Northeast for Rebound Students


JULY 03th – HOST CITIES / FORTALEZA / JERICOACOARA

PLANE TICKETS: Contact Belo Brasil Tours intercambio@belobrasil.com.br and we'll search for the best options of airfares for you. No tickets shall be issued until confirmation of the trip, if in doubt please refer to Belo Brasil. If the student or family issue an airline or bus ticket without our permission, we are not responsible for costs charged by the airline/bus company in case there are any changes in travel dates.

Useful Hint:

• Have your cell phone fully charged;

• Have enough credit for an emergency.

Our phone numbers in case you need:

* Belo Brasil Tours (Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 06:00pm):

Phone: (31) 3282-2080

* Emergency number 24 hours (only during the trip):

Phone: to be informed.

Students will need to purchase flights to Fortaleza. Belo Brasil will confirm the instructions for the arrival schedule when the trip is officially confirmed.

After we arrive in Fortaleza, we will head straight to Jericoacoara.

Jericoacoara is isolated by dunes and rock walls and has one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil! It seems like a rustic fishermen village with streets of sand. There are dunes of up to 30 meters, coconut trees and lakes! It is a heaven!


 

JULY 04th - JERICOACOARA

Breakfast (included).

Yoga class at the beach.

Departure for the spectacular buggy riding through the beaches of “Jeri”, the sand dunes and freshwater lagoons, with stop for a great dive in the “Lagoa da Tatajuba” (included).

Lunch (not included) will be at the Lagoa. You can taste delicious fresh fruit juices as well as fried and baked fish. You can also bring your own snacks.

Dinner (included).

Forró Class!!!


 

JULY 05th - JERICOACOARA

Breakfast (included). We suggest you to wake up at early morning to see the sunrise!

Free day to rest at the hotel or walk and take sunbath in the beaches accompanied by one of the monitors.

Lunch (not included).

At the end of the day we will go up to the top of a dune to see the wonderful sunset! Jeri is one of the only places in Brazil where the sun hides in the sea!

Dinner (included).

Visit to the village at night to buy souvenirs and handcrafts! Enjoy the time and take a delicious graviola ice-cream!


 

JULY 06th - JERICOACOARA / FORTALEZA

Breakfast (included) and check out.

You can enjoy the morning hours to go to the beach in front of the hotel.

11:00a.m. – Departure to Fortaleza.

Capital of Ceara, Fortaleza has 34 km of beautiful beaches and many tourist attractions that attracts Brazilians and foreigners throughout the year. The city's motto (found in his coat) is the Latin word "Fortitudine" which in Portuguese means "strength, value, courage."

Lunch at bus stop on the road (not included).

06:00p.m. - Arrival in Fortaleza and check in.

Dinner (included).

We will visit the great Arts and Crafts Fair at the Orla da Praia de Meireles, especially the charming and beautiful hammocks of Ceara. One of the best craft fairs in the Northeast. Worth checking out!


 

JULY 07th - FORTALEZA

Breakfast (included).

10:00a.m. – Departure to the Cumbuco Beach.

45 minutes far from the city, Cumbuco is one of the most visited beaches in Fortaleza, because of its beauty and also the sand dunes.

Today you are going to enjoy yourself with many cool activities. Buggy ride (included) through the sand dunes with a stop in the freshwater lagoon to do "skibunda" (extra cost - get down from the sand dune sitting a board until you fall into the lagoon!).

Here you will also have a nice and beautiful horseback riding through the great and beautiful Cumbuco Beach!

Lunch (not included) at the beach.

04:00p.m. – Return to Fortaleza.

Dinner (included).


 

JULY 08th - FORTALEZA

09:00a.m. – Departure to City Tour.

We will visit the “Dragão do Mar” Cultural Center where the “Museu de Arte Contemporânea e Memorial da Cultura Cearense” is located. Then we will follow to the metal bridge, with a beautiful view of the city coastline from where we can see dolphins! It is a nice place for a delicious ice cream made from Brazilian tropical fruits.

Lunch (not included).

Dinner (included).

Free afternoon to relax or enjoy the pool facilities at the hotel.

Dinner (included).


 

JULY 09th - FORTALEZA / NATAL / PRAIA DE PIPA

Breakfast (included) and check-out.

08:00a.m. – Departure to Natal

Lunch at bus stop on the road (not included).

Time to do laundry or if you prefer you can go to the beach or enjoy the hotel facilities.

06:00p.m. – Arrival in Pipa and check-in.

Free time to relax at the hotel.

Dinner (included).

After dinner, you will have some time to walk through the charming village and see the handcraft and souvenir stores. There are some delicious ice-cream flavors here as well! Suggestion: Graviola!

Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, is emerging as a major tourist destination in Brazil. Its natural beauties, the hospitality of its people and tranquility make the city a perfect place to enjoy the summer.


 

JULY 10th - PRAIA DE PIPA / NATAL

Breakfast (included).

During morning hours you can enjoy the beautiful Praia de Pipa and you will also get the chance (to be defined by the trip coordinator depending on the sea tide) to take a surf class (optional, extra cost).

Lunch (not included).

01:30p.m. - Departure to the cultural city tour in Natal visiting the “Forte dos Reis Magos”.

In 1598 the fort was occupied by the Dutch between 1933 and 1654. It has a format that reminds a 5 points star with overlooking to the sea. There is the landmark of the discovery of Brazil.

Typical Northeast dinner with cuisine of “sertão” (included).

Return to Pipa.


 

JULY 11th - PRAIA DE PIPA / RECIFE

Breakfast (included).

Free time to enjoy a little more the hotel facilities.

11:00a.m. – Check-out and departure to Recife.

Lunch at bus stop on the road (not included).

06:00p.m. – Arrival in Recife and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner (included).

Hot sun, beautiful beaches, a sea of warm waters and very high spirits and joy! This is Pernambuco!


 

JULY 12th - RECIFE / PORTO DE GALINHAS

Breakfast (included).

09:00a.m. – Departure to Porto de Galinhas.  Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil!

With green, warm and clear water, with natural pools filled with colorful fish, Porto de Galinhas is excellent for snorkeling (only done at low tide) and raft rides (optional, extra cost).

Lunch (not included).

In Porto de Galinhas there is a charming village called Vila de Todos os Santos, with many gourmet restaurants and shops with beautiful handcrafts. It’s great!

04:00p.m. – Return to Recife.

Dinner (included).


 

JULY 13th - RECIFE

Breakfast (included).

08:00a.m. – Departure for city tour.

Cultural City Tour in the “Brazilian Venice”.

We will go through the neighborhood of Recife Antigo (streets with colorful houses), Parque das Esculturas, Praça da República, Marco Zero (downtown) and also the Casa da Cultura, an old prison that today serves as a handcraft fair.

Lunch (not included).

02:30p.m. – Visit to Olinda (World Historic Heritage City).

Old houses, churches and beautiful landscapes. This is Olinda, the cradle of Brazilian culture and also one of the most party cities of the country. All of its historic sites attract thousands of tourists. Not to forget the magic of the carnival, with its giant puppets, clubs of frevo, oxen, bears, masked people, maracatus and lots of joy!

Dinner (included).

Carnival Party (to be confirmed)!


 

JULY 14th - RECIFE / SALVADOR

Breakfast (included) and check out.

08:00a.m. – Departure to Salvador, the incredible capital of Bahia!

Lunch at bus stop on the road (not included).

09:00p.m. – Arrival at the hotel and check in.


 

JULY 15th - SALVADOR

Breakfast (included).

8:00a.m. - Departure for a wonderful boat ride to the Ilha dos Frades.

We will sail on the Baía de Todos os Santos with a stop for swimming in the semi-deserted beach of Ilha dos Frades. Bring your snack and we will have a fun picnic at the beach!

Lunch (not included).

04:00p.m. – Return to Salvador going straight to the hotel for a nice shower!

08:00p.m. – Dinner (included).


 

JULY 16th - SALVADOR

Breakfast (included).

08:00a.m. – Departure to Praia do Forte.

Visit to the important Tamar Project (it protects the sea turtles), at the famous Praia do Forte. With breeding tanks of turtles, visitor center, museum, charming souvenir shop, the Tamar Project is a success in the preservation of marine life! It is a good opportunity to learn more about the environment and get closer to nature.

At the end of this visit, we will take a walk on the charming village of Praia do Forte. With its colorful shops, ice-cream shops with tropical fruits ice-creams, coffee places and also the famous typical food from Bahia: Acarajé!

Lunch (not included).

02:00p.m. – Visit to the Historical Center of Pelourinho (it is a neighborhood with historical buildings of XVII and XVIII centuries, with narrow streets where it is located the first university of Medicine in Brazil.

Through the streets of “Pelô” (as it is affectionately called) you can find history, art, party... and lots of excitement! We will see the rich and beautiful “Convento de São Francisco de Assis” (built in 1702), which has the largest quantity of gold in Brazil, and the Museum of the Bahia writer Jorge Amado. Between an alley and another we are contaminated by the vibrant rhythms of the “axé” music, the “samba-reggae” and the african-brazilian rhythm! You can’t stand still!

The local lifestyle and its culture allow us to experience, as a native, this unique experience of a neighborhood inhabited mostly by descendants of black slaves from Africa that came to Brazil at the colonization period.

Curiosity: the name Pelourinho was borrowed from the columns where the slaves and criminals were whipped until the end of the nineteenth century. The pillories were disabled with the abolition of slavery.

Then we will visit the “Dique do Tororó”, where the sculptures of the 7 Orixás and the “Farol da Barra” are located. At the “Mercado Modelo” and the shops of Pelourinho you will find the original Capoeira Pants and also the real “berimbau” (sound instrument played at Capoeira Shows).

Dinner (included).

08:00p.m. – Folkloric Show (included) and trip’s closing meeting.


 

JULY 17th - SALVADOR / HOST CITIES

And our trip comes to an end... With it, we will take a load of wonderful memories of the cities we visited, the knowledge about the culture and regional differences in Brazil, as well as new (and beautiful) friendships!

Breakfast (included).

Return of the students.

Useful Hints:

• Have your cell phone fully charged;

• Have enough credit for an emergency.

Our phone numbers in case you need:

* Belo Brasil Tours (Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 06:00pm):

Phone: (31) 3282-2080

* Emergency number 24 hours (only during the trip):

Phone: to be informed.

Belo Brasil Tours wishes you many adventures (and happiness) always!

 

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