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£4,110 Per person
14 days
Includes flights
Includes vehicle hire
Includes hotels

A great trip for those perhaps returning to Brazil for a second trip or wanting something more off the beaten track, exploring some of the colonial and coastal highlights of the northeast in your own rented vehicle. Experience self driving and a sense of adventure are recommended! Visit the colonial towns of Olinda, Penedo and Salvador and spend time on the beaches of Maragogi and Praia do Forte to relax.

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the cobbled streets, churches and artisan shops of Olinda.

  • Spend an evening in Salvador to enjoy its lively atmosphere.

  • Relax on the some of Brazil's most deserted and stunning beaches.

Audley Travel specialist Rebecca

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  • Recife
  • Recife and Olinda
  • Recife
  • Praiagogi
  • Penedo
  • Praia do Forte
  • Salvador

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Recife and Olinda

International outbound flight , Recife , Recife and Olinda

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Recife. Arrive in Recife at any time today. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in the nearby colonial gem of Olinda.

Day 2 Recife and Olinda

Recife and Olinda

Free day to explore Olinda at your own leisure - the compact historic centre is beautifully preserved and easy to explore on foot.

Day 3 Praiagogi

Recife , Praiagogi

Today begin your self-drive adventure! Transfer to Recife to collect your car and take an easy, scenic drive down the coast to the unspoiled beach hideaway at Praiagogi.

Day 4 Praiagogi


At leisure at Praiagogi - a chance to snorkel in natural pools and walk along the pristine beach.

Day 5 Praiagogi


Second day at leisure in Praiagogi - you could hire a buggy to explore some other beaches, or perhaps arrange fishing or sailing.

Day 6 Penedo

Praiagogi , Penedo

Today you will drive about 185 miles (300 kilometres) to Penedo, stopping as often as you like en-route to enjoy the scenery & sample some local cuisine.

Day 7 Penedo


Free time to explore the small colonial town of Penedo, with its baroque churches and lively local market.

Day 8 Praia do Forte

Penedo , Praia do Forte

Drive south to Praia do Forte, a coastal town just north of Salvador.

Day 9 Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte

At leisure at the beach. Praia do Forte is a good spot for windsurfing.

Day 10 Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte

At leisure - there are water sports at the hotel or you could visit the Tamar Turtle project.

Day 11 Salvador

Praia do Forte , Salvador

This morning drive to Salvador airport to drop off the car. You will be transferred to your hotel in the historic centre, with its vibrant mix of Portuguese & African influences.

Day 12 Salvador


Today you will have a private guided tour of Salvador's highlights including a visit to the All Saints Bay and the resplendent Baroque church of Sao Francisco.

Day 13 International return flight

Salvador , International return flight

Private transfer to Salvador airport for your onward flight.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Graham

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