1. Colonial Igarassu & Island City of Itamaracá Full-Day Tour
Discover a more authentic side to Brazil along paths less traveled. The 8-hour sightseeing tour from Recife visits the colonial town of Igarassu and the island city of Itamaracá in the state of Pernambuco. Tours are available either as a group tour in Spanish and Portuguese or as a private tour in English. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the Recife area, journey 30 minutes north to the beautiful colonial town of Igarassu, one of the first towns ever settled by Europeans in Brazil. Next, explore the island city of Itamaracá, a tropical jewel of white sand beaches, palm trees, and mangles, just off the coast of Igarassu. Enjoy optional water activities at one of Brazil's favorite water sport destinations (extra charges apply). Explore the Marine Manatee Center to learn about these extraordinary mammals, and go to the 17th-century Fort Orange, built by the Dutch. Afterward, sail by catamaran to the paradise of Coroa do Avião sandbar and observe countless migratory birds building their nests.