Add dates

State of Rio Grande do NorteOutdoor activities

Our most recommended State of Rio Grande do Norte Outdoor activities

From Natal: Pipa Beach Full-Day Excursion

1. From Natal: Pipa Beach Full-Day Excursion

After morning pickup from hotels in Natal, enjoy a scenic and relaxing 1.5-hour drive in an air-conditioned vehicle to Pipa Beach, consistently rated as one of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Along the way, stop for photos at the Guaraíras Lagoon viewpoint, gazing at the sea cliffs of Cacimbinhas. After arriving in Pipa, you’ll have 3-hours of free time to relax upon the unspoiled sands and swim in the clear, clean waters. Pop into town for lunch, before heading to another beach, the Praia do Amor, for 2 hours. After a full day of savoring the stunning beaches, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Natal. With options to select a group tour with a Portuguese-speaking guide, or a private tour with a Spanish, English, and Portuguese-speaking guide, cater the experience to your preferences and budget.

From Natal: Genipabu Dunes Buggy Adventure

2. From Natal: Genipabu Dunes Buggy Adventure

Begin with hotel pickup in Natal and ride past several beaches and lagoons onboard your buggy. The capital is widely known for its dunes, which evoke great emotion because of their unparalleled beauty and might. Cross by ferry from Barra do Rio to the Dunas Douradas, where the adventure ride begins. Enjoy a thrilling ride through the dunes before arriving at Pitangui Lagoon, where you will stay for around 40 minutes at the lagoon bar. Continue through the dunes to the Jacumā Lagoon, where you can opt to try "skybunda," a sitting sand-board experience, or "aerobunda," a kind of descending zip line which deposits riders in the lake.  Have lunch at a restaurant by the sea at your own expense. Depending on the tide, it is possible to extend the tour to Porto Mirim and Muriu before returning to your hotel in Natal.

Natal: Maracajaú Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

3. Natal: Maracajaú Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

Get picked up in the morning from your hotel in Natal, then set off on a 1-hour drive in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Parrachos de Maracajaú. Maracajaú Beach is known as the “Caribbean” of the Rio Grande do Norte state.  Choose between a catamaran or speedboat transfer out to sea. When you arrive at Maracajaú Beach, board your boat of choice and set off into the crystal-clear waters. Get kitted out with a snorkel mask and all necessary equipment and dive into the sea. Explore the region's famous Parrachos, which is a coral formation, and is part of the Environmental Protection Area. At low tide, you can dive into warm waters among many species of colorful fish. At the end of your snorkeling experience, return to shore and soak up the incredible views. Admire the beautiful scenery the area is known for including dunes, lagoons and a panoramic view from the beach to the Tereza Panza Lighthouse. If you choose the catamaran option, enjoy access to a beach restaurant serving typical food in simplicity and comfort. For the speedboat option, receive access to Manoa Water Park which includes a restaurant, seaside tables, swimming pool, and wet bar. Please note the price of food and refreshments is not included in either option. Finally, return to Natal and get dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

Natal and South Coast Full-Day City and Beach Tour

4. Natal and South Coast Full-Day City and Beach Tour

Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, is known as the "city of the sun" for enjoying sunny days almost all year round. The city developed between the Potengi River and the sea, sheltering impressive landscapes, marked by the contrast between the blue sea and the dunes covered by Atlantic forest. After pick up at the hotels, passengers continue their journey to enjoy the panoramic tour through the streets of the historic center. Afterwards, an optional boat ride on the Potengi River, to have a privileged view of the historic center, including the Reis Magos Fortress, the first milestone of the city. Perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean, this fascinating structure is sure to capture your amazement! Continuing onward, tourists are invited to an optional visit to the athlete-restricted areas of the Dunas Arena, including changing rooms, a warm-up room and even the field! To continue the tour, you will visit craft centers, where it is impossible not to be enchanted by the pieces of colored sand, embroidery and other typical artistic productions in the region. At the Ponta Negra Market, you can try cashew nuts prepared in different ways. Finally, tourists will enjoy the afternoon at Cotovelo Beach, where they will be able to taste typical dishes of the local cuisine while enjoying the warm waters of this enchanting beach.

Quad Tour in Natal

5. Quad Tour in Natal

Embark on an unforgettable Atv adventure starting from the comfort of your hotel in Natal, heading towards the captivating destination of Pirangi. This exhilarating tour provides you with the opportunity to ride an Atv, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide who leads the group. Before setting off, comprehensive instructions and training are provided on a test track to ensure your safety and confidence. Our first stop takes us to the enchanting Lagoa Alcaçuz, where you'll have 15 minutes to immerse yourself in its breathtaking scenery and even take a refreshing dip. The untamed beauty of this place never fails to captivate visitors. Moving on, our second stop is at the Yellow Lagoon, a protected area that doesn't allow entry. Here, you'll have the chance to experience greater freedom as you maneuver and accelerate the Atv to your heart's content. Our final stop is at the stunning Lagoa da Juventude, where you'll have 10 minutes to unwind and soak in the tranquil surroundings. In addition to these incredible stops, the tour takes you through stretches of dense forest and dazzling white sand dunes, adding to the excitement and variety of the experience. As the tour concludes, we'll return to the support point where you'll bid farewell to the Atv and board a comfortable van that will transport you back to your hotel. Get ready to embark on an adventure that combines adrenaline, natural beauty, and the thrill of driving an Atv, leaving you with cherished memories of this unique exploration in Pirangi.

Natal: Perobas and Punau Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

6. Natal: Perobas and Punau Beach Day Trip with Snorkeling

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Natal and sets off on the 1-hour drive in air-conditioned vehicle towards Parrachos de Perobas. Enjoy a thrilling speedboat ride to the snorkel site, learning about the region’s coral formation and Environmental Protection Area along the way. Upon arrival, put on your snorkel gear then cool off from the heat with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy 1.5-hours to snorkel in search of colorful fish and coral reef, and discover this fascinating underwater world. You can also admire the stunning coconut grove surroundings, which offer a luscious green contrast to the glistening blue sea. After your snorkel adventure, travel to the stunning Punau Beach where you can soak up the sun on the shore, go swimming in the sea or nearby lagoon, or explore the rolling sand dunes. You’ll also benefit from access to a local hotel where you can dine at the restaurant or participate in optional activities.

From Natal: Galinhos Day Trip

7. From Natal: Galinhos Day Trip

Take a day trip to Galinhos, a small village with one of the most beautiful beaches on the Brazilian coast. Located 160 kilometers from Natal, the beach is set on a peninsula with scenery that enchants everyone who visits. After morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, relax during the 2-hour ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Galinhos. Framed by sand dunes, salt pans, and mangroves, this area is a haven for wildlife such as oysters, crabs, and birds. Take a boat ride to admire the stunning landscape of salt flats and rolling dunes from the water.  Relax on the golden sand, and go for a dip in clear blue sea. At the beach, you can choose to enjoy optional activities such as a buggy ride or a horse-drawn cart ride. Stop at Galos and downtown Galinhos, before returning to Natal at the end of an incredible day out.

Natal: South Coast and Arituba Lagoon Tour

8. Natal: South Coast and Arituba Lagoon Tour

Set off on a 7-hour group or private tour and discover some of southern Natal's top destinations. Travel along the beautiful south coast, passing by by the fruit market in Pium, followed by a stop for swimming at the beautiful Cotovelo Beach. Then, head to Pirangi do Norte and see the largest cashew tree in the world, a point of pride for the local community. Note the large branches measuring over 1,640 feet in circumference. Continue with a visit to the fabulous Barra de Tabatinga, where you can take some spectacular photos. Finish your tour with a stop for some swimming at the Arituba Lagoon and Camurupim Beach, before returning to your hotel.

Natal: Day Trip to São Miguel do Gostoso

9. Natal: Day Trip to São Miguel do Gostoso

After a morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, take a ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to São Miguel do Gostoso. Your first stop will be to find out more about cachaça in the district of São José. Enjoy a cultural presentation explaining the whole process for a good-quality artisanal cachaça. Then, head to São Miguel do Gostoso, located 110 km northwest of Natal. Discover this little village that remains largely undiscovered by mass tourism, and enjoy an excellent wide, coconut-lined beach. Explore the village itself and observe the local way of life. Even enjoy access to a small bed and breakfast where you have the option to have lunch and access the pool. Head back to Natal after your relaxing day, being dropped off at your accommodation.

From Natal: João Pessoa Day Trip

10. From Natal: João Pessoa Day Trip

After a morning pickup from your hotel in Natal, take a 2.5-hour drive towards Paraíba and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle to João Pessoa during your ride. Arrive at the capital of Paraíba and discover its rich culture and stunning architecture. See well-preserved 16th-century Baroque buildings and the city's important landmarks. After your tour of João Pessoa's historic center pass through the beaches of Tambaú and Cabo Branco and Ponta dos Seixas, the most eastern point of Brazil. End your day to the sound of the ravel and bolero of the saxophone and a wonderful sunset at Jacaré beach before heading back to Natal.

10 activities found
Sort by:

You might also like...

Frequently asked questions about State of Rio Grande do Norte Outdoor activities

What are other things to do than Outdoor activities that are worth visiting in State of Rio Grande do Norte?

The other unmissable things to do in State of Rio Grande do Norte are:

Which State of Rio Grande do Norte Outdoor activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in State of Rio Grande do Norte

Want to discover all there is to do in State of Rio Grande do Norte? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about State of Rio Grande do Norte

The excursion itself was very nice except for the stop for swimming and lunch, the place was totally overcrowded and lunch was out of the question. Of course we walked to another restaurant.

Is a day to pipa including a stoppber os 4ñ3 hours in one resort close to the beach outside Pipa

Beautiful experience, complete tour, our biker Dannyel super friendly and fun