The day will begin in Recife, where guests will be picked up from their hotels. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations. Today we will head to one of Brazil's earliest colonial towns, Igarassu
, the location of the church Igreja de Santos Cosme e Damiao
. Built in 1535, it is the oldest church in Brazil.
Next, we will head to Itamaraca, the exotic coastal island offshore from Igarassu, 84 kilometers of nature, history, and beauty. The island is a favorite location for water sports, and we will be free to indulge in a range of optional activities. We can investigate Forte Orange, built by the Dutch in the 17th century, and the Marine Manatee Center, a research and conservation center. For our pleasure, the tour also includes a catamaran trip to Coroa do Aviao, a sand bar and observation point for migratory birds. At the end of the day, we will head back to Recife, bringing an end to the tour.