Welcome to Rio Grande do Norte

Rio Grande do Norte has one of the country's most spectacular coastlines, some 500km of beautiful beach after beautiful beach, many of them fronted by reefs with natural pools and backed by tall dunes or cliffs.

Its capital Natal boasts perhaps the best big-city beach in the Northeast, Ponta Negra, the streets around which are lined with quality restaurants and hopping bars and discos. The coastline to the north is lightly developed with a number of charming small towns fronting big wide stretches of sand. To the south, Praia da Pipa is one of Brazil's premier beach destinations with dramatic landscapes and top wildlife watching.

The locals, known as potiguares, are generally very friendly and welcoming.

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Rio Grande do Norte activities

$27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Natal City and the Southcoast Tour

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Via Costeira beach before making your way to the Reis Magos Fort (The Three Kings). Perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean, this fascinating structure is sure to capture your amazement! Your tour proceeds through the neighborhoods of Santos Reis, Rocas and Ribeira, areas where Natal began its urban growth. Then it's on to the city center where you'll visit the cathedral of Natal. Stop at an arts and handicrafts center, where you'll have the opportunity to appriciate the work and do a little souvenir shopping.Don't miss out on the view from the Morro de Careca (the bald hill), where panoramic vistas of the outskirts of Natal and Pirangi Beach can be found. From sightseeing and culture to shopping and relaxing, this tour has it all! An easy and fun way to experience Brazil's south coast!

$1600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Jalapão Tocantins - 5 Day

Day 1: Airport Transfer to Hotel in Palmas In time to confirm, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle from the Airport to the Hotel. Overnight in Palmas. Day 2: Palmas x Mateiros From 07h00, departure from Palmas to Jalapão. Around 09h00, arrival in Ponte Alta of the Tocantins, portal of the Jalapão. Stop for toilets and supply. The 09h30 leaves with the first year, Prainha do Rio Novo. Stop for lunch at the Restaurant Rio Novo (included), after lunch free time at the restaurant. In the afternoon, exit to the postcard of Jalapão, like dunes. From 7:30 pm, arrival in Mateiros city, dinner at the Beira da Mata restaurant (included). After dinner, check in at Pousada dos Buritis (or similar). Overnight in Mateiros. Day 3: Jalapão After breakfast, exit to the Fervedouro, a spring with a flow of water so strong that you can not sink. At 10:00 a.m., visit the community of Mumbuca, where there are handicrafts made with golden grass. Stop for lunch not Restaurante Soninho (included). At 2:00 p.m., exit to an Ant Waterfall with crystalline mines. At 5:00 p.m., return to Mateiros. Dinner at the Beira da Mata Restaurant (included). Overnight in Mateiros. Day 4: Jalapão  After breakfast, departure to São Felix do Tocantins, with a visit to the Fervedouro Bela Vista. At 11:30 am, lunch break, Bela Vista restaurant (included). From 13h00, depart to Palmas, passing through the Serra da Catedral and Morro do Gorgulho. Stop for photos. From 19h30, arrival in Palmas. Overnight in Palmas. Day 5: Transfer to the AirportDepending on the time, pick up the luggage and board the vehicle to Palmas airport.

$79 Day Trips & Excursions

Maracajau from Natal

After the pick up at the hotels around 06 am, the transport goes towards to Maracajaú, located 70 km from Natal (1:30h travel time, on average), where you will find all the excitement and natural beauty of a beach still untouched by the urbanization. The departure time is at 08 am, but can be anticipated as it depends on the tide conditions. If the departure time is earlier, a breakfast will be offered.Before embarking on the catamaran that will take you to the natural pools, it is possible to choose options like the Buggy ride or quadricycle ride to be performed after the return. Before boarding you can also decide if you want to take a baptism dive to get a more special view of the natural pools. The boat ride to the reef lasts around 20 minutes.It is also possible to purchase the baptism dive option (not included) to do during the tour! Known as the Brazilian Caribbean, diving in the Parrachos, reef formation of 15 km and an average of 3 meters deep, existing 07 km from the beach, is the great attraction, where "floating" make up the infrastructure of the tour and are incentive even for those who have no experience in this activity.After spending an hour and a half at the reefs, you return and have about 02 hours to enjoy the optional rides and have lunch (not included). There are many options - pasta, chicken, meat, fish, desserts.You will enjoy Manoa Prime's complete restaurant and swimming pool structure, which will serve as a boarding point for the parrachos.

$32 Day Trips & Excursions

Pipa Beach from Natal

Your journey begins with a picturesque drive through the municipality of Tibau do Sul. Traveling along the second longest highway in Brazil on your way to the Beach of Pipa, you'll receive fantastic views of tropical Brazilian scenery. Don't forget your camera! The multitude of beaches stretch out in each direction, further than your eyes can see. Dotted by rocky outcrops, the white sand is lovely and dramatic against the backdrop of the high cliffs which plunge into the sea. The beach is a perfect spot to relax and watch the native turtles and dolphins which are aboundant in the area.Your tour continues into the village of Pipa, where you can browse the quaint shops and perhaps find that perfect souvenir! Or, simply enjoy a refreshment from one of the many restaurants before allowing us to return you to your Natal hotel.

$83 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Shuttle between Natal Airport and Pipa Hotels

You’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel or vice-versa. A representative will greet you when you clear airport customs. Transfers are available one way either way or roundtrip.Ensure a safe and convenient transportation for you at your arrival and/or departure. The best and fast way to get to your destination, 24 hours a day and 07 days in the week! Leave all the work to the staff that will meet you in the airport or at your hotel, and just relax on a quiet and comfortable transportation.Keep in mind to give all the informations regarding the hotel or the flight companies so the representative staff will greet you and take care of your transfer on their best!

$40 Outdoor Activities

Natal with optional buggy in the Dunes - RN

We will visit the city considered the land of the sun and the dunes through a panoramic tour through the main tourist attractions of the city of Natal, with a stop to view Morro do Careca on Ponta Negra beach, where we will visit the Potiguar Handicraft Market. We will continue along the coastal road to a stop with a panoramic view of Genipabu beach. From there, we will continue to Jacumã beach, where we will enjoy a delicious sea bath! Be sure to check the buggy options for the dunes, the "Aerobundas" or "Skibundas" options, and the exotic Dromedary or Sheep tours. We will conclude the tour with the return to João Pessoa, after an incredible day in the State of Rio Grande do Norte.Attention: All these services are optional and paid directly on site and our company is not responsible for hiring or occurrences.

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