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Northeast Brazil Self Drive Adventure

13 days from CAD5,570pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

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.

Price includes

Fully insured vehicle rental
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  • Recife
  • Recife & Olinda
  • Recife
  • Praiagogi
  • Penedo
  • Praia do Forte
  • Salvador

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Recife & Olinda

Recife , Recife & Olinda

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 & Olinda

Recife & 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 Return home


Private transfer to Salvador airport for your onward flight.

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Recife & Olinda
Praia do Forte