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Explore the town of Igarassu and the fascinating Island of Itamaracá.
Divided by rivers and bathed by the ocean, Recife is the city of the waters. The city takes its name from the wall of reefs that form a straight line along its coast.
This tour includes:
• Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
• English-speaking local guide
• Fort Orange
You will be picked up from the pier of Recife and head north, to the town of Igarassu, one of the first cities in Brazil. This small colonial town has a historic area and is the home of the oldest church still standing in the country, the São Cosme e Damiao church, built in 1535.
Continue on to Itapissuma, passing by a coconut farm on the way. From here you will drive to the Island of Itamaracá, home to lovely, long beaches and glorious palms. In the center of the island, you will find the ruins of slave huts and slave estates, as well as the oldest sugar-cane refinery of Brazil.
Itamaracá is home to ecological reservations with native forests, as well as the Manatee Preservation Center. You will also visit Fort Orange, built by the Dutchmen in 1631 and rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1654. It has a museum with archaeological pieces, information, and a craft store. Take some free time to go off on your own and explore, before heading back to port and your cruise ship.
Please advise ShoreTrips if you are traveling with a wheelchair upon booking. Some tours are wheelchair accessible while others are not recommended.
Days offered: 7 days a week