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Northeast Brazil self-drive tour

13 days from CAD6,800pp

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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:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 São Francisco.

  • Private transfer to Salvador airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

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

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Recife & Olinda
Praia do Forte

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