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Brazil Beach Buggy Adventure 31 July 2017

4 Days / 3 Nights

This beach buggy adventure takes you around the far north-east corner of Brazil, 800km of sand and sea between Natal and Fortaleza, with dunes, lagoons and estuaries to negotiate. The buggy trip runs from 31 July to 3 August, with possibilities to start with some days in Praia da Pipa, and/or to continue onwards to Jericoacoara.

This buggy trip runs from 31 July to 3 August, with possibilities to start with some days in Praia da Pipa, and/or to continue onwards to Jericoacoara.

This beach buggy adventure takes you around the far north-east corner of Brazil, 800km of sand and sea between Natal and Fortaleza, with dunes, lagoons and estuaries to negotiate.

This region is full of beach adventures, with dunes to traverse, camels to ride, offshore reefs and lagoons for swimming and snorkelling in tropical waters, and a laidback feeling that is famous in the North-East of Brazil.

This three night trip can easily be extended as well to include some time in Praia da Pipa close to Natal. You can also continue further past Fortaleza as well, to the national parks of Jericoacoara and Lençois Maranhenses. 
 


  • Destinations: Natal & Rio Grande do Norte - Fortaleza & Canoa Quebrada
  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Trip Style: Adventure
  • Activities: Ecotourism - Beaches

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : The Sands of North-East Brazil
Natal to Sao Miguel do Gostoso
Your journey along the north-east coast of Brazil begins on arrival in Natal, the City of Dunes. You cross the Rio Potengi heading north, with a first stop for a coconut along the way, before passing along Brazilian beaches to the beautiful dunes of Genipabu. Here you can toboggan and sandboard down the sloping dunes. You can also take a seated zipline from the top of the dune to the fresh waters below and even ride camels in the sand-dunes! Continuing north, you have the offshore reefs and the waters of Maracajau and Peroba, which make wonderful swimming and snorkelling stops before you arrive at Sao Miguel de Gostoso for the night.
Day 2 : The Reefs of Rio Grande do Norte
Sao Miguel do Gostoso to Ponta do Mel
An early swim in the sea before setting off eastwards along this windy stretch of coastline, with kite-surfers and wind-surfers regularly seen in the waters during the summer months around Cai├žara and Galinhos. The colourful sails against the blue sky and sea make for great photos. With this journey being so close to the equator, every day is hot, and lunch is always a relaxed afair to avoid the heat of midday. Continuing onwards, you pass through the town of Macau and the mangrove areas of Porto do Mangue. Eventually you reach Ponta do Mel in the afternoon and stop for the night. This small village on a headland looks along the beach.
Day 3 : The Sunny State of Ceara
Ponta do Mel to Canoa Quebrada
After leaving from Ponto do Mel, the white sands of Areia Branca bring chance for a morning swim before you cross the state border into Ceara at Tibau. With dunes and small rivers to cross by raft, the journey along the coast gives you plenty of time to appreciate the scenery. Ceara boasts of sun 365 days of the year, so you can guarantee plenty of it as you pass along the beaches during the afternoon until you arrive in Canoa Quebrada. This lively little town was a hippy hangout in the 1970s and developed into a popular tourist destination over the last couple of decades. Things have quietened down a little but there are still plenty of bars and nightlife.
Day 4 : Last Look at the North-East
Canoa Quebrada to Fortaleza & Away
After a little time to enjoy Canoa Quebrada in the morning, you continue north-west towards Fortaleza, the state capital of Ceara. The offshore winds help to keep you cool with regular opportunities to swim in the sea and perhaps snorkel at Morro Branco and Aguas Belas. After lunch you reach the city, passing the Beach Park complex and the Fortaleza beaches which attract tourists from all over Brazil. Your buggies will leave you at the airport, where you can say goodbye to your drivers and check-in for your flight away at the end of a wonderful North-East Brazil Beach-Buggy Adventure! You could also continue on through Jericoacoara...
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * On Request US$ 1,050 On Request On Request
Domestic Flights ** N/A


Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Natal & Rio Grande do Norte
Fortaleza & Canoa Quebrada

 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

July - August