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A colonial church in Olinda, Pernambuco - Brazil
Discover Recife and Olinda 3 Days of Culture and History

Travel Number: 57210

Discover Recife and Olinda 3 Days of Culture and History Brazil | Recife, Olinda

The wonderful colonial combination of Olinda and Recife is the perfect gateway to the Fernando de Noronha archipelago – a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Olinda, also a UNESCO Heritage site, offers its visitors colorful historic houses and centuries-old baroque churches and monasteries. Recife is named after the reefs on its beautiful Boa Viagem beach, while the city also offers impressive contrasts between old and new architecture. Your accommodation will be the charming and comfortable Pousada dos Quatro Cantos in Olinda.


Day 1: Arrival in Recife and Transfer to Olinda

Included: Airport Transfer (private)

Upon arrival at Recife International Airport, you will be taken by your English-speaking guide to your accommodation, the Pousada dos Quatro Cantos in Olinda. The transfer will take about 40 minutes. The rest of the day is yours to do as you wish: perhaps a first wander around Olinda's historic center or a swim in the Pousada's pool – the choice is yours.

Overnight: Pousada dos Quatro Cantos, Deluxe room

Day 2: Experience Recife and Olinda

Included: Day Trip Recife and Olinda (private, 8h) | Breakfast

Today you will explore the cultural and historic centers of both Recife and Olinda on an 8-hour city tour. After breakfast, your English-speaking guide will pick you up to start the trip at Praia de Boa Viagem, a 4.35-mile (7 kilometer) long sandy beach with impressive reefs. During the tour, you will pass many impressive bridges and experience the contrast between old and new architecture, which is particularly evident in the coastal areas. Afterwards, you will continue the tour in Olinda. The city's historic center was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1982 and still fascinates visitors to this day. You will see many centuries-old houses, monasteries, and churches, which will transport you back into Olinda's rich history.

Overnight: Pousada dos Quatro Cantos, Deluxe room

Day 3: Transfer to Recife Airport

Included: Airport Transfer (private) | Breakfast

Today you will say goodbye to Recife and Olinda. To supplement this package with some of Brazil's beaches and nature, we recommend to continuing from Recife/Olinda to Fernando de Noronha.


  • All airport transfers detailed above
  • 1 day trip (with a private English-speaking guide)
  • 2 nights at Pousada dos Quatro Cantos, Deluxe room
  • 2 breakfasts

Not included are airfare, insurance, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, entrance fees, and personal expenses.


  • Additional churches and other historic buildings can be included on this tour. Entrance fees may apply.

from USD 4910
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