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North-East Contrasts

North-East
Sete Cidades, Dela Parnaíba and Ilha das Canárias

5 days / 4 nights

This tour takes you into the multi-faceted landscape of the northeast. You can enjoy the view above the sea level from the top of the 1114m. from Pico Alto, cross the third largest delta in the world by boat and discover the beautiful surroundings of Ilha das Canárias. In addition, you can hike through the rainforest and relax on one of the beautiful beaches of Jericoacoara which, according to the famous Washington Post newspaper, is among the most beautiful in the world.

Day 1: Fortaleza - Ubajara

Departure around Fortaleza to Ubajara. The trip takes us through an impressive semi-desert scenery, the Sertão, via Itapipoca and Sobral, where we have lunch in Ubajara. Behind Sobral, the steep and adventurous serpentines lead us to the top of the Serra Grande. It is also called the grain chamber of Ceará, because here we find a lush vegetation and a pleasantly cool climate. We meet the "Atlantic Forest, a strictly protected primary forest, on the" Mata Atlântica ".
Around Ubajara, the inhabitants mainly live on agriculture and cultivate various vegetables, coffee and ornamental flowers. The products of the large varieties of roses find their way to your flower shop in Europe by plane via the exchange of flowers in Amsterdam.

Day 2: Ubajara - Sete Cidades National Park

On the second day, we visit the Ubajara National Park and start a nice hike through the Atlantic Forest to an observation deck, which offers a fantastic view of the Sertão. (about 1 hour) We then visit the impressive caves of the park (climb and descent with the funicular). After visiting the park, continue to Sete Cidades National Park, 150 km away.

On the way we take lunch and make various stops pictures.

In Sete Cidades we take the hotel "Fazenda Sete Cidades", where you can relax by the pool in the late afternoon or explore the surroundings on foot or on horseback.

3rd day: visit of the national park - Parnaiba - Ilha das Canarias

In the early morning we will visit the most beautiful parts of the Sete Sidades national park of 6220 hectares with a guide. Erosion has formed for millions of years a variety of natural sculptures in the rock. In addition, there are cave paintings whose estimated age is 17,500 years. (Erich von Däniken visited these cities in the seventies to do research). Lunch included.
In the afternoon, we go to Parnaíba and continue by boat through the magnificent Delta of Parnaiba, which is with its 2700 km2 the third largest in the world. The delta forms more than 80 islands on this area and is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora. The vegetation passes gently from the mangrove to the rainforest.

Around 5 pm, we reach the island "Ilha das Canárias". Optional: night canoe trip. Important: The Pousada has only 10 rooms. Therefore and depending on the number of people, accommodation in triple room may be required. Depending on the ebb and flow, the time of arrival and departure may vary. Changes to reserved programs.

Day 4: Ilha das Canárias and continue to Jericoacoara.

Breakfast at 06:00 h, half-day tour with the canoe to discover the island: you will see the animals typical of the area, such as different species of birds and monkeys. After lunch (included), we cross Parnaiba and in 4x4 to Jericoacoàra. In the afternoon, relax by the pool. Dinner not included.

Jericoacoàra is known for its casual outdoor nightlife. The beaches of Jericoacoara are one of the top ten in the world, according to the Washington Post, and you can enjoy this fun in the Brazilian sun about 300 days a year. Relax, tranquility, pleasure, gastronomy and a unique dream landscape One of the most beautiful resorts in the world is waiting for you!

Jericoacoara

Day 5: Jericoacoara - Fortaleza or extension

Transfer to the city of Fortaleza (City-Hotel Beira Mar) or extension to Jericoacoara. Lunch not included. End of services.

Prices, conditions and accommodations: on request

Distances:
Day 1: about 300 kilometers, about 4.5 hours of driving
Day 2: about 160 kilometers, about 2.5 hours driving
3rd day: about 230 km, day trip to Parnaiba and Ilha das Canarias
Day 4: about 240 kilometers, about 5 hours driving
Day 5: about 320 km, about 6 hours driving

Regulation of luggage for travel:
A maximum of 8 kg of luggage per person is allowed. A sports bag or backpack is ideal.
Large suitcases have no place in the off-road vehicle and on boats and therefore can not be taken. (You can drop them off at the beginning of the trip to Fortaleza.)

Bring:
Clothing: - T-Shirts - Bermudas - Jeans - Longsleeves (Light fabric) - Lightweight jumpers - Waterproof - Sport shoes Shoes: - Trainers - Light hiking or trekking shoes - Beach sandals Useful articles: - Sunglasses - Flashlights - Military knives - Sun protection (at least a factor of 30, you are very close to the equator!) - Photo and video camera - Protection against mosquitoes - Swimming