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Tour highlights

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

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

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

Price includes

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation

Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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 and African influences.

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  • 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.

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  • Private transfer to Salvador airport for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

When to go

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July is one of the best times to visit
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Recife & Olinda
 
Penedo
 
Praia do Forte
 
Salvador
 
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