Recife Vacation Packages
When on Brazil tours, consider a visit to the capital and largest city in the state of Pernambuco, Recife, a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name comes from the coral reefs that are located near the city’s shores.
Recife was one of the first areas to be settled by the Portuguese and remained a small port until the Dutch arrived in 1630. Dutch settlers greatly improved conditions in Recife but were expelled in 1654. Due to its location on the ocean, the city grew into a major trading centre dealing mainly in sugarcane and slaves. Today, Recife is known for medicine as well as for being a major player in software development. It is also becoming a popular tourist destination on a Brazil vacation package hosting some of the country's most stunning beaches.
There is much to see and do in Recife as the city houses several museums and historical buildings. Many people come to visit neighbouring Olinda, founded in the 16th century, the city’s historic downtown area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Recife has been nicknamed “the Venice of Brazil” due to the many inlets, canals and bridges that crisscross the city allowing for interesting walking tours. Within the city are well-developed hotels and restaurants that welcome tourists on Brazil tours. However, Recife’s biggest draw is its beaches, including Porto de Galinhas often voted one of Brazil’s best beaches.
Brazil Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Brazil tours.
Learn about the history and culture of Brazil, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brazil's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brazil for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Brazil tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Brazil tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours among many others.
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