Colorful colonial buildings lining a modern road, as seen from the water in Recife.

Recife Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
Colorful colonial buildings lining a modern road, as seen from the water in Recife.

Recife Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Explore the captivating capital of the northeastern state of Pernambuco with our private and small group Recife tours. The complex and multicultural history of both Recifehave made it the culturally-rich region it is today, and much of the historically significant sites have been lovingly refurbished, restoring to them the value they deserve. Neighboring Olinda’s historical center was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1982. Literally meaning “Oh, beautiful!” in Portuguese, the city of Olinda is considered to be the best preserved in all of Brazil. Contact us to start planning your trip to this historic and culturally-rich Brazil destination.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in Recife

Visit the culturally and historically-rich city of Recife and the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of Olinda. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

An aerial view of Boa Viagem beach in Recife, with many beach umbrellas dotting the sand.

Boa Viagem


One of Brazil’s most famous urban beaches, the white sand and inviting green waters of Boa Viagem enchant thousands of visitors a year, and the city’s excellent hotels and restaurants make it a comfortable destination for all.

Crowds of visitors at Porto de Galinhas, a sandy beach overlooked by palm trees.

Porto de Galinhas


Porto de Galinhas has been hailed by numerous travel magazines as the one of the best beaches in all of Brazil. Its crystal clear, warm waters invite visitors to bathe for hours or snorkel among the many coral reefs.

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Sailboats with different colored sails in the water at Porto de Galinhas near Recife.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

View from the stage of the beautiful and historic Santa Isabel Theater in Recife.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

Chaise longues and an umbrella on a wooden deck next to a jacuzzi at the Grand Mercure Recife.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A plate with sun dried meat, cassava, and onions on a table at a restaurant in Recife.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

A man kicking an orange soccer ball into the air with his right foot on a beach in Brazil.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Brazil

With stunning beaches, lush tropical forests, fascinating history and unique culture, Brazil offers many attractive destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Brazil below.

Rio de Janeiro


Also known as “The Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro brims with color, sound, rhythm, and joy. This sparkling city boasts one of the most naturally spectacular settings.

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São Paulo


As Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo’s attraction lies in its diverse people and its vibrant culture. Senses are overwhelmed by the sheer size and cosmopolitan feel of the city.

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Bonito


Bonito is an eco-tourism Mecca blessed with caves, waterfalls, and crystal-clear rivers. It’s a haven for nature and adventure lovers with great snorkeling opportunities.

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Buzios


Sitting at the end of a long sandy peninsula, Rio’s most exclusive beach resort of Buzios offers surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, or just simple relaxation.

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Florianopolis


Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina State, is a beautiful and bustling island city, and one of the few places in the world where antiquity and modernity unite in perfect harmony.

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Iguazu Falls


The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani phrase for “big waters,” although this can only begin to describe the majesty and magnificence of these gigantic waterfalls.

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Manaus


Lying on the Negro River a short distance upstream from the mighty Amazon, Manaus is a former rubber-boom port that is today the main jumping-off point for excursions into the Amazon.

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Ouro Preto


An 18th century gold-mining center, Ouro Preto is bursting with striking Baroque architecture and sacred art. It is the colonial jewel in the crown of Minas Gerais state.

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Pantanal


Among the best places in South America to see wildlife, Pantanal is a vast natural ecological paradise where you’re almost certain to see jaguars, caimans, anacondas, exotic birds, and more.

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Paraty


Home to some of the world’s most spectacular Portuguese colonial architecture, Paraty is set on a shoreline of jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches.

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Praia do Forte


Praia do Forte is a charming coastal town blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and tropical reefs. It’s a great place for turtle-watching from December to March.

Salvador de Bahia


Salvador de Bahia sits behind beautiful beaches and an island-studded bay. But the real draw is the vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture which is best seen through the region’s unique music.

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Recife Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in Recife with our top pick Recife hotels.

A beautiful room with wood flooring and modern design at the Golden Tulip Palace in Recife.

Grand Mercure Recife Boa Viagem

★ ★ ★ ★

Avenida Boa Viagem 4070, Recife

Strategically located in front of the Boa Viagem Beach, the Golden Tulip has a wide selection of activities within walking distance. All 297 rooms at this lavish hotel include a beautiful view of the sea. Pick from a selection of 3 restaurants and 2 bars, one by the pool and one in the lobby.

A spacious room with an elegant, modern design at the Atlante Plaza Hotel in Recife.

Atlante Plaza

★ ★ ★ ★

Avenida Boa Viagem 5426, Recife

This luxurious hotel is located in the best part of Boa Viagem Beach, right in front of a natural swimming pool. The bold architecture, blue windows, and 241 rooms all featuring beach views make Atlante Plaza the ideal place to stay during your visit to Recife.

A cozy room with tile flooring and a large bed at the Kastel Manibu Hotel in Recife.

Kastel Manibu Recife

★ ★ ★

Av Cons Aguiar 919, Recife

Just a stone’s throw away from Boa Viagem beach and the Recife City Center, the Kastel Manibu Recife is an excellent hotel complete with convention center, gym, restaurant, 24 hour room service, valet parking, dry and steam saunas, solarium, 2 bars, gift shop, and art gallery with paintings of the region.

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