Guests will be picked up from their hotels in Joao Pessoa hotels in the morning. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations. From Joao Pessoa, we will follow the seafront along the beaches of Tambau, Manaira and Bessa, before arriving at Intermares, stopping to visit a nesting area for sea turtles, where this endangered species attempts to reverse the detrimental cycle. Proceeding along the coastline, we'll pass the beaches of Camboinha and Formosa, reaching the port town of Cabedelo where we'll explore the colonial Fortress of Santa Catarina. This strategically positioned fortification was the city's primary defense against the Dutch who threatened the Portuguese rule of Brazil. Views from the walls offer postcard views of the ocean and beaches. We'll also see the official starting point of the Trans-Amazonian Highway. The return journey includes a stop for lunch (at the guest's own expense), with free time for sea bathing. Don't miss the chance to try the region's wide variety of freshly caught seafood dishes! We will get back to Joao Pessoa in the afternoon, and guests will be subsequently dropped off at their hotels to bring an end to this tour.
The Praia de Intermares is one of Joao Pessoa's many beautiful beaches. It is the site of a sanctuary and nesting ground for sea turtles, a place where this endangered species can attempt to repopulate itself in a safe environment.
The city of Cabedelo lies just to the north of Joao Pessoa, extending into the sea on a peninsula, acting as a shield for the inlet and river on the opposite side from the ocean.
During the colonial era, when Europeans were first settling in Brazil, the rival Portuguese and Dutch empires were often at odds, as they both held stake in the area. This Portuguese fortress was built at the height of this conflict.
Departure & Return
Free hotel pick up is available from all major Joao Pessoa hotels at 8:30am (aprox.). Please put your hotel name in the "Hotel Info" area when booking. Exact Pick up time and location will confirm later.
We recommend guests bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hiking boots or sneakers.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.