory birds.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Your exact pickup location and time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the earliest colonial towns in Brazil, first settled in 1537
  • Enjoy optional water sports activities at Brazil's favorite water sport destinations
  • See beautiful migratory birds nesting on the sandbars
  • Sail by catamaran to the paradise islet of Coroa do Avião
Full description

Discover a more authentic side to Brazil along paths less traveled. The 8-hour sightseeing tour from Recife visits the colonial town of Igarassu and the island city of Itamaracá in the state of Pernambuco. Tours are available either as a group tour in Spanish and Portuguese or as a private tour in English. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the Recife area, journey 30 minutes north to the beautiful colonial town of Igarassu, one of the first towns ever settled by Europeans in Brazil. Next, explore the island city of Itamaracá, a tropical jewel of white sand beaches, palm trees, and mangles, just off the coast of Igarassu. Enjoy optional water activities at one of Brazil's favorite water sport destinations (extra charges apply). Explore the Marine Manatee Center to learn about these extraordinary mammals, and go to the 17th-century Fort Orange, built by the Dutch. Afterward, sail by catamaran to the paradise of Coroa do Avião sandbar and observe countless migratory birds building their nests.

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Roundtrip transfer to most hotels located in Boa Viagem and Piedade (Recife) or Porto de Galinhas
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance to Igreja Cosme Damião (approximately USD 2.00)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Tickets to attractions
  • Optional catamaran ride to the islet of Coroa do Avião
  • Due to ongoing renovation works in the Church of Saints Cosme and Damião, it is closed to visits indefinitely
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a swimsuit, sandals, a towel and hiking boots or tennis shoes
  • Your exact pick-up location and time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour. All bookings must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the activity date
  • · The tour depends on the conditions of the tide, so this activity can be rescheduled for the next day or canceled, according to the weather conditions
  • · Some churches, forts, and museums may be closed for visitation so the itinerary is subject to change
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Product ID: 24714