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Fernando de Noronha

The Fernando de Noronha Tour is a private guided itinerary in the north-east of Brazil. This is a 8-day beach holiday in one of the most beautiful places in South America. The state of Pernambuco is colorful, has a rich history and stunning natural sites. Starting on the mainland, visit the picturesque colonial town of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Placed on a hill overlooking the city of Recife and the ocean, it is one of the best preserved historic places in Brazil. After a short flight, land in the spectacular archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, this remote island is a protected marine park, unique in South America. Virgin white sand beaches, counting among the best in the world, turquoise crystal-clear waters, rich marine life – a heaven, truly. The island offers plenty of opportunities to keep active, if you choose to. Take scenic hikes to enjoy the countless panoramic views, go snorkeling or diving, take surfing lessons or explore the island on a quad-bike. The program is an excellent choice for a honeymoon trip, for families travelling with children, for a group of friends, as well as for senior travellers. The program includes accommodation at small boutique hotels with a lot of comfort and charm. We can tailor this itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities.

8 Days – From £1,220 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Olinda, Fernando de Noronha, Recife

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (more hotels HERE)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers on a private basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees 
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Brazil start from £800 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. The starting point is Recife Airport (REC) which is connected with direct flights to Lisbon, Sal in Cape Verde, Panama, Madrid, Frankfurt. It is also very well connected internally with domestic flights.

For families and groups (starting with 5 pax), we can book domestic flights in Brazil, during the high season, and if the trip is part of a more complex itinerary. This is to ensure a seamless travel and no complications.

Send us a message on WhatsApp (+44 7 308 449 233) or email us at to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. You can also combine this trip with other sights in Brazil, like the cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the exciting Amazon rainforest, the fascinating Pantanal or the deep canyons of the south. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Brazil Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Olinda

Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Take a discovery tour along the streets of Olinda with colourful houses and breathtaking views. The churches are mingling with coconut trees and the skyscrapers of Recife can be seen on the horizon. Pernambuco is a special state in Brazil, preserving a Dutch colonial look, which is different from other regions carrying Portuguese or French influences. Continue to Boa Viagem beach in Recife, passing through old bridges. You will see the contrast between the modern neighborhoods and the old towns. In Recife the old town is very cute, with canals and colourful houses. Overnight at Pousada Quatro Cantos.

colonial church, tall palm trees and the turquoise see in Olinda, Brazil

Day 2 - Fernando de Noronha

After breakfast you will be transferred to Recife airport to board your flight to Fernando de Noronha island. On arrival you will be transferred to your pousada. This island is famous by its pristine beaches, great conditions for practicing surfing and other watersports, as well as diving and splendid natural beauty. Take a charming historical walking tour visiting Vila dos Remédios, the main village of the island, where a great part of the historical sites are, amongst which the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Fort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, in a relaxed island atmosphere. Overnight at Nannai Noronha.

Nannai Solar dos Ventos, luxury beachfront hotel on the island of Fernando de Noronha in Brazil

Day 3 - Boat Trip

After breakfast depart on a half day shared boat tour, passing by the charming secluded beaches of Fernando de Noronha. It is always so nice to see hilly islands from the sea – a much better perspective opens up. There are stops for swimming and snorkelling at Sancho Bay and Dolphins Bay. On this tour, there is a chance to see dolphins and turtles! The underwater world is so fascinating, it will be difficult to leave. Upon return, balance off the day at leisure. Try some delicious seafood at the local restaurants, everything comes extra fresh. Overnight at Colina Pousada.

Fernando de Noronha in Brazil

Day 4 - Buggy Tour & Snorkeling

After breakfast depart on a full day buggy tour around the island.  You will experience a complete view of Fernando de Noronha island. Stop for snorkelling at Praia da Atalaia. The pool can only be visited at low tide, and the number of visitors is restricted. The tide pool contains a remarkable diversity of animals. Lobsters, octopuses and numerous fish species inhabit the pool and, if you are lucky, maybe a baby shark. At the end of the day, admire the most beautiful sunset. The moonrise is a very special moment in Noronha. You can watch it from the hills as it rises from the ocean. Overnight at Colina Pousada.

beautiful view of Fernando de Noronha island in Brazil

Day 5 - Day on the beach

After breakfast spend the day at leisure in this paradisiacal island. Snorkel at your own pace at Baia dos Porcos, Ponta das Caracas, Baía do Sueste or Atalaia, where large natural pools are created at low tide. At sunrise, the dolphins swim into the bays, resting or mating. The island is also home to one of the largest seabird breeding colonies in the South Atlantic. Watch another spectacular sunset from Boldro Beach. Pico, a small hill next to the beach, is the best elevated viewpoint for sundowners. It’s easily accessible so you can go either walk or go there with a buggy. Enjoy the beautiful views. Overnight at Pousada Morena.

Beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Day 6 - Diving

After breakfast, head out for a day under the water. Scuba diving for certified divers and novices are available, with two dives in different points of the island, departing at 7:15 am or 1:45 pm (except on Sundays) including all the necessary gear and equipment. The currents coming from Africa make the waters around Fernando de Noronha very clear, with very good visibility even at 50 meters and great year-round warm temperatures. Noronha has more than two hundred species of fish, you can also see the large species such as manta rays, sharks, moray eels, goliath groupers, sea turtles and dolphins. We also have a special diving program. Overnight at Pousada Morena.


Day 7 - Surfing

Today is a day at leisure. You can practice some relaxation yoga sessions or go surfing. Depending on the time of year, Fernando de Noronha is excellent for surfing. If you’re on the island between December and April, head to Praia da Cacimba do Padre beach that is regarded as one of the best surf spots on the island, thanks to its clean waters and tube waves. Access to the beach is restricted between 8am and 8pm to protect the marine turtles during the hatching period, which is between December and June. You can rent the surfboards in several sports shops around the island. Overnight at Pousada Maravilha.


Day 8 - Back to Recife

Today is your departure day. After breakfast, the transfers to the airport will be organised according to your flight. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the relaxing moments on this beautiful island. Should you wish to continue discovering the other beaches of Pernambuco on the mainland, we recommend going south of Recife to Carneiros as well as to the beaches of the neighbouring state of Alagoas, such as Maragogi, Japaratinga, and São Miguel dos Milagres. There is also Porto de Galinhas, but it is usually very crowded, although the natural pools are very interesting and highly recommended.

Beautiful Beach in Fernando de Noronha

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