Discover vast, unexplored lands
North Brazil is the least inhabited and most unexplored part of this vast country. It’s an enormous swathe of land accounting for some 45 per cent of the entire country.
The sun-drenched northeast, known as Nordeste, is particularly special. Here you’ll find colonial architecture, a tropical climate, folk art, fishing and local crafts. Arguably some of Brazil's best beaches are found in Natal, and an WWII US military base. Many are so secluded they can only be reached by dune buggy. There’s more spectacular beaches close to the tiny fishing village of Porto de Galinhas. Just off-shore there’s a whole network of colourful coral reefs, creating many natural bathing pools and housing myriad tropical fish.
For a more cultural experience, our tailor made North Brazil holidays can include a visit to the town of Olinda. It was built on a hill amidst lush tropical vegetation that sweeps down to the sea. Olinda offers colonial architecture, Baroque churches and numerous small chapels to explore. Throughout the region there are local markets, overwhelming the senses with rich aromas and bright colours. Top souvenirs include leather goods, lace, hammocks, t-shirts, and sand art to hang on your wall.
With so much to explore during a trip to North Brazil, you’ll need a guide who can show you the best of the region. Let our local experts take you to places many have never ventured. Often you’ll be the only visitor there.